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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!

 

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Quest :: Week of December 1

 

Monthly Focus: Why is Jesus special? (Jesus is God’s Son.)
Bible Story: The Angel and Mary | Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46
Main Point: The angel told Mary she would have a special baby.
Memory Verse: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 GNT

Happy birthday, Jesus! We celebrate Jesus’ birthday because Jesus is God’s son. God’s son deserves a celebration as big as Christmas itself and a birthday bash as big as the one we’re going to give Him this month! He is that special!

So gather up all the birthday excitement and Christmas spirit you have, because we are going to party all month long! It’s not just balloons and party hats, though. We are sharing the true story that God gave us His only son, Jesus, and He is worth our best celebration! 

This week, we learned about the time when an angel visited Mary and told her she was going to have a special baby, named Jesus. He would be God’s Son and the savior of the world. 

BirthdayBash_December_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Cuddle up with your child and pray, “Dear God, as Christmas is beginning, help us remember that it’s all about Jesus’ birthday. It’s easy to make it all about us. Thank You for giving us Jesus. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.


Quest :: Week of November 24

Monthly Focus: Who are you thankful for? (I am thankful for people who help me.)
Bible Story: Good Samaritan | Luke 10:25-37
Main Point: I am thankful for people who help me when I’m hurt.
Memory Verse: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20, NCV

When we stop and notice them, we’ll see that 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 these helpers and a heart that is grateful, showing thankfulness becomes a happy habit. And no matter how young or grown up you are, a little thankfulness goes a long way.

In this week’s lesson, the story of the good Samaritan teaches us about being thankful for the people who help us when we’re hurt.

HappyHelpersClub_November_Episode3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

I am thankful for people who help me when I’m hurt. Preschoolers get boo boos often, and so many people help them when they’re hurt. We can say thank you to all the people who help us when we’re hurt.

As you drive, be on the lookout for helpers (police officers, road workers, food trucks, etc.). When you see a helper, say, “I see a helper!” When you get where you’re going, take time to pray and thank God for all the people who help you.

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.


Quest :: Week of November 17

Monthly Focus: Who are you thankful for? (I am thankful for people who help me.)
Bible Story: Elijah and the Widow | 1 Kings 17:7-16
Main Point: I am thankful for people who give me food.
Memory Verse: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20, NCV

When we stop and notice them, we’ll see that 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 these helpers and a heart that is grateful, showing thankfulness becomes a happy habit. And no matter how young or grown up you are, a little thankfulness goes a long way.

In this week’s lesson, Elijah was very thankful when the widow gave him the last bit of food she had.

HappyHelpersClub_November_Episode4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

I am thankful for people who give me food. Preschoolers are surrounded by so many Happy Helpers who give them food when they are hungry. We want them to learn to say thank you for those that supply the food that fills their tummies.

Make a family thankful picture. Get a large piece of paper, and tell each family member to draw a picture of something they are really thankful for. Write each person’s name and what they drew under their picture, and then hang it in your home.

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.


Quest :: Week of November 10

Monthly Focus: Who are you thankful for? (I am thankful for people who help me.)
Bible Story: Tabitha | Acts 9:36-39

Main Point: I am thankful for people who give me clothes.
Memory Verse: “Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20, NCV

When we stop and notice them, we’ll see that 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 these helpers and a heart that is grateful, showing thankfulness becomes a happy habit. And no matter how young or grown up you are, a little thankfulness goes a long way.

In this week’s lesson, we learned to be thankful for the people who give us clothes, just like the people were thankful for Tabitha because she made clothes for them.

HappyHelpersClub_November_Episode1 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

I am thankful for people who give me clothes. There are many people in a preschooler’s life who give them basic necessities like clothes. We want to remember to thank them for helping them and giving them clothes.

Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, “Dear God, thank You for giving us the clothes we need. We are thankful for warm pajamas and coats and [child’s name]’s favorite [shirt, dress, shoes, etc.]. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Download this week’s Parent Cue card HERE.