If you are looking for something different for an Easter gift, then look no further! I present to you the Jesus Sees Us Doll and Picture Book!
When I was asked to review this product, I was somewhat skeptical concerning how to use it. I wondered if I was supposed to use like the Elf on the Shelf or use it as an aid when sharing Bible stories from book. By the time I received it, I had many ideas flowing through my brain on how to use it. I immediately tore into the package, read the instructions, and waited to show the kids.
How did we use it?
Initially, I considered using it similar to the Elf on the Shelf. I thought about sitting the Jesus doll up high and looking down. However, I decided to do things a bit different. We were having issues with some sibling rivalry. The boys had been bickering back and forth and arguing about everything imaginable. I allowed each child to take turns with Jesus for 24 hours. During those 24 hours, the child would hold the Jesus doll as we read our devotions from the Jesus Sees Us book. I used these 24 hours for each child to remind them that even though Jesus isn’t a doll, He is always with us, watching everything we do and how we treat our brothers. I noticed their attitudes changed as they could see and feel something in their little hands that reminded them of Jesus’ presence.
We would start the day off with devotions and read from Jesus Sees Us. The boys and I really enjoyed this book! The stories go hand-in-hand with the doll. The pictures in the book actually show the Jesus doll in the devotions so that kids relate the two. 🙂 Some of the topics discussed are:
- Share with Others
- Respect All Adults
- Show Love to Others
- Forgive Others
- Be a Peacemaker
- Have Faith and Trust in God
- Help the Less Fortunate
- Help the Sick
- Tell the Truth
Each devotion is broken down with a picture that goes along with the lesson, a description of what the lesson is about, and how the child can be like Jesus (applying the devotion to their lives). Each devotion also illustrates the Bible scripture reference. Since my kids are bigger, each one looked up the scripture reference in their Bible. Also, they would make good memory verses for your kids!
The end of the book says, “The Jesus Sees Us doll reminds us that Jesus is ALWAYS by our sides to give us love, strength, and support throughout our days and nights! Now that you have your Jesus Sees Us doll, learn more about all the gifts that Jesus gives you by being in your life! Jesus will always be there, watching you learn and grow.”
This is a perfect Easter gift for your little ones! Even my oldest, who is 11, enjoyed this. At first, I thought this devotion would be boring for him, but am I glad I was wrong! He really got into it and looked forward to his time with the Jesus doll. My younger two, I knew they would enjoy it and, of course, they really enjoyed it. LOL.
My boys have taken the Jesus doll everywhere during our review. As you can see in the pictures, we ensured Jesus’ safety by buckling Him up in the car! LOL
I thoroughly enjoyed this review and am glad I said “Yes” when asked. Jesus Sees Us Doll and Picture Book is a great addition to our house and will continue to be a staple during our devotions.
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