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Promise: 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 God’s many promises and how he always keeps them.
Series Theme: Promises
Bible Story: Promises | Genesis 6-9, 21:1-7, 28
Key Verse:  “God has made a great many promises.” 2 Corinthians 1:20a
  1. SING Download “There are Promises” from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album. Sing along all month with this song.
  2. READ From a children’s Bible, read the story of Noah, Abraham, or Jacob. Highlight God’s promises to them, and that God has made a great many promises!
2-YEAR-OLDS
Summary: This week in kidmax, 2-year-olds learned more about promises God made to Jacob.
Series theme: Promises
Bible Story: God’s Promise to Jacob | Genesis 28:10-22
Key Verse:  “God has made a great many promises.” 2 Corinthians 1:20a
  1. READ Genesis 28:10-22 in a children’s bible, or download our flipbook.
  2. SING Download “There are Promises” from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album. Sing along all month with this song.
  3. SEARCH Get a child-safe magazine and look for pictures with your little one of things that God promises us; if you see a picture of a place like a hospital, school, or somewhere your child might recognize, remind them that God promises to be with us wherever we go! If you see a heart, let them know that God promises us love.
3-SK
Summary: This week in kidmax, 3-SKs learned more about promises God made to Jacob.
Series theme: Promises
Bible Story: God’s Promise to Jacob | Genesis 28:10-22
Key Verse:  “God has made a great many promises.” 2 Corinthians 1:20a
  1. READ Genesis 28:10-22 in a children’s Bible, or download our flipbook. See the video below of five-year-old Erin, sharing the story from memory.
  2. SING Download “There are Promises” from the Little Praise Party Taste and See album. Sing along all month with this song.
  3. SEARCH Get a child-safe magazine and look for pictures with your little one of things that God promises us; if you see a picture of a place like a hospital, school, or somewhere your child might recognize, remind them that God promises to be with us wherever we go! If you see a heart, let them know that God promises us love.
  4. CREATE Make a ladder out of craft sticks. On each rung of the ladder, write a word or two of the Key Verse.

Kids

GRADES 1-5
Summary: This week in kidmax, kids learned that we can trust God to keep his promises because he is faithful.
Big Idea: We can trust God to keep his promises.
Monthly theme: GENESIS | Trust
Bible Story: Isaac is Born | Genesis 21:1-7
Key Verse:  “I will make you into a great nation. And I will bless you. I will make your name great. You will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you. I will put a curse on those who put a curse on you. All nations on earth will be blessed because of you.” Genesis 12:2-3
  1. READ Genesis 21:1-7 together with your son or daughter.
  2. DISCUSS Share with your kids something that you wanted for a long time and didn’t get (or maybe didn’t get for years)! Ask them if they’ve ever made a promise to God? What about? Or share a promise that you’ve made to God? Why did you make that promise? What other things does God promise us?
  3. WATCH the video below as a family, and share what stood out to you.
  4. CHECK OUT the midweek activity page. Use this in your family or for your family-friendly home church.

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