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 23
- 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
- Journal Page Use this simple guide to help you as you spend time with God through the spiritual disciplines of Bible study and prayer
- Spiritual Disciplines Review the four spiritual disciplines we talked about this week and think of ways you can practice them in your life
- 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
This week, we’re learning about spiritual disciplines! Learn more about the four disciplines that we talked about and want to practice this week. Spend some time with your family putting these spiritual disciplines into action with help from our Journal Page.
Friend: Drive Time
Practice the spiritual discipline of scripture memory using music this week. Choose a verse you want to memorize as a family and create a song for it by using the first song that comes on the radio. Get creative and try to come up with different versions for each new song or add hand motions.
We can talk to God at any time and about anything. Take some time to create a list of big things that you want to pray for over this next school year. Write down the date that you begin to pray for it. As the Lord answers those prayers, write down that date, too. Talk about how sometimes God may not answer our prayers right away, but He always hears them and is always working for our good.
God has given all of us time, talents, and treasures but He does not want us to keep them all to ourselves. With the new school year starting, there are many ways that you can what God has given you to serve your teachers and classmates. Come up with one way that you can give of your time, talents, and treasures to someone this week. Whether you are at home or in the classroom, opportunities to share what God has given you are all around. (Examples: Make a card for your teacher, befriend the new kid in your class, help your mom get lunch ready, etc.)
Thank God for providing the Holy Spirit. Ask Him to make known areas in your life where you can use the time, talentes, and treasures He has gifted you with.