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Quest :: Week of November 10

Monthly Focus: Who are you thankful for? (I am thankful for people who help me.)
Bible Story: Tabitha | Acts 9:36-39

Main Point: I am thankful for people who give me clothes.
Memory Verse: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20, NCV

When we stop and notice them, we’ll see that we are surrounded by helpers who deserve a big thank you for all the ways they help us. They are making the world we live in a better place. When we grow up with eyes that see these helpers and a heart that is grateful, showing thankfulness becomes a happy habit. And no matter how young or grown up you are, a little thankfulness goes a long way.

In this week’s lesson, we learned to be thankful for the people who give us clothes, just like the people were thankful for Tabitha because she made clothes for them.

HappyHelpersClub_November_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

I am thankful for people who give me clothes. There are many people in a preschooler’s life who give them basic necessities like clothes. We want to remember to thank them for helping them and giving them clothes.

Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, “Dear God, thank You for giving us the clothes we need. We are thankful for warm pajamas and coats and [child’s name]’s favorite [shirt, dress, shoes, etc.]. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

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Motion :: Week of November 10

COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Series Memory Verse:“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.” Ecclesiastes 4:9, (NIV)
Main Point: Work together to help someone succeed. 
Bible Story: Joshua Wins the Battle Over the Amalekites | Exodus 17:8-13

Cooperation is a spiritual concept that originates with God. God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish something big for Him. When we work together, we reflect what Jesus envisioned for His followers. Our love for one another can point people to Him.

In Exodus 17:8-13, Joshua was leading the Israelites in a fierce battle against the Amalekites. When Moses held up his staff, the Israelites were able to win the battle. When Moses got tired, Aaron and Hur came to the rescue and helped hold up his arms. The Israelites won the battle because of how they all cooperated together.

JamSession_November_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Work together to help someone succeed. Just like Hur and Aaron, it’s important for a child to realize that working together isn’t just about doing something for yourself. You can work with other people to help them win at life too.

At dinner tonight, ask, “What is something HUGE you’d love to do for someone else? How can you get others to help you?”

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Safari :: Week of November 10

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can give thanks to God.
MEMORY VERSE: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Ten Lepers | Luke 17:11-19

This week we sang a song to remind us that we can give thanks to God. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

If You’re Thankful and You Know It (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands! (clap, clap)
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands! (clap, clap)
If you’re thankful and you know it,
Give thanks and surely show it.
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands! (clap, clap)

If you’re thankful and you know it, stomp your feet! (stomp, stomp)
If you’re thankful and you know it, stomp your feet! (stomp, stomp)
If you’re thankful and you know it,
Give thanks and surely show it.
I can trust God. Yes I can! (stomp, stomp)

If you’re thankful and you know it, shout “Hooray!” (Say, “Hooray!”)
If you’re thankful and you know it, shout “Hooray!” (Say, “Hooray!”)
If you’re thankful and you know it,
Give thanks and surely show it.
If you’re thankful and you know it, shout “Hooray!” (Say, “Hooray!”)

You can also put all three together for a fourth verse. (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, “Hooray!”)

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. Say, “You did a wonderful job singing! God has done so many great things for us and we should always give thanks to Him! Who can give thanks to God?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can give thanks to God!”

 


Quest :: Week of November 3

Monthly Focus: Who are you thankful for? (I am thankful for people who help me.)
Bible Story: Nehemiah Builds a Wall | Nehemiah 1-6
Main Point: I am thankful for people who help me.
Memory Verse: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20, NCV

When we stop and notice them, we’ll see that we are surrounded by helpers who deserve a big thank you for all the ways they help us. They are making the world we live in a better place. When we grow up with eyes that see these helpers and a heart that is grateful, showing thankfulness becomes a happy habit. And no matter how young or grown up you are, a little thankfulness goes a long way.

In this week’s lesson, we learned from Nehemiah’s story that sometimes we need help, and we should be thankful for the people who help us.

HappyHelpersClub_November_Episode2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

I am thankful for people who help me. Just like Nehemiah asked people to help, we can ask people to help us too. And, we should be thankful for the help they give.

Pull out some blocks and ask your child to help you build a tower. See how high you can make it before it falls down. As you build, talk about the people who help you every day and how thankful you are for them.

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.


Safari :: Week of November 3

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can give thanks to God.
MEMORY VERSE: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Ten Lepers | Luke 17:11-19

This month we are learning, “I can give thanks to God.” We can always give thanks to God for everything He does and all He has given us.

We are learning the story, “Ten Lepers,” in Luke 17:11-19. As Jesus was traveling, He met ten lepers who asked Him to heal them. Jesus told them, “Go show yourselves to the priest” and as they were on their way, they were healed! Although all ten men were healed, only one man came back to thank Jesus for everything He had done. Just like the one man said thank you, we can show God we are thankful by giving thanks to Him, too! We can always be thankful for everything God does and all He has given us.

 

We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that we can trust God. Place the Bible Story Meal Time Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your toddler:

  • What happened when the lepers went on their way? (They were healed.)
  • Why is the one man running back? (To thank Jesus for healing him.)

Ask, “Just like the one man went back to say thank you, can you give thanks to God, too?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Yes!” Say, “We can always give thanks to God! Who can give thanks to God?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can give thanks to God.”