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Little Boy Jesus
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Listen to a book about little boy Jesus.[edit | edit source]

There are many books about little boy Jesus. The important thing is to choose one that meets the Little Lamb interest and vocabulary level.

Sing a song about little boy Jesus.[edit | edit source]

Songs are fun when you make up new words to a familiar tune. If you are extra courageous, you may even add motions. Many teachers visit "sign language" sights to see key words so that they can start working on the Sign Language award with their students, even while earning this award!

This song is from Barbara Mullins (Philippines).

Song Idea: To the tune of "Frere Jacques" or "Where is Pointer"?

Here is Jesus

Here is Jesus.

Growing Up

Growing Up

Going to the temple

going to the feast

He is 12

He is 12.

Where is Jesus

Where is Jesus

Is he lost?

Is he lost?

Everyone is looking

Everyone is looking

Where is he?

Where is he?

In the temple

In the temple

He is there

He is there

Talking to the teachers

Talking to the teachers

In God's house

In God's house


If you still are needing song inspiration, use your favorite search engine: kids songs my friend Jesus.

Play a game about little boy Jesus.[edit | edit source]

LOVE RUN: Before the class begins, the teacher will hide some paper hearts around the room that have GOD'S LOVE or another love quote such as, JESUS LOVES ME, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, JESUS LOVES ALL THE CHILDREN written on the heart. The teacher begin the game by saying something like, "All the children wearing something RED, run and find a heart and bring it back to your circle" or "Children who have shoe strings, run and find a heart"; "Children with blue eyes run and find a heart". Continue the game until all children have found a heart. Have the children tape their hearts to a large poster and spend several minutes talking about today's lesson and what Jesus taught about loving others.

HEART BOOK MARK: Let each child draw and cut out a heart from a sheet of construction paper. Write today's Bible verse (John 13:34) on the heart and decorate it with stickers and a ribbon at the top. Look up today's Bible verse and place their hearts in their Bible as a book mark.

SUCKER PUPPET: Give each child a sucker and a square piece of white cotton cloth. Have the children wrap the piece of cloth around the candy part of the sucker and place a small rubber band at the bottom of the candy sucker to make it look like the head of a person. Use a marker to draw eyes and mouth and nose on the cloth. You may want to glue on a few strands of yarn for hair or a small piece of colored felt. Have the children tell today's Bible story using the sucker as a puppet.

HEART NECKLACE: Provide the children with a heart to cut out, color, and decorate. Hole punch the top of the heart and let children put a piece of yarn through the hole and add some plastic beads on the string and tie it loosely around their neck to make a necklace that can be easily taken off without untying the string.

PAPER PLATE LOVE HEARTS: Give each child a paper plate. Draw hearts with a marker or glue paper hearts around the edges of the paper plate to form a border around the plate. Write today's Bible verse in the middle section of the paper plate.

HEART BANNER: Give the children supplies to trace and cut out FOUR hearts. Let the children choose different colors for each heart if they wish. Tape the four hearts together and on the first heart write JESUS; on the second heart write LOVES; on the third heart write US; and fourth heart write, ALL. Hang the heart banners around the classroom.

SUCKER BALLOON BOUQUET: Give each child several suckers to rubber band together and add a ribbon. Stick a small balloon on a stick in the middle to form a bouquet and also serve as their treat for the day.

SING A SONG: "Jesus Loves the Little Children"; "Jesus Loves Me" There is very little information in the Bible about Jesus' growing up years. Luke 2:51-52 is the summary of how Jesus helped and obeyed his parents. The New International Version states:

"Then Jesus ... was obedient to them. ... And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."

The children could be taught the words with hand motions. Jesus (pointer fingers point to opposite alternating palms) was obedient to them (nodding head in agreement) and he grew in wisdom (tap forehead with first finger) and stature (palm starts at hip, palm flat and facing down. Then "grow" it upward to the shoulder) and in favor (clap hands twice) with God (flat palm, fingers pointed up, palm towards center, palm descends across center face line) and mankind. (first finger points towards other people)

The goal is to learn that Jesus obeyed his parents, learned, and grew physically. There are a number of children's story books that have beautiful illustrations that show his growing process and use age appropriate language.

Make a little boy Jesus craft.[edit | edit source]

Search your favorite search engine with these terms: "christian children craft boy Jesus"

Idea: make a temple and fill it with Jesus and the religious leaders. Materials - figures of Jesus and three religious leaders (either made from popsicle sticks or colored from coloring book pictures that adults have pre-cut-out. a large legal size envelope for each child. Pieces of green and light blue construction paper. crayons and pencil paper glue (dries quickly)

Procedure: Draw a synagogue door on the back side of the envelope (the side the flap would normally stick to. Extend the flap upward. This creates an open roof but a building with a pointed roofline. Color the figurines. Place them inside the envelope and glue so that their faces/heads stick out the open roof. Glue the open envelope to a piece of "green grass" construction paper that is mounted to a full piece of "sky colored" blue construction paper .