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Safari :: Week of March 10

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can follow Jesus.
BIBLE VERSE: “‘Come and follow me,’ Jesus said.” Matthew 4:19 (NIrV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and His Friends | Matthew 4:18-22

This week we played a game to help us remember we can follow Jesus.

Find something in your house you can use as a “tunnel” to crawl under or through (table, tent, chair). Say, “Today, we are going to follow each other through the tunnel!” Encourage your toddler to crawl through the tunnel, following you. Say, “We did a great job following each other!”

Choose different toddlers to be the leader as you explain other ways to move through the tunnel:

  • wiggle like a worm
  • hop like a frog
  • crawl with their eyes closed
  • flop like a fish

Continue as long as your toddler is interested. At the end of the activity say, “Perfect! I love the way we followed each other through the tunnel! We can follow Jesus, too! He wants us to follow Him! Who can you follow?” Encourage your toddler to say,  “I can follow Jesus!”


Safari :: Week of March 3

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can follow Jesus.
BIBLE VERSE: “‘Come and follow me,’ Jesus said.” Matthew 4:19 (NIrV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and His Friends | Matthew 4:18-22

This month we are learning, “I can follow Jesus.“ God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever and also to make a way for us to know God forever. We will learn the story, “Jesus and His Friends,” in Matthew 4:18-22.

Jesus began to tell a lot of people about God, so He asked a group of fishermen to leave their boats and follow Him. There were twelve men who left their jobs to follow Jesus and to be His helpers! They all wanted to teach people about God’s love.

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember we can follow Jesus. 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 Jesus waving to? (some fishermen)
  • What was Jesus asking them to do? (To follow Him and help Him tell people about God.)

Say, “Yes, Jesus asked the fishermen to leave their boats to follow Him. He wanted them to help Him tell people about God! Just like the fishermen followed Jesus, who else can follow Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can follow Jesus!”


Safari :: Week of February 17

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus loves everyone.
BIBLE VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Loves Zaccheus | Luke 19:1-10

This week during the worship experience we played a game to remind us that Jesus loves everyone.

Say, “Let’s play a game together. We are going to pretend you, (your toddler’s name) is a man named Zacchaeus. He is a man we learn about in the Bible. Zacchaeus climbed up a tree so he could see Jesus when He came to town. Instead of climbing a tree, thought, you’ll choose a spot to hide. I will close my eyes while you choose a spot and then I will find you!”

Count to 10 as (your toddler’s name) hides. When you find “Zacchaeus,” say, “Who loved Zacchaeus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loved Zacchaeus.” Say, “Who loves everyone?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!”


Safari :: Week of February 10

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus loves everyone.
BIBLE VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Loves Zaccheus | Luke 19:1-10

This week during the worship experience, we played a game to help us remember Jesus loves everyone. Have your toddler sit you. Cover your face and say, “Uh oh! Where did you go? Peek-a-boo. Jesus loves you, (your toddler’s name)! Can you try it?” Encourage your toddler to cover their face. Say, “Peek-a-boo. Jesus loves you! Peek-a-boo. Jesus loves you! That’s so fun!”

At the end of the game, say, “Who loves everyone?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!”

You can also have toddlers find a friend or sibling, and they can play peek-a-boo with each other.


Safari :: Week of February 3

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus loves everyone.
BIBLE VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Loves Zaccheus | Luke 19:1-10

This month we are learning, “Jesus loves everyone.“ Even if we don’t always make a good choice, Jesus will still love us, because Jesus loves everyone! We learned the story, “Jesus Loves Zacchaeus,” in Luke 19:1-10. Zacchaeus was taking too many coins from people, and that was not a good choice.

Jesus came to Zacchaeus’s town one day. There were lots of people, so Zacchaeus climbed a tree so he could see Jesus. Jesus knew he was not making good choices, but He wanted to be Zacchaeus’s friend anyway. Jesus told him to get down from the tree and take Him to his house. WOW! Jesus loved Zacchaeus no matter what! Jesus loves everyone!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus loves 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:

  • Who do you see in the tree? (Zacchaeus)
  • Even though Zacchaeus took people’s money, did Jesus still love him? (Yes, Jesus loves everyone.)

Say, “Yes, Jesus asked Zacchaeus to come down from the tree so He could go to his house. Because Jesus was kind to Zacchaeus, he returned the money he took from people! Who loves everyone?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!”