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eKidz Snow Day :: Help Your Family Learn about Jesus at Home

Although we aren’t having worship experiences at many of our Elevation locations this weekend due to inclement weather, you don’t have to worry about your child missing this week’s lesson in eKidz. While you’re snuggled up indoors, you can watch this week’s video and discuss the lesson together. We’ll miss seeing you and your family at church this Sunday, but we can’t wait to see you next week!

SAFARI TODDLERS

 

QUEST: 3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

 

MOTION: 1ST – 5TH GRADE


Motion :: Week of December 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Luke 1:26-56 together as a family.

In today’s Bible story, Gabriel visited Mary with a huge announcement. God was about to rescue the world through Jesus, and she had an important role to play. Mary was overwhelmed by God’s love for the world and the part she got to play by fulfilling God’s plan to send a Savior.

God can use anyone to meet others’ needs. Even if you don’t feel like you have what it takes, God can use you to show compassion and meet the needs of the people around you.

Discuss the following questions with your child:

  • God chose Mary to bring Jesus into the world so Jesus could save us. Why might people have been surprised that God chose Mary?
  • What was Jesus willing to do to meet our need?
  • When was the last time you helped meet someone else’s need? What did you do to help them?
  • What is the greatest need at your school? What could you do to help meet that need?

 

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY
This month our memory verse is, 
“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.” 
John 3:16 (NIV) 

Practice reciting the memory verse together as a family. Then, come up with motions for the memory verse and practice them together. 

 

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.

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Safari :: Week of December 8

Read Luke 2:1-7 together as a family. Use a storybook Bible if you have one (pages 82-87 in The Beginner’s Bible for Toddlers or pages 268-271 in God’s Story for Me Bible Storybook).

 

BIRTHDAY PARADE ACTIVITY

Play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember Jesus is God’s Son!

Lead your toddler in a parade around the room while singing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. During the parade, switch it up and encourage your toddler to march, hop, twirl, crawl, walk slow, or walk fast.

Continue the activity for as long as your toddler is interested. After the activity say, “God gave us His Son Jesus to be our friend forever and we celebrate Jesus’ birth at Christmas! Who is God’s Son?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is God’s Son!”

 

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY

This month our memory verse is Isaiah 9:6:

“God (point 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 reciting the memory verse with the motions together as a family. Have your toddler repeat the memory verse after you using a loud voice, a whisper voice, and a silly voice.

 

CLICK HERE to return to the eKidz Snow Day page for other curriculum resources.


Quest :: Week of December 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Luke 2:1-7 together as a family. Use a storybook Bible if you have one (pages 271-276 in The Beginner’s Bible or pages 268-271 in God’s Story for Me Bible Storybook).

Discuss the following questions with your child to review the story:

  • Not everyone knew Jesus is God’s Son when He was born, and there are still people who don’t know today! Who is someone you can share this good news with? (e.g., teacher, nurse, mailman, police officer, friends, grandparents)
  • Jesus is the most special Christmas gift ever! Why is Jesus special? (Jesus is God’s Son.)
  • Play I Spy with your family. Sit near your Christmas tree and spy different ornaments on the tree. The first person to spy the ornament being described will yell, “Happy birthday, Jesus!”

 

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY

This month our memory verse is John 3:16:

“God (point up)
loved the world (hug yourself)
so much (stretch arms wide)
that He gave (place hands together with palms up)
His only son.” (pretend to rock a baby)
John 3:16, GNT  (open hands like a book)

Practice reciting the memory verse with the motions together as a family. Play a fun game and encourage your child to practice the memory verse with you using different voices. You can use all of the voice options or choose a few. 

  • Say the verse in an excited voice, like you were just invited to the best birthday party ever!
  • Say the verse in a beautiful singing voice like an angel!
  • Say the verse in a whisper voice, like you’re trying not to wake up baby Jesus!
  • Say the verse as fast as you can, like you’re running to tell everyone the good news!

 

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.

CLICK HERE to return to the eKidz Snow Day page for other curriculum resources.


Safari :: Week of December 1

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is God’s Son.
MEMORY VERSE: “God has given a son to us.” Isaiah 9:6 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born I Luke 2:1-7

This month we are learning, “Jesus is God’s Son.” God loves us so much that He gave us His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever!

We are learning the story, “Baby Jesus is Born,” in Luke 2:1-7. When Mary and Joseph were traveling back to their hometown of Bethlehem, Mary was about to have a baby. When they arrived in Bethlehem, there was nowhere to sleep. A kind man helped them by letting them stay in his stable. While they were there, baby Jesus was born! We celebrate Christmas because Jesus is God’s Son who was born and given to us to be our friend forever. God loves us so much, that He gave us His Son, Jesus!

We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that Jesus is God’s Son. 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:

  • Who is the baby in the picture? (Baby Jesus)
  • What can we learn from the story of Jesus’ birth? (Jesus is God’s Son. God gave His Son, Jesus, because He loves us.)

Ask, “The story of Jesus’ birth teaches us that Jesus is God’s Son. We celebrate Christmas because God gave us His Son, Jesus, to be our friend forever. Who is God’s Son?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is God’s Son!”