My Bible is Sweet Toddler Lesson

Week 15 - My Bible is Sweet Like Honey!

Concepts Children Learn: The words in the Bible are God's words. Our Bibles are sweet like honey. We can hide God's words in our heart when we remember them.

Supplies needed: Honey-flavored candy, a slice of lemon, some vinegar, hot sauce and other yucky foods in squeezable containers, a napkin, Bible Bear Dish craft, Kids With Hearts carft. Prep: The teacher and assistant memorize the bible memory verse for the lesson to encourage the children to memorize it. Mark you bible with the memory verse and verses used in lesson: Psalm 119:11, 35, 103. Make Bible Bear Candy Dish craft, and Kid with Heart craft ahead of time. See Craft Page for directions. Print the b&w or color story pages. 1bw, 1 accessories (from Week 14), 2bw, 2color, 3bw, 3color, 4bw, 4color, 5bw, 5color.

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.

LESSON:
Teacher: (1) This is Bible Bear. He has been helping us with our lessons. Hi Bible Bear! What do you have there in your dish?
Bible Bear: Honey candy! Its really good! And, very sweet!
Teacher: Um-m-m! I love honey. I love things that taste sweet! Maybe you could share some of your honey candy with us. But, first let's taste some other things and see if we like them.
Bible Bear: Yeah, I'll share with you. I like to share!
Teacher:

_____ (Assistant's name) will taste this sour lemon for us and tell us what she thinks. (Have your assistant taste the lemon juice and make a face). Uh-oh. I don't think she likes it. Its too sour. How about some hot sauce? _____ Now (Assistant's name) is going to taste some of this tabasco sauce. (Your taste the tabasco sauce and make a face, spit it in a napkin, and say, "That's Its too hot!"). (Next have your assistant taste a little vinegar or other bad-tasting food, and continue in the same way). Well, so far, we didn't like any of the foods we tried. (Shake head no).

Teacher: Did you know that words can be like food? Some words are not good. They are yucky. Words that are mean are yucky. They are like the sour lemon. Nobody wants to listen to mean words. (Shake head no). Words that are not true are no good either. They are like the vinegar. Yuk! Words that are not true hurt us. They are bad words. Angry words that we say when we are mad are not good either. (Shake head no). They are like the hot foods. They are so hot that we want to spit them out like ____ spit out the hot sauce!
Bible Bear: I'm ready for something that tastes good! What about ice cream? Who likes ice cream? (Let children raise their hand and comment). Who likes candy? (Let children comment, then give a piece of the honey candy to each person). Let's all taste the candy! (Have everyone upwrap and eat their candy).
Teacher: Um-m-m! This candy is really good! Its so sweet and yummy! (Rub tummy).
Bible Bear: What words are sweet?
Teacher: (2) Let's see out Bible tells us: (Read Psalm 119:103). The words in the Bible are sweet like honey! Bible Bear, Do you know why they are sweet?
Bible Bear: Because they are the words God says to us! They are full of God's love and goodness!
Teacher: Yes! They are all the words God wants us to know. And, God's words help us know God! They help us do what God wants us to do. And, when we do what God wants, it makes us happy, just like eating something sweet, like honey! Psalm 119:35 says this: (Read verse). When we obey God, its like eating candy. God's words are a special sweet treat! And when we obey what God says, we are so glad! But, when we sin its like eating the yucky, sour lemon. It makes us sad.
Bible Bear: How can I know more of God's words that are sweet like honey?
Teacher: (3 and 4) Well, our Bible tells us that too. (Psalm 119:11).
Bible Bear: But...but...How do we hide God's words in our hearts? (Open hearts on crafts).
Teacher: We can see that these children have God's words in their heart. We can have God's words in our heart when we believe them, and when we take time to remember them. That's why we have a Bible memory verse every week.
Bible Bear: (Says Psalm 119:11) There! I remembered my Bible verse! Now its in my heart!
Teacher: Very good Bible Bear! Maybe we can all try to remember that verse and hide it in our hearts. Let's all say it together. (Read Psalm 119:11 again slowly). Who thinks they can say it by theirself? (Let children try to say the verse without any help. Help them if they forget some words). (5) And, after we hide God's words in our heart, and we do what God says, then we can see how sweet God's words are!
Bible Bear: Then we want more and more! We start to love God's words like we love ice cream and honey!
Teacher: That's right, Bible Bear. And when we have God's words in our heart, God helps us not sin! So, let's all try to remember the Bible verse for next week. Let's all say it again together. (Say Psalm 119:11 again).

CIRCLE TIME: (What does this mean for me?) Group Activity - Let's Make a Poster!

Picture of Bible and Bible Bear Write the words on the poster board: "My Bible is sweet like honey". Place all the pictures of food on the table and spread out. Tell the children, "We can make a big poster so our parents can see what we're learning in our class. You can help me decide which foods are sweet and good like the Bible. Then we will glue the sweet ones on the poster! Who can point to a picture of something that is sweet?" Give each child a chance to pick one of the foods that are sweet. Let them apply glue and take it over to the poster board and glue it where they want (except not on the other pictures or words). Make sure to praise them for their good work.
Magazine pictures of sweet foods, sour foods, and other foods (cut out).
Glue sticks
Poster board or 11 X 17 sheet of construction paper.
PRAYER: Allow children to pray after adult prays.
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