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Safari :: Week of September 15

MONTHLY FOCUS: God keeps His promises.
MEMORY VERSE:Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Noah’s Ark | Genesis 6-9

Grab a blanket and play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that God keeps His promises.

Say, “God’s Word tells us that God promises to always be with us. Let’s pretend there is a storm coming! Let’s shake the blanket like a storm. When there’s a storm, you don’t have to be afraid because God keeps His promises. He is always with you!”

Say, “God’s Word tells us that God promises to comfort us. Let’s make a sad face and hide under the blanket. Whenever we are sad, we can remember that God keeps His promises and will comfort us!”

Say, “God’s Word tells us that God promises to help us. When we need help making right choices, we can ask God for help! Let’s stand up and walk with our blanket in a circle. We can remember that God always keeps His promises and will help us everywhere we go!

After the activity, say, “Great job! Remember that God always keeps His promises and we can read about them in His Word, the Bible! Who keeps His promises?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God keeps His promises!”


Safari :: Week of September 8

MONTHLY FOCUS: God keeps His promises.
MEMORY VERSE:Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Noah’s Ark | Genesis 6-9

Play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that God keeps His promises.

Say, “God put a rainbow in the sky as a promise to never flood the earth again. I’m going to call out a color you might see in a rainbow and I want you to find an item that is the same color!” Once your toddler points it out, ask, “Who keeps His promises?” and say, “God keeps His promises!” Repeat the game, choosing a different color each time.


Safari :: Week of September 1

MONTHLY FOCUS: God keeps His promises.
MEMORY VERSE:Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Noah’s Ark | Genesis 6-9

This month we are learning, “God keeps His promises.” We can read all about God’s promises in His Word, the Bible! We can trust God no matter what, because He always keeps His promises.

We are learning the story, “Noah’s Ark,” in Genesis 6-9. When God told Noah to build an ark, Noah trusted God and obeyed His instructions. When a huge flood came, Noah and everyone on the boat were safe. When the water dried up, God put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of His promise to never flood the earth again. This is just one of God’s many promises that we can read in His Word. We can trust God because He always keeps His promises!

 

We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that God keeps His promises. 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 did God choose to build the ark? (Noah)
  • What does Noah’s story teach us about God? (God keeps His promises.)

Say, “After the flood, God put the rainbow in the sky as a sign of one of His promises. We can read all about God’s promises in His Word. God always keeps His promises and we can trust Him! Who keeps His promises?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God keeps His promises!”


Safari :: Week of August 18

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can go God’s way.
MEMORY VERSE: “Teach me Your way, O Lord.” Psalm 27:11a (NASB)
BIBLE STORY: Jonah and the Big Fish I Jonah 1:1 – 3:10

This week we sang a song to remind us that we can go God’s way. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

I can go God’s way! (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

I can go God’s way, yes I can! (clap, clap)
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (clap, clap)
When I want to know God’s way,
I’ll see what the Bible will say.
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (clap, clap)

I can go God’s way, yes I can! (stomp, stomp)
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (stomp, stomp)
When I want to know God’s way,
I’ll see what the Bible will say.
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (stomp, stomp)

I can go God’s way, yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)
When I want to know God’s way,
I’ll see what the Bible will say.
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)

You can put all three together for a fourth verse. (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, “Hooray!”)

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. After the activity, say, “You did a wonderful job singing! Who can go God’s way?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can go God’s way!”


Safari :: Week of August 5

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can go God’s way.
MEMORY VERSE: “Teach me Your way, O Lord.” Psalm 27:11a (NASB)
BIBLE STORY: Jonah and the Big Fish I Jonah 1:1 – 3:10

This month we are learning, “I can go God’s way!” It’s important to trust God and follow Him because His way is the right way, every single time!

We will learn the story, “Jonah and the Big Fish” in Jonah 1:1 – 3:10. When God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, Jonah didn’t want to obey at first, but when Jonah decided to go God’s way, God forgave them and he was able to talk to the people there about God. Just like Jonah, it’s important that we remember God’s way is always the right way! There are different ways we can choose to go, but God wants us to trust and follow Him because He knows what’s best. We can go God’s way!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God’s Word helps me. 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 toddler:

  • Who is the man in the picture who was swallowed by the big fish? (Jonah)
  • After Jonah was swallowed by the big fish, which way did Jonah decide to go? (God’s way.)

Say, “When God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, Jonah didn’t want to obey at first, but when Jonah decided to go God’s way, he was able to talk to the people there and God forgave them! God wants us to trust and follow Him because He knows what’s best. We can go God’s way! Say, “Who can go God’s way?” Encourage you toddler to say, “I can go God’s way!”