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Wind and Waves: 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: Serve
Summary: This week, children focussed on the story of Jesus healing a blind man who believed in Jesus’ power to heal.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus healing a blind man in a children’s Bible.
  3. SHOW AND TELL Find ways that you can serve people in your family and neighbourhood. As you help them, remind your child that you are serving the way Jesus taught us to serve others.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story of Jesus healing a man who was blind.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: Jesus Heals a Man | Luke 18:35-43

    1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
    2. READ the story of Jesus healing the blind man together in a children’s Bible.
    3. PLAY Collect a number of household objects that have varying textures (ice, sandpaper, carpet, towel, wooden block, cookie sheet, etc). Have your child close her/his eyes or use a blindfold. Present each each of the items to your child individually and have your child touch the objects and describe how they feel (soft, hard, fuzzy, cold, wet, warm etc.). After touching each object, have your child open her/his eyes and name the object. Remind your child about the story of Jesus and how he helped a blind man see again.
    4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story of Jesus healing a man who was blind. Jesus healed him even though people around him thought it would bother him. Jesus healed the man because he believed. The man was very thankful that Jesus helped him see again.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: Jesus Heals a Man | Luke 18:35-43

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus healing the blind man together in a children’s Bible.
  3. PLAY Collect a number of household objects that can be recognized easily through touch. Put the items inside a bag or box where your child cannot see them. Blindfold your child and give the items to your child one at a time. Prompt your child to guess what the item is. Provide clues or hints about how the item is used to help your child guess. Remind your child about the story of Jesus and how he helped a man who couldn’t see be able to see again.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned of Jesus’ power to calm the wind and waves during a storm that scared his disciples.
Series: Mark | Redefined
Big Idea: Jesus helps us through the storms of life.
God Story: Jesus Calms a Storm | Mark 4:35-41
Key Verse: Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me. Mark 9:37

  1. READ the story of Jesus calming the storm in March 4:35-41. As you read the story, ask your child what did the disciples feel when the storm was raging and Jesus was asleep. Ask your child, when do they might feel similar feelings. Discuss how they can trust Jesus to calm the storms in their life. Emphasize that the storms of life will still be present for those who follow Jesus but knowing that Jesus is with us helps us to get through these storms.
  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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