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Parade: 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: Alive
Summary: In this series, children will be able to be introduced or reminded of the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Big Idea: Jesus is alive.
Key Verse: “Jesus said, “I died, but look – I am alive forever and ever!” | Revelation 1:18, NLT

  1. SING Download “Jesus is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  3. MAKE a cross to put on your window with your little one. Consider allowing them to finger paint it.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Alive
Summary: In this series, children will be able to be introduced or reminded of the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Big Idea: Jesus is alive.
Key Verse: “Jesus said, “I died, but look – I am alive forever and ever!” | Revelation 1:18, NLT
God Story: Jesus Enters Jerusalem | Luke 19:28-40

  1. SING Download “Jesus is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible, the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem (aka Palm Sunday!) Luke 19:28-40.
  3. PLAY act the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem by having your child ride a stuffy, then pretend to wave palms, or put shirts down on the floor. Say that the people shouted “Hosanna!” which is like, “Yay Jesus!”

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Alive
Summary: In this series, children will be able to be introduced or reminded of the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Big Idea: Jesus is alive.
Key Verse: “Jesus said, “I died, but look – I am alive forever and ever! | Revelation 1:18, NLT
God Story: Jesus Enters Jerusalem | Luke 19:28-40

  1. SING Download “Jesus is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ from a children’s Bible, the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem (aka Palm Sunday!) Luke 19:28-40.
  3. PLAY act the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem by having your child ride a stuffy, then pretend to wave palms, or put shirts down on the floor. Say that the people shouted “Hosanna!” which is like, “Yay Jesus!”
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will learn more about Jesus’ live, and learn about how his death and resurrection changed everything!
Series: Matthew | The Rock
Big Idea: Jesus is a humble king.
God Story: Palm Sunday | Matthew 21:1-11
Key Verse: “The Lord is my rock and my place of safety. He is the God who saves me. My God is my rock.” | Psalm 18:2

  1. READ Matthew 21:1-11. Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Ask your child: What do you think that would have been like? What would you have done?
  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.

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