JUMP JUMP

Have fun learning and playing with your preschooler!

We are thrilled you attended Jubilee with your preschooler. While we will always strive to create awesome experiences for your child at church, we believe what’s happening in your home is way more important. No one has more influence in your child’s life than you! That’s why we want to help you continue having fun moments together at home.

First, watch the video to hear God’s truth in a way your preschooler can understand. Then, follow up with the fun activities below!

May 9, 2021

Jonah

I should go God's way
JONAH 1:1–3:10

Watch this week’s video!

REMEMBER THIS:

God’s way is perfect.
2 SAMUEL 22:31, NIRV

SAY THIS:

"Whose way is perfect?"
"God's way is perfect!"

SAY THIS

When you go into your child’s room, say, “Good morning! Who’s ready to wake up and go God’s way?”

BATH TIME

Add a toy to bath time. Use a bath crayon to draw an arrow on the tub showing your child which way the toy can go. Wipe away the arrow and draw another one going the opposite direction. Change up the arrow a few times during bath time while your child plays with the toy, making it follow the arrow. Talk about how God tells us the right way to go, too, but it’s up to us to choose to go God’s way.

CUDDLE TIME

Cuddle with your child this month and pray, “Dear God, Your way is always perfect. That means Your way will always be the right way. Help us to know what Your way is and then choose to go Your way. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

DRIVE TIME

As you drive or take a walk, tell your child which way you need to go in order to get where you’re going. Ask your child what would happen if you went the wrong way. (You would not get where you need to go.) Talk about how God’s way is perfect. That means God’s way is never ever wrong. God’s way will always be the best way and will get us where God wants us to go.

BASIC TRUTH


God made me.

PRAYER


Say: “God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell the people, ‘Go God’s way.’ Today, we’ll make a list of places we can go and tell the people, ‘Go God’s way.’ Tell me one place you can go and tell the people to go God’s way.

Pray: “Dear God, thank You for teaching us that Your way is perfect. Help us to JUMP, JUMP, and go your way. Help us go to (read the places the child(ren) mentioned) and tell others to go your way, too, because God’s way is perfect! We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Here is a fun activity you can do with your preschooler using things you already have at home.

Activity

The Storm

WHAT YOU NEED:

Optional: shakers, noise makers

WHAT YOU DO:

During the activity, say: Come sit it in a circle on the floor with me. We’re going to make storm sounds. Put your hands together in front of you like this and rub them back and forth really slow. (Demonstrate.) Do that with me. (Pause.) That sounds like rain. Now rub them a little faster. (Pause.) And faster. (Pause.) Now pat one leg. (Pause.) Then the other. (Pause.) Keep going. (Pause.) Now even faster. (Pause.) That sounds like thunder. Now freeze." (Pause.)

Continue: “In our story, God told Jonah to go to Ninevah and tell the people there to go God’s way. But Jonah didn’t want to, so he got on a boat and went the other direction! While Jonah was on the boat, a big storm came. Rub your hands together like before. Start slow and go faster. It rained and rained, harder and harder. Pat your legs. (Pause.) Pat them faster. (Pause.) Then came the thunder and lightning. And the wind began to blow. Move back and forth. (Pause.) Jonah knew that God sent the storm for him, so in order to save the people on the boat, he threw himself into the water. And guess what? The storm stopped. Then God sent a great, big fish to swallow Jonah! Jonah was on the inside of that big fish, and he knew he should have gone God’s way. Jonah prayed and told God he was sorry for not going God’s way. When Jonah finished praying, the big fish spit Jonah out onto dry land! Then Jonah went to Ninevah like God said and told all the people there to go God’s way because God’s way is perfect!"

After the activity, say: "Sometimes we think we have a better way, but we have to remember that God’s way is perfect. We can trust God and go His way because God’s way is perfect. Whose way is perfect? God’s way is perfect.”

Whenever you make a mistake as a parent (and you will) just admit it and start over.

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