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 December is PURITY! 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.
Summarize Genesis 3 or have one of your kids retell it for you. Ask them if they think God still loved Adam and Eve, even though they were no longer pure? Does God still love us even though we have sinned? (Absolutely! He always loves us, no matter what. There are consequences for our sin, but God still loves us.)
Remind your kids that the rest of the Bible is a bunch of smaller stories that point to one big, true story: The story of God and His rescue plan. All through the Old Testament, He gives us hints about what He is going to do. Read Isaiah 53:4-6 together and ask the following questions.
Practice this month’s memory verse (Psalm 51:10) stop-and-go style! When you are about 100 feet from a stoplight or stop sign, start saying the verse as fast as you can. The goal is to get through the entire verse before you stop at the light or the sign. If you don’t make it in time, pause when you reach the light/sign. Pick it back up when you start driving again.
Pray and thank God for never leaving us even though we have sinned and for having a plan to make us pure again. Thank Him for sending His Son, Jesus, who made a way for us to be forgiven for our sin so that our relationship with God could be made whole.
It’s not too late to start an Advent guide with your family this year! Check out our Watermark Family Advent Guide. There is Scripture reading and a short devo every day you can read together. Also, at the end of the pdf, you’ll find pages of ornaments which you can decorate daily and hang on your tree or around your house to remind you of God’s great story of Christmas!
Father, we thank you that Jesus came to earth and lived a perfect life, died for our sins on a cross, and defeated death by coming back to life. We thank you that through his suffering, we are offered a rescue plan from our sin.