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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 March is TRUSTWORTHINESS! 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 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17 Paul had been given a task by God to bring the Good News of Jesus to people who had never heard about Him before. Paul’s friend, Timothy, was also given the same task to tell others about Jesus. Guess what? You have the same job too! How do we know what to share with others? Paul tells us that God has given us His Word, the Bible, to be able to tell others about who Jesus is and the forgiveness and new life found in Him. Parents, take some time to share about the people in your life who taught you the gospel. As a family, talk about what the gospel is and your favorite verse that teaches you this. (If you need a hint, look back at 2 Timothy 1:8-11.)
Write each word from this month’s memory verse (Hebrews 10:23) on a sticky note. Post the notes on the inside of your car…on the dashboard, doors, backs of the seat, etc. As you drive around, practice saying the verse. Each time you come to a stop light, remove one of the sticky notes and see if you can still say the verse. You could also mix the sticky notes up and have another passenger unscramble them before you get to the next light!
We can’t be trustworthy all the time, no matter how hard we try. However, we serve a God who is perfectly trustworthy. We can only be trustworthy with His help. What is one thing that you are responsible for or can be trustworthy with this week (Examples: Take care of pets, do homework, practice a sport or instrument, show kindness to your family, etc.) Take some time to pray and thank God that He is trustworthy at all times. Ask Him to help you be trustworthy this week with what He has given you.
Create an obstacle course in the yard. Choose one person to be the guide and another person to the one going through the obstacle course. The person who is blindfolded will use the directions the guide gives to try and make it through the obstacle course. This can be done in teams to see which team finishes first, or it can be a timed challenge. Take some time to talk about it afterwards. Did the person who was blindfolded know where to go on their own? (No.) How did they make it to the end? (They had to trust and listen to the guide.) Just like the one person was guiding another through the obstacle course to the finish line, God guides us through the obstacle course of life. We can always trust Him to lead us by His Word, His Spirit, and His people.
Father, thank you for always being trustworthy and keeping your promises. Give me the strength to be trusted with what you have given me this week.