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Joy: 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, children learned about the fruit of the Spirit and what love looks like.
Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Big Idea: Love looks like…joy, peace, patience, and kindness.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22

  1. SING Download “Joy!” on the Yancy My Best Friend album.
  2. LOVE Choose a different love language each day to focus on to show your little one how much you love them this week. The love languages are: words of affirmation, physical touch (like a hug), quality time, acts of service, and giving gifts.

2-YEAR-OLDS
Summary: This week in kidmax, children learned that love looks like peace and patience.
Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Big Idea: Love looks like peace and patience.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22
God Story: Hannah and Samuel | | 1 Samuel 1:9-20

  1. READ | 1 Samuel 1:9-20 in a children’s Bible.
  2. SING Download “Joy!” on the Yancy My Best Friend album.
  3. SING AGAIN! Check out an old-school classic, Peace Like a River, and sing with your little one!

3-SK
Summary: This week in kidmax, children learned that love looks like peace and patience.
Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Big Idea: Love looks like peace and patience.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22
God Story: Hannah and Samuel | | 1 Samuel 1:9-20

  1. READ | 1 Samuel 1:9-20 in a children’s Bible.
  2. SING Download “Joy!” on the Yancy My Best Friend album.
  3. MAKE Fold a piece of paper twice so it makes it is shaped like a booklet, then cut the two folds so it has proper pages. This week have your child draw the cover of the booklet so it says “what love looks like” then have your child draw on one page what joy looks like, the next what peace and patience looks like.

KIDS

GRADES 1-5
Summary: This week in kidmax, kids learned that the fruit of the Spirit are all expressions of love, and joy is one of them!
Series: The Look of Love
Big Idea: Joy comes from a thankful heart.
God Story: JOY | Galatians 5:22-23; Psalm 100
Key Verse: “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

  1. DISCUSS what is the difference between happiness and joy? Why is joy important to God?
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week.
  3. 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!)
  4. Check out the midweek activity page!

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