New to the Kit or looking for helpful hints on how to use it? Check out the Kids Kit Tips and Tricks - Elementary Edition where we share detailed instructions about the resources below.
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.
Additional Resources for October 4
- Discussion Guide Continue the conversation with elementary kids using these discussion questions
- Activity Guide Simple activities to help elementary kids review what they learned from the lesson this week
- Drama Script Get creative and perform this week’s skit together
- Elementary Spotify Playlist A playlist of some of our favorite songs
- Special Needs Kit We know some of our amazing kids have special needs or other learning challenges. Here are tools to help you share the Bible story in a simple way with your child.
More ways to have a great week of worship...
Use these activities to keep talking about and applying what you learned this weekend throughout the week.
Teacher: Meal Time
Read 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and talk through these questions with your family.
- Samuel thought that he knew which one of Jesse’s sons was going to be king based on their appearance, but God knew which one was right by looking at their hearts. Do you like to think your way will always be right? Is it? Have everyone talk about a time when they thought your way was best BUT things didn’t turn out like they thought it would.
- When are you more likely to trust your own plan: in the really big decisions OR in the little choices you make every day? Why? When does God want you to use discernment? (God wants to be a part of ALL your decisions!)
Friend: Drive Time
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.