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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.
Review the story of Abram and Sarai in Genesis 12. One of God’s promises to Abram was that his family would bless all nations. As a family, talk about how Jesus is the answer to this promise. When He died on the cross and rose to life again, His blood paid for the sins of ANYONE who believes in Him. No matter who you are, you can accept this amazing gift! Jesus’ gift of forgiveness and salvation is offered to ALL people of ALL nations. That is how Jesus is a blessing to all nations. How can your family be a blessing to others this week? (Examples: Write a note to encourage a friend, invite someone to come to church on Easter, take a meal to a family, etc.)
Practice the memory verse 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.
Thank God for being faithful even in our failures. Thank Him for sending Jesus to take the punishment we rightly deserve and for forgiving us when we ask. Pray that God will give you opportunities to tell others of His trustworthiness this Easter.
Head outside and play some fun relay games. You can do games that require partnerships or teams. Games could include: two-legged race, egg toss, egg race, corn hole, ring toss, crab walk race, etc. You can use these races is to show the importance of trusting your partner or teammates and following the rules of the game. If you don’t follow the rules or trust your partner, you will mostly likely face the consequence of losing the game.
Father, thank you for your Son who took the punshiment for my sins. Please remind me that you are faithful during the good and bad times. As Easter approches please give me opportunities to tell others of your trustworthiness.