Daily Truth: “Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding…” Proverbs 3:13
It is never too young to begin teaching children about God and the things of God. Below are some fingerplays to teach God’s precepts at an early age.Loving Gifts from God Loving gifts from God; (Point up.) My father and mother, (Use index finger of one hand to touch middle and index finger of other hand.) My sister, brother; (Touch little and ring fingers.) These are gifts from God. (Point up.) Loving gifts from God; (Point up.) A home so good, (Put fingertips of both hands together.) My friends and food; (Wiggle fingers and then pretend to eat.) These are gifts from God. (Point up.) Jesus Is with Me Jesus is with me all the time; (Point up, and then to self.) He sees me when I play. (Jump lightly and clap hands.) He watches when I eat or sleep; (Rest head on hands.) He hears each word I say. (Cup hand behind ear.) Jesus will help me anytime; (Point up, then to self.) When I am sick in bed, (Lay head on hands.) Or when I’m skipping down the walk; (Skip.) He’s there-just as He said! (Point up, nod head yes.) He watches when I read His Word; (Make open book with hands.) He listens when I pray; (Fold hands in prayer.) He sees me when I go to church; (Put hands overhead to make a church steeple.) He’s with me every day! (Point up, then to self.) Jesus Grew Baby Jesus grew and grew, Just as babies do. (Move hands apart as lines are recited.) From a baby, very small, (Rock “baby” in arms.) Grew to be a man so tall. (Indicate man’s height.) Jesus loves a child like me; (Point to self.) He was once a child, you see. (Point up.)
These fingerplays are from Preschoolers Sing and Say by Regular Baptist Press.
Fingerplays increase attention span, add fun, and help teach concepts. Have fun teaching God’s precepts to the children God has placed in your life.
Until the next “Truth” sharing moment,
Cathy Jo Johnson