Thursday, November 14, 2013

He Cares For You

This is the final teaching in a series of 5 teachings teaching children about God.  This is aimed at toddlers, preschoolers, and young elementary, with plenty of room to adjust for the needs of your child.  I have taught this to my preschooler and toddler together.  If I was just teaching it to my toddler I would have simplified and repeat things a little more.  Going through the verses on your own first (as listed in "Parent Preparation") is extremely helpful in teaching young children accurately.

Theme Verse

"He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7b NASB


"Under - Psalm 17:8" from "Songs for Saplings ABC" (on the website you can listen to the whole song)


Bible, blanket, print out of the teaching

Parent Preparation

Read:  Numbers 23:19, John 4:24, John 1:18, Psalm 17:8, Psalm 36:7, Psalm 57:1, Psalm 63:7, Psalm 91:1-4


Teaching Ideas

Day 1
  • The Bible tells us Who God is.  Is God a man?  Lets read this verse, it will tell us the answer. (read Numbers 23:19a)
  • So God isn't a man, what is He? (John 4:24)
  • Can we see God? (John 1:18a)
  • Sometimes God uses examples so that we can learn about Him.  Here is an example that God uses to show that He cares about us.  (read Psalm 91:4a)
  • Mom and dad birds hide their babies under their wings to take care of them.  God can take care of you because He loves you.
  • Our verse for this week is, "He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Day 2
"Under the Wings" activity:
  1. Take a blanket and spread it across your back and over your arms to pretend it is your wings.
  2. Have your child pretend to be a baby bird looking for food.
  3. Pretend that you see a fox and have your baby bird come under your wings. 
  4. Repeat pretending that the baby birds have to come under your wings for rain, and for a hawk in the sky.
  • (Read Psalm 91:4a) God doesn't have wings, He isn't a bird.  A bird cares for it's babies, and God cares for you.
  • "He cars for you." 1 Peter 5:7
  • How can God take care of us?  We can go to Him in prayer and ask for help.
Day 3
  • (Read Psalm 63:7)
  • David wrote this Psalm.  He sang for joy when God took care of him.
  • "He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
  • God cares for you.  You can go to God in prayer and ask for help.
  • Repeat the "Under the Wings" activity. Then sing songs to praise God while under the wings.


 Activity Ideas

Craft: Write on a piece of construction paper "He cares for you." Have your child glue craft feathers around the verse.
Learn about David:  Look a pictures of David in a children's Bible or coloring book.  Talk about how God took care of David and how David sang songs to praise God.
Look at Pictures:  Show your child a picture of a baby bird under it's parents wings.

"I Can Know God" Teaching Series
1. God is Big 
2. God is the Creator
3. God is Almighty
4. God is Love
5. God Cares About You

 "but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD." Jeremiah 9:24 NASB

© Brigette Hill, 2013

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