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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.

Parade Activity:

  • Say, “God showed us how much He loves us by giving His Son, Jesus. Let’s have a parade to celebrate Easter!”
  • Lead your toddler in a parade around the room. As they march, lead them in these movements:
  • Hop
  • Crawl
  • Twirl
  • Say, “Jesus is alive!”
  • Walk fast or slow
  • Take big or little steps
  • Ask, “Who loves you?” and encourage your toddler to say, “God loves me!”
  • Repeat the question but replace “you/me” with your toddler’s name.
  • After the activity, say, “While you have fun celebrating Easter, don’t forget to remember God loves you! 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.