Use these resources to help your child grow in their faith at home this week!
Who is the Holy Spirit? ● Ephesians 6:10-11
As a family, discuss a few questions together after your child watches this week’s episode.
Question #1: Who is the Holy Spirit?
Question #2: Read Ephesians 6:10-11. What are some of the devil’s evil schemes you need God’s power to stand against?
Question #3: When you’re struggling because you’re waiting for God’s plan to win out against evil, where can you go for help? Who can you talk to?
After Jesus was raised back to life from the dead, He appeared to His disciples. He reminded them He wasn’t going to be with them forever, but was going back up to Heaven to be with His Father.
But Jesus didn’t abandon them or us — He gave us His spirit to live in our hearts. It’s called the Holy Spirit, and it guides us every day. And because we have His spirit alive in us, we can pray big, powerful prayers to God.
But how do you pray powerful prayers? Where do you start?
- Start by thanking God for who He is.
- Thank Him for the Holy Spirit that is alive in your heart.
- Tell God anything you’re worried about, afraid of, or struggling with.
- Ask God to help you — and don’t be shy!
We have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, so we have the power to pray big, powerful prayers!
Main Point: God keeps His promises.
Bible Story: Noah ● Genesis 6:8-33, 7:1-24, 8:1-9:17
As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together.
Question #1: Who was today’s Bible story about? (Noah)
Question #2: What happened during the Bible story? (God told Noah to build a big boat called an ark and to put two of every animal on it. When the ark was complete, Noah, his family, and all the animals entered the boat. It rained and rained until the whole earth was covered with water, but God kept them safe. When the rain stopped and it was safe to leave the ark, God put a rainbow in the sky to show His promise that He would never flood the earth again.)
Question #3: What does this story teach us? (God keeps His promises.)
Family Activity: Let It Rain
WHAT YOU NEED: activity page, tablecloth, white glue, blue tissue paper, and a small circle punch
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Print off the activity page and cover your table with a tablecloth. Use the circle punch to create blue confetti from the tissue paper.
- During the Activity: Give your child the activity page. Point out the verse on the page and encourage your child to repeat it with you. Then help your child place a few dots of glue on the umbrella on the page. Encourage them to sprinkle confetti over the umbrella to make it rain and land on the glue dots.
- After the Activity: Set your child’s page aside to dry. Gather all the glue and remaining tissue paper for clean-up.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- During the Activity: “Friends, what do you see on your page? (Pause.) Yes, an umbrella! And here is a verse that we can memorize to help us remember that God is always with us and He’s got it. Let’s say it together. ‘God is with you wherever you go,’ Joshua 1:9. I’ll add some glue dots to your umbrella. These blue circles look like raindrops! I want you to drop the blue confetti over the page so that it lands and sticks to the glue.”
- After the Activity: “When you dropped the confetti, it looked like rain! Noah knew a thing or two about rain, didn’t he? It rained for 40 days and 40 nights while they were in the ark. But Noah knew the truth — God’s got it. This page can be a reminder that God always keeps His promises and that He is with us wherever we go!”
We’re learning… I can trust God.
Bible Story: Noah ● Genesis 6-9
This month, we’re learning, “I can trust God.” We will learn the story, “Noah’s Ark,” in Genesis 6-9. When God told Noah to build an ark, Noah trusted God and obeyed His instructions. When a huge flood came, Noah and everyone on the boat were safe. When the water dried up, God put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of His promise to never flood the earth again. We can trust God and obey His Word — just like Noah did!
Choose an activity to complete with your toddler to learn that we can trust God!
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 “Two by Two.”)
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 “Noah” — Genesis 6:13-14, 7:1-5, 8:15-19, 9:12-16 from the Bible.
Game Activity: Raining Parachute
WHAT YOU NEED: sheet, pom poms
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Lay the parachute flat on the floor. Place the pom poms on top of the parachute and explain they will represent rain.
- During the Activity: Ask your toddler to sit on the other end of the sheet. Encourage them to pick up a section and shake their arms so that the sheet moves very fast. Encourage your toddler to “make the parachute rain” by bouncing the pom poms up and watching them come down. Repeat several times.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- Before the Activity: “No matter what we face, we can remember that God is with us and we can trust Him!”
- During the Activity: “Let’s play a fun game! We’re going to put these (hold out pom poms) on the sheet to bounce high in the ‘sky’ and watch it RAIN.” (Do activity.)
- After the Activity: “Awesome job! We made it rain just like in our Bible story today. Noah trusted God, and we can, too! Who can trust God?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can trust God!”