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 August is SERVICE! Check out the Monthly Overview for a snapshot of everything we will be learning about this month.
Additional Resources for August 16
- 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
- Godly Character Traits Complete list of character traits, definitions, and memory verses elementary kids will learn this year.
- 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
Read Philippians 1:9-11 and talk as a family about the following questions:
- What is character? (It’s who we are on the inside that affects our actions.)
- How would you describe God’s character? Why? (Examples: Trustworthy, kind, loving, patient, etc.)
- Are we able to produce good character on our own? (No, righteous character comes from Jesus.)
- Go around and share which godly character traits you see in each member of your family.
Friend: Drive Time
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.