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
Play a game with your toddler to remind them that we can follow Jesus. Say, “Line up behind me and do what I do! We are going to be different animals as we walk around the room. Are you ready? First we are going to pretend to be CHICKENS!”
Lead your toddler around the room and do movements of different animals for them to mimic as you walk.
First, be a chicken by tucking your hands under your arms and flapping them like wings while saying,“Cluck, cluck.” Then be a giraffe by stretching your neck up high and pretending to eat leaves from trees. Next, be a bunny by hopping and placing your index fingers on top of your head as ears. Lastly, pretend to be a fish by making a fish face and moving your arms in a swimming motion. Continue as long as your toddler is interested.
At the end of the activity say, “You did a great job following me around the room today! Who else can we follow?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can follow Jesus!”