Sunday 18 April
Who wants to be your friend forever?
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Have fun learning and playing with your preschooler.
First, watch the video below to hear God’s truth in a way your preschooler can understand and enjoy.
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!
Activity – Sharing Spoons
What You Need
Plastic spoons and a pair of balled-up socks
What You Do
Give everyone playing a spoon. Place the balled-up socks in your spoon and then transfer them to your child’s spoon. Challenge your child to share the socks by transferring them from their spoon back to yours or another family member’s. Include as many family members as possible and share the socks as long as you can without dropping them. Then, do it again!
Say, “Jesus showed His love by sharing, and that’s what His friends did, too. I have a fun game for us to play about sharing!
“I have some socks that I’m going to put on my spoon. Then, I’m going to share them by giving them to you on your spoon. (Demonstrate.) Can you share with somebody else (or back to me)?Try not to drop them! (Do activity.)
“Great job sharing. The people in our Bible story today shared too. They spent a lot of time together. They ate together, talked, laughed, and praised God together. They loved each other because Jesus loved them. We can be friends like Jesus and share so that everyone knows that Jesus loves them and wants to be their friend forever. Who wants to be your friend forever? Jesus wants to be my friend forever.”
Dear God, thank You for giving us the things we need. Help us share with people like Jesus taught us to so they will know how much Jesus loves them and wants to be their friend forever. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.