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Love: 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 true story of Christmas.
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” and “Happy Birthday to You!” on Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday album.
  3. PARTY Help your little one understand the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus birthday! Bake a cake, sing happy birthday, and talk about Jesus’ birthday with your little one.

2-YEAR-OLDS
Summary: This week in kidmax, 2-year-olds learned the nativity story.
Series: Christmas
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
Bible Story: Jesus is Born!
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” and “Happy Birthday to You!” on Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday album.
  3. PARTY Help your little one understand the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus’ birthday! Bake a cake, sing happy birthday, and talk about Jesus’ birthday with your little one.

3-SK
Summary: This week in kidmax, 3-SKs learned the whole nativity story.
Series: Christmas
Big Idea: Jesus is God’s son.
Bible Story: Jesus is Born!
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” and “Happy Birthday to You!” on Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday album.
  3. PARTY Ask your child what they would do to plan a birthday party for Jesus. Then do some of the things they’ve mentioned: bake a cake, sing happy birthday, and talk about Jesus’ birthday with your child. Take time and space to reflect with your child on what Christmas is really about: Jesus.

Kids

GRADES 1-5
Summary:
 This week in kidmax, Grade 1-5s continued to explore the idea of listening to God.
Series: Luke | Hearing God
Big Idea: When we listen to God, we discover his love for us.
God Story:  Jesus’ Birth | Luke 1:57-2:20
Key Verse: “I will listen to what God the Lord says. He promises peace to his faithful people.” Psalm 85:8a

  1. READ through the story of Jesus’ birth in Luke 2.  This week, along with the Key Verse, encourage your child to learn these verses about God’s love: 1 John 4:7, John 3:16.
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week.
  3. Check out the midweek activity page below! Use it for your family-friendly home church or do it together as a family.

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