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Safari :: Week of May 20

MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me.
VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6

This week during our Safari experience, we made a craft and played a game to remind us that God cares for us. Grab your child’s lion den and Daniel puppet and play the game at home.

Say, “Let’s pretend this paper bag is the lion’s den. Let’s put Daniel in the lion’s den.” Show your toddler how to put Daniel in the paper bag.

Say, “Who kept Daniel safe in the lion’s den?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God did!”

Say, “Yes, God sent an angel to keep Daniel safe. Take Daniel out of the lion’s den. Yay! Daniel is safe. Can you put him back in the lion’s den?” Continue as long as your toddler shows interest.

After the activity say, “Daniel trusted God to take care of him. We don’t have to worry because God cares for us!”

Say, “Who cares for you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God cares for me!”

 


Safari :: Week of May 13

MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me.
VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6

This week during eKidz we sang a song to help us remember God cares for us. Sing the following to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

God always cares for me, yes He does! [clap, clap]
God always cares for me, yes He does! [clap, clap]
In the morning, in the night,
You are always in His sight.
God always cares for me, yes He does!”
[clap, clap]

Repeat, replacing the “clap, clap” motion with stomp, jump, shake your head, and turn around.


Safari :: Week of May 6

MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me.
VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6

This month we are learning, “God cares for me.” God is a mighty and awesome God. We do not need to be afraid because God is great and He cares for us. This month we’re reading “Daniel and the Lions” in Daniel 6. Daniel prayed to God even though the king said people could only pray to him. Because Daniel didn’t obey the king’s rule, Daniel was thrown into a lion’s den. He was not afraid because he believed God would protect him. God took care of Daniel and did protect him from the lions! Just like God cared for Daniel, God cares for us, too!

Meal Time Mat - May

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God cares for us. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:

        • What do you see in the picture? (Daniel and the lions.)
        • Did the lions hurt Daniel? (No, Daniel looks safe.)

Say, “God took care of Daniel and protected him from the lions. God is mighty and awesome and He cares for us, just like He cared for Daniel.”


Safari :: Week of April 29

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is the best!
VERSE FOCUS: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! | Matthew 26-28

This week during eKidz we colored a picture on the back of your toddler’s weekly newsletter to remind us that Jesus is the best!

Say, “Who is in this picture?” Hold up the picture of Jesus on the back of the newsletter and encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus.”

Say, “Jesus loves us so much that He died for us. But He didn’t stay dead. He came back alive. That is why Jesus is the best! Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is the best!”


Safari :: Week of April 22

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is the best!
VERSE FOCUS: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! | Matthew 26-28

This week during eKidz we played a game to remind us that Jesus is the best!

Say, “Just like you learned in the Bible story, Jesus loves us so much that He died for us. Thatis why Jesus is the best!”

Say, “Let’s play a fun game to remind us that Jesus is the best! We are going to march around the room and shout, ‘Jesus is the best!’ I’ll start and you can copy what I do. Let’s begin marching.” As you begin marching, start shouting, “Jesus is the best!”

You can add additional movements after you have marched; you can skip, hop, or spin. You can also use different tones of voice such as a shout, whisper, or a silly voice.