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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 October is DISCERNMENT! 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 Rehoboam’s story in 1 Kings 12 and read Proverbs 13:20. Did Rehoboam walk with wise or foolish people? Are there people in your life you know you should not ask or listen to for wisdom? Why are you sometimes tempted to listen to foolish people? Who are some wise people in your life you can ask and listen to when you need direction? Why do you think they are wise?
Play a game of “Would you rather?” Ask your family random, fun questions to see what their answers would be. Questions could include: Would you rather have to ride an elephant or a camel to school every day? Would you rather have to eat with your feet or walk on your hands? Would you rather be a superhero or a sidekick? Would you rather live on a farm or in the city? Be creative and have fun with it.
Before you ask anyone else, who is the very first one you can always ask when you don’t know what to do? (God) Is there something in your life where you need to seek God’s direction? Take some time to pray about it right now.
This week, make a game out of memorizing this month’s verse, Proverbs 3:5-6. All you need is a ball or something to toss or roll to your kids. Let one person start and say the first word of the verse and then toss the ball to the next person who will then say the next word, and so on. Continue until you complete the whole verse. Time yourself to see how fast you can do it, but you have to start over if you drop the ball!
Father thank you for always showing me the path I should take. Please help me to lean on you for understanding and not on myself.