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God Made Me
The message: God made me. God loves me.
Make sure you repeat the message many times during the lesson. Send theGod Made MeTake Home Sheethome with the children to encourage parents to reiterate the messageduring the week. It includes a poster at the bottom that the children can color and hang ontheir wall or refrigerator.
Receive name tags. Have the children use crayons, markers, yarn and whatever other materials (such as wiggly eyes or buttons) you have available to personalize their name tag.Sing the Learning our Names song10 to 15 minutesSelf Portrait tags, yarn, crayons, markers, safety pins or tape.
Bible Story Time:
Preschool: You can read an abbreviated version of the Garden of Eden story, but I likereading theGod Made My facerhyme a number of times for this age group. (read it once,then read it a second time showing the actions, then read it a third time doing the actions withthem)Kindergarten and Grade 1: Read theChildren's Version of the Adam and Eve story. (or readfrom your own store bought children's bible)Grade 2 and 3: it's tough to know when it's the right time to start readings from the Bible, butif the children have been read a children's version of the story in the past, I believe this is agood age to introduce theKing James (or your preferred) bible reading. 10 minutesOur mini books ,Story Sequencing Cards, or Coloring Pagescan be distributed to the
children so they are able to read along. Print the pages, staple them together in order and letthe kids know when to turn the page. The handouts can be taken home to color in.