Close

The Parent Blog

Blog_March25

Hear: 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: Serve
Summary: This week, children focussed on the story of Jesus healing a blind man who believed in Jesus’ power to heal.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus healing a blind man in a children’s Bible.
  3. SHOW AND TELL Find ways that you can serve people in your family and neighbourhood. As you help them, remind your child that you are serving the way Jesus taught us to serve others.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story of the Good Samaritan who helped his neighbour.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: The Good Samaritan | Luke 10:25-37

    1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
    2. READ the story of the Good Samaritan together in a children’s Bible.
    3. DRAW At the beginning of the week, have your child trace her/his hand onto a piece of paper 5 times. There should be 5 handprints on the paper. Throughout the week, encourage your child to find opportunities to serve people around her/him. As your child performs the various acts of service, have them draw a picture of what they did to serve others on one of the handprints. Aim to have them fill all 5 handprints by the end of the week.
    4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story of the Good Samaritan who helped his neighbour. Other people who could’ve helped the injured man passed by him and didn’t help. Jesus told this story to his followers to show them how important it is to serve everyone around us.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: The Good Samaritan | Luke 10:25-37

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of the Good Samaritan together in a children’s Bible.
  3. PLAY Re-enact the events of this weeks story using props from around your house. You will need: a doll/stuffed toy that can be the injured man, gauze/bandages, some coins, a piece of furniture that can act as a donkey (chair or ottoman). Re-tell the story to your child emphasizing the actions that the good Samaritan took to help his neighbour: feeling sorry (compassion for him), bandaging up his wounds, putting him on a donkey and taking him to the inn, paying the inn keeper to care for him. You may need to play a couple of different roles as the priest, the Levite and the innkeeper while your child plays the good Samaritan.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned the story of Jesus healing a man who was deaf.
Series: Mark | Redefined
Big Idea: Jesus makes all the difference.
God Story: Jesus Heals a Deaf Man | Mark 7:31-37
Key Verse: Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me. Mark 9:37

  1. READ the story of Jesus healing the deaf man in March 7:31-37. After reading the story, ask your child why did people continue telling others about his miracles even though he commanded them not to tell anyone? Emphasize the difference that Jesus made in the lives of those he interacted with and the difference he makes in the lives of those who follow him.
  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.

Share

Leave a Reply