Category Archives: For the Kiddies

The simple faith of children

My toddler loves to watch Turbo Dogs, a cartoon about dogs who race cars. One of our family members is a Rottweiler x German Shepherd with a heart of gold that she loves. His name is Diego.
She turned me one day and said, “Mommy, I wish Diego could talk like Turbo Dogs! Lets’ pray and ask Lord Jesus to make Diego talk like them. Come, lets pray together.”

Don’t you just love the simple faith!

The sound of God’s voice…to Jordan anyway

One night I was sitting reading a Bible story to Jordan. It was the story of when God called out to Samuel.
When reaching that part, I tried putting on my best “God voice” (not easy for a female!) and said, “Samuel!” And she clasped her hands together excitedly and gasped.
And I read again, “Samuel!” And she gasped with eyes wide open and said with wonder, “Wow Mommy! God has such a beautiful voice!” 😀

But Mommy, I want to see Jesus!

I have a four year old and I’m very strict when it comes to bedtime and maintaining a routine. Many times she has tried conning me into allowing her to stay up later or starts a random conversation about nothing really, just to prolong the inevitable dreadful, and boring as she calls it, bedtime.

I have purchased some little Bible stories for her age group – full of colour and beautiful pictures and she loves them. So our bedtime routine is reading a story or two from there and say our prayers. I read her two stories and then she knows it is time to say goodnight.

The one night before starting reading to her, she paged through the book and saw a picture of Jesus in another Bible story at the back. After I had read her two stories I asked her the usual game questions to see what she remembered about it and then I stated that it was now bedtime. And she exclaimed, “But Mommy! I want to see Jesus!”
How, as a Christian mother, do you not honour that request!

I immediately thought of how the disciples rebuked the little children from coming to Jesus for blessing and prayer. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 19:14)

Can you imagine being so rigid with the rules of this world that you block your child, or anyone, from seeing Jesus? Needless to say, Jordan was read that story and we discussed what she loves about Jesus.
As Head of the household, Jesus surely is allowed to side step any bedtime rules! 🙂

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Fishers of Men Craft

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I always say it is never too early to start teaching your kids about Christ!
I spoke Scripture over Jordan when she was already in the womb. People like to use the science of classical music over their unborn, I used the Word of God. Can’t go wrong there, right!

I love the things that come out of children’s mouths, they can make you laugh! My four year old makes me laugh at least once a day with the things she says.
I was reading Jordan a Bible story last night from her kiddies Bible, about the lepers that Jesus healed and only one came back to thank Him. It’s full of big bright pictures and the text is very short, making it very age appropriate.
So after telling her the story and how we must always thank Lord Jesus for all we have and when He makes us better, she was looking at the picture of Jesus standing with the leper, and knowing that Jesus is well alive and in Heaven, she blurted out, “Now, how did Jesus get on the ground?” 😀 Cute little moments like that are to be treasured, they grow up too fast!

In any way, Jordan has been learning about being fishers of men at school and came home with a new song about it. So I decided to make a game out of it, with fishing. She loved it and played all day!

Cut out some fishies and get them to help you colour them in, all sorts of bright lovely colours. On some of the fish, I coloured them over a cheese grater to give it that scaled effect.

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Colour in an ocean on an A4 size paper (Jordan decided a “Red Sea” was the way to go!)
I then stapled each little fish to make it magnetic.
Make a fishing rod out of a simple skewer and attach some string with a magnet on the end of the string. I used a simple magnet from the back of a fridge magnet and I had a fish bone magnet and let Jordan use whichever one she preferred. She actually preferred the smaller magnet, which is great because this helps with their hand-eye coordination.

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I explained the concept to Jordan as simply as possible, that Jesus wants us to help people and that we must tell our family and friends about Jesus so that they can love Him, because only then will we get to go to Heaven.

Fish away!

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