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Inside Out: 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

WALKERS
Summary: This week in kidmax, kids learned about all of the amazing things God did through Moses.
Big Idea: God wants us to know him.
Series Theme: Knowing
Bible Story: Moses | Exodus 2-20
Key Verse: “Come near to God, he will come near to you.” James 4:8
  1. SING Download “My Best Friend” from the Little Praise Party My Best Friend album.
  2. READ the Life of Moses flipbook.
  3. ACTIVITY Imaginary-play the story of Moses crossing the red sea with his people. Use towels or bed-sheets to pretend to be the sea, and gather some of your child’s stuffed animals and toys to be the Israelite people. Act out Moses holding the staff overhead to split the waters. Have fun by telling the story as you play.
2-YEAR-OLDS
Summary: This week in kidmax, 2-year-olds learned about David the shepherd boy and how much God loved him.
Big Idea: God wants us to know him.
Series theme: Knowing
Bible Story: David | 1 Samuel 16
Key Verse: “Come near to God, he will come near to you.” James 4:8
  1. READ the story of David being anointed by Samuel, and David as a musician in Saul’s court from 1 Samuel 16. Feel free to check out the Bible App for Kids story Stones, Slings, and Giant Things for this story plus the story of David and Goliath.
  2. SING Download “My Best Friend” from the Little Praise Party My Best Friend album.
  3. ACTIVITY Family Jam Night! Gather paper towel rolls, rubber bands, tape, cereal boxes, and whatever else you can find around the house that is suitable for the creation of musical instruments! After you and your child have finished your masterpieces, play a worship song to sing and jam along to.
3-SK
Summary: This week in kidmax, 3-SKs learned about David the shepherd boy and how much God loved him.
Big Idea: God wants us to know him.
Series theme: Knowing
Bible Story: David | 1 Samuel 16
Key Verse: “Come near to God, he will come near to you.” James 4:8
  1. READ the story of David being anointed by Samuel, and David as a musician in Saul’s court from 1 Samuel 16. Feel free to check out the Bible App for Kids story Stones, Slings, and Giant Things for this story plus the story of David and Goliath.
  2. SING Download “My Best Friend” from the Little Praise Party My Best Friend album.
  3. ACTIVITY Family Jam Night! Gather paper towel rolls, rubber bands, tape, cereal boxes, and whatever else you can find around the house that is suitable for the creation of musical instruments! After you and your child have finished your masterpieces, play a worship song to sing and jam along to.
  4. PRAY Disciple your child well by showing them the many times throughout the day that you can pray. Pray with them in the morning as you begin your day, pray over meals, pray before bedtime, and pray when you are grateful or need help through the day. It is easy to pray in your head, but it is more helpful to lead your child if you pray aloud!

Kids

GRADES 1-5
Summary: This week in kidmax, kids learned about the purpose that God had for Jacob, and that God has something special for them too!
Big Idea: God knows who we really are and he wants us to know too.
Series theme: GENESIS | Relationships
Bible Story: Jacob becomes Israel | Genesis 32-33
Key Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways remember him. Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
  1. READ Genesis 35:1-15. Ask: What sticks out to you? Why? Do you have any questions?
  2. WATCH the video below as a family, and share what stood out to you.
  3. SHARE with your child about how they were named. Tell them what their name means, too. Explain that names in the Bible are a big deal, and when God changes someone’s name it means something special.
  4. CHECK OUT the midweek activity page. Use this in your family or for your family-friendly home church.

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