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Helping Mommy


Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color the picture of Jesus and the Apostles.  Jesus is telling the Apostles where to throw their nets so they can catch fish!

Apostles Song
(to the tune of “Jesus Loves Me”)

Jesus called them one by one, Peter, Andrew, James and John,
Next came Philip, Thomas too, Matthew and Bartholomew.

Yes, Jesus called them, Yes, Jesus called them,
Yes, Jesus called them, The Bible tells me so.

James the one they called the less, Simon, also Thaddeus,
The twelfth apostle Judas made, Jesus was by him betrayed.

Yes, Jesus called them, Yes, Jesus called them,
Yes, Jesus called them, The Bible tells me so.

Bible Time

(Mar 1:17)  And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

Story

When Mommy asked Bobby to help her with the trash, Bobby began to throw a temper tantrum.  He was busy playing with his cars and he did not want to stop to help Mommy.  Mommy asked Bobby again but he continued to cry and say, “No!”

Mommy sat Bobby on her lap and told him how sad she was that he would not help her.  (make a sad face and shake your head no.)

“You know, Bobby, Jesus had helpers too.  He could not do all the work by Himself.  Jesus had to preach to the people, just like Pastor.” Mommy said.

She continued, “Jesus did not have time to fish or hunt for food.  So He would send the Apostles, like Peter and John, to get the food for everyone to eat.”

“I didn’t know that!” Bobby said.

“Yes, Bobby, it’s true.  Would you say no to Jesus if He asked you to help Him?” Mommy asked.

“No, I would say yes!” said Bobby.

“Good, Bobby!  I’m glad you would say yes to Jesus!  I would, too!  You know, Bobby, the Bible says that you would obey me just as you would obey Jesus if I ask you to do something.  When you throw a temper tantrum like this, it makes me sad and Jesus, too!  Jesus wants you to obey me.  And when you obey me, you’re obeying Jesus, too!”  (clap your hands and smile)

“Now,” said Mommy, “won’t you come and help me empty the trash?”

Bobby went to help Mommy right away!  Yeh Bobby!  (clap your hands)

Dear God…
Please help me to always obey my Mommy and Daddy when they ask me to do something.  I know that when I obey then, I am obeying you. Amen!

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Days of Creation


Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color the pictures and match where they live!

Days of Creation
(Sung to: This Old Man)
lyrics written and contributed by Sharon Broome

On day one God made light
Made the difference in day and night
God just spoke the words and it came true
Wonder what else God will do?

On day two Split in two
Skies above the water blue
God just spoke the words and it came to be
What will happen on day three?

On day three God made land
Then he put plants in the sand
God made herbs and grass and fruit on the tree
This was all done on day three

On day four God made lights
Some for days and some for nights
Stars are dim, but the sun and the moon are bright
Aren’t you glad that God made lights

On day five God made alive
Fish for the waters and birds for the skies
All the things that swim and birds to fly
These were made on day five

On day six God did fix
Animals, mankind and even ticks
God made lizards, cats, and other things that lick
Animals were created on day six

On day seven God in heaven
Rested from all the work he’d done
He’d made the earth, the stars, the moon, and sun
It was good what God had done

Bible Time

(Gen 1:1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Read the entire Genesis account of creation.

Story

Let’s read about each day and see what God made on those days. Isn’t God wonderful? He loves us so much that He gave us all kinds of things to look at and to listen to. (clap your hands and smile!)

After reviewing each one, go outside and point to the grass and ask your child(ren) what day the grass was made. Point to a bird, etc. Clap your hands and rejoice when they get the day right!

Dear God…
Thank you for creating everything for us to enjoy.  Help me never to forget that You are the Creator of everything! Amen

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Joy


Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color this picture! What are the children doing?

I’ve Got the Joy

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart, (where?),
down in my heart,
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart to stay.

Bible Time

(Act 13:52)  And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Story

Katie was sad because her best friend, Suzie, moved away.  All she could think about was how much fun she and Suzie had together!  The more she thought about Suzie, the sadder she got.  Her Daddy came into her room and said, “Why are you so sad, Katie?”

“Suzie is gone, Daddy!  I don’t have anyone to play with!”

“Awww,” said Daddy.  “What about Mary?  Why don’t you call her and ask her if she wants to play with you?  I’m sure she misses Suzie, too!” (make a sad face)

“Oh thank you, Daddy!  That’s a great idea!  I didn’t think Mary would be sad, too.  Maybe I can make Mary happy and Mary can make me happy at the same time!” exclaimed Katie.  (clap your hands and smile)

When we are sad, we can always get our joy back by being nice to someone else.  That is what Jesus would do.  Katie did the right thing, didn’t she?  (Nod your head yes.)  She knew that if she was a blessing to Mary, it would give Katie a blessing, too!

Dear God…
Please help me to be a blessing to someone else that needs it.  If someone is sad, help me to be nice to them and help them to be happy again.  Amen!

© Kate Plourde 2009

 

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Being Different


Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color the picture of Zacchaeus! Why was he in a tree?

Zacchaeus Was A Wee Little Man

Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he.
He climbed up in a sycamore tree, for the Lord he wanted to see.
And as the Savior passed him by, He looked up in the tree,
And he said, “Zacchaeus, you come down from there;
For I’m going to your house today, for I’m going to your house today.”

Bible Time

(Luk 19:2)  And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

(Luk 19:3)  And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

(Luk 19:4)  And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

Story

Johnny was playing with Jamie in the sand box.  Freddie walked up to the sand box and told them that he wanted to play too.  But Jamie did not want Freddie to play with them because Freddie had a patch over his eye.  Freddie had an operation on his eye and had to wear a patch over it to keep the dirt out.  Jamie made fun of Freddie and called him names.

Johnny felt sad because Jamie was making fun of Freddie.  But he did not know what to do.  He didn’t want Jamie to stop playing with him.  But he did not want Freddie to be sad.  Johnny went to talk to him Mommy.

“Mommy,” Johnny asked, “What should I do?  I want to play with Jamie AND Freddie!”

Mommy told Johnny the story about Zacchaeus and how short of a man he was.  Jesus did not make fun of Zacchaeus because he climbed a tree so he could see Him.  In fact, Jesus told Zacchaeus to come down from the tree so He could go to his house to eat with him!  Jesus did not care that Zacchaeus was short.  Jesus loved Zacchaeus no matter how tall he was.

Mommy said, “Johnny, we need to be like Jesus and love everyone – no matter what is wrong with their body!  Wouldn’t you be sad if Jamie did not want to play with you ?  What do you think you should do?”

Johnny knew that he would feel badly if someone did not want to play with him because he looked different from them.

He felt so much better after talking to his Mommy.  He ran outside and told Jamie to stop making fun of Freddie because Jesus loves Freddie just as much as He loved him.  Then he turned to Freddie and said, “Come play with us!  We don’t care what you look like!”

Aren’t you glad that Jesus loves us even though there is something wrong with our bodies?  Our bodies may not all look the same but inside, we are all the same!

Dear God…
Please help me not to be nice to people even if they do not look like me.  Help me to love them the same way that You love them!  Amen!

© Kate Plourde 2009

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Temper Tantrums


Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color the picture of Johnny and Katie praying! Why do you think they are praying? Who are they praying to?

Temper Tantrums
(sung to Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Throwing tantrums is a sin
Is a sin
Is a sin
Throwing tantrums is a sin
It makes my parents sad.

I cannot always get my way
Get my way
Get my way
I cannot always get my way
And fussing makes things worse.

If I learn to be patient
Be patient
Be patient
If I learn to be patient
Then Jesus will bless me.

Bible Time

(Luk 15:28 ) And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

Story

Mommy asked Johnny and Katie to pick up their toys before going outside to play on the swings. Katie did not listen to Mommy and went outside. (make a sad face) Katie disobeyed her Mommy didn’t she? (nod your head yes)

Johnny obeyed Mommy right away and went straight to his room to pick up his toys (clap your hands and smile)! Afterwards, Johnny went to play on the swings with Katie. Johnny was angry because it seemed that Katie always disobeyed Mommy but he always obeyed Mommy. (Put your index finger on your cheek and look upward like you’re thinking and say:) Johnny thought to himself, “It isn’t fair that Katie gets away with being disobedient!” (make a frown)

Later, Mommy came outside and called them in saying, “Since you’ve been such good children, come in for cookies and milk!” Johnny did not want to go inside. He was still angry because he had obeyed Mommy and Katie had not obeyed her. Katie was getting a reward for being bad and he did not like that. So, Johnny stayed outside.

Katie went in the house and said, “Mommy, I’m sorry that I did not obey you. I did not clean my room. I’m so sorry! I will go clean my room right now before I eat my cookies!”

Mommy was so glad that Katie was sorry for disobeying! (smile and clap your hands) Mommy went outside looking for Johnny to remind him to come in for cookies and milk. Johnny was very upset and throwing a temper tantrum because Katie didn’t have to clean her room and he did. Mommy sat Johnny down on her lap and said, “Johnny, Katie knew she did wrong and came to me and asked me to forgive her. Why are you throwing a temper tantrum?”

Johnny said, “Because I always obey you and Katie doesn’t always obey you! She gets cookies even when she disobeys! It’s not fair!”

So Mommy gave Johnny a hug and said, “Johnny, I know that you always obey me and that is VERY good! (smile) But the Bible says that when someone sins and disobeys and comes to ask forgiveness, we should be ready to forgive them just as our Father in Heaven is always ready to forgive us when we sin! Did you know that it is a sin for you to have a temper trantrum? (make a sad face) I’m very happy when you obey me but it makes me sad when you have a tantrum because things don’t go the way you think they should go, Johnny!”

Johnny felt badly that he had made Mommy sad. He said, “I’m sorry Mommy! I will try not to have any more tantrums!”

So Mommy and Johnny went inside to sit with Katie and they all enjoyed their milk and cookies!

Dear God…
Please help me not to have temper tantrums when things don’t go my way. I know that this makes You sad and makes Mommy and Daddy sad, too. Amen!

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How to Act in Church


Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color the picture of God and the earth! Do you see the heart? Do you think God loves you? Yes, God loves you! When you go to church, do you think God wants you to sit still and listen?

How to Act in Church
(sung to On Top of Old Smokie)

I want to show Jesus, how much I love Him
I sit still in church, and pay attention

I whisper to Mommy, if I need to speak
I listen to Daddy, every day of the week.

For God loves obedience, better than sacrifice
So I will be quiet, God’s Word says that’s wise.

Bible Time

(Psa 46:10a) Be still, and know that I am God:

Story

Mary did not like to go to church because she did not like to sit still for almost an hour. So when Daddy said it was time go to church, Mary began to cry. Daddy picked her up and asked, “Mary, don’t you want to hear God speaking today?”

Mary’s eyes got big and she said, “God will talk to us today instead of Pastor?”

Daddy laughed and replied, “No, Mary, God won’t be the standing at the pulpit. Pastor will still be there. But God will speak to Pastor’s heart and God will cause Pastor to say things that He wants us to hear. Don’t you want to hear God speak to you?”

Mary nodded. She did not know that God would speak to her. Do you know that God does speak to us each time we are in church or read our Bibles? (nod your head yes) When we sit still and listen very carefully (cup your hand behind your ear as though you are listening), we will hear something that God wants us to hear. If you disobey and you don’t sit still, you will miss what God has to say. (frown and shake your head no)

God says that to obey is better than sacrifice. When Mommy and Daddy tell you to sit still and you obey them, this makes God AND your Mommy and Daddy VERY happy! (smile and clap your hands) When you obey Mommy and Daddy , you are also obeying God. Our verse says “Be still, and know that I am God:” God wants you to sit still so that you can hear what He has to say to you while your Pastor is preaching.

Dear God…
Help me to sit still in church and to whisper if I must say something to Mommy or Daddy. Amen!

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Who is God


Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color the picture of the wind! When you go outside, can you see the wind? Can you feel the wind? The wind is just like God. We can’t see God but we can feel Him!

God is Like the Blowing Wind
(sung to Mary Had a Little Lamb)

God is like the blowing wind
Blowing wind
Blowing wind
God is like the blowing wind
I feel Him by my side.

 

Bible Time

(Joh 3:8 ) The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Story

Billy’s Daddy bought him a kite and he was so anxious to go outside to fly his new kite! It had the picture of a butterfly on it and he wanted to see it fly! After Billy finished his lunch, Daddy and he went outside.

Daddy looked around and sadly said, “I’m sorry, Billy! But we can’t fly your kite right now because there isn’t any wind.”

“But why do we need the wind, Daddy?” exclaimed Billy.

Daddy said, “We need the wind to pick up your kite and make it fly, Billy.”

Billy sat on the front steps for a minute with a frown on his face.

“Daddy,” Billy asked, “How will you know when there is wind?”

Daddy responded, “You cannot see the wind but you can tell when it is there because you can feel it. Do you see that tree, Billy? Do you see any leaves moving on it?”

Billy did not see any leaves moving and just shook his head, no.

Daddy continued, “So when all the leaves begin to move, you can be sure it is the wind that is making them move. You will also feel the wind on your face, Billy. Let’s sit down on the front steps and I will tell you how the wind is just like God.”

So Billy and Daddy sat on the steps. Daddy said, “You can’t see God, can you, Billy?” Billy shook his head, no.

“You can’t see God but you can feel Him in your heart. When you tell a lie or when you disobey, don’t you feel badly?” Billy nodded. “That’s God speaking to you.”

“But, Daddy,” said Billy, “I don’t hear God speaking to me!”

“No, you don’t hear His voice but you know that you have done something wrong, don’t you? When you ask Jesus to come in your heart, He lives in your heart and you know He is there because you feel badly when you sin. Just like the wind, Billy. You don’t see the wind but you feel the wind on your face or you see it blowing in the trees. Does that make sense, Billy?”

“Yes, Daddy, it sure does!” said Billy.

Just as Billy finished speaking, he jumped up and screamed, “Daddy! I feel the wind on my face! Can we go fly my kite now?”

Daddy smiled, picked up the kite and off they went! (smile again and clap your hands)

Dear God…
Even though I can’t see You, 
I know you are nearby. Amen!