101 Great Games for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

101 Great Games for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

by Jolene L Roehlkepartain


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Even as babies are beginning to crawl, toddlers are learning to speak, and preschoolers are starting to cooperate with playmates, they can begin to discover God’s Word and God’s world through play.

Each game in 101 Great Games for Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers includes a Scripture passage, a teaching point, a supervision tip, materials-needed list, and game instructions. A number of games also include a bonus idea or a bonus tip for how to play the game in a different way. A Scripture index and a topical index provide information on locating games that tie into specific Scriptures and teaching points. Half of the games in this book feature Old Testament stories and teachings; the other half come from the New Testament.

Infants and toddlers can surprise us and teach us as much as preschoolers can. Young children have a way of showing busy adults how to slow down and marvel at the fact that "apples are red, and water is wet."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687008148
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 11/08/2010
Edition description: Paperback
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Jolene L. Roehlkepartain is the founding editor of Children's Ministry magazine, and the author of 22 books, including Nuturing Faith in Families, Teaching Kids to Care & Share, and 101 Great Games for Kids. A veteran congregational lay minister and parent educator, Jolene's books draw on her 25 years of experience in working with children, youth, and families.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Power of Play11
Section 1Fun Games for Infants (from Birth to 12 Months)27
1Picture This
2Chase and Catch
3Mountaintop Praise
4God Made All of You
5Rise on Wings Like Eagles
6Up and Down
7Learning More and More
8Happy All the Time
9Crown Your Head
10Hidden Discoveries
11Wonders of the World
12Tell the Good News
13The Joy of Finding Baby Moses
14A Big Goal
15Push the Ark of the Covenant
16The Wonders of Sight
17Clap and Praise
18Where Did They Go?
19Funny Faces, Happy Sounds
20The Whole Body
Section 2Fun Games for Young Toddlers (from 1 to 2 Years)53
21The Sound of the Good News
22Cuddly Creatures
23Body Wise
24Match This, Match That
25A Lot to Harvest
26Have a Ball
27Follow, Follow
28Open My Eyes
29Bigger Bubbles
30Who's in the Tent?
32Tumbling Walls
33Seek and Peek
34Wild Weather
35All Is Well
36Make a Joyful Noise
37Symbols of Faith
38What's in Your Purse?
39Ready for a Trip?
40Amazing Rocks
Section 3Fun Games for Older Toddlers (from 2 to 3 Years)77
41A Circle of Colors
42Jumping for Joy
43Then There Were People
44Love All Around
45A Rainbow of Color
46Lost and Found
47Dazzling Dress-Up
48Stop and Help
49A Noisy Ark
50Step by Step
51David and Goliath
52Happy and Sad, Good and Bad
53Your Sacred Name
54Load Up the Baskets
55Shake and Sing
56Two-by-Two Shoes
57Beautiful Minds
58Your Church, My Church
59Night and Day
60Peek-a-Boo! Who Loves You?
Section 4Fun Games for Young Preschoolers (from 3 to 4 Years)103
61All Our Friends
62Hip Hooray!
63Happy Helpers
64A Safe Place
65Beautiful Bodies
66More Than You Think
67Heart to Heart
68Count the Stars
69All the Money
70All Mine
71Colors Around Us
72From Here to There
73Hand to Hand
74Nesting Birds
75Walk and Praise
76A Time for Everything
77Every Step Counts
78Jailed, Then Free!
79A Wild Wind
80Manna, Manna Everywhere
Section 5Fun Games for Older Preschoolers (from 4 to 5 Years)127
81Who Me?
82Wrists of Wonder
83Pictures of Thankfulness
84Love from Here to There
85Another Way Home
86Ooo! Yuck!
87Jesus Says
88Best Friends
89Sinking Peter
90A Better World
91Love All Around
92Higher and Higher
93Glad, Sad, Mad
94Watch Out, David!
95Play and Laugh
96Camel Crawl
97A Stormy Sea
98So Many Animals
99Lost Sheep
100A Long Laugh
101Follow Christ the Leader
The Best Bibles for Young Children
The Best Resources on Early Childhood Development
Scripture Index163
Topical Index165

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