Safari Safari
Quest Quest
Motion Motion
At Home At Home

Safari :: Week of October 6

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can trust God.
MEMORY VERSE: “I trust in you, my God!” Psalm 25:2a (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions | Daniel 6

This month we are learning, “I can trust God.” God loves us and we can trust Him no matter what!

We will learn the story, “Daniel and the Lions,” in Daniel 6. When the king made a new rule, Daniel knew it was wrong and continued obeying God by praying to Him. Because Daniel didn’t follow the king’s rule, he was thrown into a den with lions. Daniel trusted God and God protected him from the lions! We can always trust God, just like Daniel did. Sometimes we might be scared, worried or feel alone, but no matter what we face, we can remember that God loves us and we can trust Him!


We made a Bible Story Meal Time Mat to help us remember that we can trust God. Place the Bible Story Meal Time Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your toddler:

  • Who is in the den with the lions? (Daniel)
  • What can we learn from Daniel’s story? (I can trust God.)

Say, “Daniel trusted God and God protected him from the lions! We can trust God, too! Sometimes we might be scared, worried, or feel alone, but no matter what we face, we can remember that God loves us and we can trust Him! Who can trust God?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can trust God.”

October in eKidz

Monthly Focus

I can trust God.

Memory Verse

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


“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


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!


“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

Motion :: Week of September 29

INITIATIVE: Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23a (NIV)
Main Point: Look for ways to celebrate what God has done.
Bible Story: The Wall is Rebuilt | Nehemiah 3-4, 6:15-16, 8:1-17 

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.

In Nehemiah 3–4, 6:15- 16, and 8:1-17,  Nehemiah and the people who helped build the wall had a lot to be thankful for and they celebrated all that God had done. God helped Nehemiah and the people finish the wall in only 52 days! Not only did they celebrate during those 52 days, but also throughout their history as His people as they heard God’s word and remembered how God had been faithful to them. 

DirtyJobs_September_Episode5 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Look for ways to celebrate what God has done. When we realize that God is doing amazing things in our lives, we can’t help but give Him thanks. We pray that throughout this month looking at Nehemiah’s story, kids will see how God helps them each and every day. We hope they learn to celebrate God’s continued work in their lives.

At dinner tonight, ask: What is something you can do around the house to make “your world” a better place?

Safari :: Week of September 29

MONTHLY FOCUS: God keeps His promises.
MEMORY VERSE:Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5 (NCV)
BIBLE STORY: Noah’s Ark | Genesis 6-9

This week we made a craft to remind us that God keeps His promises. Grab the rainbow your toddler colored and play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that God keeps His promises!

Give your toddler their newsletter and say, “I’m going to say a promise in God’s Word and I want you to hold up your rainbow if you know that God will keep that promise. Are you ready?”

Say the following promises and encourage your toddler to hold his or her rainbow in the air.

“In His Word, God promises to…”

  • be with us
  • help us
  • always love us
  • give us what we need
  • comfort us
  • hear our prayers

Continue as long as your toddler is interested.

At the end of the activity say, “Wow, you did a great job! Remember, God always keeps His promises and we can read about them in His Word! Who keeps His promises?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God keeps His promises!”












Quest :: Week of September 29

Monthly Focus: Whose way is perfect? (God’s way is perfect.)
Bible Story: Noah (God’s Promise) | Genesis 8:1-9:17
Main Point: God keeps His promises.
Memory Verse: “Trust the Lord with all your heart.” Proverbs 3:5, NCV

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. 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.

In this week’s lesson, God kept His promises to Noah and made a new promise for the whole world.

Colorific_September_Episode5 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God keeps His promises. God kept His promise to Noah, and He will always keep His promises to us too.

This week as you drive, call out a color. See how many things you and your child can spy out of the window that are that color. Continue the activity by calling out a different color each time. Then, talk about how the rainbow has a lot of colors and every time we see a rainbow, it helps us remember the promise God made.