Let The Little Children Come – Play Through The Bible – Week 22

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

Week 22 of Play Through The Bible is the story of the little children coming to Jesus. This was a great week for really emphasizing how much Jesus loves his children, even (especially!) the littlest ones.

If you haven’t read the introduction to this series yet I recommend going here. For all the plans in one place, go here.

 


Week Twenty Two – Let The Little Children Come


Focus Point

Jesus loves me!

Story Time Tips

  • We read “Children Come To Jesus” starting on page 208 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers and “Children Come To Jesus” starting on page 300 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook.
  • We focused on three main parts of the story: 1) The children wanted to see Jesus, 2) The disciples told the children to go away, and 3) Jesus wanted to see the children.
  • We talked about how Jesus loves ALL his children, but K was quite tickled to hear that Jesus loved him! It made me realized that I should be telling him that a lot more often!

Activity

Act out the story. Have your child try to go see Jesus and tell them to “go away!” While they are walking away switch to being Jesus and say “let the children come to me!” After that give lots of hugs and kisses and talk about how Jesus loves them so much.

Discussion

Parent: “Who did the children want to see?”

Child: “Jesus.”

Parent: “What did the disciples say?”

Child: “Go away!”

Parent: “But what did Jesus say?”

Child: “Let the children come to me.”

Parent: “Yes, because Jesus loves his children.”

Daily Craft

Day One – Let The Children Come Small World

 

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

Materials Needed:

  • Jesus and disciples figurines (we used our peg dolls)
  • Green tissue paper
  • Assorted figures to be children

This small world was really simple! I left the green tissue paper in the bin from last week, added Jesus and some disciples, and threw in a bunch of random people to be the children. Jesus is standing in the place of honor on top of a play coin. 🙂

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

 

Day Two – Coloring Page

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

For this day you can color a page (such as this one) like normal, or you can do what we did and cut out the Jesus from this page, glue him to another paper, and draw some children around him. I just can’t get enough of those little three year old drawings!

Day Three – Jesus Loves Me Handprint Craft

 

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

Materials needed:

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children ComeUse the red paint to make two handprints on your paper, aiming for a heart shape.

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

We drew a heart around our handprints since it was hard to get wiggly fingers positioned just right.

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children ComeUse the stamps to write “God loves me” on your paper. We were going to write “Jesus loves me”, but of course we couldn’t find the “j” stamp anywhere! If you don’t have stamps you can just write it out with markers.

Day Four – Jesus Loves Me Picture Frame

 

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

Materials needed:

  • 4 large craft sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Picture of your child
  • Markers

 

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

First, glue the craft sticks into a square. We cheated and used the hot glue gun! You can use Elmer’s glue, but you will have to give it some time to dry.

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

Write “Jesus Loves Me” on the top and then let your child decorate it with the markers.

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

Glue the picture of your child to the back! We happened to have some sticky magnets laying around, so we put magnets on the back and hung it on the fridge. You could also tie a string around the corners and hang it up.

Day Five – “I Can Pray” Book

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

 

Materials needed:

  • “I Can Pray” book printable (you can grab it right here – I Can Pray)
  • Markers
  • Something to bind the book (staples, tape, hole punch and string or brads, etc / not pictured)

For this craft, we talked about how Jesus loves his children, and he loves to hear them pray to Him. I put together this little book to get us talking about different ways we can pray.

 

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

Every page of the book has something different to pray about. I added a few pictures to get you started. We went through each page and talked through what things we could pray about in that category. Then, I wrote down and drew pictures for the extra things K said.

Play Through The Bible - Week 22 - Let the Little Children Come

After that, K went back through the book and colored all the pictures. We fastened our book together with a hole punch and brads since that is what we laying around.

Extra Resources

Here are a couple songs that would be great to sing this week:

Jesus Loves Me – Cedermont Kids

Let The Little Children Come – Steve Green

 


I hope you enjoyed week twenty two of Play Through The Bible. I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #playthroughthebible on Twitter or Instagram! 

This post is linked up with…

Intentional Parenting

Mom2Mom Monday

Hip Homeschooling

Tuesday Talk

Titus 2sday

Titus 2 Tuesday

 

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7 Comments

  1. Rebecca Spooner on March 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    What a great post, tons of pictures! I love it! Thanks for joining the linkup at Hip Homeschooling!

    Rebecca

    • Liz Millay on March 2, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks! Glad to have found your site!

  2. Keri Snyder on March 2, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    This is so great- so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing at Intentional Parenting link party- going to be sharing this one!

    • Liz Millay on March 2, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you for the kind words – and thanks for the share!

  3. Amy Harris on January 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    The I Can Pray booklet link isn’t working. Where can I find it to print it?

    • Liz Millay on January 28, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Amy, sorry it took so long to get back to you! The link was broken and the file was still being stored on my barely limping along lap top, so it took me a while to get it all fixed. The link should work for you now though!

  4. Sandy Richardson on February 5, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Thank you so much for all your hard work putting together this great series. This week in my Infant-preschool class we are learning about Jesus loves me and our story is Let the Children Come. I am excited to use your ideas.

    I am planning to pattern my class after your series for next year curriculum. I think this is a great idea and I can hardly wait to start. Thank you again.

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