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Safari :: Week of December 9

MONTHLY FOCUS: God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God have given a Son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born | Luke 2:1-7

Play “The Animal Chant” game at home with your toddler to remember God gave us Jesus.

Say, “Jesus was born in a stable where animals lived. A stable is like a barn. Lots of animals like sheep, cows, kittens, and horses lived in the stable. Let’s pretend to be animals while we say a fun chant.”

Say the first line and encourage your toddler to answer the question.

Adult: “Who gave us Jesus?”
Toddler: “God gave us Jesus!”

Adult: “Where was Jesus born?”
Toddler: “Jesus was born in a stable!”

Adult: “What animal lives in a stable?”
Toddler: “Sheep live in a stable!”

Adult: “Let’s pretend to be sheep!”
Toddler: “Baa Baa” like sheep.

Adult: “You are an awesome sheep! Now let’s pretend to be a cow.”
Toddler: “Moo Moo” like a cow.

Continue this activity pretending to be chickens, kittens, or horses. Continue as long as your toddler is interested, using any animal your toddler says.


Quest :: Week of December 9

Monthly Focus: How do we know God loves us? (God gave us Jesus.)
Bible Story: Jesus Is Born  ●   Luke 2:1-7
Main Point: Jesus is born.
Memory Verse: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV 

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Time to decorate, bake cookies, buy gifts, sing carols, and it’s time to teach preschoolers the true story of Christmas—the story of when God gave us Jesus—the best gift ever!

The story we get to share this time of year is so special, we need tell it with excitement and wonder so that our children are excited about it, too! We want the way we tell the true story of Christmas to communicate to children that Jesus really is the best gift ever. He’s a very special delivery!

In this week’s lesson, God told us He would give us Jesus.

Special Delivery | Jesus Is Born from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God sent the angel to Mary with BIG news! Mary would have a baby and his name would be Jesus! God told us He would give us Jesus. What a special gift. How do we know God loves us? (God gave us Jesus.)

December Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us God gave us the greatest gift ever — Jesus!

Children can recite the verse every week in December 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.

God (point arms straight up)
has given (extend hands forward)
a son (pretend to rock a baby)
to us.” (point thumbs to chest)
Isaiah 9:6, NCV (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 December 9

Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.
Series Memory Verse: “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Don’t miss your chance to give.
Bible Story: Parable of the Rich Man/Bigger Barns | Luke 12:13-21

Every good and perfect gift comes from God. In fact, generosity is at the very core of God’s character— He even gave us His own son, Jesus! Jesus showed unwavering generosity as He traded His life for ours. And, because God gave us Jesus and Jesus gave His life, we can be generous towards others. Not only that, but when we are generous towards others, we prove that we love God by loving the people He loves.

This weekend we remembered that we all have a chance to give.

The Big Give | Parable of the Rich Man/Bigger Barns from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

The man from our Bible story didn’t want to give up any of what he had. But having all that stuff didn’t bring him happiness. Jesus tells us through this parable: Don’t miss your chance to give. God wants you to give and be willing to share because when you’re generous, you show others that you love them and that they’re more important than having stuff. You also show them that God loves them and cares for them.

At dinner this week, ask:

  • Is it easy or hard for you to give to others? Why?
  • What’s something that’s easy for you to give? Why?
  • What’s something that’s hard for you to give? Why?
  • Why does God want us to give?

 

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 The Big Give, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Timothy 6:9, in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, generosity, means!


Safari :: Week of December 2

MONTHLY FOCUS: God gave us Jesus.
MEMORY VERSE: “God have given a Son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born | Luke 2:1-7

This month we are learning, “God have us Jesus.” God loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to earth as a baby! We will learn the story, “Baby Jesus Is Born,” in Luke 2:1-7. Mary and Joseph were traveling back to their hometown of Bethlehem. When they arrived there was nowhere to sleep so a kind man let them stay in his stable. That is where baby Jesus was born! God loves us so much that He gave us His Son in the form of a baby. God gave us Jesus!

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

        • Who do you see in the picture? (Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph)
        • Who gave us Jesus? (God)

Say, “That’s right. When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem, there was no place to sleep. A nice man let them stay in his stable and that is where Jesus was born! In a stable, God gave us Jesus!


Quest :: Week of December 2

Monthly Focus: How do we know God loves us? (God gave us Jesus.)
Bible Story: The Angel and Mary  ●  Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46-49
Main Point: God told us He would give us Jesus.
Memory Verse: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6, NCV 

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Time to decorate, bake cookies, buy gifts, sing carols, and it’s time to teach preschoolers the true story of Christmas—the story of when God gave us Jesus—the best gift ever!

The story we get to share this time of year is so special, we need tell it with excitement and wonder so that our children are excited about it, too! We want the way we tell the true story of Christmas to communicate to children that Jesus really is the best gift ever. He’s a very special delivery!

In this week’s lesson, God told us He would give us Jesus.

Special Delivery | The Angel and Mary from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God sent the angel to Mary with BIG news! Mary would have a baby and his name would be Jesus! God told us He would give us Jesus. What a special gift. How do we know God loves us? (God gave us Jesus.)

December Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us God gave us the greatest gift ever — Jesus!

Children can recite the verse every week in December 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.

God (point arms straight up)
has given (extend hands forward)
a son (pretend to rock a baby)
to us.” (point thumbs to chest)
Isaiah 9:6, NCV (open hands like a book)

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