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Rest: 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: Creation
Summary: God created a very good world, and we get to live in it and care for it! God is so creative that he made so many wonderful things. In this series, children will get to explore the many different, wonderful things that God has made!
Big Idea: God created a very good world.
Key Verse: “God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.” | Genesis 1:31
  1. SING Download “God Created the World” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ a story of creation from a children’s storybook Bible.
  3. GO for a nature walk and MAKE a collage of items you find along the way.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Creation
Summary: God created a very good world, and we get to live in it and care for it! God is so creative that he made so many wonderful things. In this series, children will get to explore the many different, wonderful things that God has made!
Big Idea: God created a very good world.
Key Verse: “God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.” | Genesis 1:31
God Story: God Rested | Genesis 2:1-3
  1. SING Download “God Created the World” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ Genesis 2:1-3. The highlight is that God RESTED! Take a moment to pretend to relax and rest with your little one. Put your feet up and put your head on a pillow. Show that resting isn’t sleeping. It’s relaxing and enjoying something around you.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Creation
Summary: God created a very good world, and we get to live in it and care for it! God is so creative that he made so many wonderful things. In this series, children will get to explore the many different, wonderful things that God has made!
Big Idea: God created a very good world.
Key Verse: “God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.” | Genesis 1:31
God Story: God Rested | Genesis 2:1-3
  1. SING Download “God Created the World” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ Genesis 2:1-3. The highlight is that God RESTED! Take a moment to pretend to relax and rest with your child. Put your feet up and put your head on a pillow. Show that resting isn’t sleeping. It’s relaxing and enjoying something around you. ASK: what’s your favourite way to relax and rest?

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will discover that we can see God’s fingerprints on every part of creation. He is the ultimate artist. He designed an amazing world for us to take care of, a place for us to be creative, and a place for him to hang out with us. This series rolls back time to the very beginning to help us understand who we are in connection to God and his great desire to be in relationship with us.
Big Idea: God rested from his work to enjoy creation.
God Story: God Rests | Genesis 2:1-3
Key Verse: “Ever since the world was created it has been possible to see the qualities of God that are not seen. I’m talking about his eternal power and about the fact that he is God. Those things can be seen in what he has made.” | Romans 1:20
  1. READ Genesis 2:1-3. Ask: what is the difference between resting and sleeping? What types of things do we do to rest? What do we enjoy doing to relax? Why do you think God wanted to do that?
  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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