Kids

July 5,2020

Hi GDoW parents!

Services might be cancelled, but church is NOT! This is proof that the body of Christ cannot and should not be contained by 4 walls.

With that in mind, we’re so excited to share this video resource with you and your children. Watch it together as a family and answer the discussion questions when prompted. The video is in the style of a fun morning talk show for kids. Both you and your kids will LOVE it! In addition, there are 2 kid’s worship videos included—one for older kids and one for younger.

Lesson Video- Jesus Washes Disciples Feet

Worship Video – All Kids

Worship Video- Preschool

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Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet (John 13:1-17)

July 5 2020 Activity Sheet Color Sheet – ALL KIDS

Big Idea: Jesus served others and wants us to do the same.

Memory Verse: “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last. They must be the servant of everyone.” Mark 9:35 (NIrV)

Finally, we want to leave you with a blessing based on Philippians 4:7. I think it’s fitting for these challenging times.

May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard the hearts and minds of you and your family in Christ Jesus. Amen.

In Him,

Dondi & Bethany


June 28,2020
Journey with Joseph – Week #5 

We have come to the end of this series learning about the AMAZING life of Joseph.  God’s incredible plan for Joseph brought him from being sold into slavery by his brothers to a place of honor with God.  This story is of God’s forgiveness and God’s over-flowing grace. It is a story of seeing circumstances the way God sees them instead of the way we see them.  God ALWAYS works everything together for good.

PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 5 Journey with Joseph – Joseph in Egypt

View Bible Story Joseph in Egypt
Word Search – Twelve Brothers ( Elementary )
Coloring page – Jesus Loves Me ( Pre-K )

Joseph’s Story in Review  ( ALL KIDS )
God helped Joseph get through some very difficult times. He was one of twelve sons. However, Jacob, his father, liked him the best. This made the other brothers very jealous.

Joseph had it made. He was his father’s favorite and got some special attention, and then all of a sudden his life was turned upside down. Joseph could have given up and become bitter. Instead, he trusted and followed God’s purpose. What others meant for evil, God used for good. God continued to help Joseph prosper throughout his life. Sometimes, things in our lives may change for the worse. Our family members may hurt our feelings or even harm us. If we continue to love, honor, and follow God no matter what, He will take care of us according to His purpose.

Every time Joseph found himself in a difficult spot, he continued to follow God. He followed God when his brothers sold him to merchants going to Egypt. He followed God in the presence of Potiphar’s wife. Joseph also followed God while in prison for doing nothing wrong. Joseph had no knowledge that things would eventually go well for him. That was not important. Instead, following God’s Will and honoring the Lord was all that really mattered. It is no wonder that God enabled Joseph to become the second in command over all of Egypt. Joseph would play a big part in God’s plans.

Joseph followed God’s heart from a very young age. Although he found himself in some very difficult situations, he never stopped honoring and obeying God. As a result, God gave Joseph great power and responsibility. The people respected Joseph for his integrity. Like Joseph, we cannot always recognize God’s purpose when we go through hardships and trials. However, it is a good idea to follow Joseph’s example. We can stand firm during these times, knowing that in Christ, we have a purpose. Jesus not only suffered some of the same things we do, He even gave up his life on the cross.

In the story of Joseph God teaches us many lessons: Protection, Serving, Forgiveness and, Obedience.  God watched over Joseph and he kept his eyes focused on God.

Need to Know-Memory Verse Preschool
Love (hug self) Being kind (pat heart) To others.” (point to others) Micah 6:8 (hands open, like a book)

Memory Verse Elementary:
The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what He wants from you: To do what is right to other people, Love being kind to others, and live humbly obeying your God. Micah 6:8

Prayer:  Thank you Father for teaching us through the story of Joseph.  God you are always with us, thank you for loving us, protecting us, and forgiving us. AMEN


June 13,2020

Week #4 Parents Guide–Journey with Joseph (Genesis 43-45)


For the next several weeks, we are going to learn about the AMAZING life of Joseph. The story of Joseph is better than any movie you’ve ever seen. It is the TRUE story of God’s incredible plan for Joseph, and the entire world. It is the story of forgiveness and God’s over-flowing grace. It is a story of seeing circumstances the way God sees them instead of the way we see them

PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 4 Journey with Joseph – Joseph Forgives
Forgiveness Coloring Sheet / Forgiveness Activity Sheet

Talk it out and Share ( ALL KIDS )
Review about Joseph what the children have learn through the series “ Journey with Joseph”  Who was Joseph, what, happened to him, and how God was with him .

This week we are learning about Joseph and how he forgave his brothers. This is a great opportunity to talk to our children about what forgiveness is.  We have listed some conversation starters that can help teach them about what forgiveness is & is not.  The most important lesson is for them to know that Jesus forgives us for the things that are bad (sin) in our lives we he died on the cross. When we forgive others, we are being obedient to God.

Forgiveness is…
Given: You don’t have to wait on an apology before you forgive. Forgiveness t helps us let go of the wrong done to us.
Our responsibility: Because we’ve already been forgiven by God, the Bible tells us in Matthew 6:14 that we should forgive others.
Ongoing: Forgiving someone doesn’t mean you’ll immediately feel better about what happened. It’s a choice to move beyond it. Think of a cut on your skin – forgiveness covers like a bandaid and protects you while your body heals.
Healthy: Not forgiving others can leave us feeling really bad on the inside, and cause us not to trust other people. Over time, not forgiving can be like picking a scab. Keep your hurt covered with forgiveness and your heart will stay healthy!
Throwing away:  A quick object lesson to do with your children when they’re angry over an offense is to ask them to write it down in ink or marker on a piece of paper. Explain that forgiveness is like tearing up that paper and putting it into water. After a few minutes collect those pieces and form them into a ball and toss it into the trash

Forgiveness is not…
Keeping score:
When we throw away the bad thing that happened, it means we don’t remind the person again that they did it. It means we start over.
Forgetting:
Even though we’ve thrown out the bad thing that happened, we don’t have to forget it happened. If someone who hurt us before tries to hurt us again, we can protect ourselves. You should always tell an adult you trust when anyone hurts you–no matter what.
A feeling:
Forgiveness is something we give even when we’re still hurt by what happened. Our feelings may still hurt for a time, but we can talk to Jesus and ask him to help heal our hearts.
Fair: It’s not fair that a person who hurt us gets a second chance, but love isn’t based on fairness. It’s based on the love of God who loves us without condition. I often tell my daughter, “Nothing you could ever do will make me love you less.” It’s true with our relationship with God, and it can be true with our relationship with others.

When you talk to your kids about forgiveness, ask them for ideas they would add to these lists, or examples of how they forgive. You may be surprised at how much they can teach you about forgiveness.

Pray
Ask you children to lead in prayer about learning to forgive others as Jesus forgave us


June 13,2020

Week #3 – Journey with Joseph (Genesis 39:21-41:25)

For the next several weeks, we are going to learn about the AMAZING life of Joseph. The story of Joseph is better than any movie you’ve ever seen. It is the TRUE story of God’s incredible plan for Joseph, and the entire world. It is the story of forgiveness and God’s over-flowing grace. It is a story of seeing circumstances the way God sees them instead of the way we see them

PRESCHOOL
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 3 Journey with Joseph – Joseph in Prison

Read Bible Story Joseph in Prison – ( ALL KIDS ) Genesis 39:21-41:25
Coloring Sheet  Joseph – Being Kind( PRE-K )

Talk it out and Share
Who was helping others in prison? ( Joseph )
Was Joseph sad or did he know God was watching over him? ( God was with him )
Who were the two men who had dreams? ( wine taster and the baker )
Was the wine taster’s dream good or bad? ( good )
Was the bakers dream good or bad? ( bad )
Was Joseph kinds to his friend by helping them in prison? ( Yes )
Does God want us to be kinds to others all the time? ( Yes )
God was with Joseph, he was never alone.  God is with us just like he was with Joseph. Be kind to everyone even when we might not want to.  God wants us to give our best!
Need to Know (memory verse for pre-k)
Love (hug self) Being kind (pat heart) To others.” (point to others) Micah 6:8 (hands open, like a book)
Prayer
Dear God, Help us to be kind to other just as your are to us everyday! thank you for always being there for us, in the good times and the bad. Thank you for our friends and family. AMEN

ELEMENTARY
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 2 Journey with Joseph – Joseph in Prison

Read Bible Story Joseph in Prison – (ALL KIDS) Genesis 39:21-41:25
Joseph in Prison Activity Sheet ( ELEMENTARY )
Talk it out and Share
Who were the two people that had dream in prison? ( wine taster and baker )
Who did they tell their dreams to? ( Joseph )
Did Joseph tell them what their dreams were about with help from God? ( Yes or No )
What did Joseph tell them the number “3” meant? ( number of days )
Who did Joseph want the Wine taster to tell he was in Prison? ( Pharaoh)
What were some ways Joseph showed kindness in this story? (Cared about the prisoners, listened to and interpreted the men’s dreams in prison, told Pharaoh the truth about his dream, etc.) Joseph could have been bitter about having to go to prison. He also could have been mean to others. Instead, he chose to love being kind to others. This is exactly what God wants from us. He wants us to love being kind in the way we treat others! Let’s take a challenge and be kind to everyone all the time, even when it is hard.
Memory Verse
The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what He wants from you: To do what is right to other people, Love being kind to others, and live humbly obeying your God. Micah 6:8

Prayer
God thank you for your kindness to us everyday.  Help us to show others your love by helping and being kind to them, even when it might be hard.  Thank you for always being with us no matters what.  Help us this week to show your love to others. AMEN


June 7,2020

Week #2 – Journey with Joseph (Genesis 39)

For the next several weeks, we are going to learn about the AMAZING life of Joseph. The story of Joseph is better than any movie you’ve ever seen. It is the TRUE story of God’s incredible plan for Joseph, and the entire world. It is the story of forgiveness and God’s over-flowing grace. It is a story of seeing circumstances the way God sees them instead of the way we see them

PRESCHOOL
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 2 Journey with Joseph

View Bible Story Joseph and Potiphar – ( ALL KIDS ) Genesis 39
Coloring Sheet  Joseph( PRE-K ) Joseph craft guide ( ALL KIDS )
Talk it out and Share
Who was the man that bought Joseph as a slave? (Potiphar)
Did the men Potiphar give Joseph important things to do in his house? (Yes)
Did Joseph make God happy by doing what was asked of him? (Yes)
Who wanted Joseph to do bad things ? (Potiphar’s wife)
What happened to Joseph did he get put in jail? (Yes)
Sometimes we may not want to be nice to others who don’t share, or are mean to us.  Sometimes we don’t want to listen to our Mom or Dad when they ask us to do something or be good.  When we are kind to our friends and listen to our parents, we are doing the right thing.   You know who is happy when we do the right thing? God!

Need to Know (memory verse for pre-k)
Love (hug self) Being kind (pat heart) To others.” (point to others) Micah 6:8 (hands open, like a book)
Prayer
Dear God, thank you for always being there for us, in the good times and the bad. Thank you for our friends and family. Help us to do what is right and please to you. AMEN
ELEMENTARY
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 2 Journey with Joseph

View Bible Story Joseph and Potiphar – (ALL KIDS) Genesis 39
Word Tiles Activity Sheet ( ELEMENTARY ) Joseph craft guide ( ALL KIDS )

Talk it out and Share
As we study Joseph’s life, we learn about the things God wants from us in the way we treat others. It can be difficult to always treat others in the right way, but we know this is exactly what God wants from us!
Was Joseph sold into slavery by his brothers? (Yes)
Who bought Joseph from the merchantmen? (Potiphar)
What did Joseph do for Potiphar’s? (He took care of Potiphar’s household)
Who wanted Joseph to do the wrong thing while taking care of the household? (Potiphar’s wife)
Where did Potiphar send Joseph? (Prison)
Did Joseph still honor God while he was in prison by doing what was right? (Yes)
Joseph was frustrated, tired, and sad, but he was not defeated. Joseph still had faith in God. He knew God was with him, and even in prison, he kept his faith and did the right thing.

Memory Verse
The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what He wants from you: To do what is right to other people, Love being kind to others, and live humbly obeying your God. Micah 6:8

Prayer
We thank you for your love and care for us. You can take any situation we are in and make something good come from it, like you did for Joseph. Help us to be patient and hopeful when our circumstances seem bad. Help us to remember how much you love us and give us your peace. Amen.


5-31-2020

Journey with Joseph (Genesis 37), Week #1

Parents Lesson Guide

For the next several weeks, we are going to learn about the AMAZING life of Joseph. The story of Joseph is better than any movie you’ve ever seen. It is the TRUE story of God’s incredible plan for Joseph, and the entire world. It is the story of forgiveness and God’s over-flowing grace. It is a story of seeing circumstances the way God sees them instead of the way we see them

Preschool
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 1 Journey with Joseph
View Bible Story Joseph – ( ALL KIDS ) Genesis 37
Coloring Sheet  Joseph( PRE-K )

Talk it out and Share
Who gave Joseph his coat of many colors? ( Jacob/Israel – his Father )
Is Joseph is sold to some merchants on their way to Egypt? ( Yes)
Did Joseph have 12 sisters? ( No Brothers )
Did Josephs brothers treat him kind? ( no )
How does God want us to treat our family an others ( kind )

Need to Know (memory verse for pre-k)
Love (hug self) Being kind (pat heart) To others.” (point to others) Micah 6:8 (hands open, like a book)

Prayer
Dear God,
Thank you for all the good things you have given us. Teach us to count our blessings in good times and bad.
In Jesus’name,  Amen

ELEMENTARY
View the Bible Lesson – (ALL KIDS) Week 1 Journey with Joseph
View Bible Story Joseph – ( ALL KIDS ) Genesis 37
Word Search Activity Sheet ( ELEMENTARY )

Talk it out and Share
Who was Joseph’s father? (Jacob /Israel)
Why did Joseph’s brothers not like him? (He was his father’s favorite)
How did his brothers know that their father liked Joseph the best? (He gave him a colorful robe)
What happened to Joseph where he saw others bowing down to him? (a dream )
What did the brothers do to show they did not like the Joseph? (They threw him in a well – then sold him)
What was Joseph’s position in the family? (Favorite son)
How do you feel when your parents give a brother or sister a special gift but do not give you something? ( Jealous, sad, unhappy)

Memory Verse
The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what He wants from you: To do what is right to other people, Love being kind to others, and live humbly obeying your God. Micah 6:8

Prayer
Let your child lead in prayer


MAY 24, 2020

Parents Lesson Guide Out in the Wild Week 8 

Preschool
View the Bible Lesson  (PRE-K) Out in the Wild WEEK 8
View Bible Story – Philip and the Ethiopian ( ALL KIDS )
Coloring Sheet ( PRE-K )

Talk it out and Share
1. Who told Philip to walk on the road that led to Gaza (Gah-zuh)? (An Angel)
2. As Philip walked down the road, what sound did he hear? (Horses or Horses’ Hooves ) What was coming? (A chariot) 3. Was the man inside the chariot from close by or far away? (Far away)
4. Was the man from far away reading God’s Word?
5. When the man did not understand God’s Words, did Philip help him? (Yes)
When we don’t understand something we read in the Bible, we can ask for help, too!
6. Was the leader very GLAD or SAD to hear the good news that Jesus loved him? (Very GLAD)

The words in the Bible are for everyone! They are for you and me & EVERYONE we see! When everyone reads the Bible, we will see wonderful things!  God gave us the Bible so we can see who He is  & how he wants EVERYONE to live. The Bible is for everyone, & we can share what we read with others!

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)
THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for the Bible! Help me tell everyone how great it is! I love you! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!

ELEMENTARY
View the Bible Lesson (ELEMENTARY)– Out in the Wild, WEEK 8
View Bible Story – Philip and the Ethiopian
Word Search Activity Sheet ( ELEMENTARY )

Talk it out and Share
Read – Philip and the Ethiopian Acts 8:26-40
1. Was the important official from nearby or far away? (Far away, this means he probably looked a lot different from Philip)
2. What did the Ethiopian official need help with? (Understanding what the Bible said)
3. Who can you ask for help you when you don’t understand something you read in the Bible? (Parents, small group leaders, older siblings, etc.)
4. Who shared what he knew with the official? (Philip)
5. What are some things you know about the Bible and Jesus?
6. True or False: You can share what you know with everyone. (True)
7. When you know something about the Bible or about Jesus, who can you share it with? (Friends, siblings, family, neighbors, teachers, etc.)

Memory Verse
Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings. Psalm 119:18

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving us the Bible and for all the wonderful things we’ve seen inside of it. Help us to share what we know about the Bible with everyone! We love you! Amen.


MAY 17, 2020

Parents Lesson Guide Out in the Wild, Week 7 

Preschool
View the Bible Lesson  (PRE-K) Out in the Wild WEEK 7
Proverbs Scripture readings and lesson ( ALL KIDS )
Coloring Sheet ( PRE-K )

Talk it out and Share
There is a story in the book of the Bible called Proverbs. This story from Proverbs is about ants!  It says: “Look at the ants!  Ants do not have leaders, but they work and store up food in harvest season.”

Do you think ants are lazy, or are they working hard? (Working hard) They are working hard even when no one is telling them to!  Does God want us to work hard like the ants? (Yes)

There is another story in the book of Proverbs that talks about honey!
Honey is sweet & yummy!  This story says: “Honey is good, but don’t eat too much of it, or you will be sick.”

So what will happen if we eat too much honey?  (We will be sick)
What are some other foods that are sweet like honey? ( Cupcakes, cookies, candy )
Those sweet treats are very yummy, but what will happen if we eat too much of them? (We will be sick) God doesn’t want us to be sick!  That’s why He tells us not to eat too much.

Bible stories from Proverbs HELP us see how God wants us to live. Every story in the Bible HELPS you and me!

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)
THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

ELEMENTARY
View the Bible  Lesson (ELEMENTARY)– Out in the Wild, WEEK 7
Proverbs Scripture readings and lesson ( ALL KIDS )
Coloring Activity Sheet ( ELEMENTARY )

Talk it out and Share
Do you know what it means to be lazy?  (Not wanting to do anything) 
Have you ever felt lazy?  (Not wanting to do homework, chores, or help someone, etc.)

Proverbs 6:6-8 says: “You lazy people can learn by watching an anthill. Ants don’t have leaders, but they store up food during harvest season.” If you’ve ever watched an anthill, you know that ants work very hard.  No one is telling them what to do, but when there is work to be done, the ants work as hard as they can. It’s ok for us to rest sometimes, but when there is work to be done, we should work hard, even if no one tells us to!

Have you ever been made fun of for doing the right thing?
Has there ever been a time that you wanted to do the right thing, but you were afraid to?

The book of Proverbs in the Bible can help when you are feeling this way.
Proverbs 28:1 says: “Those who do what is right are as bold as lions.” Think about lions.  Do you think lions have to be scared of very many animals?  No!  They are kings of the wild!  In the same way, you don’t have to be afraid of doing the right thing. Being bold means that you are not worried or afraid of doing something.  When you do what is right, you are as bold as lions.

We learned about a few situations today where the Bible will help us. As we continue to read the Bible, we will learn that the Bible helps us in EVERY situation!

Memory Verse
Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings. Psalm 119:18 Prayer


Week 6

MAY 10, 2020

Parents Lesson Guide Out in the Wild

Preschool

View the Bible Lesson  (PRE-K) Out in the Wild WEEK 6
Ten Commandments Bible Story – All Kids ( ALL KIDS )
Color Sheet Activity

Bible Story  &  the questions
1.  Did Moses go up the mountain to listen to God or feed the birds? (Listen to God)
2.  Did God told Moses to tell the people to get ready. (Yes)
3. What was God about to give his people? (His laws)
4.  Did God give us his laws to help us or hurt us? ( Help )
5.  Did God give us ten or two commandments to follow? ( TEN )

Share with you children
God gave us rules in the Bible to tell us who He is and how He wants us to live. God didn’t give us these rules to make our lives boring. He gave them to us because He loves us and wants to show us how to live for Him!

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)
THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving us the Bible to read. It is the very best book. Thank you for loving us and protecting us every day. AMEN

ELEMENTARY  

View the Bible  Lesson (ELEMENTARY)– Out in the Wild, WEEK 6
Ten Commandments Bible Story – All Kids ( ALL KIDS )
Activity Sheet – Ten Commandments
Work on Memorizing Ten Commandments ( Guide provided )

Bible Story – Ask the Question
1. How many commandments did God give to us? ( 10 )
2. Who did God give the ten commandments to on the mountain? ( Moses )
3. Did God give His people these laws to help them or hurt them? (Help them)
4. Do God’s laws tell us all how to live? (Yes)
5. Should you and I obey God’s laws? (Yes)

God gave us rules in the Bible to tell us who He is and how He wants us to live. God didn’t give us these rules to make our lives boring. He gave them to us because He loves us and wants to show us how to live for Him!

Memory Verse
Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings. Psalm 119:18 Prayer

Prayer
Allow your child to lead in prayer asking Jesus to help them to do what is right and pleasing to HIM.


MAY 3, 2020

Parents Lesson Guide Out in the Wild, Week 5

Preschool

View the Bible Lesson  (PRE-K) Out in the Wild WEEK 5
View Bible Story – KING JOSIAH
Color Sheet Activity

Bible Story  &  the questions
1. Did Josiah become king when he was a little boy or an old man? (Little boy)
2. What did Josiah’s workers find when they were cleaning the Temple? (A scroll of God’s Word)
3. Did King Josiah want the people to hear God’s words, or did he want to keep them a secret? (He wanted the people to hear God’s words)
4. Even though the scroll was really old when the people heard it, was it still true? (Yes)

Just like King Josiah, we can read the Bible and learn how to obey God. The Bible was written a long time ago, but it was true for King Josiah and it is true for us, too!

Share with you children
When we read the Bible, we can know that what we read is true. It was true long ago, it is true today, and it will be true FOREVER! God tells us so many wonderful things! The Bible is fun to read, and we can learn so many wonderful things from it. That make it the very BEST Book!

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)
THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving us the Bible to read. It is the very best book. Thank you for loving us and protecting us every day. AMEN

ELEMENTARY  

View the Bible  Lesson (ELEMENTARY)– Out in the Wild, WEEK 5
View the Bible Story – TEMPTATION OF JESUS
Word Search – Temptation of Jesus

Bible Story – Ask the Question
1. What do you think it means to “tempt” someone? (Get them to do something wrong)
2. Who was tempting Jesus? (The Devil)
3. What was the Devil tempting Jesus to do? (Turn stone into bread, worship the Devil, get angels to protect Jesus)
4. Did the Devil want Jesus to do the right thing or the wrong thing? (Wrong)
5. Every time the Devil tried to tempt Jesus, what did Jesus remember and say out loud to the Devil? (Scripture/Words from the Bible)
6. When Jesus remembered the words in the Bible, was He was able to say “no” to doing the wrong thing. (Yeah!)

When we remember what the Bible says, we can say “no” to doing wrong things, just like Jesus did! So what do we need to know today? That’s why we practice remembering a verse from the Bible each week

Memory Verse
Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings. Psalm 119:18 Prayer

Prayer
Allow your child to lead in prayer asking Jesus to help them to do what is right and pleasing to HIM.


April 26th, 2020

Parents Lesson Guide Out in the Wild, Week 4

Preschool

View the Bible Story Lesson  (PRE-K) Out in the Wild, Gods Family Grows
View B-I-B-L-E Video / Song
Color Sheet Activity

Bible Story  &  the questions
Paul and his friends loved Jesus very much. Everywhere they went, they would tell people about Jesus. Paul and his friends wrote letters to the people in God’s family. These letters helped them know about WHO God is and HOW He wants us to live! When a letter came, God’s family would READ it over and over again. All the letters Paul and his friends wrote were put into the Bible! Now you and I can read the Bible too!
1. Who wrote letters that are in the Bible? ( Paul )
2. Who would Paul tell about JESUS? ( Everyone, Everywhere )
3. Who did the letters tell everyone about? ( Jesus )
4. What is the best book? ( The BIBLE )

Share with you children
Did you know that you can tell your friends about Jesus? We learn about how much he loves us and wants us to share with others about him and his love in the Bible. The biggest way we learn about Jesus is when we read His word in the Bible. God tells us so many wonderful things! The Bible is fun to read, and we can learn so many wonderful things from it. That make it the very BEST Book!

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)
THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving us the Bible to read. It is the very best book. Thank you for loving us and protecting us every day. AMEN

ELEMENTARY  

View the Bible Story Lesson (ELEMENTARY)– Out in the Wild
A Lost Book is Found
Books of Bible Activity Sheet
Question Activity Sheet

Bible Story – Ask the Question
1. Was the book old or new? (Old)
2. How old was it? (800 years!)
3. Even though it was old, did it still help the people? (Yes)
4. When Josiah read the book, did he see that the people were following God’s laws or not following God’s laws? (Not) 5. How did this make him feel?  (Upset)
6. What did the book of God’s Laws tell the people? (How to live)

How can you remember to read your Bibles each day? What can we learn when we read our Bibles? When you start to learn about the Bible and how it is written think about a beetle, yes a beetle (bug). The beetle has 3 parts a head, body, and tail. Bible verses have three parts too: the book, the chapter, and the verse. You can pick a time every day to read your Bible or have your parents read to you!  We can read wonderful things in the Bible that will show us who God is and how He wants us to live!

Memory Verse
Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings. Psalm 119:18 Prayer

Prayer
Dear God, please open our eyes to the wonderful things in the Bible so we can remember who you are and how you want us to live.


April 19th, 2020

Parents Lesson Guide Out in the Wild   

Preschool

View the Bible Story Lesson (PRE-K) -Out in the Wild, Gods Story for us
Color Sheet Activity
Wikki Wild Activity Sheet

Bible Story Ask the questions
Who tricked Adam and Eve? ( Snake )
Why did Adam and Eve hide? ( They were sad, they disobeyed  )
Who did Adam and Eve disobey? ( God )
Who is Gods son? ( JESUS )

Share with you children
Did you know that God talks to you and me? He does! The biggest way God talks to us is when we read His word in the Bible. God tells us so many wonderful things when we read the fun stories in the Bible, just like this story about John. The Bible is fun to read, and we can learn so many wonderful things from it. That make it the very BEST Book!

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)
THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving us the Bible to read. It is the very best book. Thank you for loving us and protecting us every day. AMEN

 

ELEMENTARY  

View the Bible Story Lesson (ELEMENTARY)– Out in the Wild, Gods Story for us
Books of Bible Activity Sheet
Safari Bible Mad Lib Activity

Bible Story – Ask the Question
Who did God to make rule over all living creatures? ( People )
Did God Give the Israelites what they needed? ( Yes )
How many years did the Israelites in wander in the desert? ( 40 years )
What happened to Jesus at the cross? ( He died )
What were the people called who shared the Good News of Jesus? ( Disciples )

What are some ways God showed his Love in these stories? When we read the Bible we can see Gods love for us by how he loved His people.

Memory Verse
Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings. Psalm 119:18 Prayer

Prayer
Let you child lead in prayer.

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APRIL 12,2020

RESURRECTION SUNDAY 

ELEMENTARY & PRESCHOOL

Talk it Over
1.            What was your favorite part of the video we just watched?
2.            Why did Jesus die on the cross? (The bad stuff we do)
3.            What did the women find when the visited Jesus’ tomb?  (An Angel)
4.            What was rolled away from the tomb? (The big stone)

Jesus did all this because He loves you. He is still alive today and lives in Heaven with God and listens to our prayers. What is one thing you want to thank Jesus for today? Pray together about that.

Need to Know- Memory Verse
He is RISEN – Matthew 28:6
Prayer
Thank you Jesus for loving us and protecting us.  You loved this world so much that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too. Let us have hearts of thankfulness every day. We love you Jesus! AMEN

ELEMENTARY

Talk it Over
1.            What was your favorite part of the video we just watched?
2.            What are the wrong things we do called? (Sin)
3.           Who betrayed Jesus?  ( Judas )
4.            Why did Jesus die on the cross, punishment for our sin or His?  (Ours)
5.            What happened to the curtain in the Temple after Jesus dies on the cross? (Tore in two, split down the middle)
6.            Where did Joseph take Jesus’ body? (The tomb)
7.            What happened three days after Jesus died? (The stone was rolled away from the tomb)

The story of Easter tells us something amazing that God did to show His extravagant love for us. Jesus did all this because He loves you. He is still alive today and lives in Heaven with God and listens to our prayers.

Memory Verse
He is not here! He has risen. Just as He said He would Matthew 28:6
Prayer
Thank you Jesus for loving us and protecting us.  You loved this world so much that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too. Let us have hearts of thankfulness every day. We love you Jesus! AMEN


PALM SUNDAY 4-5-2020

Click Here for the PARENTS LESSON GUIDE 

Lessons are attached as packets this week, which include questions to share with children, activity sheets, and coloring sheet.

PRESCHOOL Packet    &    ELEMENTARY Packet

Bible Story Video “ Triumphal Entry”

Our Bible Stories this week for Preschool & Elementary
“The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem” -Matthew 21:1-11

Memory Verses

ELEMENTARY :  Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9

PRESCHOOL :   JESUS IS THE WONDERFUL KING SAVIOR!


Out in the Wild – March 29, 2020

Click here for the Parents Lesson Guide

ELEMENTARY
View Bible Lesson – (Elementary – Out in the Wild)
Click here to Read the Bible Story – Jeremiah & Baruch (provided in weeks lesson)

Ask the questions:
1. What did God tell Jeremiah to do? (Write down what God said)
2. True or False: God told Jeremiah that He loved all the people. (True)
3. Who helped Jeremiah write down God’s words? (Baruch)
4. Where can we find the words they wrote down? (In the Bible)
5. Were Jeremiah and Baruch the only people who wrote down God’s words? (No, about 40 other people did, too)
6. Since all the words in the Bible are GOD’S words, can we call the Bible “God’s Word”? (Yes)

  1. Was Jeremiah a Prophet? (Yes or No)

Click Here to Learn more about Jeremiah by reading “All about Jeremiah “(provided in weeks lesson)

Share with your Children
When we give messages to people, the words can get messed up. But God’s messages are perfect—no matter who He told them to, they never got messed up. That’s how we know every word in the Bible is God’s Word!


Memory Verse
Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings.  Psalm 119:18

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving us Your words in the Bible. As we read Your Word, help us learn more about who You are and how You want us to live. We love you! Amen!


PRESCHOOL

View the Bible Lesson video, (pre-k) Out in the wild – Jeremiah & Baruch

Ask the questions:
What is Zebras favorite book? (The Bible)
Was Jeremiah a special messenger for God? (Yes)
Who was Jeremiah special helper/friend? (Baruch)
What would they (Jeremiah & Baruch) write on the scroll? (God’s word)
Who tore up the scroll and put it in the fire? (The King)
Are all the words in the Bible God’s word? (Yes or No)

Share with your children
God told people to write down His words so that you and I can read them today!  All the words in the Bible are God’s words.

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)
THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

Prayer
Dear God, thank you for giving me the Bible so that I can read your words every day! I love you! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!

Click Here for the Coloring Page!

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Parents Lesson Guide Out in the Wild   – March 22, 2020

Preschool
View the Bible Lesson, (pre-k) Out in the Wild
View Bible Lesson (You Tube Link)Tell me a Story John the Baptist

Ask the questions:

Did John live in the desert or in the cold snow? (desert)
What special job did God give to John? (To tell others about Jesus)
Who was the very special person John baptized in the river? (Jesus)|
What did John eat? (Locust & honey)

Share with you children

Did you know that God talks to you and me?

He does! The biggest way God talks to us is when we read His word in the Bible.

God tells us so many wonderful things when we read the fun stories in the Bible, just like this story about John.

The Bible is fun to read, and we can learn so many wonderful things from it. That make it the very BEST Book!

Need to Know (memory saying for pre-k)

THE BIBLE (make a book with hands) IS THE VERY BEST (two thumbs up) BOOK (make book with hands)

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for giving us the Bible to read. It is the very best book. Thank you for loving us and protecting us every day. AMEN


ELEMENTARY
View the Bible Story Lesson (elem)– Out in the Wild

What’s your favorite story
Have the kids choose a story in their lesson video they want to learn more about. Have them read it or read to them. MOSES – Exodus 2:11-4:31   / EZEKIEL 37:1-15  /  PETER & JESUS “Peter pays the tax” Matthew 17:24-27

Ask the questions

What did you learn from the story?
Were there any miracles in the story you read?
Was your story in the Old or New Testament?

Share with your children

When we read these amazing stories in the Bible, we all learn who God is and how he wants us to live.  The Bible is full of adventure, mystery and rules that we should follow.

Memory Verse

Open my eyes to see all the wonderful things in your teachings.  Psalm 119:18

Prayer

Let your child lead in prayer.

Out in the Wild ColoringSheet (2)