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We’re Learning… God is good.

Bible Story:  David and the Good Shepherd ● Psalm 23

As a family, read “David and the Good Shepherd” (Psalm 23) from a children’s Bible. (CLICK HERE for children’s Bible recommendations.) 

After reading the Bible story, complete the activity together.

Memory Verse Activity:

Activity Supplies: Playlist

  • Say, “Let’s do an activity to help us remember God is good!”
  • Lead your toddler in the activity below.
  • Practice saying the memory verse and doing the motions a few times.

      “God (point up)
      is good.” (point to smile)
      Psalms 100:5 (open hands like a book)

  • Then play the Praise Party playlist and have a dance party with your toddler.
  • After about 30 seconds, pause the music and encourage your toddler to stand very still or FREEZE.
  • Lead them in saying the memory verse with the motions.
  • After saying the verse, turn the music on again and repeat the activity every 30 seconds for as long as your toddler is interested.
  • After the activity, say, “Great job! Who is good?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is good!” Then lead your toddler in prayer:

“Dear God, thank You for loving us. We’re so thankful for Your goodness! Please help us always remember You are good and You love us so much. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

In addition to reading stories from the Bible each Sunday, we also read a book together that reinforces what we’re learning. This month, we’re reading “All Day Long, God is Good!” by Mikal Keefer. If you’re looking for a faith-based book to add to your child’s library at home, you can learn more about this month’s book HERE!

This year, our NextGen ministry is learning about the names of God. This month, we’re focusing on the name Jehovah Shammah. Jehovah Shammah means “The Lord Is There.” As you pray for your toddler this week, pray they’ll remember God is always with them.

Dear God, thank You for loving us. As my child grows up, I pray they’ll get to know you, Jehovah Shammah, and begin a personal relationship with you. Please help them become aware of your presence. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.