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April Devotionals For Grades 1-5

It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone. Patience is hard work, but it is possible when we trust God is in control. 

This month, help your child learn about patience with the GodTime devotionals, a resource for you and your child to focus their attention on God. Kids will read the Bible, talk to God at home, and complete short application activities each week.

Quantities are limited so grab the April Devotional resource this weekend from an eKidz check-in area or use the links below to download the devotionals for each week:

Week of April 7 – 13

Week of April 14 – 20

Week of April 21 – 27

Week of April 28 – May 4


Quest :: Week of April 21

Monthly Focus: Who can tell others about Jesus? (I can tell others about Jesus.)
Bible Story: Paul to Silas  ●  Acts 16:16-34
Main Point: I can tell others about Jesus even when it’s hard.
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.’ Matthew 28:19, NIV

We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it? JESUS. IS. ALIVE! Jesus is God’s Son,  He is alive, and He wants to be our friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!

In this week’s lesson, Paul and Silas tell the jailer about Jesus while they are prisoners.

BigNews_PaulandSilas from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

I can tell others about Jesus even when it’s hard. While we may never have it as rough as Paul and Silas had it, there will be times that it’s hard to tell other about Jesus. God is with us in every circumstance, including when we others about His Son.

April Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us to share with everyone the big news that Jesus is alive!

Children can recite the verse every week in April to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card, celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

Go (run in place)
and make (pound fist into palm)
disciples (point out)
of all nations.”  (extend arms overhead in a circle)
Matthew 28:19 (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of April 21

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true.
Bible Story: Golden Calf | Exodus 32:1-35

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

In Exodus 32:1–35 we find the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai. Instead of obeying God and waiting for Moses to come down off the mountain, the entire nation of Israel grew impatient. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. Their lack of patience had some severe consequences.

RoadTrip_Week4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true. It’s easier to wait when you remember all the times God has helped you before. You can trust Him, knowing that He’ll help you wait.

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!


Safari :: Week of April 14

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is alive.
BIBLE VERSE: “He has risen.” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive | Matthew 26-28

Play a game with your toddler to celebrate Jesus is alive.  Sit with your toddler and take turns saying, “Jesus is alive!” You can even have your toddler jump up when it is his or her turn.

Change it up a bit and say the following:

Giraffe is alive? (No!)
Monkey is alive? (No!)
Elephant is alive? (No!)
Jesus is alive? (Yes!)

When they say, “Jesus is alive!” have everyone celebrate.

Say, “Who is alive?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is alive!”


Quest :: Week of April 14

Monthly Focus: Who can tell others about Jesus? (I can tell others about Jesus.)
Bible Story: Saul to Paul  ●  Acts 9:1-20; 13:9
Main Point: I can live for Jesus.
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.’ Matthew 28:19, NIV

We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it? JESUS. IS. ALIVE! Jesus is God’s Son,  He is alive, and He wants to be our friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!

In this week’s lesson, we learned that Saul, who hurts Jesus followers, becomes Paul, a Jesus follower, after he encounters Jesus on a road.

BigNews_SaulToPaul from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

After Paul met Jesus, his whole life changed. He went from trying to put people who loved Jesus in jail, to being a man who loved Jesus and lived for Jesus. Just like Paul, we can tell others about Jesus, too!

April Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us to share with everyone the big news that Jesus is alive!

Children can recite the verse every week in April to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card, celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

Go (run in place)
and make (pound fist into palm)
disciples (point out)
of all nations.”  (extend arms overhead in a circle)
Matthew 28:19 (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of April 14

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool.
Bible Story: A Patience Proverb | Proverbs 14:29

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

There’s an important patience principle King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:29: Anyone who is patient has great understanding. But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish they are (NIrV). How we respond to waiting shows others our character. Getting frustrated and angry doesn’t make the wait any less; it just makes us look foolish.

RoadTrip_Week3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool. Sometimes when you’re waiting, becoming angry and frustrated with others is the first thing that pops into our minds. But when it comes to waiting, often there’s very little we can do to make the wait any less. While you’re waiting, don’t make yourself look foolish by taking it out on the people around you.

The Bring It! Challenge

We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Road Trip, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND Psalm 27:14 in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, forgiveness, means!