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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 June is HOPE! 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.
Review 1 Kings 18:20-39. What do you think it means to you to put your hope in God and not in a person? You probably don’t have false prophets trying to get you to bow down to an idol, but can you think of some people you might put your hope in instead of God? How can remembering God always keeps His promises help you hope in Him instead of others? Review the list of God’s Promises. Have everyone share which one is their favorite and why.
Practice this month’s memory verse, Romans 15:13, 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 have to stop at the light or the sign. If you don’t make it in time, pause when you reach the light/sign and then pick it back up when you start driving again.
Take some time to pray and thank God for all the earthly blessings He has given you and for all the ways He provides for you. Ask Him to help you put your hope in Him alone and not in all the stuff you have. Ask Him to help you use the earthly blessings in your life as a way to glorify Him and show others how awesome He is!
Create a set of relay yard games to do as a family. Games could include a three-legged race, egg race, egg toss, cornhole, ring toss, etc. These games need to be done in pairs or groups. This is also an opportunity to invite friends or neighbors over. You can do these games for fun or make it a family competition.
Was it easy or hard to work with others in these games? What made it easy? What made it hard? Was anyone able to play the games perfectly? Is it still good for us to be together and have fun? Absolutely! God gives us each other so we can have fun, encourage, and take care of each other. None of us will do that perfectly because only God is perfect and never disappoints us. That is why we can always hope in Him!
Father, thank you that I can hope in you no matter what because you are faithful and always keep your promises.