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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 CONSISTENCY! 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 Daniel in the Lion’s Den from Daniel 6. How did Daniel consistently follow God? What does God’s Word say in Exodus 20:3 about worshipping someone or something other than the one true God? (You must not have any other god except the one true God.) Is God’s Word still consistent today? Can we trust His unchanging word to guide our actions today? How so? What are some other “gods” that we might be tempted to worship or pursue today? (Examples: Our own selfish desires, for people to think that we’re awesome instead of giving God glory, idolizing things like school, sports, or the things we own, etc.) Which is consistent: the fake gods the world wants you to pursue or the one true God who loves you?
God used Daniel’s faithfulness to show His glory to the world. While you are in the car this week, spend time asking each family member the following question: “How might God show His glory through you if you continue to trust in Him even when the world is against you?” (Examples: Being kind to someone at school who doesn’t believe the same thing as you, using the things you’re good at to glorify Him instead of taking credit, sharing Bible verses with a friend who is going through a hard time, etc.)
Thank God that He is consistent in His love and faithfulness towards us each and every day. Spend some time telling God about an area in your life where it is hard to consistently follow and trust Him. Ask Him to help you remember what His Word says so that you can consistently follow Him, no matter what.
Take some dominoes and build a chain reaction. Intentionally place one too far away where all of the dominoes won’t fall. After you try to knock over the dominoes, ask the questions: Why didn’t all of the dominoes fall? (One was too far away. It wasn’t consistent with the others.) How could we fix it? (Move the domino closer.) Fix the domino and try it again. Once you’ve successfully created one try it again by making a bigger or longer one. After you play for a while, stop and make the connection to this week’s story. Daniel also consistently followed God even though the rest of the world was against him. The same can be true of us. God can help us consistently follow Him when we spend time in prayer, in His Word, and with other believers.
Father, thank you for your word, I pray that I can remember it in my time of need. Thank you, for your love and faithfulness that is consistent each and every day. Please help me to follow and trust you even when it is hard.