Sunday School Fun Zone - Year 2 Toddler Lessons

What is God Like Series - Week 32 - God is Faithful!

Concepts Children Learn: Even though we can't see God, he is with us. We don't have to be afraid; God promises to always be with me. God is faithful. He always keeps his promises.

Supplies needed: See Warm-Up Activity on Activity Page. Prep: Mark you bible with these verses: Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 1139:8-10; Isaiah 41:10.

Make Hide and Peek craft to use with lesson (Pictures 8 and 9). (See Craft Page for directions). Print the b&w or color story pages. 1bw, 1color, 2bw, 2color, 3bw, 3color, 4bw, 4color, 5bw, 5color, 6bw, 6color, 7bw, 7color, 8bw, 9bw.

The numbers in parentheses tell you what Story Page to hold up while you are telling the story. (You don't need to read the words on the actual story pages. They are for use as posters or coloring pages). Only read words that are not in parentheses for the lesson. The words in parentheses tell you what actions you do.

Key Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10. Verses used in lesson: Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 139:8-10. Verses used as reference: Psalm 145:18b.

LESSON: God is Faithful!

Intro: We have a story today that will help us learn about God. Listen close and then we will talk about the story. (1) This is Jessica. (Point to Jessica). Jessica was shopping with her daddy. Jessica always liked to go shopping with her dad. What fun it was to see all the new toys! Ooh - Look at that pretty baby doll, she thought! And, look at all the fancy clothes it has! Just then, Jessica looked up. Where was Daddy? She looked down the isle. Daddy wasn't there. (Shake head no). (2) She looked around the corner. Daddy was't there either. (Shake head no). (3) Oh no! Jessica was scared now. What if Daddy left the store and she was there all by herself! Jessica started to cry. Soon a woman in a pink sweater walked up to Jessica and asked her what was wrong? Jessica wiped the tears from her eyes and said, "I can't find my Daddy!"

"Oh, don't worry, honey, we will find your Daddy!", the woman in the pink sweater said. Then the woman led Jessica up to the front of the store. The woman in the pink sweater explained to the man working there that Jessica was lost. So, the man used the loudspeaker to talk real loud to all the people in the store. This is what he said: "A little girl is lost. If you lost a little girl named Jessica, come to the front of the store." (4) Just then, Jessica's Daddy came running up to the front of the store! "Jessica!", he said with his arms open wide. Jessica was so happy to see her Daddy! "Daddy!" she cried out with a big smile. As Jessica's Dad gave her a big hug he said, "There you are! I've been looking all over for you!" As Jessica hugged her dad back, she said "I've been looking for you too, Daddy! I was afraid that you would leave me all by myself in the big store! But as Jessica's Daddy wiped her tears away, he explained, "Oh, no, Jessica. I will never leave you! You are my little girl forever and ever! How happy Jessica was to be back with her Daddy! Jessica's Dad was happy too. He thanked the women in the pink sweater, and the man who helped him find his little girl. Then the Jessica and her Dad finished their shopping. (5) But, this time Jessica held her Dad's hand and stayed close by him the whole time.

Have you ever been lost at the store like Jessica was? Raise you hand if you have been lost. (Let children talk about when they got lost. Ask them questions, such as:) How did you feel when you were lost? Its scary, isn't it? (Then continue). But, just like your mommy or daddy would never leave you at the store, God will never leave us either. God gives us this promise in the Bible: (Read Hebrews 13:5) He promises to never leave us! That's a great promise, isn't it! And, we know we can trust in God's promises because God is faithful! That's a big word. It means that God always keeps his promises. He always does what he says he will do.

And God gives us another promise in Isaiah 41:10 (Read verse). God promises that he will be with us always! He tells us that we don't have to be afraid because he is with us always! Isn't that a wonderful promise? Even though we can't see God, he is with us. Some things are there even though we can't see them. We can't see the wind, but we can feel it blowing on our face. We can't see our hearts, but we can feel them beating sometimes. God is with us, too, even though we can't see him with our eyes. (Point to eyes).

David the Shepherd Boy knew about God's promise too. Here is what he said: (Read Psalm 139:8-10). (6) David knew that even if we go to the highest mountain, God will be with us. (7) And, if we go far, far away, to the other side of the ocean, God will be with us there too. Even if we hide behind something, God still sees us! And, he is still right there with us. (8 and 9) Let's see if we can find the children hiding in this picture. I can't see them. Where should we look? (Let children tell you which flaps to lift to look for the children). Oh there is somebody! (Continue until all the children in the picture have been revealed). They can hide from us, but they can't hide from God. God still sees them even when they hide! Just like God sees us wherever we are too! Let's have snack, and then we will talk some more.

CIRCLE TIME: (What does this mean for me?)

Who can tell me where they went on vacation this year? (Let children share about their vacation. After each child shares, ask them: ), Did you know that God was with you when you were at Disneyland? (or wherever they went. Then share a place that you went - the more remote or strange, the better - and explain that God was with you even there. That makes me feel happy to know that God is with me wherever I go, because I need God everywhere I go. Next time you go to a new church or a new school, you can remember that God is with you. Then you won't be afraid. Now we have some fun crafts to make to help us remember!

PRAYER: Allow children to pray after adult prays.
God is Faithful Activities, CGod is Faithful Crafts.

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