Close

The Parent Blog

Parent Blog_Sept11

Peace: 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, children learned that God comes first.
Series: Beginnings
Big Idea: Put God first.
Key Verse: “In everything you do, put God first.” Proverbs 3:6, TLB

  1. SING: Download “With All My Heart” on the Yancy My Best Friend
  2. PRAY: for your child each night as they go to bed. Help them to see that you put God first in your life. Start this routine while they are young, and they will grow to ask for prayer before bed.
  3. SAY: As you get your child out of bed each morning, start the day by putting God first. As you lift them from bed say, “Thank you God for a new day, and thank you God for (child’s name)!”
  4. SHOW: Put God first in your own life. Does your little one see you reading your Bible? Do you pray in front of them or display your faith in some way? We can help our kids understand what it means to put God first by showing them what it looks like in our own lives.
  5. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Summary: This week in kidmax, children learned that God comes first.
Series: Beginnings
Big Idea: Put God first.
Key Verse: “In everything you do, put God first.” Proverbs 3:6, TLB
God Story: The Fall | Genesis 2 & 3

  1. READ: Genesis 2-3 in a children’s Bible or The First Sin in the Bible App for Kids.
  2. SING: Download “With All My Heart” on the Yancy My Best Friend
  3. PLAY: When we don’t put God first, things go wrong, like they did for Adam and Eve. Sin is kind of like the “yuck” in our lives we want to get rid of. The great news is that Jesus takes the yuck away for us! Help the kids envision this yuck in our lives with this sticky activity and take the opportunity to talk about the sin as yuck that Jesus rescued us from.
  4. PRAY: God, please help us to put you first. Thank you for Jesus, and that he showed us how to do that. Thank you that Jesus rescued us from sin. Help us to remember that always. AMEN.
  5. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

JK-SK

Summary: This week in kidmax, children learned that God comes first.
Series: Beginnings
Big Idea: Put God first.
Key Verse: “In everything you do, put God first.” Proverbs 3:6, TLB
God Story: The Terrible Lie | Genesis 3 

  1. READ: Genesis 2-3 in a children’s Bible or The First Sin in the Bible App for Kids.
  2. SING: Download “With All My Heart” on the Yancy My Best Friend
  3. PLAY: When we don’t put God first, things go wrong, like they did for Adam and Eve. Sin is kind of like the “yuck” in our lives we want to get rid of. The great news is that Jesus takes the yuck away for us! Help the kids envision this yuck in our lives with this sticky activity and take the opportunity to talk about the sin as yuck that Jesus rescued us from OR create some homemade Playdough, and remake scenes from this week’s God Story together. Roll out a snake, shape some forbidden fruit, etc.
  4. PRAY: God, please help us to put you first. Thank you for Jesus, and that he showed us how to do that. Thank you that Jesus rescued us from sin. Help us to remember that always. AMEN.
  5. Check out the preschool midweek activity page!

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week in kidmax, kids learned that God wants us to be peacemakers, and he has always wanted that.
Series: Genesis | The Aftermath
Big Idea: God created us to live in peace.
God Story: Seth to Noah | Genesis 1 & 6
Key Verse: “God, see what is in my heart. Know what is there. Test me. Know what I’m thinking. See if there’s anything in my life you don’t like. Help me live in the way that is always right.” Psalm 139:23-24

  1. DO a search of the word “peace” in your Bible. See how many times it is there. Choose a few passages to read.
  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. Check out the midweek activity page!

Share

Leave a Reply