KidZone Activities: Week of July 12, 2020

 

THE BIG IDEA:

I can trust God.
 

READ THE BIBLE TOGETHER:

Numbers 13:2-9; Matthew 6:25-34
 

ASK THIS:

Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn’t, “So . . . how was church?”
 
  1. What did the spies see when they went to the land of Canaan?
  2. What were the two different reports from the spies to Canaan?
  3. What is a worry you can trust God with?
 

REMEMBER THIS:

This month, your kids are memorizing the Bible verse: 1 Samuel 12:24 (NIV), in case you want to work on it together.

Monthly Memory Verse Video

 

WEEKLY VIDEOS:

This Week’s Song

Preschool Video

Elementary Video

 

QUESTION OF THE MONTH:

We consider intentional family time essential in the development of our kids, and we know in the past few months you may have had an increase of unexpected time together.
 
So here’s a question:
What is something your family does to intentionally build your relationships as a family unit? Send us an email and let us know!


KidZone Activities: Week of July 5, 2020

 

THE BIG IDEA:

I can spend time with God anywhere.
 

READ THE BIBLE TOGETHER:

Exodus 35: 4-35
 

ASK THIS:

Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn’t, “So . . . how was church?”
 
  1. What did the Israelites build?
  2. Why do you think the Israelites built the tabernacle?
  3. What are some ways you can spend time with God?
 

REMEMBER THIS:

This month, your kids are memorizing the Bible verse: 1 Samuel 12:24 (NIV), in case you want to work on it together.

Monthly Memory Verse Video

 

WEEKLY VIDEOS:

Preschool Video

Elementary Video

 

TIP OF THE MONTH:

As much as we love our kids, sometimes they step out of line — way out of line. And while discipline is necessary, it isn’t always so simple. It can be easy to discipline from a place of anger or frustration rather than love. Ask yourself these things before you discipline your child: Am I calm? Have I explained why they’re being disciplined? Have I listened to their perspective? Am I showing them I still love them? Am I holding a grudge or giving them the silent treatment?
 

RESOURCE OF THE MONTH:

Being optimistic is a valuable tool for kids to develop early on. Watch this little video on how everyday people are finding ways to remain optimistic.
 

QUESTION OF THE MONTH:

We consider intentional family time essential in the development of our kids, and we know in the past few months you may have had an increase of unexpected time together.
 
So here’s a question:
What is something your family does to intentionally build your relationships as a family unit? Send us an email and let us know!


KidZone Activities: Week of May 31, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 

SAY THIS:

Keep going even when you have questions.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up.” GALATIANS 6:9, NIrV
 
 

DO THIS:

Sometimes life can feel pretty confusing. The awesome thing is that God knows everything, and He wants to give you what you need to keep going, whether it’s wisdom for a decision or an answer to a tough question. He will send the answers we need at the right time. Pray that God would give you peace and the power to keep going, even when you have a lot of questions.

 

DETERMINATION:

“Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF


KidZone Activities: Week of May 25, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 
 

SAY THIS:

Keep going because God knows the end of the story.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up.” GALATIANS 6:9, NIrV
 
 

DO THIS:

Play a game by telling your kids to think of a scale from 1-10. One being the easiest and 10 the absolute hardest. Think of things that require determination and rate that on the scale. For example, learning a new instrument is a level 6 or not eating candy for a day is level 2. Afterwards, ask them what is something they are determined to finish by the end of the school year or summer.

 

DETERMINATION:

“Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF


KidZone Activities: Week of May 18, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 
 

SAY THIS:

Keep going even when it gets tough.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up.” GALATIANS 6:9, NIrV
 
 

DO THIS:

Do you think that following Jesus means things will be easy? When you try to live the way Jesus taught us, things will get hard! But the awesome thing is that you don’t have to tough it out on your own. When you follow Jesus, God promises to give you the power of His Spirit to keep going. Pray that God will give you the power of His Spirit this week to keep going, even when things get tough.

 

DETERMINATION:

“Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF


KidZone Activities: Week of May 11, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 
 

SAY THIS:

God gives you what you need to keep going.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up.” GALATIANS 6:9, NIrV
 
 

DO THIS:

Q & A for kids: What is something you’re doing now that you’re having a hard time finishing?
Q & A for parents: What is something that you started and finished that changed your life? How would your life be different if you hadn’t seen it through?

 

DETERMINATION:

“Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF


KidZone Activities: Week of May 4, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 
 

SAY THIS:

Keep going even when it seems impossible.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up.” GALATIANS 6:9, NIrV

DO THIS:

School is almost out for summer! Encourage your child to finish the year strong with a note of encouragement by their breakfast, lunchbox, or door. Write, “God gives you what you need to keep going. Don’t give up and finish the year strong!”

 

DETERMINATION:

“Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF


KidZone Activities: Week of April 27, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 
 

SAY THIS:

There’s always more to discover about God’s plan.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.” PHILIPPIANS 2:3, NIrV
 

DO THIS:

Ask your child to help you see opportunities to let others go first while driving. Let someone ahead of you, let the next person go in the drive through, or show patience in traffic. While finding these opportunities, ask your child, “What is a way you can put someone first today?”

 

HUMILITY:

“Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF


KidZone Activities: Week of April 20, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 
 

SAY THIS:

Put others first because Jesus put you first.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.” PHILIPPIANS 2:3, NIrV
 

DO THIS:

Jesus humbly gave up His life for us. But for most of us, showing humility will look different. It looks like playing with a younger sibling or allowing others to use your stuff. Share two ways you could put others first this week. Ask God to give you the power to let go of some things you think you deserve in order to put others first.

 

HUMILITY:

“Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF


KidZone Activities: Week of April 13, 2020

 

WEEKLY STORY VIDEO:

 
 

SAY THIS:

Jesus put us first.
 
 

REMEMBER THIS:

“Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.” PHILIPPIANS 2:3, NIrV
 

DO THIS:

Q & A for kids: Who is a person who makes you feel important? How do they do that?
Q & A for parents: Do you find it easier or harder to be humble as an adult than it was as a kid?

 

HUMILITY:

“Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.”
 

PARENT CUE BLOG POST:

 

ACTIVITY PAGES:

All ages: Download PDF
Grades 1 & 2: Download PDF
Grades 3 & 4: Download PDF
Grades 5 & 6: Download PDF