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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 November is THANKFULNESS! 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 Ephesians 2:10 What are things that you like or dislike about yourself? How do these verses describe you? Talk about how God created you knowing everything about your life…the good and hard, your likes and dislikes, your hair, skin color, and height. All of this was part of His wonderful plan for your life! Isn’t that amazing? He knows everything about you and made you the way you are, inside and out, for a very specific purpose!
Play the alphabet game as you drive. Take turns finding consecutive letter of the alphabet on signs, license plates, or bumper stickers. Whoever finds a word with the next letter gets to say something about how God has created them, starting with that letter, that they can be thankful for. Example: Artistic, Befriends others easily, Creative thinker, Determined, etc. If it’s a shorter trip, remember the last letter you found and pick the game back up when the next time you are in the car.
Parents, take time to tell your kids things that you are thankful for about each of them. Pray over you kids, thanking God for the way He uniquely created them. Give your kids a chance to pray and thank God for the way He made them, too. Remind them that, no matter what, you love them and, more importantly, God loves them.
How is your Thankfulness Countdown Calendar going? If you haven’t started yet, no worries! Any time is a great time to start. At the end of each day, write down at least one thing you are thankful for. On Thanksgiving, share your reasons for being thankful as a family and thank God for them!
I give thanks to you Lord that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Great are your works! Thank you for reminding me of your love no matter what.