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Elementary Kit for July 12

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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 July is WISDOM! Check out the Monthly Overview for a snapshot of everything we will be learning about this month.

This Week's Teaching Video

Additional Resources for July 12

  • 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 JAMES 1:5, PROVERBS 3:5-6, HEBREWS 4:16

  1. What do these verses tell you about asking God for wisdom? (If we ask, He will gladly give us wisdom. Trust the Lord’s wisdom for everything. We can come to Him and boldly ask Him for what we need.)
  2. What is one situation you are in that you need Godly wisdom for right now? After each person shares, pray together as a family and ask God for wisdom for the situations you just talked about.

Friend: Drive Time

Talk about where you might be tempted to search for wisdom other than God. (Unwise friends, media/tv/movies/games, famous people, people who don’t follow God) Talk about when you are most tempted to “depend on your own understanding” instead of trusting in God and asking Him for wisdom (Proverbs 3:5 NLT). As you’re driving around this week, play the songs “Let Him Ask God (James 1:5)” and “Trust (Proverbs 3:5-6)” from Seeds Family Worship. You can find these songs on any music streaming service. Play these songs multiple times to help you memorize these verses and remember that God gives us wisdom when we ask.

Counselor: Bedtime

God talked to Solomon in a dream. How can you and I talk to God? (In prayer) When and how often can we pray? (We can talk to God anytime!) Remember, God wants us to talk to Him and give us wisdom when we ask. Spend time talking to Him and asking Him for wisdom for a specific situation that you are currently facing.

Coach: Anytime

For this game you will be reviewing the memory verse. Break the memory verse into smaller, memorable chunks. Write these chunks on strips of paper. Take balloons and fill each with a strip of paper and blow them up. Let your child(ren) take turns picking a balloon to pop. As the balloons are popped and the strips of paper are found, have the kids place the strips in order. After all the strips are in order, practice saying the verse together a few times.

Prayer

Say a prayer thanking God for providing wisdom when we ask. Ask God to help you increase your trust and faith in His wisdom.