Preschool (2 yrs to PreK)
A foundational truth we want all our preschoolers to know is
God Made Me
Through the month of May, we will explore the Creation story. Here are the key highlights you’ll want to emphasize each week:
Basic Truth: God Made Me
Key Question: Who made everthing?
Bottom Line: God Made Everything
Memory Verse: “God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1 NIV
This week we dive into Genesis 1:6-10 where God made the water. As an adult it is simple to overlook the complexity of this moment in history because it’s a Bible story we heard as a child. Whether you grew up in church or not, the story of Creation is not a new one to you. However, if you take a moment as you’re driving, fixing dinner or mowing the lawn. Imagine a world where water didn’t exist. The Father crafted man in His own image. But before doing that, He took the time to create the things that would sustain us physically. Imagine the physical complexity of water. Two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom. Any other combination and it would be water. And at varying temperatures, water takes different form: gas, solid or liquid.
Parents, don’t lose the wonder. Don’t overlook the miracle.
Don’t dismiss the Amazing simply because it’s familiar.
God Made Everything!
**Check out your Small Talk this week for a fun activity to discover the things around you that God created!**
Elementary (K – 5th grade)
Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
This week take a closer look at Jesus & Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-9) and focusing on the idea that…
When people are forgiven, it can change them.
Memory Verse: “Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13, NIrV
Forgiveness is one of the toughest challenges we face as Christ-followers. And one of the toughest things to teach our kids. As parents, we’ve worked hard to teach our kids how to apologize. And when someone apologizes to us, our response is “I forgive you”. But often times the tone of voice doesn’t communicate forgiveness but rather tolerance.
Teaching our kids true, sincere forgiveness is something kids learn from our real-life demonstration. In other words, it’s better caught than taught. As they witness us work through circumstances where we’ve been hurt or wronged, we have the opportunity to show what true forgiveness really looks like.
Look for opportunities this week to demonstrate Forgiveness for your kids.