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Safari :: Week of January 27

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus can do anything.
BIBLE VERSE: “With God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Feeds Thousands | Mark 6:31-44

Play a game with your toddler to remind them that Jesus can do anything.

Say, “Today I thought it would be fun to have a picnic, but we need some food. What kind of food would you bring on a picnic?” Encourage your toddler to answer and engage with their responses. For example, say, “Oh, that sounds like a delicious picnic!”

Say, “Let’s go gather some food for our picnic.” (Food can be real or pretend).

After you have collected food, sit with your toddler and share the food with each other.

Say, “That was so fun! I love picnics, especially when I can share them with you. It is amazing how much food we had left over! Who else had food left over at His picnic?”

Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus did!” Say, “That’s right. Jesus took five loaves of bread and two fish from one little boy’s lunch and fed thousands of people. That’s amazing! Who can do anything?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus can do anything!”


Safari :: Week of January 20

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus can do anything.
BIBLE VERSE: “With God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Feeds Thousands | Mark 6:31-44

This week in eKidz we played a game to remind us that Jesus can do anything. Play the game at home with your toddler to help them learn more about the Bible story.

Say, “Jesus fed a huge crowd of people with just two fish and five loaves of bread. Let’s practice those numbers as we move. First, jump two times. (Count, “one, two,” as your toddler jumps.) Now, jump five times. (Count, “one, two, three, four, and five,” as your toddler jumps.) Great job! Now let’s practice with other movements!”

Other movements:

High knees
Slide (two times this way; five times the other way)
March
Jumping jacks
Clap
Blink
Hug a friend
Knee bends (hands on hips, bend up and down)
Pat your head

Say, “That was fun. Great job counting out your twos and fives! Can you believe that Jesus fed a whole crowd of people with one small lunch of two fish and five loaves of bread? Nothing is too hard for Jesus, because Jesus can do anything. Who can do anything?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus can do anything.”


Safari :: Week of January 13

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus can do anything.
BIBLE VERSE: “With God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Feeds Thousands | Mark 6:31-44

This week in eKidz we sang a song to help us remember Jesus can do anything. Sing the following to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”:

Jesus can do anything, anything, anything.

Jesus can do anything, oh, yes He can!

Jesus can feed thousands, thousands, thousands.

Jesus can feed thousands, with a little bread and fish.

Jesus can do anything, anything, anything.

Jesus can do anything, oh, yes He can!

Say to your toddler, “You did a wonderful job singing! Jesus fed thousands of people with only five loaves of bread and two fish. If Jesus can feeds thousands of people with only a little food, Jesus can do anything!”


Safari :: Week of January 6

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus can do anything.
BIBLE VERSE: “With God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Feeds Thousands | Mark 6:31-44

This month we are learning, “Jesus can do anything.“ No matter how impossible or hard a situation seems, we can remember that Jesus can do anything!

We will learn the story, “Jesus Feeds Thousands,” in Mark 6:31-44. Over 5,000 people came to see Jesus. He began to heal many people, and later the disciples realized they had no food to feed anyone. Jesus said, “See if anyone has any food.” They found one boy who had five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus took the food, gave thanks to God, and began to multiply the food. After everyone had eaten, there were 12 baskets of food left over. Jesus can do anything!

We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus can do anything. 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 picture? (Jesus, a little boy, and some other people)
  • Why is Jesus holding bread and fish in his hands? (Because He is getting ready to feed everyone.)

 

Say, “That’s right! Jesus took five loaves of bread and two fish and multiplied it to feed thousands of people! Who can do anything?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus can do anything.”


Safari :: Week of December 23

MONTHLY FOCUS: God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God have given a Son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born | Luke 2:1-7

Every kid loves to bake! They love helping you in the kitchen so plan a family fun night. Gather everyone in the kitchen, and let them help you bake a birthday cake or cupcakes and decorate it. Have a party with your family to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

Talk to your toddler about the birth of Jesus, God’s only Son. Sing Happy Birthday, and celebrate Jesus!