The nursery at my church is amazing. All thanks to Linda Mayhugh for teaching us this fun Bible lesson for our babies!
When you pass our nursery, you will rarely hear crying or fussing. Instead, you will hear the laughter and singing as our babies and toddlers learn about God! You will see chubby cheeks smiling and all eyes on the teacher as the babies eagerly wait to see what is coming next.
This class really stimulates all of their senses, building the young children’s vocabulary and giving them something to look forward to each week. In fact, the little ones that have learned how to walk will often head straight to the table for their lesson the moment they arrive. Some will even point to the table and say, “Bible Class?”
Well, I was so impressed by this lesson and, even more so, the excited reaction of all the nursery children that I decided to replicate the lesson for home use. I teach this bible class to my own children and my preschoolers. It is a huge hit every time and I am sure it will be for your little ones as well. Below is everything you will need to get started, including the complete lesson in a downloadable version.
First, download the class outline. I laminated mine so it can withstand abuse. This outline will show you how to do the class step by step and help you stay on track so you can transition fast and keep your little one’s attention. Click the image to download.
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Next, gather the toys and objects listed in the outline. You can use things you already have around the house or put together a special bin. Here is an example and list of the things that I use:
Finally, watch my video example of the class below. This is a very short version I did with my three little ones. I skipped a few parts and shortened the rest, but hopefully it gives you some idea of what the class should look like. I usually go into more detail with the kids depending on how attentive they are. In the nursery at my church, this class can last 20-30 mins.
Tips and Suggestions: Start out by doing a shortened version of the class like the one I do in the video below. Gradually start adding more detail by asking questions, or including more types of vehicles, food, and animals. For toddlers, I like to ask them what comes next once they have done the class several times. Have fun!!!
For older children check out the Animated Bible DVDs!
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