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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 DILIGENCE! 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 GENESIS 1:27-31 This week, we’re starting our month of diligence by learning that God created us to work. This call is for all human beings, including kids! Take some time to talk about different ways that your kids can work in this season. (Examples: be patient with others, obey mom and dad, help around the house, encourage a neighbor, plan a family fun night, etc.) Make a list of creative ways that you and your kids can honor the Lord this week by working diligently.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Share with your child about what you wanted to be when you were younger as you drive around town. While driving, see how many different jobs you can list off. See if your child can identify jobs as you are driving around town. (Examples: postal worker, truck driver, teacher, etc.) Before arriving at your destination, have your child share what kind of job they want to have one day and why.
In Matthew 28:19, Jesus tells His disciples to “go and make disciples of all the nations.” That means Jesus wants people who believe in Him to tell other people the good news that He loves them so much that He died for their sins. Who could you share this good news with (a neighbor, friend, swimming teacher, etc.)? Pray for them tonight, that God would help them believe in Him and give you an opportunity to talk with them about Him.
Come up with a creative way you can learn the memory verse, 1 Corinthians 15:58, together as a family. Write it with wipe off markers on your bathroom mirror. Practice “popcorn style,” where each person says one word until the entire verse is completed. Write it on an index card and keep it in the car or make up your own hand motions.
Thank God for working to create the world and each of us. Thank Him for giving us work to do. Ask Him to help you be diligent with whatever He wants you to do this week.