Monday, January 5, 2015

Jesus Teaches Me to Love God's Word: Home Ideas

Here we are at first Monday of 2015!  Let's make it a good start in Jesus for both us and our kids! This is the kind of post you can expect to find here every Monday.  I will post ideas specifically for you as parents to do with your children throughout the week, corresponding to the lesson we are teaching at church.  Many of the activities I suggest will help your child develop appropriate preschool skills, such as letter recognition, number sense, color and shape recognition, and pre-literacy experiences.   The main goal is to support you in teaching your child, and to make Bible learning a natural and fun part of your family!

Week of January 4: Jesus teaches me to love God's Word. Luke 2:41-52

  • Read the story of Jesus in the temple as a little boy, from Luke 2:41-52 in your child's Bible. Pray together and thank God for giving us the Bible.
  • Cut a piece of card stock or cardboard from a cereal box as a bookmark. Let your child decorate it with stickers and markers. Punch a hole in the top and tie a ribbon. Keep the bookmark in your child's Bible to mark the story you are reading.
  • 'B' is for Bible. Write both an upper and lower case letter 'B' in large font. Invite your child to form the letters with play-doh by rolling long pieces and laying them over the written letters. If they enjoy this activity, write the word Bible for them to form.
  • Give your child a basket or a box and help them fill it with things around your house that begin with the letter 'B', such as a ball, brush, block, etc., and don't forget their Bible!
  • Joseph and Mary were looking for Jesus for three days. Add Lego people and make a Lego maze like this for Mary and Joseph to "find" Jesus.
  • Watch the "Go Fish" guys sing 'The B-I-B-L-E'. Sing and dance along!
Comment below to let me know how these activities worked out for you and your family. Have a blessed week!


  1. Hi, Susanna! I love your blog! I'm so excited to start using it. I also wanted to mention that over on the sidebar where it says "Blog Archive", the words below are really hard to read. They're kind of a bright blue and hard to see--wanted to say that in case you hadn't noticed. ;) The white on green looks really pretty, though! I love it.

    1. I made the blue font a little darker. Do you think that it is easier to read?

  2. Thank you Celena! Now that there are actually posts to archive, I did notice that the font color is difficult to read. I will change the font color. Unfortunately, the way Blogger is setup I cannot choose the font for color for that menu without affecting the color of other fonts. Not a big deal, but will just take a little doing to work that out. I appreciate your feedback! :)