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Listen: 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 looked at the Christmas story.
Series: Christmas
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
God Story: The Birth of Jesus
Key Verse: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.” John 3:16a

  1. READ The First Christmas Gift on the Bible App for Kids or download the free Nativity story.
  2. SING Download “Away in a Manger” and “It’s Christmastime” on Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday album.
  3. ACTIVITY Get a child-friendly nativity scene that your little one can play with. Tell them who each member of the nativity is and let them play as you tell the story of Jesus’ birth. If you’re looking for kid-friendly nativity scenes, check out a few of our top pics:
2-YEAR-OLDS
Summary: This week in kidmax, 2-year-olds learned about the Angel who brought Mary a message from God and an angel who spoke to Joseph in a dream.
Series: Christmas
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
God Story: A Message for Mary & a Message for Joseph | Luke 1:26-38
Key Verse: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.” John 3:16a

  1. READ The First Christmas Gift on the Bible App for Kids.
  2. SING Download “Away in a Manger” and “It’s Christmastime” on Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday album.
  3. ACTIVITY Your child can practise their fine motor skills while creating Christmas ornaments. Check out: http://www.tinytruthstories.com/crafts/ [scroll down to find!] for free downloadable Christmas ornaments and nativity scenes to make with your little one.

3-SK
Summary: This week in kidmax, 3-SKs heard the exciting message the angel brought to Mary!
Series: Christmas
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
God Story: A Message for Mary & a Message for Joseph | Luke 1:26-38
Key Verse: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.” John 3:16a

  1. READ The First Christmas Gift on the Bible App for Kids.
  2. SING Download “Away in a Manger” and “It’s Christmastime” on Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday album.
  3. ACTIVITY ONE Your child can practise their fine motor skills while creating Christmas ornaments. Check out: http://www.tinytruthstories.com/crafts/ [scroll down to find!] for free downloadable Christmas ornaments and nativity scenes to make with your little one.
  4. ACTIVITY TWO Create sparkling angels with science and a few hours. Using pipe cleaner, hot water, and borax you can make a crystal angel before your eyes. See full description here.

Kids

GRADES 1-5
Summary: This week in kidmax, Grades 1-5 kids learned about the prophet Isaiah and his prophecy of Jesus’ birth hundreds of years before it happened!
Series: Luke | Hearing God
Big Idea: When we listen to God, we hear from him.
God Story: Listen | Isaiah 7:40
Key Verse: “I will listen to what God the Lord says. He promises peace to his faithful people.” Psalm 85:8a

  1. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week.
  2. READ the Key Verse plus what comes after it in Psalm 85:8-13. As a family, learn the Key Verse together!
  3. Check out the midweek activity page below! Use it for your family-friendly home church or do it together as a family.
  4. CALENDAR Have you been following along with our advent calendar? Share with us a story or how it’s going in the comment section below!

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