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Safari :: Week of October 12

WE’RE LEARNING… God can help me be brave.
MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and brave … my God, is with you.” 1 Chronicles 28:20 (NET)
BIBLE STORY: The Brave Queen I Esther 1-10

Before bedtime this week, cuddle with your toddler and play a fun game to help them remember that God can help them be brave.

Ask, “Who can help you be brave when you’re afraid of _________? (e.g., a thunderstorm, a bug, going down the big slide at the playground, etc.) and hide under a blanket. Then, pull the blanket down to surprise your toddler and encourage them to say, “God can help me be brave!” Repeat the activity for as long as your toddler is interested, saying a different example of something they might be afraid of each time.

After the activity, say, “No matter what happens, we don’t have to be afraid because God is with us and He will help us be brave! Who can help you be brave?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God can help me be brave!”


Safari :: Week of October 5

WE’RE LEARNING… God can help me be brave.
MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and brave … my God, is with you.” 1 Chronicles 28:20 (NET)
BIBLE STORY: The Brave Queen I Esther 1-10

This month, we’re learning “God can help me be brave.” When we’re afraid, we can remember that God is with us and He can help us be brave!

We will learn the story, “The Brave Queen,” in Esther 1-10. When one of the king’s helpers wanted to destroy all the Israelites, Queen Esther was scared. She knew her family and all of God’s people were in danger. So, Esther chose to be brave, and she came up with a plan to talk to the king. When she went to the king, he decided to keep all the Israelites safe! Esther’s story teaches us that when we’re afraid, we can choose to be brave. 

We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that God can help us be brave. Place the Bible Story Meal Time 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? (Esther, the king, Haman)
  • When Esther’s family and friends were in danger, she was afraid. Even though she was scared, did Esther choose to be brave and talk to the king? (yes)
  • Can God help you be brave, too? (yes) 

Say, “That’s right! When we’re scared, we can choose to be brave, too. God is with us, and He will help us be brave! Who can help you be brave?” Encourage toddlers to say, “God can help me be brave!”


Safari :: Week of September 28

WE’RE LEARNING… God is good.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is good to everyone.” Psalm 145:9a (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: The Good Shepherd I Psalm 23

During the worship experience this weekend, we made a fun craft to help us remember that God is good! Grab your toddler’s newsletter from this weekend and look at the picture on the back.

Point to the picture and ask your toddler, “Who is in the picture?” Encourage your toddler to say, “A shepherd.” Say, “That’s right! Just like a shepherd takes care of his sheep, God always takes good care of us.” Let’s point to each sheep and say, ‘God is good!’” (Encourage your toddler to point to each sheep and say, “God is good!”)

After the activity, say, “Great job! Who is good?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is good!”


Safari :: Week of September 21

WE’RE LEARNING… God is good.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is good to everyone.” Psalm 145:9a (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: The Good Shepherd I Psalm 23

Grab a stuffed animal and play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that God is good!

Instruct your toddler to close their eyes and place the stuffed animal somewhere in the room. Instruct your toddler to open their eyes and look for it. When your toddler finds the stuffed animal, encourage them to say, “God is good!” Repeat the activity, choosing a different location to hide the stuffed animal each time.

After the activity say, “Wow, you did a great job finding and taking care of the stuffed animal! Remember, just like a shepherd takes care of his sheep, God takes good care of us. God is good and He is so kind to us. Who is good?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is good!”


Safari :: Week of September 14

WE’RE LEARNING… God is good.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is good to everyone.” Psalm 145:9a (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: The Good Shepherd I Psalm 23

During the worship experience this weekend, we sang a song to remind us that God is good. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

God is So Good (to the tune of the hymn “God is So Good”)

God is so good.
God is so good.
God is so good.
He’s so good to me.

God takes good care of me.
God takes good care of me.
God takes good care of me.
He’s so good to me.

God gives me good things.
God gives me good things.
God gives me good things.
He’s so good to me.

I know He loves me.
I know He loves me.
I know He loves me.
He’s so Good to me.

God takes good care of me.
God gives me good things.
I know He loves me.
He’s so Good to me.

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. Say, “Great job! Who is good?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is good!”