Our elementary curriculum builds on the biblical foundation laid for kids in preschool. We want them 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 June is DILIGENCE.
Definition: Consistently working with all my heart to bring glory to God
This week's Finish Line: God gives us what we need for work
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9 This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God. 10 Noah was the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. 12 God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt. 13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for they have filled the earth with violence. Yes, I will wipe them all out along with the earth!
14 “Build a large boat from cypress wood and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior.15 Make the boat 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 16 Leave an 18-inch opening below the roof all the way around the boat. Put the door on the side, and build three decks inside the boat—lower, middle, and upper.
Diligent to Build: We can focus on our work until it’s done just like Noah did. This week at home you are each going to make your very own ark. Get resourceful and grab some household materials, and get creative as you design your ark, and most importantly be diligent to work hard on your ark together as a family until the work is done. But there is a challenge! Your ark has to be sturdy enough to float while holding some objects (toys, eggs, apples, coins, marbles, anything you want!) Whoever builds the ark that can hold the most stuff wins!
The Knights of Narnia are challenging families this summer to read through the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Click here to download the Narnia Study Guide. This PDF will walk you through which chapters to read each week and then give you questions to answer as a family.