When I started Impress Your Kids it was because I wanted a place to record the scriptures I was teaching my daughter and the activities we were doing along with them. I began with a scripture for each letter of the alphabet. But didn’t even start the blog until we were all the way on the letter N.
I just ran across all the scripture papers we made and thought I’d share them and try to remember what other activities we did along with them. There is nothing special about the crafts–usually just paper and glue. But for a toddler? It was the highlight of her day. And the highlight of mine as I saw God’s Word being planted in her heart.
So, here we go with the letter A. I’ll try to get B through M up in the next few weeks, too. Of course, you can check out our other ABC verses (the ones I blogged from the letter N through Z and all of them Leigh did) by visiting our ABC Scriptures page.
This is one of those scriptures I remember from a kid. My mom made my brother say it back and forth if we were fighting. I wanted Lydia to know it, too.
The easiest word for the letter A was “apple”, so this is what we did! This was really my first attempt at a craft with Lydia. She was probably a little over 2 years old when we did this. I just drew the apples, then tore the paper, put down some glue and let Lydia stick them on.
I remember we also did some apple stamps in all different colors. That was a big adventure! Then we went to the library and checked out lots of books about apples and Johnny Appleseed. That reminds me, I should have taught her the Johnny Appleseed song. Do you know it?
The Lord’s been good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:
The sun and the rain and the appleseed.
The Lord is good to me!
And the thing you’re really wondering? Yes, Lydia still remembers the verse!
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