What You Need
Construction paper/cardstock/copy paper, marker
What You Do
Cut out a large heart from your paper. In block writing, write “God loves me.” Cut the heart into puzzle pieces. Depending on the size of your family, you may want to make additional puzzles. Use dif-ferent colors of paper or markers so the pieces don’t get mixed up.
What You Say
“I have this fun puzzle for us to do. Let’s put the pieces together. What does this part say? It has the letters G-O-D on it. G-O-D spells God! Our story was about how much God loves you and ME! This word starts with L. Can you guess what it says? (Pause.) Yes! L-O-V-E-S spells loves. What are these last to letter? M-E spells me! God loves me! Yes, He does!
“We learned how much God loves us in our Bible story didn’t we? God loves you and me so much that He gave us someone special to be our friend forever. Who is it? Yes, Jesus! God gave us Jesus to be our friend forever.
“God loves you, and God made you. That makes you very, very spe-cial to Him. So when I ask, ‘Who made you?’, I want you to say, ‘God made me!’ Got it? Who made you? God made me.”
“Dear God, it feels good to know that we are SO important to You that You gave us Jesus to be our friend forever. I pray that as (name each child in the family) grows up and begins to wonder if they really are important to anyone that they will remember how very important they are to You. I pray they remember that You love them with the greatest love. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”