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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 August is INITIATIVE! 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.
Ask your kids if they’ve ever been made fun of for speaking out about something they knew God said was right? What happened? Parents, share a time this happened to you, too. What truths about God can you remember when He asks you to take initiative and speak out? (Example: He is always with you and loves you. His Word is always true. God’s plan is perfect and good. He will always give us what we need to do what He asks us to do.) Take time to look for some verses that remind you of these truths and read them together.
Each time you’re in the car on your way somewhere this week, talk about where you’re going and how your kiddo(s) or your family can show INITIATIVE while you’re there. Give one or two examples, but encourage your kids to come up with their own ideas. (Example: If you’re on your way to a restaurant, you might suggest showing initiative by holding the door open for others without being asked)
Think about someone you know who is need. It could be someone from school who you know is struggling or maybe someone you don’t even know, like those in Houston and Florida whose lives are being impacted by hurricanes. Take initiative to pray for them, even though they may not have told you they need prayer.
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 listening to my prayers please give me the courage to initiate loving conversations to my neighbors and firends.