Entries in word of god (10)

Wednesday
Nov292017

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 minutes to an hour. It relates to the lesson objectives: “Learn about Jesus, God’s Son, and why He came to earth,” and “be able to identify the benefits of reading God’s Word daily and becoming a student of the Word.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1a; and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c).

ReadJohn 1:1-14,” or listen to this audio version.

Fill in the blanks of the activity “Jesus Is the Word.”

Points to discuss when reading the above article.

Page 1: Jesus is “the Word.” That’s because Jesus portrays the entire truth of God. Similar to how we read words to help us know a subject, we also get to know about God through knowing Jesus.

Everything was made by the Word, Jesus.

Page 2: When Jesus said that by following Him a person does not walk in darkness, what does He mean? Jesus taught and showed us the best way to live. He shined the light of His truth into the world by showing us both through example and through His Word how to live and love.

Page 3: John the Baptist told people that Jesus was coming, and baptized many to symbolize washing away their sins. He was preparing them for the arrival of Jesus. You can read about John baptizing Jesus in the article “When Jesus Was Baptized.” Read more about this prophet’s life in “Faith-Filled Models from the New Testament: John the Baptist,” and in pages 6–8 of “A Man Named Jesus, Chapter 1: Two Miraculous Babies.”

Page 4: Jesus came to earth as God’s gift to each one of us. However, though He was God’s gift of love, and though He is the one who created each of us, when He came, many people did not like Him and they turned against Him.

Page 5: Jesus knew His Father personally, and loved Him very much. He came to show us His Father, so that we could know Him as our Father too, and so we could live as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. The Father loves us very much!

Page 6: Jesus came to earth, became human, so that he could show us what God was like. Jesus, the Word, the truth about God, became a human to bring us into a full, loving relationship with God.

WatchGod’s Word Becomes Flesh,” starting at 49 seconds.

ReadFaith-Filled Models from the New Testament: John the Beloved.”

Listen to the audio, “I Am the Way.”

Read Meals with Jesus: Mary and Martha.” There is also an accompanying 3D picture of the story that can be assembled, as well as a coloring page.

Discuss why Jesus said that Mary had chosen what was good. Jesus was explaining to Martha that hearing His teachings was very important, which is why He told her that Mary’s choice was good. However, it was also important to serve the food to their guest, as Martha was doing, and Jesus didn’t say that Martha was wrong in doing so.

Read the following articles from the series “Standing on God’s Word.”

Listen to Jesus now to hear what words of love He has for you.

Choose from these cards Bible verses that go with the above lesson. If you haven’t already, you can print, cut, and color them as well.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1a; and Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Is God’s Word (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Jul232014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Memorizing God’s Word

Note to parent or Teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the lesson objectives: “Be able to list benefits of Scripture memorization,” and “learn of methods and tips to become a student of the Word, such as memorization, Bible skills and knowledge, and practical study tips.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1de)

Read “Remember Roy, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.”

Talk together about how when making decisions or needing guidance, often a memory verse or a Bible story will come to mind to give guidance that is helpful. Bring up examples of this in your children’s lives or your own.

ReadMemorizing God’s Word” and bring out how Jesus will often use the Bible verses we’ve memorized to speak to us and guide us throughout our lives.

ReadTake a Vitamin.”

Look up and talk about these verses on the importance of God’s Word: Psalm 37:31, Psalm 40:8, Psalm 119:11, and Psalm 119:105.

Read Bright Pebbles: A Hidden Treasure.”

Choose a verse from “Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Word” or “Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Word, 2” to color and memorize (or review).

Tips for use of the “Crazily Cool Cards: After printing (on cardstock or thicker paper for durability) and cutting and coloring (and memorizing, of course), you can save your “Crazily Cool Cards” in a card holder. Other ideas you can use these for are as bookmarks, pasting into your Word notebook, sending to a friend, plastering onto your bedroom wall, posting as fridge decorations … you get the idea!

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1de

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Memorizing God's Word (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Memorizing God's Word (Spanish)

Wednesday
Mar192014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Put on God’s Armor

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives:

Listen toEphesians 6:10–18” and follow along in a King James Bible, or read this passage in another version. 

Prepare and assemble The Armor of God Paper Dolls.” (Note: By doing this activity at the beginning of the class, it allows for the children to put each piece on a figure that relates to the point in the class. If preferred, this activity can be done later.)

ReadThe Armor of God,” pausing after pages 2, 3, and 4 to study the following points more closely.

Listen to the song “The Whole Armor of God.”

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b; Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Faith-1a; Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Salvation-1a; (Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Prayer-1g

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

 

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Put on God's Armor (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Put on God's Armor (Spanish)


Monday
Nov042013

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Choose Things of Value

Note to parent or teacher: This 20-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Learn that within God’s Word lies the story of mankind’s past and future, the purpose of life, the blueprint for living a godly life, etc.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-2a

ReadThe Things that Really Count.”

Read “‘Me First’ Values or Heavenly Values, Part 1.”

Talk about the values that Jesus considers important, which are laid out in the Bible. Get a sheet of paper and brainstorm two lists: one featuring “me first” values, and the other listing “heavenly” values.

Read “‘Me First’ Values or Heavenly Values, Part 2.

Discuss how it’s natural to be concerned with yourself and to think first about what might please or make you happy. Next, talk about how the wisdom of God, as shown in the Bible, is very different from man’s wisdom. Read 1 Corinthians 1:25. Discuss examples of this; for example, the Bible tells us that when we place importance on caring and giving and other manifestations of love, this is the thing of true worth and value and we will be blessed in return. (Read “The ‘Giving and Receiving’ Principle.”)

Read one of the “Choose Things of Value” articles listed in the additional material section.

End your devotions by emphasizing how God’s Word is the source of finding the things of true value in our lives.

Read or memorize one of the verses in Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Word.”

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-2a

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Choose Things of Value (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Choose Things of Value (Spanish)

Wednesday
Jan162013

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Treasure God’s Word—the Parable of the Sower

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives:

ŸStudy select parables that Jesus taught and their meaning. Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1e

Respect and treasure God’s Word and understand the importance of keeping and obeying God’s Word. Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b

ŸBe able to identify the benefits of reading God’s Word daily and becoming a student of the Word. Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1c

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Read the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:3–9, 18–23.

ViewThe Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Sower.”

ViewThe Parable of the Four Soils.”

Discuss how the four places of planting seeds relate to reading God’s Word and sharing its truths with others.

  • Matthew 13:3 and 18: When we hear or read God’s Word, the Word is sown like seeds of truth in our hearts. Also, when we tell others about Jesus and salvation or another wonderful truth from God’s Word, again it is the seed of God’s Word being sown into that person’s heart.
  • Matthew 13:4 and 19: “Fell along the path” is like the times when we hear God’s Word but we don’t take time to understand what it says or how to apply it. It’s easy then for the Devil to “snatch” it away by causing us to forget what we heard in God’s Word.
  • Matthew 13:5–6 and 20–21: “Fell on rocky ground” is an illustration of when pride in our heart causes us to not let God’s Word sink in deeply and give us faith. Then when we experience difficulty, God’s Word isn’t planted solidly enough in our hearts to give us the faith and strength we need for the situation.
  • Matthew 13:7 and 22: “Fell among thorns” is similar to when we hear God’s Word and the promises in His Word, but allow fears or worries to crowd out God’s good positive thoughts. Another meaning to “fell among thorns” is if we focus so much on trying to have special pleasures or material things that we ignore Jesus and His Word.
  • Matthew 13:8 and 23: “Fell on good soil” happens if we receive God’s Word into our lives and treasure it. Then the seed of God’s Word will grow and bear good fruit in our lives, such as helping us to be happy and do things for others and tell others about Jesus. Then many more people will receive Jesus’ gift of salvation too! (Read also John 15:4 and 7.)

View The Parable of the Sower—Flash Animation.” 

Have fun and do the activities found in “Bible Space Trek: Parable of the Sower” and “The Parable of the Sower.”

Memorize a verse from “Crazily Cool Postcard Set: God’s Word.”

Additional activities:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1bc

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Treasure God’s Word—the Parable of the Sower (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Treasure God’s Word—the Parable of the Sower (Portuguese)

Monday
Dec312012

0–5 Lesson Plan: Building a Strong Foundation

Here is a 15-minute lesson plan on building our lives on God’s Word.

Sing and do the actions for “The Wise Man Built His House upon a Rock.

Read the story from your child’s favorite Bible storybook or retell it in your own words using flannelgraph, chalk-talk (illustrating on blackboard or whiteboard), etc.

Discuss and ask your children the following:
•    What is the most important part of a house? (The foundation. Castles, houses, towers all have a foundation.)
•    What is a foundation made of? (Rock, cement, steel rods, concrete, etc. Strong materials. Every house is different, but all foundations are made of strong materials.)
•    In this story Jesus was talking about how your life is like a house. Everyone has a different house because everyone leads a different life. But every person needs a good foundation made of strong materials.
•    The foundation of a house may be easy for us to find, but where is your foundation? (Mind, heart, soul.)
•    What is your foundation? (Jesus; God’s Word.)
•    How can you build a strong foundation? (Through what you read, watch, and study.)
•    For example, what do you learn at school? (English and arithmetic are good foundations for things you will need to do in the future. In the same way, God’s Word is important to study in order to build a good foundation for your life.)
•    How do you study God’s Word? (Through reading the Bible.)
•    Where can you find God’s Word? (In various children’s Bibles and other devotional books.)
•    What is another way to learn God’s Word and build a good foundation? (Through learning and memorizing verses, and through the guidance of parents and those knowledgeable in God’s Word, you will have a strong foundation like Jesus was talking about in this story.)
•    While each of our houses may look different, as people have different interests and skills, we can each build a strong foundation on God’s Word.

Watch The Parables of Jesus: The Two Builders.

Color Bible Coloring Pages: The Two Houses.

Additional material:
•    Bright Pebbles: God’s Word Makes Us Strong
•    Bright Pebbles: A Hidden Treasure
•    Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—The Rock

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contributed by Oli.
Copyright 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Building a Strong Foundation (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Building a Strong Foundation (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Oct172012

Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—The Rock

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives: “Respect and treasure God’s Word, and understand the importance of keeping and obeying God’s Word; study and memorize Bible verses upon which these principles are based.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b)

Listen to the song “Building on the Rock.”

Read John 1:1–5, 9–14, and “Jesus, the Expression of God’s Love.” Explain to the children that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the personification of God’s Word. Explain that throughout Jesus’ life on earth, He put God’s Word into action through the things that He said and did.

Read Spend Time with Jesus.” Ask the children what ways they have spent time with Jesus over the past few days. They can compare what they have done with the list on the first page of the article they just read. You can also tell them ways you’ve spent time with Jesus recently.

Memorize “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1 KJV). (See also the upcoming “Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Word,” to be posted under Level 2 of MWS on November 2, 2012.)

Read Matthew 7:24–27 or Luke 6:47–49. Talk about how Jesus used these examples to teach about the importance of building our lives on obedience to God’s Word. Bring out how the little decisions we make each day play a part in how we build the house of our lives.

You could possibly use an example of “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1 KJV), and the importance of following your instructions.

Or, for another example, you could talk about how being kind to others and forgiving others helps one to enjoy life and others, and that this is obeying what the Bible tells us when it says: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 ESV).
Ask the children to think of ways they can build their lives on lessons they’ve learned from recent Bible stories they’ve read.

Watch The Parables of Jesus: The Two Builders.”

Have fun and see if you can find the secret message in “Bible Space Trek: Two Builders.” (To check your answer, see “Answer Key for ‘Bible Space Trek: Two Builders.’”)

Read The Word Is Me” and pause at the end of each page to talk about examples in your own lives of how the Word has helped you in relation to what is explained on the page.

Read The Protective Tower” and talk about the importance of obeying God’s Word, that by doing so we avail ourselves of God’s protection. Remind the children that even when things go wrong, God is able to take better care of us when we have been staying close to Him through obedience.

Read Dora and the Garden, Part 1” and “Dora and the Garden, Part 2.”

Additional resources:

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—The Rock (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—The Rock (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Sep192012

Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word in the Life of Fanny Crosby

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives: “Learn of some of the well-known great men and women of God throughout history;” “be able to identify the benefits of reading God's Word daily and becoming a student of the Word;” and “be able to list benefits of Scripture memorization.” (Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1b; Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1cd)

Read Fanny Crosby and Her Great Love for Jesus.” (Note: The page numbers mentioned throughout this lesson plan refer back to this story.)

Listen to “Psalm 19.”

Look up Psalm 19:1-6, and talk about how Fanny’s grandmother taught her about God through describing and discussing the beauties of God’s creation when she was a girl. (See pages 3 and 4.)
Encourage the children to talk about some of their favorite parts of God’s creation, and how they see God’s love manifested in those things and/or places.

Look up and read Psalm 19:7–11. Help the children list the five different descriptive names for the Word found in Psalm 19:7–9 (perfect, sure, right, pure, clean), and talk about how each description applies. Also talk about the application of verses 10 and 11 and about the benefits of the Word in our lives.

Look up and read Romans 10:17 and talk about the faith we gain from reading God’s Word.

Look up and read Psalm 37:31 and Psalm 119:11, about the benefits of memorizing God’s Word.
Talk about how the Bible verses and stories that Fanny memorized as a child gave her strength and faith. (See pages 4 and 11.)

Read Bright Pebbles: A Hidden Treasure.”

Look up Romans 8:28 and point out how God turned a difficult situation in Fanny’s life (see pages 5 and 6) into something beautiful. Talk about how God is always eager to turn what looks bad to us into something good and wonderful.
Fanny is quoted as saying, "It seemed intended by the blessed providence [divine intervention] of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dispensation [privilege]. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow, I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me."

Listen to “All Things Work Together for Good.”

Discuss Fanny’s poem about an unkind word versus a smile (see page 7), and ask the children for examples of how they can apply this principle in their own lives.

Read Keep Me Thine,” a poem by Fanny Crosby. (Page 12 tells about Fanny’s love for children.)

Look up 2 Corinthians 1:4. Bring out how God was able to use Fanny to encourage Ira Sankey when he became blind. (See page 13.)

Look up some (or all) of the poems and hymns mentioned in the story that are written by Fanny Crosby, following the links given with the poems in the story. Talk with the children about how, though these songs may not be contemporary, they were the style of music for Fanny Crosby’s day and were a testimony to many of the love of Jesus.

Additional activities:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Great Men and Women of God-1b; Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1cd

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word in the Life of Fanny Crosby (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: God’s Word in the Life of Fanny Crosby (Portuguese)

Saturday
May072011

Level 2 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—Staying Connected

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan on God’s Word. It highlights the following lesson objective: Learn that God’s Word must be given a priority in life if one desires to be successful. Learn that it is not always easy to study God’s Word, and how human nature sometimes fights against one’s ability to draw all one can from it, through familiarity, laziness, disbelief, distractions, etc. (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-2cf)

The general target age for this lesson plan is 8 through 12. You can, however, adapt, simplify, or expound on this lesson plan to better suit your child’s comprehension level.

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Look up the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38–42.

Discuss how spending time with Jesus (through prayer and praise, reading God’s Word and meditating and reflecting on it, and taking time to hear God’s voice) is the one thing that is needful in order to live a godly life.

Talk about practical applications of how one can keep God in first place in one’s life; if possible, give personal examples of how you try to keep God in first place.

ReadSoak in God’s Word.”

Discuss the various benefits of reading God’s Word, and how time spent with Him and in study of God’s Word brings about the fruits of His Spirit in our life. (You can look up Galatians 5:22–23 to review the fruits of the Spirit.)

Discuss how one’s life can only fit so much. And at times it is necessary to choose time spent in God’s Word over other activities, but that God blesses such actions.

ReadStay Connected.”

Discuss the difficulties that you or your child face in spending time with Jesus and in study of God’s Word. Quickly brainstorm ways to get over such distractions.

Memorize the following verse: “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life” (John 6:63 NIV).

Prayer: Close with a prayer asking Jesus to help you keep Him and His Word in first place.

Additional activities:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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DOC: Plan de clase, nivel 2: La Palabra de Dios: Mantener la conexión (Spanish)
DOC: Plano de Aula para o Nível 2: A Palavra de Deus – Manter-se Conectado (Portuguese)

Monday
Apr252011

0–5 Lesson Plan: God’s Word—A Guiding Light

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20- to 30-minute class plan on God’s Word. It highlights the following lesson objective: Respect and treasure God's Word, and understand the importance of keeping and obeying God's Word; study and memorize Bible verses upon which these principles are based. (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: God’s Word-1b)

The general target age for this class is 3 through 6. You can adapt, simplify, or expound on this lesson plan to better suit your child’s comprehension level. Activities that may be better suited for older children within the 4 through 7 age range are marked with an asterisk.

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Listen to “In the Bible,” and “New Testament.” If your child likes to dance, you can have your child dance to the song. After the song is done, talk about how the Bible is like God’s letters to us. It tells us where we came from, where we are going, and how to live godly lives.

Look up the following Bible verses: Psalm 37:31 and 2 Peter 1:4a.

* Read the article “What Is the Bible,” or one like it.

WatchVideo: The Parables of Jesus: The Two Builders,” and/or “The Wise and Foolish Man.”

Discuss how the rock in the parable symbolizes God’s Word. Talk about what happens when we build the house of our lives on Jesus’ teachings, and what could happen if we do not. Apply this to everyday situations that you face with your child, and what he or she can do to obey Jesus’ teachings in his or her daily life.

ReadBright Pebbles: A Bright Light.” After reading this article, act out the “action” at the end of the slideshow.

Memorize the verse, “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105 NIV). If your child likes to draw, have your child illustrate this verse, and write out the verse at the bottom of the picture. Put it up by your child’s bed or some other place your child will be able to see it daily.

Memorize the following poem (or learn the song):

The B-I-B-L-E!
That’s the book for me!
I stand upon
The Word of God
The B-I-B-L-E!

Additional activities:

  • With your children, build a LEGO or DUPLO house. As you play, highlight the importance of building a strong foundation for your house, so that it won’t easily fall over.
  • * Do a Google search on “interesting Bible statistics,” or “amazing Bible facts,” and read some of the interesting facts about the Bible with your child.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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DOC: Plano de Aula 0–5: A Palavra de Deus—Uma Luz Guia (Portuguese)
DOC: Plan de clase 0-5: La Palabra de Dios, una luz que te guía (Spanish)