Kids: Spring 2014: Special Focus: Crucifixion and Resurrection (April 20)

Grades 1–6: Special Focus Session – Crucifixion and Resurrection  Scripture: Matthew 26:36–28:10 Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—Play a Relay Game  •Supply 10 balloons, 2 large spoons, small pieces of paper, and a marker. •Write the individual letters for the word “Alive” on separate, small pieces of paper. Slip each of these into a balloon, blow the [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 2: Session 6: Sharing Hope (May 25)

Grades 1–6: Let Hope In Session 6 – Sharing Hope  Scripture: Acts 3:1–4:21  Grades 1–3 Introductory Activity—What Do You Know About Jesus? •Provide wrapped candy that will not melt easily. Direct kids to stand in a circle. Choose one child to stand in the center and close his eyes. Hand a child in the circle [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 2: Session 5: Hope Again and Again (May 18)

Grades 1–6: Let Hope In Session 5 – Hope Again and Again Scripture: John 18:15-18,25-27; 21:15-19  Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—Play “Simon Says” Lead kids in a game of “Simon Says.” Each time a child should be out, shout, “Do-over!” and let them remain in the game. Continue to play the game as long as time [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 2: Session 4: Give Thanks for Hope (May 11)

Grades 1–6: Let Hope In Session 4 – Give Thanks for Hope Scripture: Psalm 138 Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—Play a Thankfulness Game •Gather a ball for the game. Lead kids to stand in a circle. Explain kids will toss the ball back and forth to one another. Each time kids pass the ball they must [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 2: Session 3: We Have Hope (May 4)

Grades 1–6: Let Hope In Session 3 – We Have Hope  Scripture: Luke 15:11-32 Grades 1–3 Introductory Activity—Spell Words •Supply alphabet cereal or beads, paper plates, and papers with the following words written on them: forgive, Jesus, hope, and God. •Display the words where all kids can see them. Form kids into groups. Give groups [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 2: Session 2: Jesus Gave Hope (April 27)

Grades 1–6: Let Hope In Session 2 – Jesus Gave Hope Scripture: Matthew 8:1-13  Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—Learn Sign Language •Look up sign language for the following words: hope, Jesus, help, and need. Form four groups of kids. Teach each group the sign language of a different word. Tell kids not to let the other [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 2: Session 1: People Need Hope (April 13)

Grades 1–6: Let Hope In Session 1 – People Need Hope Scripture: 2 Samuel 9  Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—Talk About Hope Ask kids to stand if they have the letter H in their name. Guide kids to sit back down. Repeat with letters O, P, and E. Tell kids these letters spell the word Hope. [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 1: Session 6: Rest (April 6)

Grades 1–6: Working Hard Session 6 – Rest  Scripture: Exodus 31 Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—Gather 7 Items  •Make available miscellaneous small items from around the room. Guide kids to get into pairs. Tell kids when you say “start” they should gather seven of something and put it together on the floor in the shape of [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 1: Session 5: Build (March 30)

Grades 1–6: Working Hard Session 5 – Build  Scripture: Exodus 39:32–40:38  Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—Work Together  •Gather two gift bags, two pieces of paper, and a marker. •Write on one paper God wants people and on the second paper to work together to honor Him. Place one paper in each bag. Set each bag on [...]

Kids: Spring 2014: Unit 1: Session 4: Invest (March 23)

Grades 1–6: Working Hard Session 4 – Invest Scripture: Exodus 36:1–39:31  Grades 1–3  Introductory Activity—How Much Money? •Provide one quarter for each child (or any other coin). Guide kids to think of things they could buy with their one quarter.  Break kids into groups and ask groups to figure how much money they have all [...]