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Fairy Tale Trials at Home (Week 8)


In this final episode of Fairy Tale Trials, you saw our competitors fight to keep three balloons in the air the longest. For a fun summertime (outside) activity, try this as a family. Here’s how…

  • All you need is balloons and an open space.
  • Blow up and tie the balloons – enough for each competitor to have three. It’s a good idea for each player to have a different color of balloons, so you can tell them apart.
  • At the same time, all players should toss their balloons into the air and begin trying to keep them afloat. If they want, they can try to knock other people’s balloons away.
  • The last person to have a balloon in the air wins!
  • You can adjust the number of balloons (to make it easier or harder) or put limits on what body parts can be used to keep balloons afloat. Have fun!

Weekend Wrap-Up

1st – 5th Grade

Monthly Bible Verse: John 15:12-13 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this; to lay down one’s life for a friend.”
Bible Story: Jacob & Pharaoh | Genesis 47:5-11
Lesson Overview:

In the final week of Dr. Oz: The Dream Catcher we looked at the story of Joseph’s father, Jacob, and Pharaoh showing honor to one another.  Jacob didn’t have to pray a blessing over Pharaoh, and Pharaoh didn’t have to give Jacob and his family land or food. These men chose to honor each other by acknowledging the value, or importance, each possessed.

Every person is valuable because they are created by God. God wants us to show honor to the people in our life. We can show honor by acknowledging the value or importance of others.

3 years – Kindergarten

Bible Story: The Lamp For All To See | Luke 11:33
Main Point: I Will Tell Others About Jesus!
Memory Verse: “Do not just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.” – James 1:22 (NLT)
Lesson Overview:

During our final adventure together Sharky took us to the deepest and bluest part of the seas to discover one last treasure. We teamed up with Captain Nic and his crew and discovered a treasure that was worth more than jewels and gold!

Captain Nic told his crew to search for a book what would change their lives. The crew found the book, and when they brought it on the submarine, they discovered it was the Bible!

We learned that the Bible has stories all about Jesus, and we can share those stories with everyone! We can share Jesus with our friends, families – anyone!

Each week of Sharky’s Deep Sea Adventure, Quest kids have been collecting a new shark’s tooth to put on their Sharky poster. If your child collects all 8 teeth and brings their Sharky Quest next weekend (June 1/2), they will receive their very own real shark’s tooth necklace!

Missing a few shark’s teeth? Download them HERE.

6 weeks – 2 years

Monthly Focus: God Wants Me To Share!
Bible Story: Jesus Feeds the 5,000 | John 6:1-14
Weekend Activity: Sharing Faces activity

Use the Sharing Faces frame to review the Bible story with your toddler. Sit on the floor with your toddler and the Sharing Faces frame. Ask the following questions:

  • Who shared their lunch with Jesus? (a little boy) When we share, does it make people happy? (yes) Let me see your happy face! (Encourage your toddler to hold the Sharing Faces frame in front of his or her face and smile.)
  • Was Jesus happy when the little boy shared his lunch? (yes) Let me see your happy face! (Encourage your toddler to hold the Sharing Faces frame in front of his or her face and smile.)
  • Jesus used the little boys lunch to feed lots and lots and lots of people! Were the people happy the little boy shared his lunch with Jesus? (yes) Let me see your happy face! (Encourage your toddler to hold the Sharing Faces frame in front of his or her face and smile.)

Say, “When we share, it makes God happy, other people happy, and us happy! God wants us to share!”

Motion Promotion: How To Be An Engaged Parent

On June 1 and 2, kindergarteners (rising 1st graders for the 2013-2014 school year) will be promoted from Quest to Motion. In order to ensure a successful transition for your child, check out this video on how to be an engaged parent in Motion.

Motion Promotion Video to Parents from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

love, respect and parenting by Holly Furtick

I got to do a Q/A with one of our eGroups today. This eGroup is a group of Elevation moms with young children. We had the best time talking about marriage, and motherhood, and ministry.

One of the things that came up was the idea of teaching our children to respect their dad. Now of course, children need to learn to respect all adults. But I am not really talking about teaching them to say yes ma’am and no sir (although that is really important). I am talking about respect in the terms of Ephesians 5:33, “So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”

Here are a few of the ideas we discussed…click here to read more