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Safari :: Week of June 9

MONTHLY FOCUS: The Bible teaches me to obey.
MEMORY VERSE: “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” John 14:15 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Josiah Obeys God | 2 Chronicles 34:1 – 35:19

Play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember the Bible teaches us to obey. Say, “Let’s play a fun game to help us remember the Bible teaches us to obey! I’m going to say, ‘The Bible Says’, and give you instructions to obey. When I say, ‘The Bible says to obey!’, I want you to sit down as fast as you can. Are you ready?”

  • “The Bible says to love your neighbor! Give me a hug!”
  • “The Bible says to obey!” (Lead your toddler in sitting down as fast as they can.)
  • “The Bible says to help others. Give me a high five!”
  • “The Bible says to give thanks. Clap your hands!”
  • “The Bible says to obey!” (Lead your toddler in sitting down as fast as they can.)
  • “The Bible says to tell the truth. Say, ‘Tell the truth!’” (Lead your toddler in saying, “Tell the truth!”.)
  • “The Bible says to obey!” (Lead your toddler in sitting down as fast as they can.)

 

Continue as long as your toddler is interested.

At the end of the activity say, “Great job! I love the way you obeyed those instructions. We can read about the instructions God gives us in the Bible. When we read the Bible, we will learn how to obey. The Bible teaches us to obey! What does the Bible teach me?” Encourage your toddler to say, “The Bible teaches me to obey!”


Safari :: Week of June 2

MONTHLY FOCUS: The Bible teaches me to obey.
MEMORY VERSE: “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” John 14:15 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Josiah Obeys God | 2 Chronicles 34:1 – 35:19

This month we are learning, “The Bible teaches me to obey.” God gave us the Bible and He wants us to obey His word!

We will learn the story, “Josiah Obeys God” in 2 Chronicles 34:1-35:19. When King Josiah read a scroll of God’s word to everyone, they decided to obey. God wants us to obey His word, too! God gave us the Bible so that we could learn more about who He is and how we can obey Him. When we read about His Word in the Bible, we will learn how to obey. The Bible teaches us to obey!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember the Bible teaches us to obey. 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 is the king reading from the scroll? (King Josiah)
  • What does the Bible teach us in Josiah’s story? (The Bible teaches us to obey.)


Say, “When King Josiah read God’s word to everyone, they all decided to obey. Just like everyone in Josiah’s story chose to obey, God wants us to obey His word, too! What does the Bible teach me?” Encourage your toddler to say, “The Bible teaches me to obey!”


Safari :: Week of May 19

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is with me.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” Psalm 118:6a (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Joseph’s Story | Genesis 37-47

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

God is Always With Me (to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

God is always with me,
with me, with me.
God is always with me,
because He loves me.

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. After the activity, say, “You did a wonderful job singing! God loves us and is always with us. We don’t ever have to be afraid!”


Safari :: Week of May 12

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is with me.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” Psalm 118:6a (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Joseph’s Story | Genesis 37-47

Play a game with your toddler to remind them God is always with us. Say, “Let’s play a fun game to help us remember God is always with us!” Ask your toddler to walk to a location around the house. At each location ask, “Is God with you in the (name of location)?” then say, “Yes, God is always with us!”

Continue as long as your toddler is interested. At the end of the activity say, “Great job! It doesn’t matter where we go, God is always with us! You don’t ever have to be afraid, because God will be with you no matter what. Who is with you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is with me.”


Safari :: Week of May 5

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is with me.
MEMORY VERSE: “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” Psalm 118:6a (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Joseph’s Story | Genesis 37-47

This month we are learning, “God is with me.” Whenever we are scared, we can remember that we don’t have to be afraid because God is with us!

We will learn, “Joseph’s Story,” in Genesis 37-47. When Joseph’s father gave him a special, colorful coat, his brothers were angry and they put him into a deep, dark pit. Then, they sent him far away where he was put in jail for something he didn’t do. Even when Joseph was in the pit and he went to jail after his brothers sent him away, he didn’t have to be afraid because God was with him the whole time. We don’t ever have to be afraid, because just like God was with Joseph, He is always with us, too!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God is always with us. 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 is the man celebrating with his family in the picture? (Joseph)
  • Who was with Joseph when he went to jail after his brothers sent him away? (God was with Joseph.)

Say, “Yes, that’s right! Joseph didn’t have to be afraid when his brothers sent him away or when he was in jail, because God was with him the whole time. God was with Joseph and He will be with you, too. Who is with you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is with me.”