Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5 Objects To Use When Teaching The Bible - Toddler Tuesday

When teaching the Bible, I have found that I usually have a toddler's attention for a longer time when they are holding an object to touch and explore. Objects from around your house and toys that you may already have can be used to teach the Bible. Taking a few minutes to sit with your toddler exploring the object and talking about the Bible can be a sweet and simple part of daily life.

1. A Flashlight - let your child have fun shining the flashlight. Shine it in a dark closet. Shine it under a couch. Or shine it through the side of a glass or jar. Go outside when it is evening. Hide objects in a dark closet for your child to find. During these activities look for chances to talk about one of these things:
  • God is light. 1 John 1:5
  • God's Word is light. Psalm 119:105
  • Sing "This Little Light Of Mine"
  • Sing this verse of "The B-I-B-L-E" :
The B-I-B-L-E 
A lamp unto my feet. (fingertips together, then open hands)
It lights the path
I walk upon. (walk 2 fingers up arm)
The B-I-B-L-E
2. Lion - This could be a plastic figurine or a stuffed animal. Talk about how fierce and dangerous lions can be. Roar like a lion. Have your child hold the loin as you do one of these things:
  • Read about Daniel in the lions den. Daniel 6:10-23
  • Sing "Daniel Was A Man Of Prayer"
  • Read about David fighting a lion. 1 Samuel 17:32-37
3. A Bible -  Show your child your Bible. 
  • Teach your child how to touch the Bible gently (not tear or crumple the pages). 
  • Have your child point to the Bible and say "Bible".
  • Show your child the letters and the words inside. These words make up God's Word.
  • Show your child different Bibles and talk about how they are different sizes and colors but they have God's Word in it.
  • Sing "The B-I-B-L-E"
  • For more ideas check out God's Word Is For Toddlers
4. Bread - Use a toy piece of bread or a real piece of bread. While your toddler eats the bread or plays with it do one of these things:
  • Read about the feeding of the 5,000. John 6:1-13
  • Sing "B-Bread, John 6:48" song from "Songs For Saplings ABC" by Dana Dirksen
5. Heart - For a heart you can find a toy in the shape of a heart (such as a puzzle piece), or cut a heart out of felt or a piece of paper. Have your child hold it while you do one of these things:
What are objects that you use to help teach your toddler the Bible? I would love to hear what works for your family. Leave a comment or email me at humbleheartsfamily@gmail.com. 
© Brigette Hill, 2015

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