Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to enjoy all the popsicles, pool days, and vacations! In this season it’s easy to feel like you’re constantly on-the-go, so we want to help your family stay connected to God this summer. Last weekend, we gave out a Summer Cool Kit to every child who attended Quest and Motion.
Motion Summer Cool Kit
To equip kids to read and study their Bible this summer, we filled the Motion Summer Cool Kit with some tools that can help kids read the Bible, like sticky notes, a special Bible highlighter, and a pen to write notes. (Kids can also use those supplies alongside the Summer Cool Guide they received in Motion this week to help them study God’s word this summer.) There are also a few other fun treats such as sunglasses, a beach ball, and candy inside to make sure their summer gets off to a great start!
Quest Summer Cool Kit
As for Quest, we’ve included a few summer-themed treats such as bubbles, chalk, sunglasses, a beach ball, and candy, along with a few ideas for activities that your family can do together! Grab the chalk and bubbles from your child’s kit and use the fun activities to help your child practice the memory verse. We’ve also included the list of Bible stories your child will learn in Quest this summer, so read along at home!
-Love – 1 Corinthians; John 3:16; John 13:34
-Paul and Silas in Prison – Acts 16:16-34
-Birds and Flowers – John 14:27; Matthew 6:25-34
-Simeon at the Temple – Luke 2:22-39
-Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37
–Every Good and Perfect Gift – James 1:17
-Peter in Jail – Acts 12:1-19
-Jesus is Gentle – Mark 5:25-34; Mark 10:13-16
-Timothy – 1 Timothy 4:12
Memory Verse Activities
Summer is the perfect time to relax and spend time with your family. In the middle of all the vacation plans, sports games, and fun activities, it can be easy to feel like you’re constantly on-the-go. This can make it challenging to stay connected over the next couple of months, so we’re partnering with you to help your kid continue building his/her relationship with God this summer! In this one week series, Summer Cool, we taught kids how cool the Bible really is, and gave them action steps to help them read their Bibles over the summer.
Colton Jones, aka “The Professor” showed us how important it is for us to spend time in God’s Word and how much fun we can have reading it! He taught us that when we study the Bible, it shows us how to have a good life through obeying God and helping others.
Reading God’s Word helps me grow closer to Him. Studying the Bible is one of the best ways we can get to know God and grow in our relationship with Him. The more we spend time in God’s Word, the more we can grow closer to Him by learning about who He is and how we can live for Him.
To help your kid stay connected to God this summer, we gave out Summer Cool Guides. Your kid can use the guide to read some cool Bible stories, complete daily activities, and learn new things from the Bible.
If you started your summer fun early this year and didn’t get to pick up a Summer Cool Guide, ask your eKidz Director for one next weekend!
WE’RE LEARNING… Jesus is powerful.
MEMORY VERSE: “Great is our Lord and mighty in power.” Psalm 147:5a (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Calms the Storm I Matthew 8:23-27
This month we’re learning, “Jesus is powerful.” No matter what happens, we can remember that Jesus is powerful and we can trust Him!
We will learn the story, “Jesus Calms the Storm” in Matthew 8:23-27. Jesus was on a boat with His disciples when a BIG storm came upon them. The disciples were scared, but Jesus knew exactly what to do. He stood up and told the storm to stop. Immediately, the storm was calm! The disciples were amazed that the wind and waves obeyed Him. No matter what happens, we can remember that Jesus is powerful and we can trust Him! Jesus is more powerful than anything we will face and He is always with us. We don’t have to worry or be afraid, because Jesus is powerful and He can do anything!
We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that Jesus is powerful. Place the Bible Story Meal Time Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the placemat and review the Bible story with your toddler:
- Who do you see in the picture? (Jesus)
- Did Jesus tell the storm to rain harder or to stop? (to stop)
Say, “Jesus is so powerful, He was able to stop a BIG storm! No matter what happens, remember that Jesus is powerful and you can trust Him. Who is powerful?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is powerful!”
Feeling like we can do anything is a pretty great feeling. We have a power source that gives us the power to do everything God wants us to do. His name is Jesus. And, He is AMAZING! Over the next two months, we’re going to power up and learn about the fruit of the Spirit — what happens when we are connected to the real power source.
This weekend, we learned that when Jesus is our friend, He gives us the power to love others the way He loves us.
Cuddle with your child and pray, “Dear God, we want to love people the way Jesus loves us. Sometimes that’s hard, especially when people aren’t nice to us. Thank You for giving us the power to love, no matter what. In Jesus’ name, amen.