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Safari :: Week of August 12

MONTHLY FOCUS: God made everything wonderful.
VERSE FOCUS: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23 (NIRV)
BIBLE STORY: The Beginning | Genesis 1

This week in eKidz we played a game to remind us that God made everything wonderful, including the animals!

Play Animal Charades with your toddler to talk about all the wonderful animals God made. Act out an animal and encourage your toddler to guess what animal you are pretending to be. Use actions and sounds to help your toddler.

After each animal is guessed, ask, “Who made _________ (animal acted out)?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God!”

Say, “God made all _________(animal acted out) wonderful because God made everything wonderful!”


Safari :: Week of July 22

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can be brave.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. I am the Lord your God.” Joshua 1:9
BIBLE STORY: Josiah the Young King | 2 Kings 22:1-23:3

This week during the worship experience, we decorated a picture on the back of our newsletter to remind us that we can be brave.

Say, “Look at your page. What do you see in the picture?” Encourage toddlers to say, “A heart!” Say, “That’s right, it is a heart! Underneath the heart it says, ‘LOVE IS BRAVE.’ Did you know that sometimes to love people, it means we have to be brave? This week is Love Week and we can practice being brave with our family by loving people. We can be nice to people, feed them, play with kids, and share our toys. Those are ways we can be brave and love others.

eKidz_LoveWeek2017_SplashThis week is a great week for to practice being brave and loving others because it’s LOVE WEEK! Love Week is a special time in our church where we focus on helping in our community.

As a family serve at one, two, or 10 Love Week events and help your toddler learn that we can be brave by loving others. CLICK HERE to find opportunities to serve together.


Safari :: Week of July 15

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can be brave.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. I am the Lord your God.” Joshua 1:9
BIBLE STORY: Josiah the Young King  | 2 Kings 22:1-23:3

This week during the worship experience, we sang a song to remind us that we can be brave.

Say, “Come on over and let’s sing a fun song.” Sing the following to the tune of, “Are You Sleeping?”

I can be brave.

I can be brave.

Yes, I can. Yes, I can.

Because God made me brave.

Because God made me brave.

Yes, He did. Yes, He did.

Repeat a few times, singing in different voices. (fast, slow, underwater, princess, superhero, etc.) Say, “Great singing, everyone. We can be brave because God made us that way!” 


Safari :: Week of July 8

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can be brave.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. I am the Lord your God.” Joshua 1:9
BIBLE STORY: Josiah the Young King  | 2 Kings 22:1-23:3

This week during eKidz we played a game to remind us that we can be brave.

Sit in a circle with your toddler. Say, “Today we are going to play a game to remind us that we can be brave. When I call your name, I will roll you the ball and say, ‘Can you be brave?’ When you catch the ball, jump in the air and yell, ‘I can be brave!’ Are you ready? Let’s play!”

Say, “God made [toddler’s name].” Roll the ball to[toddler’s name]. Say, “Yeah![toddler’s name], can you be brave?” Have the child jump in the air and yell, “I can be brave!” Say, “Who should we roll it to next? Hmm? God made[another toddler’s name].” Roll it to [another toddler’s name]. Say, “[another toddler’s name], can you be brave?” Toddlers can also twirl, spin, clap, etc. 

After the Activity: “I knew you could do what I did, because you are brave! We can be brave by doing things that may be hard or scare us, and we can be brave by being nice to our friends. Who can be brave?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can be brave!”


Safari :: Week of July 1

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can be brave.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. I am the Lord your God.” Joshua 1:9
BIBLE STORY: Josiah the Young King  | 2 Kings 22:1-23:3

This month we are learning, “I can be brave.” We will learn the story, “Josiah the Young King” from 2 Kings 22:1-23:2. God made Josiah a brave king when he was only 8 years old! Josiah wanted to follow God. He tore down all the bad statues and rebuilt the giant temple where people went to pray. He taught people to love and obey God. Just like Josiah was brave when he needed to teach people to love God, we can be brave, too!

Meal Time Mat - July

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember we can be brave. 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? (Josiah the young king)
  • Josiah was young, but he taught people to love and obey God. Do you think he had to be brave to teach them? (Yes)

Say, “We can be brave even though we are young. Just like Josiah was brave when he had to teach people to love and obey God, we can be brave, too!”