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 2
- 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
- Drama Script Get creative and perform this week’s skit together
- 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 1 Peter 4:8-11 and talk through the following questions with your family:
- What does God give us to help us serve others? (He gives us physical things like a home, money, or a family and He created each of us with unique talents. To believers, He gives spiritual gifts like mercy, wisdom, speaking, and the strength to serve.)
- What are some of the God-given gifts you have? How can God use you to serve others by using those gifts?
- Reread verse 11. What’s the point of us serving others? (We should not do it to draw attention to ourselves but to point people to Jesus and give God the glory. It is not about us; it is all about Him!)
Friend: Drive Time
Learn the memory verse as a family while you are in the car. Practice “popcorn style,” where each family member says one word until the entire verse is completed. Write it on an index card and keep it in the car. Write it with wipe off markers on a car window. As you are learning it, let each person explain what they think it means in their own words.
There are many ways we can meet the needs of others. Sometimes being a friend or listening and praying for someone is a great way to meet their need for love. Think of someone you know who has a need you could pray for (maybe they are sad, have a broken arm, or their family is having trouble getting along). Spend some time praying for that person. Ask God to meet their needs in ways that only He can.
Give each person in your family four index cards. Explain you are all going to fill out the cards with four different acts of service they will do this week. Each person needs to think of the who, the what, and the why of each act of service. The goal is to serve without bringing attention to yourselves. When everyone has finished filling out the cards, take some time to pray over the cards asking God for the opportunity to complete these acts of service.
Say a prayer thanking God for the gifts he has freely given us. Ask him to reveal how you can use those gifts to spread the gospel.