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The BEST Bible For Your Child

In eKidz, we want kids to LOVE reading their Bible! The Bible is living and active, full of promises to encourage and give us hope, and holds stories of God’s provision and faithfulness.

Each weekend we dig into the Bible to teach God’s Word in ways that are fun, engaging, and relevant to kids. We encourage our elementary kids to bring their Bibles to church to discover what God says, help them know Jesus more, and learn skills for reading the Bible on their own.

It can be hard to choose a Bible that’s just right for your child. When looking for a Bible for your child, consider these four questions:

1. What is the age and reading level of your child?*

Understanding your child’s reading and comprehension ability for their age level will help you select a Bible or storybook Bible that your child can both enjoy and understand.

Full-Text Bibles contain the complete 66 books of the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments. Typically these Bibles are in order of Genesis through Revelation. Storybook Bibles are designed for children ages four to eight and use full-color illustrations to teach basic stories and themes from the Bible.

2. What is the purpose for the Bible?*

When it comes to full-text Bibles, there are many options. Knowing how your child will use the Bible, such as for personal devotion, to follow along at church, or for Bible studies will help you choose a Bible with features that best match your child’s needs.

3. What is the translation your family is most familiar with?*

There are 24 biblical translations available. You can choose a translation that Elevation or your family already uses. If you would like something easier for your child to understand, you can select a translation that best fits your child’s reading comprehension level. Elevation Church uses the NIV translation.

4. How will my child learn to use their Bible?*

Once you have selected and purchased a Bible for your child, take time to introduce your child to the Bible and its features. Spend time reading a favorite Bible story or doing a devotional reading with your child to help them learn how to use their new Bible. The habit of Bible reading can begin in a child’s foundational years, and can start with their own special Bible.

Below are some Bibles we suggest. If you need help determining the best Bible for your child, ask the eKidz Director at your Elevation campus.

Bible Suggestions

*From Zondervan Christian Publishers. Visit Zondervan for more information and tips to choose the best Bible for your child.


June in eKidz

Monthly Focus

The Bible teaches me to obey.

Memory Verse

“If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” John 14:15 (GNT)

Monthly Focus

The Bible teaches me to obey.

Memory Verse

“If you love me, (hug self)
you will (point out)
obey my commandments.” (point out)
John 14:15 (open hands like a book)

Bible Story

Josiah Obeys God
2 Chronicles 34:1 – 35:19

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

Series Overview
Have you ever used a compass to show you which way to go? They’re great for helping you on a hike,
but not as great when we’re trying to figure out which way to go in life. We need the Bible for that!

This month, we’re going to teach our preschoolers that the Bible tells us which way to go.
How wonderful would it be if our preschoolers grew up using the Bible as their compass as they ride through life!

MEMORY VERSE

“Show me the right path, (circle hands around eyes)
O Lord; (point up with pointer fingers)
point out the road (point down with pointer fingers)
for me to follow.” (march in place)
Psalm 25:4, NLT (open hands like a book)

1st – 5th GRADE

Series Overview

Amped is defined as being filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm. When we realize that Jesus came to give us the fullest life possible, we can live confidently in His love for us, and THAT is living an amped life! This month, we’re getting amped to help our kids understand that, with God’s help, we can have the confidence to change the world!

Virtue: Confidence

Living like you believe what God says is true.

Memory Verse

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness
of the Lord in the land of the living.”
Psalm 27:13, NIV


April Parent Cue Cards

Parent Cue was created to help parents do family better. Use the monthly Parent Cue card to begin conversations with your child about what they are learning in church. Each week on the eKidz site find weekly information to continue conversations about Jesus at home.

QUEST (3 years – Kindergarten)

TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

MOTION (1st – 5th grade)

TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5x 11 paper.

Another great resource available at your fingertips is the Parent Cue App. The app sends weekly CUES that remind you to connect with your kids at home and on the go. You can even watch Bible story videos during your drive time using the app.


Best of 2017

The New Year is almost here, and it’s a great opportunity to remember all God has brought your family through in 2017, as well as look forward to what’s next. Use the “Best of 2017” to help your family create conversations and remember some of the best moments from 2017.

Print the question cards below to use with your family.

 


Meet My M(Other) Face Swap Challenge

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Happy Mother’s Day to all our eKidz mommas!

Have some fun this weekend wiith your family and enter the Mother’s Day face-swapping challenge for a chance to win a professional family photo session with @bugg_photographers! (Check out @bugg_photographers beautiful work at www.buggphotographer.com)

It’s easy (and FUN!):

– Download MSQRD (a free app)
– Select the face swapping filter from the row of filters at the bottom of the screen.
– Take a picture or record a video with one of your kids.
– Post the picture or video to social media and tag @elevationekidz with the hashtag #eKidzmom.
Contest closes at 7PM on Monday, May 15!

 

(Pictured Above: The Moore’s family session with @bugg_photographers.)