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Sunday, February 7, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter J

J- Jesus

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story Let The Children Come To Me
- identify who Jesus loves
- explain how we should treat others

Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.

Vocabulary Words:

Jesus Loves Me Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.


Circle Time:

Have you ever felt that you were not welcome? Have you ever gone over to someone’s house and they did not want to play with you? How did that feel? Discuss.

Introduce story: Here is a story about how Jesus always loves us and that we are to love others too.

Read story “Let the Children Come to Me” and ask questions from below.

1. Who does Jesus love? (Everyone, Only the good)

2. Who took the children to see Jesus? (Their mothers, Their fathers)

3. Was the friend of Jesus glad that the children had come? (Yes, No)

4. What did he want them to do with the children?
(Take the children closer to Jesus, Take the children back home)

5. Who saw what was happening to the children? (Their fathers, Jesus)

6. Did Jesus want the children sent away? (Yes, No)

7. Does Jesus always want the children to come to him? (Yes, No)

8. Who did Jesus say that loved the children? (God, Moses)

9. What did Jesus say that all of us should do with children?
(Not bring them to big gatherings to hear him, To love them and take care of them)

10. Who said to "Let the children come to me"? (Moses, Jesus)

Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who does Jesus love?

Wee Sing Bible Songs- Jesus Loves the Little Children, Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves Even Me

kididdles.com- Jesus Loves Me (song)

kididdles.com- Jesus Loves the Little Children (song)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves Everyone (song)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Is My Friend Today (song)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves You As You Are (song)

kidssundayschool.com- He Loves Me (song)

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus and the Little Children (finger play)


Introduce activities: How should we treat others?

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves Me (preschool lesson provided)

missionarlington.com- Jesus Loves the Children (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

sermons4kids.com- Let the Children Come object lesson


Introduce movie: How do we show the special love Jesus says we should have? How should we treat others? Discuss. We should treat everyone how you would like to be treated.

Veggie Tales: God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!- The Grapes of Wrath (12 min.)

What did the grapes do to Junior? (They made fun of him.)

Who does God want us to be kind to? (Everyone)

When someone says they are sorry and they really mean it, what should you say? (I forgive you.)

How many times are you supposed to forgive someone? (Not 7 times, but seventy times seven (490). In other words, many, many times.)


Veggie Tales: God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!- Larry’s Lagoon (15 min.)

What happened to the boat? (Larry smashed it.)

How did everyone feel about Larry? (They were mad at him.)

How doe it feel when someone says they forgive you? (It feels good.)

It is wrong to not forgive someone when they say they are sorry and they really mean it? (Yes.)


Introduce art project: Who does Jesus love?

Jesus & the Children- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 47 & 48.)

catholicicing.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Craft for Kids

preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate

Need: Paper plates, markers or crayons, paper punch, and yarn.

Directions: Give each child a paper plate on which you have written the words Jesus Loves at the top. Have each child write their name at the bottom of the plate. Then have them draw pictures of themselves above the name and decorate the plate using the crayons or markers (glitter would add that special touch). Punch a hole in the center top of each plate and add a piece of yarn to hang.

kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus
A craft that reminds kids that they're someone special with Jesus.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- 5 pages of Jesus Loves Me (Valentine’s Day) activities

catholicicing.blogspot.com- St. Valentine’s Day Craft & Card
Make a Valentine decoder of your favorite saying or verse by catholicicing.blogspot.com

dltk-bible.com- John 3:16 Heart Lacing Project

dltk.bible.com- John 3:16 Stuffed Heart Craft

catholicicing.blogspot.com- John 3:16 craft by catholicicing.blogspot.com

akidsheart.com- John 3:16
Fill in the missing letters of the Bible verse to spell out the mystery word. (You can use this to help you make the craft above.)


Introduce game: How far can you jump with both feet? Let’s find out.

Do You Measure Up? (Jesus is Love)- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126.

Introduce game: Why does Jesus love you?

kidssundayschool.com- Chair For A Crown
Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how Jesus loves them. Have the children march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me”. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why they believe Jesus loves them. This is for building up their self-esteem, in that they are not "losers" because they did not get a chair, but are special because of Jesus' love.

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Loves Me Bingo (Free Printable Game)

abcteach.com- Dominoes with Hearts
Print these on card stock and cut out.

filefolderfun.com- Alphabet Hearts File Folder Game
This is an alphabet file folder game with hearts. Children match the upper and lowercase versions of the letters.

Introduce game: How does Jesus want us to behave? Discuss. Well, here are some questions and let’s see how well you can.

Win or Lose by How You Choose

Need: Book- Win or Lose by How You Choose by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”

sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do?
The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have. (Look under Bible Story Activities)

This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Let The Children Come To Me (file folder game)- The first one to Jesus, wins!


Introduce snack- How can we say “I love you” to others? Have the children bake cookies and give to someone they love.


Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies

Sweetheart Cookie Bouquet

Thumbprint Heart Sugar Cookies

Letter J Snacks-

Jell-O Cups, Jell-O Jigglers, Juice, Juice Pops, Jam, Jelly, Jelly Beans, etc.


Prayers while students are doing worksheets.

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Children (coloring)

coloring.ws- Jesus Loves Me

twistynoodle.com- Jesus Loves Me

masivy.com- Jesus Loves Me

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Coloring Pages

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16 Valentine’s Day (coloring)

lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Loves Me” by Jill Kemp (in color or black and white)



christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me (mini book)
Children can take home this little mini book with the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me" Print in Color or Black and White and hand to children on their way out the door, encouraging them to share with their parents.

Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 132.

dltk-teach.com- Life of Jesus (mini book)

dltk-teach.com- What begins with J? (mini book)

Jesus loves me. (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter J

sermons4kids.com- Let the Children Come To Me (maze)

ssermons4kids.com- I Love Jesus (dot to dot)

Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World PK - K by Linda Standke, page 25.

Smile, Jesus Loves You! (draw a smile on the face) page 67, Jesus Loves the Children (color the picture) page 112, Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

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