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Safari :: Week of July 20

WE’RE LEARNING… I can help others.
MEMORY VERSE: “Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13b (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and His Helpers I Luke 5-6

During the worship experience this weekend, we played a fun game to help us remember that we can help others!

Play this game with your toddler at home! Choose 12 items (e.g., balls, stickers, shoes) and hide them around the house. Say, “Jesus had 12 helpers and they helped Him tell everyone about God’s love. In this game, there are 12 (name of item) hidden around the house. Can you help me find them?” Encourage your toddler to look for the hidden items.

After your toddler has found all 12 items, say, “Thank you for helping me! When you help others, you can show them how much God loves them. Who can help others?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can help others!”


Table Talk I Week of July 20

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations.

 

SAFARI TODDLERS
1 – 2 YEARS OLD

This month we’re learning, “I can help others.” When we put others first and look for ways to help, we can show them how much God loves them!

  1. Jesus had 12 helpers who helped Him teach others about God’s love. Can we help others, too? (yes)
  2. Do we show God’s love to others when we help them? (yes)

 


QUEST 

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

This weekend we learned Jesus gives us the power to be gentle. Jesus can help us be gentle when we talk and play with our friends and family.

Question 1: How did Jesus show gentleness to the woman in this week’s Bible story (Mark 5:25-34)? How can we follow His example? (He used kind, gentle words, and we can, too!)

Question 2: When is it hard to show gentleness? (when we’re mad, upset, frustrated, etc.) How can you help yourself remember to be gentle even when it’s hard? 

Question 3: Gentle words help, not hurt. What are helpful words you can use?

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend we learned to use what we have to serve others. God can use whatever we have to do some amazing things — we just need to be willing to use it to serve others.

Question 1: What are some things you have around your home that you could use to help others? (crayons can color a card for a sick friend, a broom can clear leaves off your neighbor’s driveway, etc.)

Question 2: We don’t have to use physical things to help others. What are some gifts or abilities you have that could allow you to serve others? (listening, spending time with someone, smiling, making people laugh)

Question 3: In our Bible story, what the young boy brought didn’t seem like much, but Jesus was able to use it to feed thousands of people. Have you ever wanted to help someone, but felt like what you could bring wasn’t much? What did you do? How can you use what you have, whether it’s big or small, to help others?


Quest :: Week of July 16


This month, we will continue with our Power Up theme as we learn how Jesus gives us the power to love others—and not just the ones who are easy to love. No, this kind of power is what helps us love everyone! This powerful kind of love looks a lot like goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

In this week’s Bible story, Peter’s friends showed us what it looks like to be faithful.

As you drive, ask, “What gives the car power?” Continue asking what gives things power (radio, cell phone, street lights, anything you see along the way). Say, “When Jesus is our friend, He gives us the power to love people the way He loves us.”


Safari :: Week of July 13

WE’RE LEARNING… I can help others.
MEMORY VERSE: “Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13b (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and His Helpers I Luke 5-6

During the worship experience this weekend, we played “I Spy” to learn how we can help others.

As you’re driving in the car this week, play this game with your toddler to help them remember they can help others!

Say, “I Spy” and point out different people your toddler might be familiar with. For example, you could say a cashier at the grocery store, waiter at the restaurant, teacher at school, mom, dad, brother sister, grandparents, etc. After you call out each person ask, “Can you help (name of person)?” Pause for your toddler to respond. Continue the activity choosing a different person each time.

After the activity say, “Great job! When we help others, we can show them how much God loves them. Who can help others?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can help others!”


Motion :: Week of July 20

Jesus demonstrated what serving really means by washing His disciples’ feet and even laying down His life for the sins of the world. We reflect His character to the people around us when we lend a hand and serve.

This week, we discovered one of Jesus’ most famous miracles recorded in John 6:1-13. Jesus saw the large crowd that had followed Him and decided to feed them. When a boy offered his lunch, five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus took the boy’s gift and used it to feed over 5,000 people.

Use what you have to serve others. Sometimes kids might look at a situation and wonder if they have anything they can offer to help. We hope they remember that God can use whatever they have to do some amazing things. They just need to be willing to use it to serve others.

At dinner tonight, make it a goal that everyone is going to serve someone else in your family. Then, talk about how good it felt to be served and to serve each other.