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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 Exodus 3:1-15 As a family, make a list of all the things you learn about God from these verses. Discuss what words you personally use to describe God. Why? Is it easier for you to worship God for who He is or what He does? Why? When are you most tempted to be like Moses and think it’s about you instead of all about God?
We can be thankful for who God is! Each time you come to a red light or stop sign, each person in the car must yell out one thing about God they are thankful for. You can take turns or all shout it out at once. God will hear it perfectly, either way! Try to think of a something different each time you stop. The possibilities are endless because God is endless!
Pray and thank God simply for who He is and His character. Thank Him for what He has shown you about Himself. Ask Him to help you be more thankful for who He is rather than for His stuff and what He can do for you.
Check out our Thankfulness Countdown Calendar for the month of November! At the end of each day, write down at least one thing you are thankful for from that day. On Thanksgiving, share your reasons for being thankful as a family and thank God for them!
Father, Thank you for showing me your character through your word, thoughts, and actions. Help me learn how to thank you for your presence and not just for the things you provide.