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We’re Learning… Jesus loves me.

Bible Story: Jesus is Alive! ● Matthew 26-28

As a family, read “Jesus is Alive!” (Matthew 26-28) from a children’s Bible. (CLICK HERE for children’s Bible recommendations.) 

After reading the Bible story, complete the activity together.

Memory Verse Activity:

  • Say, “God loves us no matter what! Let’s do an activity to help us remember this truth.”
  • Read each prompt and encourage your toddler to respond.
  • “Let me see your happy face! (Pause.) If you know God loves you when you’re happy, clap your hands.”
  • “Show me see your sad face! (Pause.) If you know God loves you when you’re sad, pat your head.”
  • “Let me see your excited face! (Pause.) If you know God loves you when you’re excited, wave your arms.”
  • “Show me your tired face! (Pause.) If you know God loves you when you’re tired, give yourself a hug.”
  • “Can you show me your silly face? (Pause.) If you know God loves you when you’re silly, pat the ground.”
  • After the activity, say, “Remember, God loves you no matter how you feel or what you do! Who loves you?”
  • Encourage your toddler to say, “God loves me!” Then lead your toddler in prayer:

“Dear God, thank You for loving us. Please help us always remember no matter what, You’ll always love us. We love you. 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 “The Story of Easter” by Allia Zobel-Nolan. 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 Jehovah Shalom. Jehovah Shalom means the “Lord is peace.” As you pray for your toddler this week, pray they’ll grow up to know God and His peace personally.

Dear God, thank You for loving us. As my child grows up, I pray they’ll get to know you, Jehovah Shalom, and begin a personal relationship with You. Please help them experience Your peace. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.