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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 August is SERVICE! Check out the Monthly Overview for a snapshot of everything we will be learning about this month.
Use these activities to keep talking about and applying what you learned this weekend throughout the week.
Read Philippians 1:9-11 and talk as a family about the following questions:
Ask your kids to list out as many godly character traits as they can before you get to the next stoplight or stop sign. Then for each one, try to think of a verse or a story in the Bible that illustrates each character trait. Talk about what they learn about God in these stories and how He perfectly shows that trait. Bonus points if it’s a character trait we’re studying this coming school year!
Think about someone you admire, or look up, to because of the way they follow Jesus. What do you admire about them? How do you see godly character traits in the way they live their life and how they treat others? Spend some time praying for that person – that they would continue to grow to be more like Jesus – and thanking God for their influence in your life!
One day this week, watch a movie together as a family. Tell your kids before you start to be paying attention to different character traits they see in each person in the movie (positive and negative). After it ends, discuss what everyone saw in the characters. Discuss ways each character could have responded in more godly ways. Ask your kids some practical steps they can practice learning more about godly character traits. (Hint: study Philippians 1:9-11 and Colossians 2:2-3 to find out!)
Say a prayer of thanks to God for preserving His word so that we can know His character. Pick a character trait that He has made known to you this week and ask Him to produce that trait in you so that you can continue to grow to be more like Jesus.