This Week In Safari Babies :: God is kind.

We’re Learning… God is kind.
Bible Story: The Ten Commandments ● Exodus 19:9-11

As a family, read “The Ten Commandments” (Exodus 19:9-11) from a children’s Bible. (CLICK HERE for children’s Bible recommendations.)

After reading the Bible story, complete the activity together.

Response Activity:

  • Say, “Let’s learn about some times we can remember God is kind!”
  • Read each prompt below and encourage your toddler to respond.
    • “Show me your sad face! (Pause.) God is kind and He can help you when you’re sad. If you know God is kind, clap your hands!”
    • “Show me your happy face! (Pause.) God is kind and He can help you be a good friend to others. If you know God is kind, stomp your feet!”
    • “Show me your angry face! (Pause.) God is kind and He can help you be kind to others, even when it’s hard. If you know God is kind, jump up and down!”
    • “Show me your tired face! (Pause.) God is kind and He can help you be patient and wait with a happy heart, even when you’re tired. If you know God is kind, wave your arms!”
  • After the activity, say, “Great job! Who is kind?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is kind!”


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 “God is Kind” by Jamie Calloway-Hanauer. 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 focusing on the names of God. This month, we’re focusing on the name Yahweh Hesed. Yahweh Hesed is a name used for God which describes God’s loving kindness, forgiveness, mercy, and goodness. As you pray for your toddler this week, pray they’ll grow up to know God personally.

Dear God, thank You for loving us. As my child grows up, I pray they’ll get to know you, Yahweh Hesed, and begin a personal relationship with You. Please help them grow close to You so they can know You for who You are — loving, kind, and good. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.