|October 17, 2010||Preschool||Jesus loves all the little children of the world|
Written/Arranged by Teresa Klassen
1. Three Things We Know!
- One, two, three (count with your fingers) Jesus loves me (on the word “love” draw a heart over your heart)
- Look and see (turn around) Jesus made me (point to yourself with your thumbs)
- From the beginning (stretch your hand out far to the left) to the end (stretch your hand far to the right) Jesus is my friend (give yourself a hug)
2. Bible Story
From the First Step Bible page 364
“Come Close, Little Ones”
Jesus Loves Children (Read ‘N Share, Volume 1, Story 12)
There will be a half page with three columns
Title: Three Things I Know!
- Column 1 — One, two, three — Jesus loves me
- Column 2 — Look and see — Jesus made me
- Column 3: From the beginning to the end — Jesus is my friend
Children will glue a picture on each column
“Jesus Loves The Little Children”
Purple CD “Favorite Bible Songs” (by Wee Worship) Disc 1, song 7
- Have the children sit in a circle.
- Have one child hold a heart and pass it to the child to their right and say, “Jesus loves you”
- Do this slowly, and then do it a little faster and faster
- Heart cookies
- Remind the children that a heart reminds us about love and Jesus loves us!
8. Jesus Knows My name
- Have a picture of Jesus on a poster with Jesus saying, “I love you”
- Help the children write their name
- Then put their name in Jesus’ arms
9. Jesus loves all the little children of the world!
- Flashcards of children from around the world
- The teacher says, “This child is from (Africa, for example). Her name is _______. Does Jesus love ______?”
- Children say “Yes!”
- Teacher affirms, “Yes, Jesus loves __________”
10. Bible verse
“God is love!” 1 John 4:8
Clean up together
Enjoy playing together!
2. CD with song
3. Heart shaped cookies
4. Craft main page with title and sub-titles
5. Craft pictures x 3 kinds
6. Heart for game
7. Poster with Jesus holding out his hands
8. Strips of paper where children can write their names (with help)
9. Flashcards with pictures of children from around the world. On the front = picture. On the back, name of the child and country they are from