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Safari :: Week of April 28

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is alive.
BIBLE VERSE: “He has risen.” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive | Matthew 26-28

Sing a song with your toddler to celebrate Jesus is alive.

Sing the following to the tune of “Ring Around the Rosie.”

Jesus died for you.

Jesus died for me.

Now He’s alive. Now He’s alive.

We all fall down.

Partner with your toddler and do the following motions:

Jesus died for you. (point to your partner)

Jesus died for me. (point to yourself)

Now He’s alive. (jump) Now He’s alive. (jump)

We all fall down. (fall down)


Quest :: Week of April 28

Monthly Focus: Who can tell others about Jesus? (I can tell others about Jesus.)
Bible Story: Peter and John  ●  Acts 3:1-11, 16
Main Point: I can celebrate Jesus.
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.’ Matthew 28:19, NIV

We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it? JESUS. IS. ALIVE! Jesus is God’s Son,  He is alive, and He wants to be our friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!

In this week’s lesson, Peter and John tell a lame man about Jesus and he is healed.

BigNews_PeterandJohn from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Giving the man the ability to walk was a great gift, but teaching all the people at the gate about Jesus was the best gift Peter and John could have given anyone! We can give others this great gift, too, when we take time to tell them about Jesus.


Motion :: Week of April 28

PATIENCE: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Series Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, think twice.
Bible Story: Esau’s Impatience | Genesis 25:24-34

Have you ever been on a road trip? As much as the journey is worth it to get to the destination, road trips take time and waiting to arrive can be frustrating. But it’s not just with road trips. It seems like we are always waiting for something or someone all the time. Because of Jesus and His sacrifice, WE CAN WAIT. We can trust that God is in control. We can have hope that things will work out in the end. And we can be patient because we know all that God has done. God is patient.

We’ll finished out the month with one of the best examples of what happens when you’re not patient; you lose something of value. In Genesis 25:24-34, we discover the story of Esau sacrificing his birthright for a bowl of stew. Because Esau was impatient, he lost something he could never get back.

RoadTrip_Week5 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

When you think you can’t wait, think twice. Don’t let your lack of patience cause you to make a decision you’ll regret. Think twice about what really matters. Ask God to help you wait patiently for what matters most.

 


Safari :: Week of April 21

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is alive.
BIBLE VERSE: “He has risen.” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive | Matthew 26-28

Play a dancing game with your toddler to celebrate Jesus is alive.

Get some music ready and say, “Jesus is alive! Let’s celebrate by playing freeze dance! When the music starts, let’s dance to celebrate and worship Jesus! But when the music stops, FREEZE!”

Turn on the music. Encourage your toddler to dance to the music. After a few seconds of dancing, pause the music. Encourage your toddler to freeze until they hear the music play again. Repeat as long as your toddler is interested.

Say, “Great dancing! We have a great reason to dance and celebrate. Jesus is ALIVE! We can tell everyone all about Jesus. Who is alive?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is alive!”


Quest :: Week of April 21

Monthly Focus: Who can tell others about Jesus? (I can tell others about Jesus.)
Bible Story: Paul to Silas  ●  Acts 16:16-34
Main Point: I can tell others about Jesus even when it’s hard.
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.’ Matthew 28:19, NIV

We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it? JESUS. IS. ALIVE! Jesus is God’s Son,  He is alive, and He wants to be our friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!

In this week’s lesson, Paul and Silas tell the jailer about Jesus while they are prisoners.

BigNews_PaulandSilas from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

I can tell others about Jesus even when it’s hard. While we may never have it as rough as Paul and Silas had it, there will be times that it’s hard to tell other about Jesus. God is with us in every circumstance, including when we others about His Son.

April Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us to share with everyone the big news that Jesus is alive!

Children can recite the verse every week in April 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.

Go (run in place)
and make (pound fist into palm)
disciples (point out)
of all nations.”  (extend arms overhead in a circle)
Matthew 28:19 (open hands like a book)

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