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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!


Safari :: Week of February 1

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

This month, we’re learning, “Jesus loves everyone.” We’ll read “Jesus and the Children” in Mark 10:13-16 to learn about the time people brought their children to Jesus, and the disciples tried to stop them. Jesus said “Let the little children come to me” (Mark 10:14) because He wanted everyone to know that He loves them and they are important to God.

Jesus loves us, too. In fact, Jesus loves everyone! It doesn’t matter where you live or how old you are — Jesus loves everyone, and we can too!

We made a Bible Story Mealtime Mat to help us remember that Jesus loves everyone. Place the Bible Story Mealtime Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the placemat and review the Bible story with your toddler:

  • Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus and the children)
  • Who did Jesus show love to? (the children)
  • Does Jesus love everyone or just the children in the Bible story? (Jesus loves everyone)

Say, “That’s right! Jesus showed love to the children in the Bible story, but He doesn’t love just them — He loves everyone. We can love everyone too, just like Jesus does! Who loves everyone?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!


Safari :: Week of January 25

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus can do anything.
MEMORY VERSE: “I know that you can do anything.” Job 42:2a (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Feeding 5,000 I Mark 6:31-44

During the worship experience this weekend, we played a fun game to help us remember that Jesus can do anything. Play this game with your toddler to help them think about some of the amazing things Jesus can do!

Read each example from the list below, and encourage your child to shout, “Jesus can do anything!” if they know that it’s something Jesus can do.

Say, “Can Jesus… ”

  • Feed a HUGE crowd of people with just five loaves of bread and two fish?”
  • Walk on water?”
  • Make a storm stop just by speaking to it?”
  • Heal people who are sick?”
  • Heal people so they could walk when they weren’t able to walk before?”
  • Heal people who can’t see?” 

Continue the activity, choosing a different example each time. After the activity, say, “That’s right! The Bible tells us that Jesus did all those things. Remember, Jesus is God’s Son, and He can do anything! Who can do anything?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus can do anything!”