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eKidz at Home :: Week of April 5

When you join us for church, your child can tune into eKidz Online — a fun, interactive experience streaming live from our eKidz Online YouTube page. It’s available during all live Elevation Church worship experience broadcasts — 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 5:00PM, 8:00PM, and 10:00PM EST on Sundays, and 7:00PM EST on Mondays and Wednesdays. CLICK HERE to subscribe to eKidz Online and join us when we go live!

eKidz Online is also linked in your campus’s Facebook Group. Visit the Elevation Church page on Facebook, click on “Groups” in the menu, and select your campus. Click “Join” so you can stay connected.

Also, you can use these additional curriculum resources to help your family learn about Jesus at home!

 

SAFARI TODDLERS
1 – 2 YEARS OLD

Read Matthew 28:1-7 together as a family. Use a children’s Bible if you have one or download the Bible App for Kids and watch “A Happy Sunday.” If you’re looking for a children’s Bible for your toddler, CLICK HERE for some suggestions!

This month, we’re learning, “Jesus is alive!” We’ll read “Jesus is alive!” in Matthew 26-28 to learn that God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for the wrong things we’ve done. After Jesus died, some of His friends went to His grave and they were surprised to see an angel. The angel told them that Jesus wasn’t there because He is alive. Jesus loves us so much that He died on the cross, but now He is alive in Heaven and He wants to be our friend forever!

Download this Mealtime Mat and use it to help your toddler remember that Jesus is alive. Check out more information in the Safari Parent Guide below.

SAFARI PARENT GUIDE

CLICK HERE  to download this week’s Parent Guide. Use this guide to lead your family in a discussion about what your toddler learned in the Bible story, and then participate in a fun activity together!

 

QUEST 
3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

Everywhere we look in spring, we see green starting to push through the soil and tree buds getting ready to bloom. Everything just feels so alive! It’s the perfect picture to help teach Quest kids that Jesus is alive! This week celebrate Palm Sunday with your Quest child and learn that we celebrate Jesus because He is special. (video length = 19 mins)

QUEST PARENT GUIDE

CLICK HERE  to download this week’s Parent Guide. Use this guide to lead your family in a discussion about what you learned in the video, and then participate in a fun activity together!

 

MOTION
1ST – 5TH GRADE

 ??‍♀️??‍♂️ We all have an amazing secret superpower. Want to know what it is? It’s called grace. It’s hard to comprehend, but it’s very real! This week, spend time with your Motion child learning what grace is and how it can save the world. (video length=31 mins)

MOTION PARENT GUIDE

CLICK HERE to download this week’s Parent Guide. Use this guide to lead your family in a discussion about what you learned in the video, and then participate in a fun activity together!


Safari :: Week of March 14

While you join us for church online this weekend, you can also help your toddler learn about Jesus at home. Read Matthew 4:18-22 together as a family. Use a children’s Bible if you have one (pages 308-310 in The Beginner’s Bible or pages 306-307 in God’s Story for Me Bible Storybook) or use this Bible story card at home. 

Then sing this song with your toddler to help them remember they can follow Jesus!

I Can Follow (to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

I can follow, yes I can,
yes I can, yes I can.
I can follow, yes I can.
I can follow Jesus’ lead.

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested.

Then say, “Great job! Remember, Jesus is the BEST leader, and He wants us to follow Him. Who can follow Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can follow Jesus!


This March in Safari :: What We’re Learning

This month, we’re learning, “I can follow Jesus.” We’ll read “Fishermen Follow Jesus” in Matthew 4:18-22 to learn about the time Jesus began to tell people about God and how they can live for Him.

Jesus knew He had a lot of work to do, so He went to find some helpers. When Jesus saw some fishermen in a boat, He called out to them, “Come and follow me,” and right away, they left everything to follow Him. Just like the fishermen, we can follow Jesus, too. Jesus is the BEST leader, and He wants us to follow Him!

This weekend, your toddler made a Bible Story Mealtime Mat to help you remember that we can follow Jesus. Before each meal this week, point to the placemat and review the Bible story with your toddler:

  • Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus, the fishermen)
  • Did the fishermen stay in their boats or did they leave everything to follow Jesus? (they left everything to follow Jesus)
  • Can you follow Jesus? (yes)

Say, “Yes, that’s right! When Jesus asked the fishermen to leave their boats, they left everything they had to follow Him. Jesus wants us to follow Him, too! Who can follow Jesus?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can follow Jesus!”


Safari :: Week of February 22

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we made a craft to help us remember that Jesus loves everyone. Grab your toddler’s newsletter from this weekend to use in this activity to help them remember what they learned!

Say, “If you know Jesus loves (your parents, brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors, etc.), hold your paper in the air and say, “Jesus loves everyone!” Continue the activity using a different example each time.

After the activity, ask, “Great job! Remember, Jesus loves everyone, and we can, too! We can love others just like Jesus does. Who loves you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone.”


Safari :: Week of February 15

WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus loves everyone.
MEMORY VERSE: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Children I Mark 10:13-16

During the worship experience this weekend, we played a fun game to help us remember that Jesus loves everyone. Play this game with your toddler at home!

 

While you’re driving in the car this week, play “I Spy” with your toddler to help them remember that Jesus loves everyone! Say “I spy… ” and point out different people you see. After you point out each person, ask, “Does Jesus love them?,” and encourage your toddler to say, “Yes!”

Continue the activity for as long as your toddler is interested, choosing a different person each time. After the activity, say, “Remember, Jesus loves everyone! He loves you, me, and everyone we meet. We can love them just like Jesus does! Who does Jesus love?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus loves everyone!”