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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.
Read Nehemiah 8:8-12. Have each member of the family share their favorite way to worship God. What are some other creative ways can you celebrate God’s faithfulness? Plan to do one of these after dinner tonight! (Examples: Sing/dance to worship music, draw a picture for Him, write a poem/song for Him, enjoy time in His creation, tell stories about Him to others, etc.)
Practice the memory verse stop-and-go style! When you are about 100 feet from a stoplight or stop sign, start saying the verse as fast as you can. The goal is to get through the entire verse before you have to stop at the light or the sign. If you don’t make it in time, pause when you reach the light/sign and then pick it back up when you start driving again.
When was the last time you initiated time with God and thanked Him for who He is and what He’s done in your life? Spend time doing that this week by praying before bed! Did you know that bedtime isn’t the only time you can talk to God? He is always there and loves when we talk to Him! Make a plan to initiate time with God sometime this week.
In chapter nine of Nehemiah, Ezra read through a history of Israel to remind the people of God’s continued faithfulness and provision despite their sinfulness and failure. As a family, talk about the different ways that God has been faithful to you. Parents, this is a great time to tell your kids your story. Have your kids draw pictures or write down some of the ways that God has been faithful. Turn these pages into a book that you can look at often with space for you to add more stories.
Father, I praise you for your constant fathfulness. Please place on my heart constant reminders of your love and provision.