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The Family Building Challenge

Spring is in the air, summer is just around the corner, and there is no better time to enjoy church as a family! Here’s what is coming up in eKidz this month and ways to build memories with your family with our fun, quick Family Building Challenges! 

March Overview

Talking with your child about what they are learning and reinforcing it as a family is the best way to make sure God’s Word is growing in their heart.

FAMILY BUILDING CHALLENGES

Beginning March 10 have fun building with your family! Each Friday check @elevationeKidz on Instagram and look for more details about each building challenge.

Below is an overview of each challenge and supplies need to help you plan and prepare for your building adventures this March.

Building Challenges


Seven-Mile Miracle :: Reverse The Search

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Introductory Week: Reverse The Search

After His resurrection, Jesus walked with two of his disciples for seven miles and they didn’t recognize Him! Sometimes we don’t notice Jesus working in our lives, either.

Family Activity: With your family take a seven-minute walk or bike ride around the neighborhood. What are some of the wonderful things in your life you might not notice every day? What keeps you from noticing those things? Take some time to share out loud what you are thankful for. 

Share: Post a picture of something pretty or unusual you saw on your walk or bike ride. Use the hashtag #sevenmilemiracle and tag @elevationeKidz.


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.


January 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.

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MOTION (1st – 5th grade)
TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

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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.


eKidz at Home: Quest Coloring Activity

Looking for a fun family activity? Grab your crayons and colored pencils and spend time with your child as we get ready for our new January series, All The Time. Jesus is with us ALL THE TIME and He is all we need!

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This week we mailed all our Quest families this fun eKidz at Home postcard activity to give families an opportunity to spend some time together. Bring finished postcards to eKidz January 7-11 for a chance to win a family prize pack!

Didn’t receive a postcard? Download and print the postcard then use art supplies to color and decorate it. Quest kids (3 yrs – K) should complete the left side while parents complete the right side.

Share with us the memories you are creating with your family. Post pictures of your family coloring together and tag us on Instagram (@elevationeKidz) or Facebook (Elevation eKidz).

Didn’t receive a postcard by mail? CLICK HERE to update your contact information and ensure you stay connected with what’s happening in eKidz and at Elevation.