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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.
Read 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and talk through these questions with your family.
Use a map to get to your next destination (even if you already know where you’re going…it’s a good illustration for your kids). Talk about how God’s Word can be like a road map for life. Just as a map guides us from point A to point B, the Bible can help guide us in any situation we face. It might not give you an exact answer for every situation, but it can help you know what God says is the best way to live. Our memory verse this month, Proverbs 3:5-6, reminds us that we can trust in the Lord and He will show us which path to take.
Think about your week and choices you may be faced with. When will you need discernment? Take time to pray and thank God for always being willing to give you direction when you seek it, even if it doesn’t look like you think it will. Ask Him to be a part of every choice you make this week so you walk on His path, not your own. Ask Him to help you with specific choices you know you need to make this week and thank Him for being your guide.
Learn the memory verse as a family. Write it with wipe off markers on your bathroom mirror. Practice “popcorn style,” where each family member says one word until the entire verse is completed. Write it on an index card and keep it in the car or make up your own hand motions.
Father thank you for always giving me direction when I need it. Help me to lean on you and not on my own understanding.