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God Made Me

Bible and Books: 

Scripture: Psalms 139:1-19
Read and Share Toddler Bible:  pg 190-191

God Gave Us You  God Gave Us You - a great book answering the question "Where did I come from?" 

Verse: 

• Psalms 139:14 - You made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
Tune: Deep and Wide
You made me, You made me (Point up, point to self)
In an amazing, wonderful way. (Wave arms in the air)
You made me, You made me
In an amazing, wonderful way.

You said, in the Psalms (Point up, place hands together to form a book)
139 Verse 14
You made me, You made me
In an amazing, wonderful way.

Songs and Poems

• Jesus Loves the Little Ones Like Me(Traditional)
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Little ones like me,
Sat upon his knee,
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.

Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Little ones like you,
Saved you through, and through,
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.

• God Made Me (Author Unknown)
Tune:  Old McDonald
I have hands because God made me, clap, clap, clap
I have hands because God made me, clap, clap, clap
With a clap, clap, here and a clap, clap there
Here a clap, there a clap, every where a clap, clap
I have hands because God made me, clap, clap, clap

Additional Verses:
I have feet because God made me, stomp, stomp, stomp
I have finger because God made me, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
I have knees because God made me, bend, bend, bend
I have arms because God made me, reach, reach, reach

• God Made Me (Adapted from Unknown Original Source)
Tune:  This Old Man (sing at a slower tempo than normal to allow the child to point to the body parts mentioned in the song)

God made me, God made me,
Thank You, God, for making me.
With my eyes, and ears,
a nose, and a mouth.
Thank You, God, for making me.

(Additional verse:  With my head, my shoulders, my knees, and toes.)

• God Made Me Poem
Here are my fingers, here are my toes
Here are my knees, here is my nose.
Here are my feet that help me walk around.
Here is my mouth that can make sound.
Here are my ears, my shoulders, my belly 
Here is my tongue that eats grape jelly
Here is my hair that is crazy you see
Here is my smile that God gave me!

• Head and Shoulders (Traditional)
Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes (Repeat 2x)
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Clap your hands together
(Start slow and gradually increase the speed as you sing and do actions)

ABCJLM Activities and Crafts:

Thank You, God, for Making Me  Color the "Thank You, God" title page.  Staple or bind all of the pages (below) to form a book.  Review the Bible stories as you look through the finished book.

- With a piece of construction paper as the background, add pictures of people found in magazines and newspapers.  Try to find a mixture of men, women, children, nationalities, ages, etc.  Add the title "God Made People."

-  Print the God Made People Poster.  Using the song Jesus Loves the Little Children as the main idea, color the people red, yellow, black, and white.  Add faces and yarn hair.  Draw or cut little pieces of fabric for clothing. Point to the corresponding child as you sing the song. 

- Boy and Girl Puzzle  Print the Boy and Girl Puzzle printable.  Cut each out and into four pieces.  Give the child the puzzle pieces and have her form the boy and girl.  Glue to a piece of construction paper and color.

- On a piece of construction paper, attach a picture of the child.  Add the title "God Made _____" with the child's name.

-  Cut out the Me Poster, and place on a piece of construction paper.  Add yarn hair, facial features, clothes, etc to the silhouette.  Add the child's name.

-  Cut the emotion faces out of the Emotions Printable.  Color and glue on a piece of construction paper.  Add the title "God Made My Feelings." 
-  With a white piece of construction paper as the background, glue on a picture of the child.  Using an ink pad, have the child make finger prints around the photo.  Add the title "God Made Me Special" with the child's name.    
   
• Hand and Foot Print - Use Salt Dough to make a print.
Ingredients:  1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup salt, 1/2 cups water
Directions:  Mix together the flour and salt.  Add in the water.  May add food coloring.  Knead until smooth.  Break off a small section and roll 1/8" thick.  Have the child press his foot or hand into the dough to make a print.  Let it dry for a few days by flipping periodically or bake at 200 degrees until hard.

• Stand in front of a mirror and talk about different attributes of the child that makes him/her special.

• Exam a fingerprint and explain how every person's fingerprint is different.  Look at different people's fingerprints under a magnifying glass

• Have the child lay on a large piece of paper.  Draw around the child.  Add a face.  Glue on hair using yarn.  Lay clothes on the silhouette or draw on the clothes.  Ask the child to point to different parts of his/her body on the silhouette.  

• As you look through books, talk about how God made people all different - age, size, appearance, personalities, etc.

Online Ideas:

 God Made Me Worksheet - a wonderful worksheet to talk about how God Made Me with different body parts that are made to worship Him.

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