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Safari :: Week of September 16

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is always with you.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Battle of Jericho | Joshua 6:1-20

This week during the eKidz we sang a song to remind us that God is always with us.

Say, “Come stand with me and let’s sing a song together. God was with Joshua when the walls fell down, and He is always with us, too!” Sing the following to the tune of The Hokey Pokey.

You put your right arm in, (put right arm in the circle)

You put your right arm out. (take right arm out of circle

You put your right arm in, (put right arm in the circle)

And you march it all about. (pretend to “march” your arm)

You march around the city, (march in place)

Then you scream and shout. (turn around in a circle)

And watch the walls fall down! (everyone falls down)

After the right arm, complete each verse with the following body part:

  • Left arm
  • Right leg
  • Left leg
  • Head
  • Whole body

Safari :: Week of September 2

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is always with you.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Battle of Jericho | Joshua 6:1-20

This month we are learning, “God is always with you.” We do not need to be afraid, but can be strong and courageous because God is always with us.

From Joshua 6:1-20 we’ll learn about Joshua, the leader of God’s army.He was strong and courageous and obeyed God by leading the army into battle against Jericho. He marched around the city for six days. On the seventh day, God told Joshua to march around the city seven times. Joshua did exactly what God said. The walls of Jericho came tumbling down and Joshua and his army took over the city. God was with them the entire time!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember God made everything wonderful. 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:

  • What do you see in the picture? (the wall around Jericho )
  • Who was always with Joshua as he marched around the wall of Jericho? (God was with Joshua.)

Say, “That’s right, God was always with Joshua as he marched around the wall of Jericho. Just like God was always with Joshua, He is always with you, too!”


Safari :: Week of August 26

MONTHLY FOCUS: God made everything wonderful.
VERSE FOCUS: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23 (NIRV)
BIBLE STORY: The Beginning | Genesis 1

Sing this song with your toddler as a reminder that God made everything wonderful. Sing to the tune of Old MacDonald Had A Farm.

God made everything in this world
Yes, yes, yes, He did!
And in this world He made some trees
Yes, yes, yes, He did!
With a sway, sway here, and a sway, sway there.
Here a sway, there a sway,
Everywhere a sway, sway.
God made everything in this world,
Yes, yes, yes, He did!

Continue with different things God made. Let your toddler suggest ideas and come up with a movement for each suggestion.

Examples:

  • Trees: sway arms back and forth like tree branches and say “sway, sway”
  • Fish: move arms like fins swimming in the ocean and make fish lips
  • Friends: hug the people around you

Safari :: Week of August 19

MONTHLY FOCUS: God made everything wonderful.
VERSE FOCUS: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23 (NIRV)
BIBLE STORY: The Beginning | Genesis 1

This week during eKidz we did a craft activity to remind us that God made everything wonderful.

Point to the back of the newsletter and say, “The top of your paper says, ‘GOD MADE ME,’ and because God made you, you are wonderful. There is nobody else like you.”

Point to the traced hand on the back of the newsletter and say, “You did a great job tracing and coloring your hand. You can look at this picture to always remember that God made you special and He loves you very much. Who made you and everything wonderful?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God made everything wonderful.”


Safari :: Week of August 12

MONTHLY FOCUS: God made everything wonderful.
VERSE FOCUS: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23 (NIRV)
BIBLE STORY: The Beginning | Genesis 1

This week in eKidz we played a game to remind us that God made everything wonderful, including the animals!

Play Animal Charades with your toddler to talk about all the wonderful animals God made. Act out an animal and encourage your toddler to guess what animal you are pretending to be. Use actions and sounds to help your toddler.

After each animal is guessed, ask, “Who made _________ (animal acted out)?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God!”

Say, “God made all _________(animal acted out) wonderful because God made everything wonderful!”