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Gifted: 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: Beginnings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that it is important for us to put God first in our lives because he knows the very best way for us to live. When we put him first, he shows us how to live, love, and serve in the best way possible.
Big Idea: Put God first.
Key Verse: In everything you do, put God first. | Proverbs 3:6

  1. SING Download “God Created the World” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) and “With All My Heart” (Little Praise Party: My Best Friend), or find them both on Spotify.
  2. READ the the story of Noah from a children’s Bible or read “Two by Two” on the Bible App for Kids. Emphasize the fact that Noah always put God first.
  3. On a piece of blue card stock paper, write or type the Key Verse, then give your little one crayons of all the colours of the rainbow to colour around the text.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Beginnings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that it is important for us to put God first in our lives because he knows the very best way for us to live. When we put him first, he shows us how to live, love, and serve in the best way possible.
Big Idea: Put God first.
Key Verse: In everything you do, put God first. | Proverbs 3:6
God Story: The Fall | Genesis 3:2-3

  1. SING Download “God Created the World” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) and “With All My Heart” (Little Praise Party: My Best Friend), or find them both on Spotify.
  2. READ the story of creation of people in a children’s Bible and the fall (when sin entered the world). Emphasize that God made all things good and he really wants us to put him first in our lives. You can also check out the Bible App for Kids‘ stories, “In the Beginning” and “The Fall.” 
  3. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Beginnings
Summary: In this series, children will learn that it is important for us to put God first in our lives because he knows the very best way for us to live. When we put him first, he shows us how to live, love, and serve in the best way possible.
Big Idea: Put God first.
Key Verse: In everything you do, put God first. | Proverbs 3:6
God Story: The Fall | Genesis 3:2-3

  1. SING Download “God Created the World” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) and “With All My Heart” (Little Praise Party: My Best Friend), or find them both on Spotify.
  2. READ the story of creation of people in a children’s Bible and the fall (when sin entered the world). Emphasize that God made all things good and he really wants us to put him first in our lives. You can also check out the Bible App for Kids‘ stories, “In the Beginning” and “The Fall.”
  3. Talk through different things that your child does each day, (e.g. playing on the playground) and ask them: What would it look like to play on the playground in a way that we remember to put God first? 
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.
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Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will journey through the story of Moses and the Israelites. They will learn that they can always go to God no matter what is going on, no matter where you are.
Series: Exodus|God
Big Idea: God equips us for great work.
God Story: God’s Artisans | Exodus 35-36
Key Verse: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord who rules over all. The whole earth is full of his glory.” | Isaiah 6:3

  1. READ Exodus 36:1. 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: How did God equip (or gift) Oholiab and Bezalel? How has God equipped (or gifted) you?
  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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