Welcome to KidZone… ONLINE!

Hello KidZone Families!
 

Welcome to KidZone!  I am are so glad you are here.

Things may look different than ever before, but I am excited for what God is doing and for the opportunities we have to be an active church in our communities.  Here you will find some activity pages, weekly Bible readings and videos, and a place to make yourself at home at New Life.  Take a scroll through and enjoy some intentional time together learning more about God’s love for us! If you have been attending for years, have just stumbled across our page, or anywhere in between, I’d love to hear from you.  At New Life we know that raising children takes a village and we are honoured to walk with you. 

Feel free to contact me with any ideas, questions, or comments. 

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Shalom, 

Jessie Krahn
Director of KidZone in the House
New Life Community Baptist Church

Cell: 780.975.0593
Email: jessie@newlifechurch.ca
 

July Theme and Bible Verse

 

Weekly Activities

Stay tuned! We’ve got some great weekly content headed your way soon… But we’ve got a summary page to get you started with an overview for the month!
 

Ongoing Challenges & Activities

For those still wanting to learn some additional verses here are some great charts to chip away at! Parents, please limit your “helps” to 2 or less before signing off on verses. When we come back together again I can add these as points to your child’s verse card!
 
 

Orange Blog

Orange is the resource where we get much of our regular content from, and they have a fantastic blog available with great information. Check out the Orange Blog here
 

Another Great Resource: The Bible App for Kids!

 

For those of you with young children needing some ideas:

 

KidZone Bingo!

 

Some Resources to Promote Diversity

As the body of Christ I firmly believe that we are to be advocates and allies to those who are oppressed (check out Proverbs 31:8-9).  There are many ways in which we are able to do this, and one in particular starts at home. We, as parents and caregivers, are given the unique responsibility and honour of raising up the next generation. I encourage you to have conversations with your kids about racism, prejudice, and God’s love for all in clear and direct ways.  It is never to early to talk about diversity!  I have compiled a list of a few of our family favourites that increase exposure through reading and help open the conversation if you aren’t sure where to start.  Because the library is closed, and not all are able to purchase books, a great way to check these out is on YouTube – type the title followed by “read aloud”.  I understand that this is more screen time, but I do think it’s worth it.  If any one is interested in more resources (for instance: printable activity sheets) or would like to have more conversations about this, the line is always open and I would love to hear from you!

 

 

Book List of Where to Start:

God’s Very Good Idea – Trillia Newbell
A Kids Book About Racism – Jelani Memory
One Too Many – Linda Grace Smith (Not available on YouTube, but is at New Life!)
Stolen Words – Melanie Florence
Henry’s Freedom Box – Ellen Levine
When God Made You – Matthew Paul Turner
Not My Girl – Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Loved: The Lord’s Prayer – Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Name Jar – Yangsook Choi
God’s Dream – Desmond Tutu
Drawn Together – Minh Le
The Invisible String – Patrice Karst
Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’o
Be Kind – Pat Zietlow Miller
Jabari Jumps – Gaia Cornwall 
Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai – Chapter Book