I mentioned earlier this week that I was caring for a few sick ones. Nothing serious, just summer head colds. AND we had 2 of our grandchildren for the weekend. Always fun to have the little ones around. But what to do when Grandpa isn’t sure he can keep up with the little guys during Sunday morning services and Grandma has to deal with 2 grumpy Uncles?
AHA! (lightbulb moment) I may be getting older, but I still remember what it was like to occupy a 2 and 3 year old. They need their minds and their hands occupied. Sooo, Grandma pulls out her Bible, the grandchildren and Aunt Bekah seat themselves around and we read in Genesis about how much Jacob loved his son Joseph, so much so that he made him a very special coat. We talked about how this reminds us of how much more God loves us and provides for us, so much so that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for us.
And then we created colorful coats
to keep their hands busy as a reminder of God’s love for us.
They were pleased to show their creations to their mother when she picked them up and were looking forward to telling their Daddy all about what they learned.
What is your (grand)children’s favorite Bible lesson? How do you make the lessons ‘stick’ with them?
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These are the supplies we used: