The Apple of Your Eye: A Toddler Devotion From Psalms 17:8

“Keep me as the apple of your eye,” reads Psalm 17:8. At one time, I’m sure this was a pretty common saying. However, in our world today…not so much. So when apple orchard season rolled around, I jumped at the opportunity to explore this verse.

Apple Orchard

My parents took the girls to an apple orchard over the weekend, where Vale picked her own apples. She loved it, and of course, wanted to carry the bag of apples all over the orchard. When she got home, we read the verse, Psalm 17:8. And we talked about how God picked her, just like she picked her special apples, and she is special to him.

Apple Stamping

We then cut some of the apples in half and did some apple stamping. I used taste-safe finger paint so that Naomi could join in the fun.

What you need:

  • Apples, cut in half
  • Whole milk greek yogurt
  • Food coloring
  1. Mix yogurt with food coloring to make paint.
  2. Let your little explore painting with the halved apples.
Vale hates getting her fingers dirty, so this was a stretch for her.

Apple Snacks

Finally, we finished of by having some apple slices and almond butter for a snack. Yum!

Do you have a favorite apple orchard? How about favorite apple activities you could pair with this verse? Comment below!

The translation of this verse is different in Spanish. If you are like us, and doing your best to raise Bilingual/Spanish-speaking babies, check out:

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