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Safari :: Week of January 13

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus can do anything.
BIBLE VERSE: “With God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Feeds Thousands | Mark 6:31-44

This week in eKidz we sang a song to help us remember Jesus can do anything. Sing the following to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”:

Jesus can do anything, anything, anything.

Jesus can do anything, oh, yes He can!

Jesus can feed thousands, thousands, thousands.

Jesus can feed thousands, with a little bread and fish.

Jesus can do anything, anything, anything.

Jesus can do anything, oh, yes He can!

Say to your toddler, “You did a wonderful job singing! Jesus fed thousands of people with only five loaves of bread and two fish. If Jesus can feeds thousands of people with only a little food, Jesus can do anything!”


Safari :: Week of January 6

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus can do anything.
BIBLE VERSE: “With God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Feeds Thousands | Mark 6:31-44

This month we are learning, “Jesus can do anything.“ No matter how impossible or hard a situation seems, we can remember that Jesus can do anything!

We will learn the story, “Jesus Feeds Thousands,” in Mark 6:31-44. Over 5,000 people came to see Jesus. He began to heal many people, and later the disciples realized they had no food to feed anyone. Jesus said, “See if anyone has any food.” They found one boy who had five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus took the food, gave thanks to God, and began to multiply the food. After everyone had eaten, there were 12 baskets of food left over. Jesus can do anything!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus can do anything. 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:

  • Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus, a little boy, and some other people)
  • Why is Jesus holding bread and fish in his hands? (Because He is getting ready to feed everyone.)

 

Say, “That’s right! Jesus took five loaves of bread and two fish and multiplied it to feed thousands of people! Who can do anything?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus can do anything.”


Safari :: Week of December 23

MONTHLY FOCUS: God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God have given a Son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born | Luke 2:1-7

Every kid loves to bake! They love helping you in the kitchen so plan a family fun night. Gather everyone in the kitchen, and let them help you bake a birthday cake or cupcakes and decorate it. Have a party with your family to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

Talk to your toddler about the birth of Jesus, God’s only Son. Sing Happy Birthday, and celebrate Jesus!


Safari :: Week of December 16

MONTHLY FOCUS: God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God have given a Son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born | Luke 2:1-7

This week we made a craft to remind us that God gave us Jesus.

Point to the back of your toddler’s newsletter and ask, “What did you make on your paper?” Encourage your toddler to say, “a gift.” Say, “God gave us the most amazing gift that very first Christmas. He gave us Jesus. God loves us so much He gave us Jesus!”

 


Safari :: Week of December 9

MONTHLY FOCUS: God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God have given a Son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born | Luke 2:1-7

Play “The Animal Chant” game at home with your toddler to remember God gave us Jesus.

Say, “Jesus was born in a stable where animals lived. A stable is like a barn. Lots of animals like sheep, cows, kittens, and horses lived in the stable. Let’s pretend to be animals while we say a fun chant.”

Say the first line and encourage your toddler to answer the question.

Adult: “Who gave us Jesus?”
Toddler: “God gave us Jesus!”

Adult: “Where was Jesus born?”
Toddler: “Jesus was born in a stable!”

Adult: “What animal lives in a stable?”
Toddler: “Sheep live in a stable!”

Adult: “Let’s pretend to be sheep!”
Toddler: “Baa Baa” like sheep.

Adult: “You are an awesome sheep! Now let’s pretend to be a cow.”
Toddler: “Moo Moo” like a cow.

Continue this activity pretending to be chickens, kittens, or horses. Continue as long as your toddler is interested, using any animal your toddler says.