Use these resources to help your child grow in their faith at home this week!
What is something you’re worried about? How can you find peace in that situation? ● Psalm 55:22
As a family, discuss a few questions together after your child watches this week’s episode.
Question #1: What do you tend to worry about? Why do you worry about it?
Question #2: Read Acts 2:42. When we give God our worries, He will “sustain” us. What does this mean to you?
Question #3: Worry is living with a “this might happen” attitude instead of a “God is mightier” attitude. How do you think it feels to trust God more than you worry? How does it feel to worry more than trust God? How can you give your worries to God?
What do we do when we feel afraid or worried? The Bible says that if we cast our cares on Him, he will sustain us and he will never let the righteous be shaken. We can cast our cares on God by praying!
When we pray, we tell God what we’re afraid of or worried about, and we ask for His help to get us through it. You can pray by yourself, with a friend, out loud, with your family, in your head … there are lots of ways to pray!
God’s not worried about how you sound, and He’s not going to judge you for not knowing some proper order in how to pray. It’s not important HOW you do it, but just make sure you prioritize prayer and make it your own.
Give your fears and worries to God by praying and asking Him to give you strength to overcome them. He won’t let you down!
Main point: God is always with me.
Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego ● Daniel 3:1-28
People of all ages experience circumstances that leave us looking for someone who can help — someone who’s got our back and can help carry the load. This month, we’re teaching preschoolers that God is the best “Someone” for the job, and we can trust Him. No matter our situation or how uncertain our circumstances may be, we can know that God is with us wherever we go, and He’s got it.
As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together.
Question #1: If people didn’t bow down to the king’s statue, were they thrown into the fire or a field? (fire)
Question #2: When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the furnace, was God with them? (yes)
Question #3: Will God always be with you, too? (yes)
Family Activity: Three And One Patterns
WHAT YOU NEED: construction paper shapes, three of one color and one of another
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Gather construction paper shapes.
- During the Activity: Lead your child in creating patterns, eventually moving them to line up the three same colored items followed by the one different colored item. Talk about how these items relate to today’s Bible story using the dialogue below.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- Before the Activity: “Let’s make a pattern with these items. You can put them in any order you choose.”
- During the Activity: “I love your pattern! Here’s one. Let’s put the three alike things in a row followed by the one different. These three remind me of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who were sent to the fiery furnace. But they weren’t alone. (Point to the fourth different colored item.) God sent an angel to protect them!”
- After the Activity: “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego faced that fiery furnace, but they weren’t afraid. They knew that God’s got it! God sent an angel to be with them in the furnace. It’s a good reminder to us that God is always with us. So, tell me, who’s got it?” (God’s got it!)
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.
Craft Activity: Coloring Page
WHAT YOU NEED: coloring page (If you don’t have a printer, you can use the Sketch.Book – Draw,Drawing Pad app to upload the Mealtime Mat image and let your toddler color it on a device.), crayons or markers
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Print the coloring page and use it to help your toddler remember that we can trust God.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- After the Activity: After your toddler colors, point to the coloring page and review the Bible story with your toddler:
- Who did God choose to build the ark? (Noah)
- Did Noah trust God and obey His instructions? (yes)
- Can you trust God, too? (yes)