Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives: “Learn of Jesus’ love for us, and how important Jesus considers each person,” and “that no problem one experiences is too big, bad, or ugly to take to Jesus; learn of the comfort and strength Jesus gives.” (Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1a; Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Jesus, Your Best Friend-1c)
Learn about Psalm 23.
Read “Follow Jesus Today.”
Talk about an experience your child has had where he had to trust that Jesus was out front and going to take care of him. Perhaps it was a new situation that he had not experienced before, and worried about, but then discovered that everything turned out well.
Listen to or read “Billy and the Big ‘What If,’” and point out how Billy learned to pray and trust that Jesus was caring for him.
Listen to or read “Trudge and Zippy.”
Read Luke 15:4–7 and point out how special each individual is to Jesus.
View “Jesus’ Little Lambs.”
Be the artist by tracing or copying your choice from these figures to make your own picture or story of Jesus’ care for you. You could also use these figures to draw a picture of Jesus’ care for a friend of yours, to give to him or her as a present.
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.
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