Grades 1-6 EXTRA for Summer 2014 (Including Bonus Session for 14 Sunday Quarter!)

Unit 1: God Is … Session 1: Holy (June 1, 2014) Session 2: Loving (June 8, 2014) Session 3: Righteous (June 15, 2014) Session 4: Forgiving (June 22, 2014) Session 5: Wise (June 29, 2014) Session 6: Faithful (July 6, 2014) Unit 2: It’s Not Always Easy Session 1: Hard to Hope  (July 13, 2014) Session 2: Hard to [...]

Grades 1-6: Special Focus (14th Session!) – Creation

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Grades 1-6: Special Focus: Session 1- A Song About God

Scripture: Psalm 104:1-4,24-31 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity—Match Seed • Provide index cards, tape, and seeds in their packets. Tape one of each seed to an index card. Lay the seed packets out. Guide kids to try to figure out which seed card goes with each seed packet. As kids try to match the plants and [...]

Grades 1-6: It’s Not Always Easy: Session 6 – Hard to Grow

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-5; 3:14-17 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity—Keep It Up • Gather 2 books for each child (or other objects for kids to hold). Guide kids to stand with their arms straight out to the side, palms up. Place a book on each hand. Instruct kids to stand there as long as they can. [...]

Grades 1-6: It’s Not Always Easy: Session 5 – Hard to Praise

Scripture: Acts 16:16-34 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity— • Provide the Music CD and a CD player. Ask kids to create hand and body motions to go along with a praise song. This can be done as a large group or break kids into smaller groups. Give kids a certain amount of time to finish their [...]

Grades 1-6: It’s Not Always Easy: Session 4 – Hard to Tell

Scripture: Acts 21:27–22:29 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity—This Is Hard • Provide a large piece of paper and a marker. Ask kids to name times it is hard to talk to other people (examples: in front of big crowds, if they have to tell them something they did wrong, if the child is embarrassed, if it’s [...]

Grades 1-6: It’s Not Always Easy: Session 3 – Hard to Trust

Scripture: Acts 14 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity—Catch the Plane • Make a paper airplane. Invite kids to stand in a circle with you. Throw the plane to a child. When they catch the plane kids should name a person they can trust. Guide the child to throw the plane to someone else. Continue playing until [...]

Grades 1-6: It’s Not Always Easy: Session 2 – Hard to Go

Scripture: Acts 13 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity—What a Missionary Does • No supplies needed. Ask kids to describe what a missionary is and what they do. Challenge kids to think of difficulties or troubles missionaries might face. You can make a game of this by having kids sit in a circle. Guide kids, one at [...]

Grades 1-6: It’s Not Always Easy: Session 1 – Hard to Hope

Scripture: Acts 9:19-31 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity—Telephone Game • No supplies needed. Play a game of “telephone.” Guide kids to sit in a circle. Ask a child to think of something a Christian would do different than someone who is not a Christian. The child should then whisper it to the next child, and so [...]

Grades 1-6: God Is … Session 6 – Faithful

Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-7 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity—Pass the Bottle • Gather 2 water bottles, some water, and tape. Remove the lids from the bottles. Fill one bottle ¾ full with water. Set the other bottle on top (so the tops line up) and tape them together. Guide kids to stand or sit in a [...]