eKidz at Home :: Week of September 13

This week in eKidz, we’re learning about what it means to live with integrity in eKidz Online. In our Quest lesson, we’ll learn that we can trust God’s plan, even when it’s hard, and our Safari toddlers will learn a fun song to help them remember that God is always with them.

Do you act the same way offline as you do online?    Proverbs 10:9

As a family, discuss a few questions together after your child watches this week’s episode.

Question #1: What are some words that are similar to integrity — or how would you define it? (e.g. being trustworthy, dependable, honest, living out the same godly values no matter where you are, etc.)

Question #2: Read Proverbs 10:9. What do you think it means to follow a crooked path?

Question #3: On a scale of 1-10, how much integrity do you think you have? When is it hardest to live out godly values like obeying the rules your parents or leaders have given you?

Thinking about want we WANT to do is sometimes a lot easier than thinking of the RIGHT thing to do. But integrity is choosing to do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

When you do the right thing, you’ll have confidence and peace in your heart. But if you do the wrong thing, you’ll eventually be found out. Over time, you’ll build a reputation. People will notice if you’re the kind of person they can trust to do the right thing, or if you’re the kind of person who is always getting found out for doing the wrong things.

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.

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Main Point: I can trust God’s plan, even when it’s hard.

Bible Story: Joseph in Jail ● Genesis 39-40

As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together. 

Question #1: When Joseph worked in the palace, he got in trouble for something he didn’t do. Was he sent to jail or the jungle? (jail)

Question #2: Even though things were hard and Joseph was in jail, did God have a plan for him? (yes)

Question #3: Can you trust God’s plan even when it’s hard? (yes)

 

Family Activity: Moving Plans

WHAT YOU NEED: 
activity pages, scissors

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Before the Activity: Print off the activity pages and cut out the cards.
  • During the Activity: Choose a card and lead your family in that movement for 10 seconds. Call for everyone to freeze when the 10 seconds are up. Then select another person in your family to choose a card and lead the family in doing the movement. Continue until you’ve used all the cards and completed the movements.

WHAT YOU SAY:

  • Before the Activity: “I have some cards here with different movements. This is our plan to follow: I will pick a card and show it to you. Then we’ll perform the movement on the card for 10 seconds. At the end of the 10 seconds, I’ll say, ‘FREEZE!’ What does ‘FREEZE’ mean? (Pause.) That’s right, you stop and stand completely still. Then, another family member will choose a card, and we’ll keep going. Are you ready? Here we go.”
  • After the Activity: “Whew, that was fun! You did a great job following the plan on each of these cards. God has a plan for us, and we can always trust that His plan is the best. Who has a plan for you?” (God has a plan for me.)

This month, we’re learning, “God is always with me.” We will learn “Joseph’s Story” in Genesis 37-47. When Joseph’s father gave him a special, colorful coat, his brothers were angry, and they sent him far away where he was put in jail for something he didn’t do. Even when Joseph was sent away and went to jail, God was with him. God was with Joseph, and He is always with us, too!

TODDLER ACTIVITIES

Choose an activity to complete with your toddler to learn that we can love like Jesus!

Bible Story Activity

WHAT YOU NEED: Bible (Use a children’s Bible if you have one or download the Bible App for Kids and watch “The Dreamer.”)

WHAT YOU SAY: “I love reading the Bible and spending time with Jesus. Let’s read our Bible story together right now!”

WHAT YOU DO: Read “Joseph’s Story” — Genesis 37:2-4, 37:23-28, 39:1-5, 41:46-49, 45:3-11 from the Bible.

Song Activity: God Is Always With Me

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Lead your toddler in singing the song below to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

God is always with me,
with me, with me.
God is always with me,
because He loves me.

  • Continue to sing for as long as your toddler is interested.

WHAT YOU SAY:

  • Before the Activity: “Let’s sing a fun song to help us remember that God is always with us!”
  • After the Activity: “Wow, you did a wonderful job singing! Who is always with you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God is always with me!”