Updated: Feb 25, 2021
SPROUTS ages 2-6. Where do babies come from? Did you know that God creates us through our parents' love? Let's learn more about it!
Use this lesson as it fits for your family! Spend a cozy Saturday morning in discussion together using the whole lesson or use parts of this lesson for several conversations throughout the month! There are so many activities to apply and experience the lesson together. You're the parent and know your child best- enjoy making it your own!
My child will have a basic understanding of a Daddy and Mommy together making a baby and that baby growing inside Mommy, through the meeting of a sperm and egg.
Related/Relevant School of Love lessons:
For sensory activity (according to which one you choose): sonogram photo, photos of your child, you and your spouse, and one or both sets of grandparents
For craft: Photos of child, Mommy and Daddy, both sets of Grandparents, and even Great Grandparents if you have them available; large piece of paper, glue stick, marker (optional)
For game: jigsaw puzzle of your choice
Read these scriptures together. Idea: use one as a memory verse!
"Love is the motive for your birth. You were born by the motive of love as a resultant being of love. Is that right? Thus, man is to be born and to be loved by his mother and father. Then, why do your mother and father love you? Why do even birds or animals love their young? It is because they all were born as testifiers to love."
- Rev. Sun Myung Moon
"Children are the fruit of the love of the mother and father. We need to understand that children embody their parents' love, life, and lineage....We are the sons and daughters of God, the parent who is the origin of true love. Parents are the highest masters of love for children."
- Rev. Sun Myung Moon
“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh.”
Puzzle Pieces: Put one puzzle piece down and hand your child the other. Help him as needed to fit it into the first one. Talk about how these pieces are shaped so that they can fit together perfectly. They complete each other!
Generational Photos: Show your child a photo of their Grandpa and add a photo of Grandma. Then say Grandpa + Grandma = Mama. Show them a photo of Mama as a child. Do the same for Dad’s side of the family. You can also show: Mommy + Daddy = You.
Sonogram Photo: Show your child a picture of when he was in his mother’s womb! Talk about how awesome it is that God created a specific space inside their mothers for babies to grow. Talk about how all their intricate body parts developed during those 9 months!
We’ve learned how much God loves us and our parents love us. We’ve learned how incredible our bodies are and how we should protect them and honor them. Now, let’s learn about where exactly your body got started! God designed a special process for your important body to be made! He blessed mothers with the job of carrying a baby in her womb so that the baby can feel comfy and warm and can get everything it needs to grow! But how did he baby get in there? Let's learn about it.
Watch this Sprouts storytime together!
This will explain the coming together of sperm and egg to make a baby.
Where do Babies Come From? Story Time by School of Love
Or Read your choice of :
1) Hello, My Baby (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Tish Rabe
2) Where Do Babies Come From?
3) Our First Talk About Birth (Just Enough) by Jillian Roberts
What is something new you learned?
What kinds of changes have you noticed in nature recently?
Do all animals and people have babies?
Do you have a favorite baby stuffed animal?
Where did we learn that babies come from?
What is needed to make a baby? Where does the baby grow?
How have you grown bigger since you were a new, little baby?
Explaining “sex” to children. Feel free to refer to this with the proper term “sex” or use your own language like “creating love” or “Mommy and Daddy’s special time” ... whatever you are ready for!
Daddy and Mommy love each other very much. Sometimes, Daddy and Mommy want to show their love for each other in a powerful way. They want to be very, very close to each other. They spend alone time together and their bodies connect in a special way. Their bodies fit together, like two puzzle pieces, to create love and joy. After their bodies fit together in this special way, something from Daddy’s body and something from Mommy’s body stick to each other. They are called Daddy’s “sperm” and Mommy’s “egg”. Once a sperm and egg get together, they start growing a baby! And that, my dear, is how you were created- through true love!
**If your child has been exposed to these terms, feel free to add in the following:
You may have heard the words “sex” or “making love”. This is talking about when Mommy and Daddy have special time together and their bodies fit together to create a child. This is the way God created humans to multiply through love in a very holy and special moment- when the sperm and egg meet at conception.
It’s just like in the animal kingdom! Cats, dogs, and birds fit together by mating and make babies. So do squirrels, monkeys, fish, and all animals of the world! Did you know even plants multiply through the stamen and pistil? Amazing! All of Creation multiplies through the love of male and female!
How did this lesson make you feel?
Do you have any questions?
When you think about Mommy and Daddy making you, how does that make you feel?
Daddy and Mommy’s profound love created me. My body was created from both of their bodies and it has parts of both Daddy and Mommy. It makes God so happy to see how I am like both Daddy and Mommy.
Dear God, today I learned about a beautiful process You created. You made it so that Daddy and Mommy could come together to create love and joy in a special moment. In one of those special moments, they made a baby- me! I am so grateful that you put Daddy and Mommy together to create me! Thank you, God, for Daddy and Mommy.
Use these activities together with your child over the next month to create ongoing conversations on where babies come from!
Play House - Practice role playing Mommy and Daddy and taking care of Baby.
Two Ingredient Recipe - Just like Daddy plus Mommy makes Baby, these two ingredients make something new together! Choose one.
Cheese tortillas. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place one flour (or whichever type you like) tortilla on a baking tray and cover it with your choice of cheese. Put a second tortilla on top. Bake for about 7 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortilla starts to brown.
Strawberry banana smoothie. Wash strawberries and peel banana. Add to blender and blend until fully combined. Enjoy!
Personal Puzzle: Ask your child to draw and color a picture on an entire piece of paper, covering every last white space. Help as needed. Then, draw on jigsaw puzzle shapes (about 6-8 might be appropriate) and cut them out. Reassemble the puzzle together!
Thank You Card: Have your child make and decorate a Thank You card to God for making her! Have her include what she understood from today’s lesson, potentially her first talk on “The Birds and the Bees!” She can draw and you can write for her as she dictates. Older children will be able to write a few words or sentences on their own. This will be a sweet moment to look back upon and it can also be a great icebreaker for future, more serious talks with your child about sex.
Family Tree: Paste a photo of your child at the bottom of your paper. Add parent photos above, followed by grandparent photos higher above, followed by great grandparent photos up top! Optionally, label each photo with a name. Take this activity as far as you or your child would like to go. For example, share thoughts and feelings about each person, warm memories, or say a prayer for each.
Puzzle: Assemble a favorite puzzle together!