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The Rich Young Ruler (Preschool) (Free Sunday School Lessons for Children)

May 7, 2010





April 25 – 2010


Mark 10 – The Rich young man

I want to love Jesus with ALL my heart.

Prepared by: Teresa Klassen

Please note that these ideas/written lessons/drawings and artwork are for you to use. They are not to be published in any way, sold, or used to sell.

Ten Little Ideas of things to do

  • In any order – just pick which things seem to work on Sunday.
    You may do just a couple of things, or maybe you will do them all!

1.            Free time

2.            Tell the story of the Rich Young Man (with flashcards)

All artwork by Alecia Klassen.

Card 1

There was once a rich young man who worked very hard to be good. He read about the things that God wanted him to do and he did them; and he was very good!

PDF: RYR Card 1

Card 2

He told Jesus, “See, I have been very good. Is there anything else I have to do?”

He thought that just by following a bunch of rules that he could please God.

PDF: RYR Card 2

Card 3

Jesus said to the young man, “Go and sell everything you have and give your money to the poor.”

The young man was very surprised when Jesus said this.

He had A LOT of money and he didn’t want to give it away.

PDF: RYR Card 3

Card 4

Jesus asked him to do this because he knew that the rich young man only loved Jesus with this little bit of his heart

PDF: RYR Card 4

Card 5

But he loved money with sooooooo much of his heart!!!!

He walked away from Jesus because he thought his money was more important than Jesus.

PDF: RYR Card 5

Card 6

We shouldn’t love Jesus with just a teeny tiny bit of our heart

We should love Jesus with ALL our heart. Nothing is more important than Jesus.

PDF: RYR Card 6

3.           DVD

Explain to the children that in another story in the Bible there was a lady who gave Jesus everything. Show this DVD – you can show just the first part of the video if you like and then talk about how the lady gave everything – Read & Share Vol. 4, story 9 (this will be very short) * If you do not own these, go to my “Great Resources To Buy” page for details.

4.            Activity – Giving all of ourselves to Jesus

Materials needed: playdough, a stand up figure of Jesus (I printed a picture off the internet and made a stand up figure)

Set up the tables so that the children all have a place around the table.  Have a leader at each table who will have a ball of play-dough. Have the figure of Jesus standing on the table near the helper.

Teacher says: Let’s make some little cookies with our playdough

Helper shows the children how to make little cookies with their playdough.

Teacher says: When you share with others, Jesus says it is like you are sharing with Him! What are some things we can share with others (let the children give ideas) Now, let’s bring all our cookies to Jesus

Teacher says: Let’s all make little hands out of playdough

Helper shows the children how to make little hands. Make a flat little piece of play dough, and then roll little pieces to make 5 fingers to stick on.

Teacher says: Jesus says that when we use our hands to be gentle to others, it is the same as being gentle to Jesus. What are ways we can be gentle with others? (Let the children share – things like, we can hug instead of hit, we can put our arm around someone who is sad, we can help someone up if they have fallen).  Now, let’s give our hands to Jesus.

Helper has the children bring their little hands to Jesus.

Teacher says: Let’s all make a smiling face out of playdough.

Helper shows the children how to make a flat piece of play-dough and then two little eyes and a smiling mouth.

Teacher says: When we say kind words to others with our mouth, Jesus says it is like we are saying kind words to him.  What are some kind words? (Let the children share) Now, let’s bring all our kind words to Jesus.

5.            Simple craft

You will have a page with two hearts on it: one little one and one big one. Under the little one the words will say “Do I love Jesus this much?” and under the big heart it says, “No! I love Jesus THIS much!”  Have the children color the little heart, and then fill the big heart with heart stickers.

6.            Bible memory:

We are memorizing Proverbs 3:5

  • Hold up one hand and say: “let’s pretend this is God’s hand”
  • Hold up your other hand and say: “and this is your hand”
  • Put your two hands together and say: “when I put my hand in God’s hand, that is trust

Now do the Bible verse with that action starting you off:

  • Trust (two hands together like a handshake)
  • In Jesus (point up)
  • With all (arms out wide)
  • Your heart (put your two hands over your heart)

7.            Snack

8.            What can I give Jesus? – Action Poem

* This is from a poem, not sure who originally wrote it. I modified it to suit our lesson.

What can I give Jesus? (hands out open as if you are asking a question)

As little as I am? (kids put their hands down low to show “little”)

I know what I can give Jesus!! (point finger up, like you have an idea, “ah ha!”)

I can give my hands! (have them put their hands out again)

What can I give Jesus? (hands out open as if you are asking a question)

I want to do my part (point to themselves)

I know what I can give Him!!  (point finger up, like you have an idea, “ah ha!”)

I will give my heart! (hands over heart)

9.            Song (using the Action/Worship CD)

10.            Blessing

Teachers, I am asking that at the end of every lesson you have all the children sit quietly while you pray over them.  You do not have to use these words below…but they are from the bible and you could certainly add them to whatever you pray. Let us not miss the opportunity to impart a spiritual blessing on each child.

“I pray this blessing over each one of you.

Each of you is precious in God’s sight.

God sees you every minute of every day and he loves you.

I pray that you will come to know and love Jesus with all your heart for all your days.

May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.


Clean Up!

Since our building is used for many different things, we need to make sure we clean up after ourselves. You can definitely have the kids help you do this near the end of the morning!!

  • Please use the BAG provided to put all the left-over items into it, and then you can leave your bag in the classroom.
  • Please pick up all the garbage and put it in the trash
  • If there are chairs or stools, please fold or stack them and put them away
  • Please turn the heat down (applicable for youth room and Gazebo) to 10 degrees
  • Please make sure any TVs/DVDs/Projectors are powered off
  • Please make sure all toys are put away

Thank you so very much!

RYR Card 1

  1. nice post. thanks.

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  3. Thanks for the awesome drawings!

  4. christine permalink

    love the sketches. Am going to use them in Girls’ Brigade and maybe some of the activities too. Thanks

  5. Melissa Whitney permalink

    Thanks so Much!!!! Awesome way to keep kids interested to learn!

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