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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 LUKE 17:11-19 and ROMANS 5:6-8
What “disease” do we all have? (We all have sin that separates us from God.) What can we do to heal ourselves from sin? (Nothing. We are helpless like the lepers.) Who is the only person who can do anything about our disease of sin? Why is He the only one? (Jesus is God and lived a perfect life. He didn’t deserve death, which is the punishment for sin. However, He allowed Himself to die and take the punishment on Himself. Then, three days later, Jesus came back to life! He had conquered death!) As a family, practice using the story of the ten lepers to share the gospel, and pray for an opportunity to share the good news with someone this week.
Have a “Thank Off.” As you drive, each person in the car goes around and shares something they are thankful for. Keep going around and around. The first person to take longer than five seconds to say something they are thankful for is out. Play until you have a “Thankful Champion.”
As the month of November comes to a close, our thankfulness doesn’t have to end! Spend some time thanking God through prayer for your family, how He has met your physical needs, and/or a specific friend He has given you. What are some other things God has done that you can be thankful for? Whenever you think of something new, take a moment to pause and say a quick, “Thank you,” to God.
As a family, create a thankfulness scavenger hunt. This will be like a family show-and-tell. Create a list of things you are thankful for that you can find in and around your house. For example, find something that you’re thankful for in nature, smells good, tastes great, something that makes you laugh, an item that represents a person you look up to or a favorite memory, etc. Have everyone gather their objects and then share with one another. Talk about how all of these things are gifts from God that we can enjoy because of Jesus.
Father thank you for meeting my needs. Help me see that all I have been provided with are gifts from you.