Monthly Focus: God wants me to obey!
Bible Story: Genesis 6:9-14, 17-22
Weekend Activity: What Sounds Do the Animals Make?

It was a zoo this past weekend as toddlers pretended to be some of the animals that Noah brought on the ark!  Your child learned that Noah obeyed God by building an ark and bringing two of each animal on the ark.

During play time with your toddler this week, play the game What Sounds Do the Animals Make?. Ask your child what sound does a (insert animal) make? (Wait for your toddler to make the sound or help them.) Say, “Noah obeyed God and put (insert animal) on the ark. Noah obeyed God and you can too!”

Add another element to the game and hide animal picture cards for your child to find.  When a card is found, ask your child to make the sound that animal makes.

WEEKEND RESOURCE: Animal Picture Cards 

Bible Story: Matthew 8:23-27, Jesus Calms the Storm
Main Point: The Bible Says Jesus is in Charge of Everything!
Series Memory Verse: “When you look for me with all your heart, you will find me.”   Jeremiah 29:13

AH HOY MATEYS! We had a great time this past weekend in our “Pirates! Voyage to Treasure Island” series learning “The Bible Says Jesus is in Charge of Everything!”  We discovered the Bible story about Jesus calming the storm when He and his disciples were on a boat.

Quest children brought home a paper boat from Quest this weekend with a picture of stormy skies on one side and a picture of calm skies on the other. Encourage your child to use their paper boat to retell the Bible story about Jesus falling asleep on the boat, the disciples getting worried about the storm, and Jesus waking up to calm the sea!

Each weekend, your pirate will collect a treasure chest with a SPECIAL pirate riddle for you and your child to solve together.  The answer to each riddle is a picture hidden on the treasure map!  After you and your child solve the riddle, glue the treasure chest to the map.

Here is this week’s riddle:





The answer to the riddle is an eyepatch!  Make sure to find the eyepatch hidden on the Pirates! treasure map your child brought home from Quest.  Make sure to play the following pirate game with your family to review “The Bible Says Jesus is in Charge of Everything!”

Treasure Chest Toss

Place 3-5 treasure chests (wooden boxes or baskets) at different distances from a starting line.  Assign each treasure chest a point value.  Line up your pirates and give each pirate five pennies.  Let each pirate toss a penny (one at a time) into a treasure chest.  Every time a pirate gets a penny in a treasure chest the pirate will say “The Bible Says Jesus is in Charge of Everything!” The pirate who earns the most points wins!

WEEKEND RESOURCE:  Treasure Chest #2

Monthly Virtue: Unity – Choosing to work together for the same purpose.
Monthly Bible Verse: I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.   1 Corinthians 1:10
Bible Story: The Jerusalem Wall :: Nehemiah 3:6-12
Lesson Overview:  During the second weekend of our Forecast: Chance of Rain series, where we are learning about unity from the Bible and some of our favorite movies, we watched clips from Horton Hears a Who.

Horton Hears a Who, written by Dr. Seuss, tells the story of Horton the elephant who struggles to protect a tiny community from his neighbors who refuse to admit that it exists. Kids discovered that just like Horton and his neighbors needed to work together to protect the Whos in Whoville, the community in our Bible story today worked together to rebuild the Jerusalem wall.

From Nehemiah 3:6-12, Motion kids learned that Nehemiah, along with the help of his community, was able to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem to protect their city. Each person worked beside the other, doing what they were good at. It was important for them to have unity to rebuild the wall because if they didn’t, their enemies would be able to get in and attack them.

Use The Family Forecast as a tool to reinforce at home what your child is learning in Motion.  Each weekend of the Forecast series receive a different Family Forecast movie night guide and plan a movie night for your family based on the movie clips we watched in Motion.

WEEKEND RESOURCE:  The Family Forecast – Horton Hears a Who