Monthly Archives: October 2015

Teaching Ideas for November 1

Bible Story: “Elijah Prayed” Scripture: 1 Kings 18:1-2, 41-46; James 5:17-18 Babies   (Their Bible story is “God Cared for Elijah,” 1 Kings 17:1-16.) So much goes on in the first year of life. Babies are growing at such a fast rate; they will actually double their birth weight in their first year. They are becoming more aware of their world and of those who care for them. Therefore, you are important to each child you teach. As you interact … Continue reading

October 28, 2015

Good morning, Father. My brothers and sisters can be a lot of fun–and they can drive me crazy. One thing is for sure: God, You love them. So I am praying for them. Fill my brothers and sisters with a desire to please You and do things Your way. Teach them how to love You with all their hearts, minds, and strength so they can be totally committed to You. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for October 25

Bible Story: “God Cared for Elijah” Scripture: 1 Kings 17:1-16 Babies (Their Bible story is Daniel 1:1-20.) Daniel felt God’s love and experienced His provision. Babies will feel your faithful care and attention, too. Take time to let them feel how much fun it is to be around them. Play a simple game by saying babies’ names as you clap their hands together at the same time. Continue doing the game as long as they are enjoying the interaction. Say: … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Good morning, Father. What is the best prayer for me to pray for myself as well as the preschoolers I serve? Most important . . .  to love my neighbor as myself. God, help me to love other people with Your love. Help me be kind to others even when they are not kind to me. Teach me to look past what they are like on the outside and see what they are like on the inside. Show me how … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for October 18

Bible Story: “Daniel Chose to Obey” Scripture: Daniel 1:1-20 Babies The parents of the children you teach are fortunate because you are regular teachers. Their children are building relationships with you. The babies recognize your soft voice and they know you by the way you hold them and relate to them. Something so simple but so consistent helps babies recognize others who love and care for them. Why is this so important? Because babies need the consistency of care from … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Good morning, Father. What is the best prayer for me to pray for myself as well as the preschoolers I serve? Most important . . . to love God with all my strength. Lord, I give You every part of my body to use as You want. I give You my hands to serve other people and bring them joy. I give You my feet so You can lead me anywhere You want me to go. And whenever I open … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for October 11

Bible Story: “King David” Scripture: 2 Samuel 5—8 Babies – Music (Their Bible story is 1 Samuel 17:12-15, 17-22.) As you greet babies, ask parents to sign in their children and complete the instruction cards by the door. Play background music so that the atmosphere is calm and welcoming. In a soft voice say the Bible phrase “Help one another.” You might say: “David helped his brothers by bringing them food. Mom has a bottle for you. Thank You, God, … Continue reading

October 7, 2015

Good morning, Father. What is the best prayer for me to pray for myself as well as the preschoolers I serve? Most important . . . to love God with all my mind. Holy Spirit, help me keep my mind clean and pure. Remind me to look at and think about only things that are pleasing to You. Make my mind sharp and clear so that I will know how to live for You! (Philippians 4:8; Romans 12:2) “Love the … Continue reading