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Elementary Kit for April 4

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New to the Kit or looking for helpful hints on how to use it? Check out the Kids Kit Tips and Tricks - Elementary Edition where we share detailed instructions about the resources below.

Our elementary curriculum builds on the biblical foundation laid for kids in preschool. We want elementary kids to see the excellent character of our all-powerful God and why He is the hero of every story. We do that by looking at 36 godly character traits – one per month – with weekly Finish Lines that teach kids about God, His Word, and how He can help us reflect His character to the world.

Our character trait for March is PATIENCE! Check out the Monthly Overview for a snapshot of everything we will be learning about this month.

This Week's Teaching Video

Additional Resources for April 4

  • Discussion Guide Continue the conversation with elementary kids using these discussion questions
  • Activity Guide Simple activities to help elementary kids review what they learned from the lesson this week
  • Gospel Era One-Pager Learn major stories, names to know, and how Jesus and the Gospel era point to the rest of the Bible Timeline
  • Gospel Leader Pages Help your family learn how to share the gospel using pictures and verses from the Romans Road.
  • Elementary Spotify Playlist A playlist of some of our favorite songs
  • Special Needs Kit We know some of our amazing kids have special needs or other learning challenges. Here are tools to help you share the Bible story in a simple way with your child.

More ways to have a great week of worship...

Use these activities to keep talking about and applying what you learned this weekend throughout the week.

Teacher: Meal Time

The good news of Jesus’ resurrection isn’t just for us on Easter…it’s for everyone, every day of the year! Practice sharing the gospel with each other as a family. Read each verse and talk about the question that goes with it.

Romans 3:23 - What is SIN? (Anything we think, say, or do that does not please or honor God)

Romans 6:23, 5:8 - What is SALVATION? (Rescue from the punishment, power, and presence of sin)

Romans 10:9 - How can I be saved? (A-B-C – ADMIT you are a sinner, BELIEVE Jesus paid the price for your sins on the cross, CONFESS Jesus is Lord of your life)

Friend: Drive Time

What is your favorite story and why? It could be a true story or a made-up story. How do you see God’s big story reflected in it? No story can perfectly echo the Gospel, but how do you see it show up in other popular stories that you know or have heard? In your favorite story is there a hero, a villain, and someone who needs to be rescued? Who is the hero, villain, and person in need of rescue in God’s big story?

Counselor: Bedtime

All year long, we have learned how “The Bible is a bunch of smaller stories that point to one, big, true story: the story of God and His rescue plan through Jesus.” Spend some time thanking God for Easter and that Jesus came to live a perfect life so that He could be the perfect sacrifice for His sin. Thank Him for His patience, love, and the free gift of salvation.

Coach: Anytime

Print off the Bible Timeline flash cards and use them to review the Timeline eras and the one big story God is telling in various ways. Shuffle the cards and see how fast you can put them in order using the side with pictures. Try to guess the era by having someone read the description on the back. Print two copies and make it a matching game. As a family, come up with your own game that can help you review!

Prayer

Father, Thank you for Easter. Thank you for sending your perfect son, who lived a sinless life and died for my sins. Please provide opportunities for me to share the good news this Easter.