Kids Grades 1-6 EXTRA (Spring 2015)

SPRING CRAFT DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS: We apologize for the inconvenience but we were unable to load the videos as previously published in the leader guides. Spring Life Verse Postcards Unit 1: Like No Other: The Life of Christ – One Conversation Placemat Session 1: Name Him Jesus (March 8) – Weekly Overview Video Session 2: A […]

Grades 1-6: God Made the Earth: Special Focus 1—Creation (May 31)

Scripture: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Sort Words           Paper squares or cards with words, one per card: sun, moon, stars, grass, apple tree, daisy, elephant, parrot, armadillo, monkey, donkey, giraffe, goldfish, shark, whale, jellyfish, jonquil, sunflower, bluebird, mockingbird, ladybug, cricket, snake, alligator, cloud, lake, ocean, river, deer, dog, cow, horse, eggplant, oak, rock, […]

Grades 1-6: Being a Friend: Session 6—Ten Lepers (May 24)

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Wrap Up   Lengths of gauze Group kids into teams. Guide each team to choose one member to be wrapped. That player should stand at one end of the play area. The teams should line up on the other side of the play area, facing their teammate. On […]

Grades 1-6: Being a Friend: Session 5—Jesus’ Example (May 17)

Scripture: John 13:1-17 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Mirror, Mirror     No materials needed Group the kids into pairs. Tell kids to stand facing their partners. One kid of each pair should slowly move his arms, head, and legs. The other kid should act like a mirror and move in the same ways. After a […]

Grades 1-6: Being a Friend: Session 4—The Antioch Church (May 10)

Scripture: Acts 11:19-30 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Body Spelling      No materials needed Group kids into teams. Call out a related to the Bible story: “Need.” Guide teams to lie on the floor and spell out the word. Call other words such as church, food, help. Tell kids that these words are important words for […]

Grades 1-6: Being a Friend: Session 3—Jacob and Esau (May 3)

Scripture: Genesis 25:27-34; 27:1-45; 32:1-23; 33 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Switch Chairs      Chairs Place chairs in a circle. Guide kids to sit in the chairs. Make sure there are no empty chairs in the circle. Say: “If you have a brother, switch chairs.” All kids with a brother will stand and move to a […]

Grades 1-6: Being a Friend: Session 2—Esther (April 26)

Scripture: Esther 2:2-18; 4:5-17; 5:1-18; 7:10; 8:8-17 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Acrostic     Paper with PLAN written down the side (one per kid), pencils Guide kids to think about the word plan and write words or phrases about plan that start with each letter. Kids can work alone or with partners. After a minute or […]

Grades 1-6: Being a Friend: Session 1—The Good Samaritan (April 19)

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Heart Wall            Paper, scissors, markers, tape Guide kids to cut heart shapes. On each heart, they can write names or draw pictures of people who love them. Guide them to tape their hearts on a wall or bulletin board to make a “wall” of people who love […]

Grades 1-6: Like No Other: Session 6—The Ascension (April 12)

Scripture: Acts 1:4-11 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Keep It Up Balloons Toss an inflated balloon to the group of kids. Challenge them to keep batting the balloon up in the air and keep it aloft as long as they can. After a minute or so, add another balloon. Say: “I saw you looking up […]

Grades 1-6: Like No Other: Session 5—Jesus Is Alive! (April 5)

Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Picture Wall Large pieces of paper, markers, crayons, tape Tape the paper around the walls. Print a heading on each piece of paper: Jesus’ Birth; Jesus’ Miracles; Jesus and His Disciples; Jesus’ Last Days. Place markers or crayons near each piece of paper. Guide kids to go […]