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Better: Our Story Continues…

Our Story Continues is our way to connect parents to what kids are talking about and experiencing in the Sunday morning teaching. We want to help to equip parents and spiritual parents with Scripture, talking points, and experiential activities to continue to disciple their kids well every day of the week.

Preschool

1-YEAR-OLDS

Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Summary: In this series, children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit, and how they all show us what God’s love looks like! Children will see the fruit of the Spirit throughout God’s story as various Bible stories highlight them.
Big Idea: Love looks like peace and patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22

  1. SING Download “What Does Love Look Like?” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Ruth (from Ruth 1-4) and Daniel (from Daniel 6) in a children’s Bible.
  3. COLOUR to music. Choose a nice, calm song and encourage your child to colour to music. Then choose a faster, exciting song and encourage your child to colour.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Summary: In this series, children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit, and how they all show us what God’s love looks like! Children will see the fruit of the Spirit throughout God’s story as various Bible stories highlight them.
Big Idea: Love looks like kindness.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22
God Story: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz | Ruth 1-4

  1. SING Download “What Does Love Look Like?” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Ruth (from Ruth 1-4) in a children’s Bible, or check out the Bible App for Kids.
  3. MAKE Help your child make two bracelets or necklaces using Cheerios, Fruit Loops, or some other type of edible material! Put one on them, and help them think of a friend or neighbour to give the other one to, and take them to go and deliver it! Share the kindness!
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Summary: In this series, children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit, and how they all show us what God’s love looks like! Children will see the fruit of the Spirit throughout God’s story as various Bible stories highlight them.
Big Idea: Love looks like kindness.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22
God Story: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz | Ruth 1-4

  1. SING Download “What Does Love Look Like?” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Ruth (from Ruth 1-4) in a children’s Bible, or check out the Bible App for Kids
  3. MAKE Help your child make two bracelets or necklaces using Cheerios, Fruit Loops, or some other type of edible material! Put one on them, and help them think of a friend or neighbour to give the other one to, and take them to go and deliver it! Share the kindness!
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will be reminded of what it means to be on God’s path, and to follow Jesus, and that is how we can best impact other people as we go!
Series: Hebrews | Training
Big Idea: Spiritual mentors help us know God better.
God Story: Training | Hebrews 12:9-11
Key Verse: “My child, think of the Lord’s training as important. Do not lose hope when he corrects you. The Lord trains the one he loves. He corrects everyone he accepts as his child.” | Hebrews 12:5-6

  1. READ Hebrews 12:9-11. Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Ask your child: What happened before this? What happened after? What do you think that was like?
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week. Talk about the video as a family. What stood out to you? What did you like? What did you want to ask a question about? (Tip: If it’s helpful, consider pausing the video as you watch it together, and ask questions or talk about things that stick out to you as you go!)
  3. Download the midweek activity page.

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