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November in eKidz

Monthly Focus

I can give thanks to God.

Memory Verse

“Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 (NCV)

Prayer

Dear God, thank You so much for everything You give us and all You do for us. As my child grows up,
help them remember to always give You thanks.
We love You! Amen.”

Monthly Focus

I can give thanks to God.

Memory Verse

Always (spread arms wide)
give thanks (move hand away from chin)
to God.” (point up with pointer fingers)
Ephesians 5:20 (open hands like a book)

Bible Story

Ten Lepers
Luke 17:11-19

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

Series Overview

When we stop and think about it, we are surrounded by helpers who deserve a big thank you for all the ways they help us. They are making the world we live in a better place. When we grow up with eyes that see the helpers and a heart that is thankful, no matter how grown up you are, thankfulness goes a long way.

MEMORY VERSE

“Always (stretch your arms out wide)
give thanks (move hand down from chin)
to God.” (point both index fingers straight up in the air)
Ephesians 5:20, NCV (open your hands like a book)

1st – 5th GRADE

Series Overview

Cooperation is a spiritual concept that originates with God. God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish something big for Him. When we work together, we reflect what Jesus envisioned for His followers. Our love for one another can point people to Him.

Virtue: Cooperation

Working together to do more than you can do alone.

Memory Verse

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.” Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIV


October in eKidz

Monthly Focus

I can trust God.

Memory Verse

“I trust in you, my God!” Psalm 25:2a (NLT)

Prayer

“Dear God, thank You so much for loving us. As this baby grows up, help them know they can trust You
no matter what. We love You and trust You. We We love You. Amen.”

Monthly Focus

I can trust God.

Memory Verse

“I trust (point to self)
in you, (point up with pointer fingers)
my God!” (hug self)
Psalm 25:2a (open hands like a book)

Bible Story

Daniel and the Lions
Daniel 6

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

Series Overview

All of us, children and grown-ups alike, will sometimes come up against things we just can’t do. Maybe we don’t have what it takes to makes things better. It could also be that we don’t have the answers, energy, wisdom, patience, solution, or way out of a situation.

But, we do know the One who does. And, when you know the One who does, there’s no need to worry. God’s got it. That’s what we’re talking about this month. We don’t need to worry, be afraid, or feel alone. God’s got it!

MEMORY VERSE

“God (point both hands straight up)
is with you (point out to a friend)
wherever (wave hands in a circle)
you go.” (march in place)
Joshua 1:9, NLT (open your hands like a book)

1st – 5th GRADE

Series Overview

Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than things we can own, God also provides what we need to face whatever happens in our lives. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. So we could choose to complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing God has a plan for our lives.

Virtue: Contentment

Deciding to be okay with what you have.

Memory Verse

“Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:10b, NIV


September in eKidz

Monthly Focus

God keeps His promises.

Memory Verse

“Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5a (NCV)

Prayer

Dear God, thank You for loving us and keeping Your promises. As this baby grows up, help them know they can trust You with all their heart because You will always keep Your promises. We love You. Amen.

Monthly Focus

God keeps His promises.

Memory Verse

“Trust the Lord (point up)
with all (stretch your arms out wide)
your heart.” (bring both hands together over your heart)
Proverbs 3:5, NCV (open your hands like a book)

Bible Story

Noah’s Ark
Genesis 6 – 9

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

Series Overview

Colors are a huge part of a child’s world, and as we explore the colors of the rainbow, we will teach children that God loves them, and He always keeps His promises. his month’s Colorific theme will help us teach children that God keeps His promises.

We’ve all experienced a broken promise or two and our children won’t have to wait long to experience one, too. We want them to grow up knowing God always keeps His promises. No matter how long we have to wait, God will come through.

MEMORY VERSE

“Trust the Lord (point both index fingers straight up in the air)
with all (stretch your arms out wide)
your heart.” (bring both hands together over your heart)
Proverbs 3:5, NCV (open your hands like a book)

1st – 5th GRADE

Series Overview

When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them. All month long, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the best examples of someone who showed initiative even when he didn’t have to.

Virtue: Initiative

Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.

Memory Verse

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23a, NIV


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.


Safari :: Week of August 25

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can go God’s way.
MEMORY VERSE: “Teach me Your way, O Lord.” Psalm 27:11a (NASB)
BIBLE STORY: Jonah and the Big Fish I Jonah 1:1 – 3:10

Play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that we can go God’s way! Grab some bubbles and encourage your toddler to pop the bubbles according to the instructions you give them.

  • The Bible tells us that God wants us to follow Him and obey His Word. Let’s pop the bubbles while we march!
  • The Bible tells us that we can be glad even when it’s hard because God knows what is best for us! Let’s pop the bubbles while jumping up and down!
  • The Bible says to tell the truth. Let’s pop the bubbles while we all say, “Tell the truth!”
  • The Bible tells us to be brave because God is always with us. We don’t have to be afraid! Everyone show me your best brave face. (Pause) Let’s pop the bubbles with a brave face!
  • The Bible tells us to be thankful for what God gives us. Let’s pop the bubbles by clapping our hands!
  • The Bible tells us to be kind to everyone around us, including our friends. Let’s pop the bubbles with a friend!

Continue for as long as your toddler is interested.

After the activity, say, “When we read God’s Word, we learn how to go God’s way. God’s way is best and we should follow Him! Who can go God’s way?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can go God’s way!”