A fun and active way to introduce toddlers to God’s miracle that
occured at the Battle of Jericho. We’ve also included a babies’
social timeline to help you better prepare to work with young
“JERICHO IS FALLING DOWN”
Lead toddlers in singing this song to the tune of “London
Bridge.” Encourage them to do the motions in parentheses.
March around the wall today. (March in a circle.)
Shout, “Hoo-ray!” (Shout!)
March around the wall today.
God will help us. (Point to heaven.)
Jericho is falling down, (Hold hands and march in a circle.)
Jericho is falling down
To the ground. (Sit on the floor.)
Adapted from Group’s Hands-On Bible Curriculumª for
Toddlers and 2’s.
Babies are very social beings. Take a look at this social time
line to determine what you can expect at different ages:
*6 weeks-Smiles are short-lived and not for anyone in
*2 to 3 months-Smiles are directed at people and toys.
*4 months-Laughs, but may cry around strangers.
*5 or 6 months-May get an adult’s attention to hear a song
*7 months-Uses gestures to get attention.
*8 months-Hugs familiar people and plays Peek-a-Boo.
*12 or 13 months-Imitates adults.
*15 months-Displays empathy toward others.
*18 months-Soothes herself in unfamiliar settings.
*2 years-Shys away from strangers.
*3 years-Feels more secure and is more outgoing.