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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.
Read Revelation 21:3-7. Review the promises you see from God in these verses. Which of these promises are you most excited about right now? How can knowing these promises of God change our lives? These promises are for all people who have been saved by faith in Jesus. How can you know for sure that you will get to be with God forever?
Create your own song for this month’s memory verse, Romans 15:13! Try to sing the memory verse with the first song that comes on the radio. Try doing it with different songs. You can also try to create your own tune or make up hand motions to go along with the words.
Think and talk about a time when you have been or may be tempted to believe the world’s promises instead of God’s. (Examples: Money or more toys will make you happy. Being on the winning team is what matters most. Lying will keep you out of trouble. Etc.) Pray and ask God to help you to put your hope in His promises instead of anything temporary here on earth. Thank Him for being trustworthy and for always keeping His promises.
Grab a few pieces of printer paper. Use a washable marker and write down different things that you want. Take a permanent marker and write down different promises of God. Make sure to write both on the paper. Then, take the sheets outside. Fill some water balloons with water. Practice your target throwing at the sheets of paper. Watch the “world’s promises” wash away on the paper while “God’s promises” remain. Have a water balloon fight as a family afterwards!
Father, thank you for always keeping your promises! Please help me to place my hope in you always.