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Safari :: Week of March 14

While you join us for church online this weekend, you can also help your toddler learn about Jesus at home. Read Matthew 4:18-22 together as a family. Use a children’s Bible if you have one (pages 308-310 in The Beginner’s Bible or pages 306-307 in God’s Story for Me Bible Storybook) or use this Bible story card at home. 

Then sing this song with your toddler to help them remember they can follow Jesus!

I Can Follow (to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

I can follow, yes I can,
yes I can, yes I can.
I can follow, yes I can.
I can follow Jesus’ lead.

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested.

Then say, “Great job! Remember, Jesus is the BEST leader, and He wants us to follow Him. Who can follow Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can follow Jesus!


This March in Safari :: What We’re Learning

This month, we’re learning, “I can follow Jesus.” We’ll read “Fishermen Follow Jesus” in Matthew 4:18-22 to learn about the time Jesus began to tell people about God and how they can live for Him.

Jesus knew He had a lot of work to do, so He went to find some helpers. When Jesus saw some fishermen in a boat, He called out to them, “Come and follow me,” and right away, they left everything to follow Him. Just like the fishermen, we can follow Jesus, too. Jesus is the BEST leader, and He wants us to follow Him!

This weekend, your toddler made a Bible Story Mealtime Mat to help you remember that we can follow Jesus. Before each meal this week, point to the placemat and review the Bible story with your toddler:

  • Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus, the fishermen)
  • Did the fishermen stay in their boats or did they leave everything to follow Jesus? (they left everything to follow Jesus)
  • Can you follow Jesus? (yes)

Say, “Yes, that’s right! When Jesus asked the fishermen to leave their boats, they left everything they had to follow Him. Jesus wants us to follow Him, too! Who can follow Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can follow Jesus!”


Safari :: Week of February 22

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we made a craft to help us remember that Jesus loves everyone. Grab your toddler’s newsletter from this weekend to use in this activity to help them remember what they learned!

Say, “If you know Jesus loves (your parents, brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors, etc.), hold your paper in the air and say, “Jesus loves everyone!” Continue the activity using a different example each time.

After the activity, ask, “Great job! Remember, Jesus loves everyone, and we can, too! We can love others just like Jesus does. Who loves you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone.”


Safari :: Week of February 15

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we played a fun game to help us remember that Jesus loves everyone. Play this game with your toddler at home!

 

While you’re driving in the car this week, play “I Spy” with your toddler to help them remember that Jesus loves everyone! Say “I spy… ” and point out different people you see. After you point out each person, ask, “Does Jesus love them?,” and encourage your toddler to say, “Yes!”

Continue the activity for as long as your toddler is interested, choosing a different person each time. After the activity, say, “Remember, Jesus loves everyone! He loves you, me, and everyone we meet. We can love them just like Jesus does! Who does Jesus love?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!”


Safari :: Week of February 8

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we sang a song to remind us that Jesus loves everyone. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

Jesus Loves Me (to the tune of “Happy Birthday”)

I know Jesus loves you. (point to friend)
I know Jesus loves me. (point to self)
I know Jesus loves everyone.
So let’s shout “hooray!”

Continue the activity, but sing your toddler’s name each time. Encourage your toddler to jump up and down when you sing his or her name.

I know Jesus loves (toddler’s name).
I know Jesus loves
(toddler’s name).

I know Jesus loves everyone.
So let’s shout “hooray!”

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. Say, “Great job singing! Remember, Jesus loves you, me, and everyone we meet. He loves everyone, and we can, too! We can love everyone, just like Jesus does. Who loves everyone?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!