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We’re Learning… I can give thanks to God.
Bible Story: Ten Lepers ● Luke 17:11-19

As a family, read “Ten Lepers” — Luke 17:11-19 from a children’s Bible. (CLICK HERE for children’s Bible recommendations.) 

After reading the Bible story, complete the activity together:

Parade Activity:

  • Lead your toddler in a parade around the room while shouting “Thank you, God!”
  • Occasionally stop and read each prompt. For each action, encourage your toddler to repeat the corresponding phrase after you.
    • Hug a friend — “Thank you God for friends!”
    • Pretend to eat a snack — “Thank you God for food!”
    • Point to the toys — “Thank you God for toys!”
    • Give yourself a hug — “Thank you God for family and people who take care of us!”
    • Clap your hands — “Thank you God for our church!”
    • Pat your head — “Thank you God for making us!”
  • After the activity, say, “Great job! Who can give thanks to God?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can give thanks to God!”


In addition to reading stories from the Bible each Sunday, we also read a book together that reinforces what they’re learning. This month, we’re reading Thank You, God by Frolic First Faith. 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!