In eKidz Online, we learned about the ways we can serve others. For this week’s Quest lesson, we’ll check-in with Ollie at the Wonder! Clubhouse while our Safari toddlers practice learning a memory verse to help them remember that they can love like Jesus!
Use the resources below to help your child grow in their faith this week. For more information about eKidz Online and our weekly broadcast times, visit our eKidz Online YouTube page.
Be the first one to ask, “How can I help?” ● 1 John 4:10-11
As a family, discuss a few questions together after your child watches this week’s episode.
Question #1: One a scale of 1-10, how quick are you to take action when asked to do something? (i.e. taking out the trash, cleaning your room, helping clean up, etc.)
Question #2: Read 1 John 4:10-11. God loved us so much that He was willing to sacrifice his Son for us. What does that tell us about how much He loves us? What does that tell us about how we should love others?
Question #3: How you can put your love in motion this week and show your love to your friends and family through action? How can you serve like Jesus served?
Kid Challenge of the Week
Find a way to serve this week.
It can be literally anything — whether it’s serving food, writing encouraging cards, or going to clean up a park together with family or friends. You can find little ways to serve around your neighborhood, like writing encouraging notes in chalk on your sidewalk, or helping a neighbor with the yard work that they may have a hard time doing.
There are so many ways we can serve, but each of them serves the same purpose: Sharing the love of Jesus with others.
I spy someone who made everything! ● Paul Teaches in Athens I Acts 17:16-34
This month we’ll teach our preschoolers the incredible truth, I can believe in Jesus. This truth is so powerful, and we want them to believe Jesus is real and know that He loves them no matter what. Jesus is who He said He is, and He wants to be their friend forever. That’s the truth friends. You better believe it.
As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together.
Question #1: In today’s lesson, we learned Paul traveled to a city. Was this city named River or Rome? (Rome)
Question #2: Paul taught the people in Rome about Jesus. Did he tell them that everything Jesus says is true? (yes)
Question #3: Can we believe in Jesus because He tells the truth? (yes)
Family Activity: True or False
WHAT YOU NEED: “Game Cards” activity page and scissors
WHAT YOU DO:
– Before the Activity: Print the “Game Cards” activity page at home and cut out the cards.
– During the Activity: Lay the cards facedown where everyone can see them. Allow your children to take turns drawing a card for you to read out loud. Each time you read a card, encourage your children to respond with a thumbs-up if the statement is “true” or a thumbs-down if it’s “false.”
WHAT YOU SAY:
– Before the Activity: “We’re going to play a game called ‘True or False.’ You’ll take turns choosing a card for me to read. If what I read is TRUE — it really happens — then I want you to give me two thumbs-up. If what I read is FALSE — it doesn’t happen — then I want you to give me two thumbs-down. Let’s play!”
– After the Activity: “Great job! Today, we learned about someone who always tells the truth. Do you remember who that is? (Pause and encourage your child to respond.) Yes, that’s right! Jesus tells the truth. Everything Jesus says is true, so we can believe in Him. Who can believe in Jesus?” (I can believe in Jesus.)
This month, we’re teaching toddlers that we can love like Jesus. We love others by being kind with our words and actions. We want toddlers to grow up knowing that when they love like Jesus, they can point others to Him and make a big difference in their life!
Choose an activity to complete with your toddler to learn that we can love like Jesus!
Bible Story Activity
WHAT YOU NEED: Bible story sheet
WHAT YOU SAY: “I love reading the Bible and spending time with Jesus. Let’s read our Bible story together right now!”
WHAT YOU DO: Read “A Short Man” from the Bible story sheet.
Game Activity: Freeze Dance
WHAT YOU NEED: music to dance to (Find the Safari worship playlist on Spotify or Apple Music!)
WHAT YOU SAY: “Our memory verse helps us remember that we can love everyone like Jesus loves us. Let’s play a fun game to help us remember it!”
WHAT YOU DO:
–Lead your toddler in saying 1 Peter 4:8a three times. Say the verse, line by line, encouraging your toddler to repeat and complete the actions after you.
“Above everything, (spread arms wide)
love (hug self)
one another… ” (point around)
1 Peter 4:8a (open hands like a book)
–Then turn the music on and have a dance party! After about 30 seconds, encourage your toddler to stand very still or FREEZE. After they respond, lead your toddler in saying the memory verse with the actions. Then turn the music on again and repeat the activity. Continue the activity in 30-second increments for as long as your toddler is interested.