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Safari :: Week of April 13

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus is alive!
MEMORY VERSE: “He has risen!” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! I Matthew 26-28

This week we sang a song to remind us that Jesus is alive. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

Jesus is Alive! (to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Jesus died for you and me,
you and me, you and me.
Jesus died for you and me,
and now He is alive!

Let’s all clap and shout, “hooray!”
Shout, “hooray!” Shout, “hooray!”
Let’s all clap and shout, “hooray!”
Jesus is alive!

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. Say, “Remember, God made everything we see and He made you and me. He loves us so much! Who made everything? Who made you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Great job singing! Who is alive?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is alive!”



Safari :: Week of April 6

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus is alive!
MEMORY VERSE: “He has risen!” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! I Matthew 26-28

This month we’re learning, “Jesus is alive!” God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to for the wrong thing we’ve done. Three days later, Jesus came back and now He is alive and lives in Heaven.

We will learn the story, “Jesus is Alive!” in Matthew 26-28. It was part of God’s plan for Jesus to die on a cross for us. After Jesus died, some of His friends went to His grave and they were surprised to see an angel. The angel told them, “He isn’t here. He is alive!” Jesus loves us so much that He died on the cross! Now He is alive in Heaven and wants to be our friend forever!

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

  • Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus, an angel, the women)
  • What did the angel tell the women? (Jesus was not at the tomb. He is alive!)

Say, “Jesus died on the cross for you and me, but He didn’t stay dead. He is alive and He lives in Heaven! Who is alive?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is alive!”


Safari :: Week of March 30

WE’RE LEARNING… God made everything. God made me.
MEMORY VERSE: “God created the heavens and earth.” Genesis 1:1b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: The Beginning I Genesis 1

This weekend, we made a fun craft to help us remember God made everything and He made us.

Say, “If you know Jesus made you, point to your (eyes, ears, mouth, nose, hair, etc.)!” Continue the activity saying a different example each time. After the activity ask, “Who made everything? Who made you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God made everything. God made me.”


Safari :: April Parent Cue Article

Easter is about a lot of things. First of all, it’s about Jesus keeping His promises. He told the disciples He would leave and then come back, and when Peter and John and Mary went to the tomb and saw it was empty, and then saw Jesus alive, they knew Jesus could be trusted. He did what He said He was going to do. So anything Jesus says, we can trust. That He will be with us, that good always wins, that we have nothing to fear. Trust, trust, trust. True, true, true.

Easter also shows how patient Jesus is. He had told everyone what would happen, and when it did, He wasn’t mad they didn’t believe. He didn’t say, “Ugh! Why don’t you listen to me?!” No, He met his friends in a garden and then again in a crowded room, and then again on a beach. And while they just tried to make sense of what happened, He smiled and stayed close and cooked them breakfast. He was so patient with them. He is so patient with us.

Finally, Easter reminds us that something good can always come out of something bad. See, Jesus told us life would be hard. That bad things would happen. That things that don’t make any sense would confuse us and make us wonder about God and if He is really as good as we want Him to be. We can count on life being difficult. But Easter is all about something being more true than life just being hard. Easter is about something new and something good happening in something old and something bad.

As parents it can be really easy to get discouraged in a tough season with our kids. It can feel like it can never end and things will never get better. But Easter is the reminder that no season lasts forever and to hang on. The story will get better.

It’s like a new flower poking through the dirt after a long and cold winter.

It’s like a new baby smiling at his mama and daddy, after a long night of crying and no sleep.

It’s like the first day of summer vacation after a long year of getting up early for school.

That’s Easter. (Except about a million times better!) The moment something really good arrives after something really hard. When life conquers death!


Safari :: Week of March 23

WE’RE LEARNING… God made everything. God made me.
MEMORY VERSE: “God created the heavens and earth.” Genesis 1:1b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: The Beginning I Genesis 1

As your driving in the car, or while you’re at home, play “I Spy” with your toddler to help them remember God made everything!

Say, “I spy” and point out different items your toddler might be familiar with. For example, you could say the sun, clouds, birds, trees, etc. After each one, ask, “Did God make (name of item)?” Pause for your toddler to respond. Say, “Yes! God made everything and God made you!” Continue the activity for as long as your toddler is interested, choosing a different item each time.