Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Hard or Easy? No materials needed Tell kids that you will call out things that kids may be asked to do by parents or teachers. They must decide if they think it would be hard to obey or easy to obey. If they think it would be hard to obey,
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Paul, Silas, Lydia No materials needed Show kids a pose to do for each name: Paul—stand with hand up like your speaking; Silas—stand with hand on chin like listening/thinking; Lydia—sit one the floor. Stand in front of the kids. Call each name in a random order, pausing slightly for kids
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Place Puzzles Pictures or large picture postcards of places, scissors Cut each picture of a place into 3-4 pieces. Give each child a puzzle piece. Tell kids to find the others who have pieces to the same puzzle and assemble the puzzles. Tell groups to look at their assembled pictures
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Country Spelling Bee Alphabet tiles (one set per team), paper, markers Group the kids into teams or play as one group. Tell kids that they can use the tiles to spell the names of countries. They should try to make as many names as possible. Give the signal to start.
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Straw Toss Plastic cups, paper, straws, marker Print the letters PRAY on paper, one letter per page. Lay the letters around the room. Near each letter, set 2-4 cups. Give each child a straw. Show kids how to toss straws like darts or spears. (Hold the straw parallel to the
Sunday Parents, today your child learned what happened to Paul and Silas after they left Lydia. They were thrown in prison! Being in prison did not stop them from telling about Jesus. How do you use your difficulties to continue to tell about Jesus? Monday Our Daily Bible Reading today is so important. You have
Sunday Parents, today’s Bible story was about a woman named Lydia. Paul and Timothy met Lydia in the town of Philippi. On the banks of a river they told Lydia and her friends about the love of Jesus. Lydia believed and began to follow Jesus. Does your family follow Jesus? Monday Located on the One
Sunday Parents, in today’s Bible story your child learned of Paul and Barnabas on the first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas worked together to teach the people and proclaim the good news. God wants people, especially the church, to cooperate willingly Monday Our Daily Bible Reading today reminds us of how infinite God’s love is
Sunday Parents, today your child heard the story of Paul’s commission as a missionary. The Holy Spirit set Paul aside to travel and tell about Jesus the Savior. Paul became the first missionary—he truly shared the truth of Jesus around the world. Monday Tuesday Our Daily Bible Reading today is exalting the witness of creation.
Sunday Parents, your child heard about the miraculous rescue of Peter from prison. While Peter was awaiting execution, the church was praying! God sent an angel to free Peter to continue his work. For whom does your family pray? Monday Take it Further: Check out the “People Prayed for Peter” section of the Bible Studies