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Safari :: Week of December 21 🎄

WE’RE LEARNING… God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Born I Luke 2:1-7

Merry Christmas eKidz families! We had a special time making a fun craft to celebrate Jesus’ birthday!

Use the headband your toddler created to review the lesson together. Call out each picture on the headband (e.g., Mary, Joseph, the stable, baby Jesus, the shepherd, etc.) and encourage your toddler to point to each one. Say, “God loves us so much He gave us His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever. We celebrate Jesus’ birthday on Christmas! Who gave us Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God gave us Jesus!”

Encourage your toddler to wear the headband, and lead them in a parade around the room singing, “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. Continue the activity for as long as your toddler is interested.

After the activity, say, “Great job! Who gave us Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God gave us Jesus!”


Safari :: Week of December 14

WE’RE LEARNING… God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Born I Luke 2:1-7

During the worship experience this weekend, we played a fun game to help us remember that God gave us Jesus. Grab a gift (e.g., gift box, gift bag, your child’s favorite toy, etc.) and play this game with your toddler this week!

Say, “God gave us the BEST gift ever when He gave us His Son, Jesus. I’m going to hide this gift and I want you to find it!”

Instruct your toddler to close their eyes while you place the gift somewhere in the room. Then instruct them to open their eyes and look for it. When your toddler finds the gift, encourage them to say, “God gave us Jesus!”

Repeat the activity, hiding the gift in a different location each time.

After the activity, say, “Great job! Who gave us Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God gave us Jesus!”


Safari :: Week of December 7

WE’RE LEARNING… God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Born I Luke 2:1-7

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

God Gave Us (to the tune, “Jingle Bells”)

God gave us,
God gave us,
God gave us His Son.
God loves me and you so much,
He gave His Son to us.

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


Safari :: Week of November 30

WE’RE LEARNING… God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Born I Luke 2:1-7

This month we’re learning, “God gave us Jesus.” God loves us so much that He gave us His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever!

We will learn the story, “Baby Jesus is Born,” in Luke 2:1-7. Mary was about to have a baby and was traveling with Joseph back to their hometown of Bethlehem. When there was nowhere to sleep. A kind man helped them by letting them stay in his stable. While they were there, baby Jesus was born, and we celebrate His birth at Christmas! God loves us so much that He gave us His Son, Jesus. We can know how much God loves us because He gave us His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever.

We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that God gave us Jesus. 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 is the baby in the picture? (Jesus)
  • Who gave us Jesus? (God gave us Jesus)

Say, “That’s right! God loves us so much that He gave us His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever. Who gave us Jesus?” Encourage toddlers to say, “God gave us Jesus!”


Safari :: Week of November 23

WE’RE LEARNING… I can thank God for everything.
MEMORY VERSE: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Ten Lepers I Esther 1-10

During the worship experience this weekend, we made a fun craft to help us remember that we can thank God for everything! Grab your toddler’s newsletter and play this game to help them remember what they learned.

Point to each picture on the back of the newsletter and say, “If you can thank God for your (friends, food, toys, family, clothes), jump in the air and say, “Thank You, God!” Continue the activity for as long as your toddler is interested.

After the activity, say, “Great job! Remember, God has given us so many wonderful things like our friends, food, toys, family, and clothes — and we can thank Him for everything! Who can thank God for everything?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can thank God for everything!”