Main point: We can trust God’s plan.
Bible story: Jericho ● Joshua 5:13-6:27
As a family, watch this week’s video and discuss these questions together:
- Was today’s Bible story about a man named Joshua or Jordan? (Joshua)
- Joshua was the leader of an army. Whose army was it? (God’s army)
- Did God tell Joshua he would take over the entire city of Jericho? (yes)
- After they marched around the wall seven times on the seventh day, did the walls stay up? (no)
- Did the walls fall down? (yes)
- Did Joshua trust God’s plan or was he too afraid? (Joshua trusted God’s plan.)
- Can you trust God’s plan, too? (yes)
Family Activity: Seven Circles
WHAT YOU NEED: Floor tape, construction paper, scissors, and a marker
WHAT YOU DO:
– Before the Activity: Cut seven large circles from the construction paper. Be sure to use different colors if possible. Write a number (1-7) on each circle. Each circle should have only one number on it. Tape the circles in numerical order on the floor about a foot apart in a zig-zag pattern.
– During the Activity: Ask your child to first hop from circle to circle, counting out loud as they hop. Then, encourage your child to repeat the activity with a different movement instead. (e.g., crawling, walking on tip-toes, crab walking, etc.) Repeat several more times with a different movement each time.
WHAT YOU SAY:
– Before the Activity: “I have a plan! My plan is to hop on these circles. Let’s count them! (Walk and point as you count.) One, two, three, four, five, six, and seven! There are seven circles.”
– During the Activity:“Let’s hop from circle to circle and count while we go! (Do activity.) Way to go! Now let’s do it again, but this time, we can go to each circle while (choose a different movement)!” (Continue and finish activity.)
– After the Activity: “You are so good at counting! I love that you followed my plan! God has a plan for all of us, too. We can trust Him and follow His plan! Who can trust God?” (I can trust God.)