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Safari :: Week of March 18

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can love everyone.
VERSE FOCUS: “Love one another.” John 13:34 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: The Greatest Commandment I Matthew 22:34-40

This week during the experience we played a game to help us remember that we can love everyone. To play at home, draw a heart on a piece of paper and play music playing in the background. 

Say to your toddler, “Let’s play a fun game. Come sit with me on the floor.”

Say, “We are going to pass the heart while the music plays. When the music stops, if you have the heart, say ‘I love you!’ Are you ready? Let’s play!”

Pass the heart and say, “I love you!” After playing for a few minutes say, “That was so much fun. We can love everyone.”


Safari :: Week of March 11

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can love everyone.
VERSE FOCUS: “Love one another.” John 13:34 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: The Greatest Commandment I Matthew 22:34-40

During our time in Safari we sang a song to help us remember we can love everyone.

This week sing it with your toddler to the tune of, “Are You Sleeping?”

          Jesus loves everyone. Jesus loves everyone.
          I can too. I can too.
          Jesus loves everyone. Jesus loves everyone.
          I can too. I can too.

Help your toddler remember he or she can love everyone, just like Jesus does!


Safari :: Week of March 4

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can love everyone.
VERSE FOCUS: “Love one another.” John 13:34 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: The Greatest Commandment I Matthew 22:34-40

This month we are learning, “I can love everyone.” We read the story of The Greatest Commandment in Matthew 22:34-40. Some men were walking along a road when they asked Jesus, “What is the most important rule we should know?” Jesus told them to love God with all of your heart. He said we should love other people, too. In the Bible story, Jesus taught the men it was important to love everyone and we should love everyone, too.

Meal Time Mat - March

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember we can love everyone. 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? (Jesus talking to the men.)
  • What did God teach us in the story of The Greatest Commandment? (We can love everyone.)

Say, “Just like Jesus loves everyone, we can love everyone, too.”


Safari :: Week of February 25

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus loves you.
VERSE FOCUS: “How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” Ephesians 3:18 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children | Luke 18:15-17

Today during the worship experience we colored a heart on the back of your toddler’s weekly newsletter.

Say, “Jesus loves us so much.” Hold up the heart coloring sheet on the back of the newsletter.

Say, “Hearts mean love and Jesus loves us so much. At church you colored in the heart so it would be full, just like our hearts are full of Jesus’ love.”

Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves me.”


Safari :: Week of February 18

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus loves you.
VERSE FOCUS: “How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” Ephesians 3:18 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Luke 18:15-17

This week during the worship experience we used red masking tape to make a large heart shape on the floor.

Make a heart on your floor then, say to your toddler, “Let’s play a fun game. Come sit with me on the floor.” Gather your toddler to sit on the floor around the outside of the heart.

Say, “See this heart? Can you stand inside the heart?” As your toddler stands in the heart say, “[insert child’s name], is standing in the heart. Yay! Jesus loves [insert child’s name]. Yes, Jesus loves you very much.”

Take turns standing in the heart with your toddler. Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves us” with you.