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Happy Mother’s Day to all our eKidz mommas!

Have some fun this weekend wiith your family and enter the Mother’s Day face-swapping challenge for a chance to win a professional family photo session with @bugg_photographers! (Check out @bugg_photographers beautiful work at www.buggphotographer.com)

It’s easy (and FUN!):

– Download MSQRD (a free app)
– Select the face swapping filter from the row of filters at the bottom of the screen.
– Take a picture or record a video with one of your kids.
– Post the picture or video to social media and tag @elevationekidz with the hashtag #eKidzmom.
Contest closes at 7PM on Monday, May 15!

 

(Pictured Above: The Moore’s family session with @bugg_photographers.)

 


Safari :: Week of May 6

MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me.
VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6

This month we are learning, “God cares for me.” God is a mighty and awesome God. We do not need to be afraid because God is great and He cares for us. This month we’re reading “Daniel and the Lions” in Daniel 6. Daniel prayed to God even though the king said people could only pray to him. Because Daniel didn’t obey the king’s rule, Daniel was thrown into a lion’s den. He was not afraid because he believed God would protect him. God took care of Daniel and did protect him from the lions! Just like God cared for Daniel, God cares for us, too!

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

        • What do you see in the picture? (Daniel and the lions.)
        • Did the lions hurt Daniel? (No, Daniel looks safe.)

Say, “God took care of Daniel and protected him from the lions. God is mighty and awesome and He cares for us, just like He cared for Daniel.”


Quest :: Week of May 6

Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it!)
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego | Daniel 3:10-28
Main Point: God is always with me.
Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)

It’s time to come to the castle to hear stories of the King! This month, we’ll explore the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Hagar, Gideon, and Daniel. As we learn about the amazing things God did for each of these Bible heroes, we’ll see that God is always with us and He has everything under control. God’s got it!

In this week’s lesson, God is with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and rescues them from a blazing furnace.


God is always with him, no matter what! Whatever situations we face, we can trust God has it under control. 

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eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your child this week:

  • At BathTime use a cup to scoop water and rinse your child, saying, “ONE (as you pour), TWO (as you pour), THREE (as you pour), GOD LOVES ME!”
  • At PlayTime play catch with your child. Every time one of you catches the ball, say, “God’s got it!” in place of, “You (or I) got it!”
  • This month let your child wake up to, “It’s going to be a great day because God’s got it!

May Memory Verse

This month our Bible verse says our God is great, mighty, and awesome! We can know that He has everything under control.”

Children can recite the verse every week in May to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

He is the great God, (point up)
the mighty (make muscle with left arm)
and awesome (make muscle with right arm)
God. (point up)
Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of May 6

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COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Series Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
Main Point: We can work together to help our community.
Bible Story: Nehemiah and the Wall | Nehemiah 1-6

When a mysterious and elusive astronaut begins scaring away all the kids at Camp Jupiter, the camp is forced to consider immediate shutdown. Mr. Stone, the camp director, turns to the Finders for help. To get to the bottom of their weirdest mystery yet, the Finders will have to work together like never before and cooperate with an eager new ally. Can they pull together in time to solve a mystery that is out of this world? Or is Camp Jupiter headed toward a black hole? 

The Finders hear all about the strange outer-space phenomena from Mr. Stone and his suspicious daughter, Ava, and decide to help.

Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter | Episode 3 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

While it seems Caleb and X have a lot to learn about cooperation, they have started to work together to discover what the camp director’s daughter has been working on and help the Camp Jupiter community. During eGroup time we dug into God’s Word to see a great example of cooperation from the Bible to learn how we can work together to make a difference in our community, too.

Nehemiah wasn’t concerned about fame or money; all he wanted was to help rebuild the walls of Jerusalem for his people. Nehemiah also didn’t try to do it all himself; he organized the Israelites so they could all work together for the benefit of the whole community. Just like Nehemiah and the Israelites, we can work together to make a difference in our community, too.

It might feel like focusing on yourself will help you get ahead, but when we work together, we can actually accomplish more. And when we cooperate with each other, we can do great things to improve and inspire our community.

The Finders Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter, kids can earn an awesome Finders trading card each week by:

  • FINDING Ecclesiastes 4:9 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Ecclesiastes 4:9 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, COOPERATION, from memory. (COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.)

Kids can receive prizes for collecting two different combinations of trading cards:

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Safari :: Week of April 29

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is the best!
VERSE FOCUS: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! | Matthew 26-28

This week during eKidz we colored a picture on the back of your toddler’s weekly newsletter to remind us that Jesus is the best!

Say, “Who is in this picture?” Hold up the picture of Jesus on the back of the newsletter and encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus.”

Say, “Jesus loves us so much that He died for us. But He didn’t stay dead. He came back alive. That is why Jesus is the best! Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is the best!”