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Becky Boone   -  

Baby Beginnings Activities

Babies & Toddlers (About age 0-18 months)

Kids (About age 18-36 months)

  • Quiet Play
    • I See Someone Jesus Loves
      • Do: Play a game like I Spy with your child, describing them and other people in your family, one at a time.
      • Say: I see someone Jesus loves. It’s a girl wearing a red shirt. Who is it? That’s right! Jesus loves Joseph. Let’s find someone else Jesus loves. I see someone with trucks on his shirt. Who is it? That’s right! Jesus loves Peter. I’m glad Jesus loves us.
    • Who Loves You?
      • Collect: Bible Story Picture (above); Shoe box with lid; Picture of Jesus that fits in the bottom of the box; Glue
      • Do: Before the activity, glue the picture to the bottom of the box. Once you start, show and talk about the Bible Story Picture. Show the box to your child. Let your child take turns opening the box, if you have more than one child playing.
      • Say: The Bible tell us about a man named Zacchaeus. He climbed a tree to see Jesus. Jesus loved Zacchaeus.Let’s see who loves you, Virginia. Can you open the box? It’s the picture of Jesus! Jesus loves you, Virginia. Libby, look inside the box to find who loves you. Jesus loves you! Jesus loves every one of us.
    • Jesus Loves our Families
      • Collect: Sturdy books with pictures of families
      • Do: Look at the books with you child. Talk about the pictures. Read the text if your child is interested.
      • Say: Where’s the daddy in this picture? There’s the daddy. The daddy is holding his child. The daddy loves his child. Jesus loves you, too. Let’s count how many people are in this family. One, two, three, four. Jesus loves them all! Jesus loves you. Jesus loves the people in your family.
    • Children Jesus Loves
      • Collect: Small photo of your child; Scissors; Lid from 12 oz. frozen juice container (or something similar in size); Strong glue; Large cookie sheet; 1-inch (2.5-cm) strips of adhesive-backed magnets
      • Do: Before the activity, cut your child’s photo to fit inside the juice can lid. Glue photo in place. Attach a magnet to the lid. Once you start, help your child select and attach their photo(s) to the cookie sheet or other magnetic surface
      • Say: Let’s find a picture of someone Jesus loves. Yes! Jesus loves Moss. And Jesus loves your sister, Teddy. Thank You, Jesus, for loving Moss and Teddy and Judah.
      • Bonus Idea: Make enough magnets for each person in the family.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Chapters 13-14 (pages 152-165): Aslan’s Deal
Scripture Reference: Romans 6:23
Lesson 6 Outline:
A. Travel Log: Edmund Finds His Way
B. Summarize Chapter 1-13 (up to page 152)
C. Read Chapters 13-14 (pages 152-165) of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or the Chapters Summary
D: Interactive Activity: Companion Relay
E. A Visit with the Professor: Sin Separates
F. Bible Memory Game: Bible Verse Search
Verse: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 * Bold print designates modified verse for Grades K-2nd
G. Discussion Questions

Supplies:

  • Paper cup (1 per child)
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Scissors
Craft Idea: Paper Cup Lions

Instructions:

  1. Give your child a paper cup, crayons, markers, and scissors.
  2. Instruct them to make a fringe around the top of the cup by cutting slits about 1/3 of the way into the cup.
  3. Fold the fringes down and out.
  4. Draw lion’s eyes, nose and mouth on the cup.
Application:
Aslan made a deal with the White Witch to spare Edmund’s life. This lion will remind your child of what Jesus did for them.

Parent’s Prayer:
“Dear Lord, how I love You! Thank You for forgiving me for the things I have done wrong! Each day I strive to be more like You…more like the person I ought to be. Yet I fall short of the mark so many times. It is by Your grace that I am forgiven! Help me to explain this important concept my children, for it is one of the very corner stones of our faith…that we deserve death for our sinful nature. Instead You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to give us eternal life. Thank You!”

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6A. Travel Log: Edmund Finds His Way
Follow the lines from “ENTER” to “EXIT”
6C: Aslan’s Deal
Chapters 13-14 (pages 152-165) Summary
The four children are now reunited in the presence of Aslan. But even though Edmund is rescued, he is not really safe from the White Witch. He was guilty of being a traitor and there were laws about what must be done about such a sin. If the laws were not followed, all of Narnia would be destroyed by fire and water. So, just when everyone was celebrating Edmund’s return, the White Witch stormed into Aslan’s camp to demand the life of Edmund. She reminded Aslan that Edmund’s sin must be punished by the shedding of his blood at her hand.

Everyone waited for a very long time while Aslan and the Witch went off to talk alone. At last Aslan returned and announced that the wicked Witch renounced the claim on Edmund’s life. He then ordered the moving of their camp to a new location. As they packed up the camp and moved it down the hill from the Stone Table, Aslan took Peter aside to instruct him on another upcoming battle with the Witch and her army. Peter was alarmed when Aslan said he could not promise to be a part of this battle. He, as well as his two sisters, became concerned about Aslan because he seemed very sad.

After dinner everyone fell asleep except for Susan and Lucy. When they looked out of their tent, they saw Aslan leaving the camp so they decided to follow him. After a while he noticed the two sisters and, as he was very sad and lonely, he let them walk with him and comfort him by stroking his long beautiful mane. He made them promise they would leave him when he asked them to. He did this as they came to the edge of the place of the Stone Table. From their hiding place in the bushes, the girls watch Aslan walk into a great crowd of evil-looking ogres, wolves, and spirits of evil trees, poisonous plants and other indescribable creatures. And right in the middle, standing by the Table, stood the White Witch herself.

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6D: Interactive Activity: Companion Relay
Supplies:
  • None
Game Set-Up:
  • Mark a starting line and a second line at the far end of the room or yard.
Instructions:
  1. Divide into two teams of three or together as one team. You’ll need at least three people to play.
  2. Two of the players on each team grab each other’s forearms to make a “chair.” The third player sits on the “chair” with his or her arms around the other two players’ shoulders.
  3. On “GO” the two players carrying the third run to the second line, turn around and run back to the starting line.
  4. The first team to cross the starting line wins.
  5. Repeat steps #2-#4 until all of the players have had a chance to sit on the “chair.”
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6E. A Visit with the Professor: Sin Separates
Good day, good day, good day! It is so good to have you here!

Let’s take a look at this most important part of our story! Up to this point we have seen how Edmund’s sinful nature has lead him into LOADS of trouble! He found out that sin, defined as following one’s selfish desires, always demands a very high price. The price he paid was to be separated from Aslan. Separated from He who would help him through life’s demanding decisions. But Edmund changed. Only when he realized that he could do nothing on his own did he fully se the need to believe in Aslan and to call on His name for help. Now as he finally meets Aslan, his whole attitude has changed. He told his brother and sisters that he was sorry for all he had done. Still, there was a debt to the Wicked Witch that was unpaid. The cost of his sins was death…”His blood was her property.”

“For the wages of sin is death…”

That is the price we owe when we are sinful.

“…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

That is God’s most precious gift to us…His Son. But this gift is not given until it is asked for. We ask for it by saying we are sorry. Just as Edmund said he was sorry for what he did wrong, we need to be truly sorry for the things we do wrong. And just as Aslan forgave Edmund, God forgives you and me. At this point, God wants us to change our behavior and attitude to show that we really are sorry. He also knows that these changes can only take place with His help.

“I can do anything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
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6F: Bible Memory Game: Bible Verse Search
Supplies:
  • Bible Verse Search for K-2nd OR 3rd-6th
  • Paper(s) to write Bible Verse Search on
  • Tape
  • Marker(s)
Game Set-Up:
  • Write out a Bible Verse Search for each team, in large letters so they’re easy to see
  • Tape the Bible Verse Search on a wall in front of each team
Instructions:
  1. Divide the group into two teams (no more than 4 players per team.) Review the Bible verse together.
    1. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
  2. On “GO” the first player on each team runs up to the Bible Verse Search and finds the first word of the Bible verse. After he or she circles it and crosses the word out in the verse, he runs back to his team and tags the next player in line.
  3. Repeat step #2 until all of the words in the verse and the Bible reference have been circled.
  4. The team to complete the Bible Verse Search first wins.
Bible Verse Search
Grades 3rd-6th

Using the verse written below, find all of the words to it in the puzzle.

For the wages of sin is death, but the Gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

OIEOURSDW
FSTHEIFEA
LJESUSOAG
CHRISTRTE
GTNNLONHS
OHAIGIFTB
DELORDFFU
ROMANS6:23ET

Bible Verse Search
Grades K-2nd

Using the verse written below, find all of the words to it in the puzzle.

The Gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

FOOFROUR
INGOIDSO
OCTLSLOM
JVHOEDTA
ETERNALN
SHEDIGRS
ULIFESO6:23
SORGIFTD

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6G. Discussion Questions

  1. Share a time that you did something wrong.
  2. How did God help you to change?
  3. Is there one sin that is bigger than others? Explain.