Main Point: I can thank God for people who help me.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Builds a Wall ● Nehemiah 1-6
As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together.
Question #1: “Who was today’s Bible story about?” (Nehemiah)
Question #2: “What happened in the Bible story?” (Nehemiah decided to fix the walls around Jerusalem, but he couldn’t do it by himself. He needed some help! Lots of people came to help him fix the wall, and they worked hard until it was done! Nehemiah was so thankful God had given him people to help him fix the city’s wall.)
Question #3: “What does today’s Bible story teach us?” (We can thank God for people who help us.)
Family Activity: Thank You Cards
WHAT YOU NEED: paper, crayons or markers, stickers
WHAT YOU DO:
- Before the Activity: Fold the paper in half to make a card and give it to your child.
- During the Activity: Talk about how God gave us a lot of people in our community who help us. Encourage your child to decorate a card for someone who has helped them.
- After the activity: Talk about how we can thank God for people who help us like the people who helped Nehemiah in our Bible Story today. Give the card to the person who your child make it for.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- Before the Activity: “In our story today, we heard how God gave Nehemiah people who helped him rebuild a wall. God gives us people who help us, too.”
- During the Activity: “Let’s think about people in our community who help us. (Pause.) Do we have a mail person who brings us mail and packages? (Pause.) What about a police officer? Do we have one who helps in our neighborhood by keeping us safe or directing traffic? (Pause.) Who else helps us in our neighborhood? (Pause.) Do we have a neighbor who helps us? (Pause.) God gives us all sorts of people who help us. Let’s make a card to thank a special helper in our neighborhood. You can use markers, crayons, and stickers. (Pause.) Don’t forget to write your name on it!”
- After the Activity: “When we have people who help, we should thank them and thank God for giving these wonderful people to us. Who is good?” (God is good.)