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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 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.
Read or summarize Genesis 1. God is pure and He created all things pure. When we look at ourselves and creation now, is it still pure like God created it? (No.) Describe what you think the world was like when God first created it and how it might be different from today. Did God mess up? (No.) Is God still pure and perfect even if His creation is not anymore? (Yes. God always stays the same. He never changes, no matter what. He is always clean and pure even if something happened to make what He created impure.)
As you drive, try to spot things that were created by God (Examples: trees, squirrels, clouds, etc.). What do you think we can we learn about God by looking at what He created and how He created it? (Examples: Everything in nature points to God’s character. We can see the power of God in waterfalls and thunderstorms as well as His beauty in sunsets. The stars in the sky reflect His greatness while spring rains and cool breezes show how God refreshes and renews us. Insects and flowers show us that God cares about the small details too.)
Thank God for being pure, perfect, and holy and for never changing who He is. Ask Him to help you see His invisible qualities in the world around you every day. Remember, praying Scripture is also a good way to talk to God. Our memory verse, Psalm 51:10, is a great verse to pray to God during this next week. “Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.”
Looking for an Advent study to go through as a family? Check out our Watermark Family Advent Guide. There is a scripture reading and short devo every day you can read together. Also, 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, thank you for being perfect, holy and never changing who you are. Please help me to see you in all that I do and be reminded that you renew my soul every morning.