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Jesus Loves Those Around Me

Bible, Books and Video: 

Good Samaritan 
Scripture:  Luke 10:30-37
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes:  pg 282
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 379
My Story Bible:  pg 92-93
Through the Bible Felt:  pg 195

Zuzu's Wishing Cake  Zuzu's Wishing Cake by Linda Michelin - This book gives examples of how your child can reach out to other children and show love to all children, even those of a different nationality. 
 177390: Are You My Neighbor? Classic VeggieTales DVD, Reissued Veggie Tales - Are You My Neighbor?  
Lend a Helping Hand  The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand  (The Berenstain Bear books may need to be broken into smaller sections as they are longer and geared toward older children.) 
712497: Living Lights: The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors  The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors

Verse:

 • Matthew 7:12 - Do to others what you would have them do to you.
 “Do to Others” - Steve Green – Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 - #2

• Ephesians 4:32 - Be kind...to one another.

Songs and Poems:

• Jesus Loves the Little Children (Traditional)
Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

• 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.

ABCJLM Activities and Crafts:

- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets:  Jesus and the Little Children 

- Make a picture collage of things that you can do for people to show love (kleenex, flowers, cookies, etc.).  Add the title "I Can Show Love Too."
     Decorate a bandaid:  Remember that we are to help people.
     For this lesson focus on the fact that Jesus loves others so we are to show love to others.  Discuss ways that we can show love.
     Make cookies or bread to give to a friend to show them love.  Pick flowers to give away.

- Jesus Loves Those Around Me  Print the "Jesus Loves Those Around Me" title page and add the child's name to the line.  Sponge paint with a heart.  Add and staple or bind all of the pages together to form a book.  Review the Bible stories as you look through the finished book.

- As you read from My Story Bible (pg 92-93) have your child be the footsteps by patting on their legs making the footsteps crescendo as the men get closer and decrescendo as they walk away from the hurt man

Online Ideas:

- Coloring Sheets - Helping   
- The Good Samaritan Story by Cullen's Abc's can give you some ideas of how to tell the story with puppets
- More Good Samaritan Ideas from Christian Preschool Printables
- Showing Goodness/Kindness Story - The story of the Good Samaritan told from the perspective of the innkeeper. Remember that this is a story (parable) that Jesus told to help people understand how important it is to help and care for others, no matter who they are.
- Who is My Neighbor? paper craft

• Make Get Well Survival Kits to give away to someone who is sick or hurt.  (Reprinted by permission)
- Materials:  zip-lock bags, paper to print out the list of items included along with their meanings, hole punch, ribbon, one of each candy listed below
- Print to include in the zip-lock bag:
Tootsie Roll - To help all the pain, "roll" off your back.
Snicker's Bar - To remind you that laughter is the best medicine.
Lifesavers - To "save" you from feeling bored.
Dum-Dum Lollipop - To remind you to not do anything that silly again.
Chocolate Covered Raisins - For when your spirit needs "Raisin."
Flipz - To remind you that you will be back to doing "flips" in no time.
Mounds Bar - To remind you of how much you are loved.
Bubbles - To just blow all your worries away.
Hershey Kisses - Because they always make you feel better.
- Directions:
   1. Give each child a copy of the list above that you have already printed, a zip-lock bag, and one of each item in the list.
   2. Let the child put their items and the list in the zip-lock bag and seal it. 
   3. Place two hole punches somewhere near the top of the zip-lock bag and have the child string a ribbon through the holes and knot it for a nice decoration.

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