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Tell: 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: Easter
Summary: This week children focussed on the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey and the excitement of the people who were there to see him enter.
Big Idea: Jesus rescues us.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Palm Sunday | Luke 19:28-40

  1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, The Donkey and the King.
  3. PLAY Re-enact the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem with your child. Gather some coats and/or the palm branch craft they made in church on Sunday. Pretend to be in the crowd of people watching Jesus enter Jerusalem and lay down your coats and palm branches as you shout “Hosanna!”

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week children heard the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem riding on a donkey while the crowds of people lining the streets welcomed him with praise.
Big Idea: Jesus rescues us.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Palm Sunday | Luke 19:28-40

    1. SING Download “Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
    2. READ The story of Jesus entering Jerusalem in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, The Donkey and the King.
    3. CREATE a road on a piece of paper by drawing two parallel lines. Using finger paint or water colours, have your child paint her/his hands and cover the road in palm prints. Alternatively, you can help your child trace her/his palm print in different locations on the road and then colour the palm prints green using crayons or markers. Review the story and what people shouted as they saw Jesus entering Jerusalem, “Hosanna!”
    4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Easter
Summary: This week children heard the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem riding on a donkey while the crowds of people lining the streets welcomed him with praise.
Key Verse: “Jesus Christ has rescued us.” Galatians 3:13a
God Story: Palm Sunday | Luke 19:28-40

  1. SING Download Jesus Is Alive” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ The story of Jesus entering Jerusalem in a children’s Bible or on the Bible App for Kids, The Donkey and the King.
  3. MAKE Create your own palm branches by having your child trace her/his hand onto green construction paper or onto blank paper which she/he can colour green. Have your child cut out the handprints. Use these palm branches to re-enact the story with your child. Have your child lay the various palm branches (hand cutouts) on the floor as they shout, “Hosanna!”
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned about the welcome that Jesus received when he entered Jerusalem.
Series: John| Extravagant
Big Idea: We can tell others what Jesus has done.
God Story: Jesus on a Donkey | John 12:12-19
Key Verse: “Lead a life of love, just as Christ did. He loved us. he gave himself up for us.” Ephesians 5:2a

  1. READ the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem. As you read, ask your child why people might have been so excited to see Jesus coming into their city? What had they heard about him? Ask your child about some ways in which she/he can share the good news about Jesus with others.
  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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