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Oh my! Tis the Season! Nope – not Christmas. GERMS and fevers. We’ve set aside our alphabet plans for the time being and are plugging away with simpler schedules and fun projects. This week and next, I’m enjoying teaching Lord’s prayer to preschoolers and toddlers – namely, my cute grandkids. Plus we’re spicing the day up a bit with cute bugs, fun mega bloks, and more. Join us…
Teaching Lord’s Prayer to Preschoolers and Toddlers
Little Bear loves songs and singing. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I consider songs one of the best tools for Bible memorization. So when I decided I wanted to introduce the Lord’s Prayer to him, I knew I wanted to find at least one Lord’s prayer song children could sing easily. Turns out, that was not as easy as I thought it would be.
I did a lot of searching, a lot of listening, and finally ended up with a song I really liked. I personally think that the easiest Lord Prayer song for toddlers and preschoolers is the version by the Wonder Kids from their album Top 50 Bible Songs sung by Wonder Kids. And it’s definitely well suited for toddlers and preschoolers.
This version uses the words debt/debtors as opposed to the other two common options of sin/sins or trespasses / trespass against us (forgive us our debt as we forgive our debtors).
I must say, this turned out to be a very interesting learning opportunity for me as well. I first learned this prayer at my Lutheran school, using Concordia’s 1948 “Luther’s Small Catechism.” It uses the phrase, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” I personally prefer that version but I couldn’t find any version of the Bible that uses that phrase.
According to BibleGateway.com, King James Version, New International Version, and New American Standard Bible all use debts/debtors. NIRV – New International Readers Version uses sin/sinners which is my second favorite. BUT the children’ Bible book my grandson uses and the songs I both like all use debt/debtor – so that won the day. But when they are older, we’ll definitely be talking about ALL of these words. 🙂 And if you’re curious to know more, Wikipedia has a very interesting discussion about it all. Just click here.
AND if you prefer the Catholic version of the Lord’s Prayer for kids, this school has a cute video version.
After all that research, I ended up with Matthew 6:9-13 NASB….
Bug Day Fun
We certainly weren’t going to let a little cold bug get us down! So we decided to have fun with bugs – insects, that is. They’re one of Little Bear’s favorite things to read about. We read our regular bug book. We read a cute and free printable I found – Bug alphabet, complete with one Bible verse per insect. Did you know there are zebra butterflies???? I sure didn’t.
AND I ordered a new bug book for next week. Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs! Whether he’s feeling great or feeling awful, I KNOW he will LOVE this book! It’s one of those bug books toddlers can really understand and enjoy with huge pictures and interesting information!
Have a great week!
I hope your week is great and your bugs are the fun insects in a book and not bugging you in the least. See you again soon!
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Besides these fun projects, we also enjoyed playing with his Vtech gogo trains and Mega Blocks, as well as watching Boz videos. 🙂