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April 2020

Kid’s Programming for April 26th

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Hi Grace Kids and Parents!

Today, we are continuing our series on Grace, learning about how to stop sinning, and how God’s Grace sets us free.

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family! Try a few new songs this week!

Worship Songs:
This Is Amazing Grace:

Who You Say I Am:

Every Move I Make:

Tell The World:

Challenge:
You’ll Need: One Brain Teaser Card Set
CLICK TO OPEN PDF

How To:
Say: It can be hard to do the right thing! I have a challenge for you. Watch out- because sometimes your brain is going to tell you to say the wrong thing!
Go in order, #1, #2, #3 (Skip #2 if child is colorblind)

Challenge #1: Show each flashcard for 1-2 seconds and kids say the number on the flashcard. Go through the stack a few times. (Easy)
Challenge #2: Show each flashcard for 1-2 seconds and kids say the color on the flashcard. Go through a few times. (Medium)
Challenge #3: Show each flashcard for 1-2 seconds and kids say the number of dots on the flashcard. Go through the stack a few times. (Hard)
Extra Challenge (If multiple children, or can compete against parents!): Time kids individually to see who can do challenge 2 or 3 the fastest without any mistakes.

Ask: Which challenge was the hardest for you?

Lastly, take some time to talk about this week’s lesson with your family. Choose a few review questions.

Review Questions:
We can’t stop sinning all on our own. What do you think can help us?
Who is God’s Holy Spirit?
When can you start living by the Holy Spirit’s power?
What good things will your life show when you let the Holy Spirit change you?
What do you need God’s Holy Spirit to help you with the most?
What do you really want God’s Holy Spirit to change in your heart?

Kid’s Programming for April 19th

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Hi Grace Kids and Parents!

We are continuing our series on Grace, learning about the Heart vs. God. Watch this week’s Konnect HQ video to begin today’s lesson.

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family! Show them some of our favorite songs that we sing together every week!

Worship Songs:
My Lighthouse:

Wherever I go:

This Little Light:

When We Serve:

Do this Activity Together:

You’ll Need the Following:
Per Child: 1 blank sheet of paper, 1 Draw By Law Supplement, 1 set of markers!

How To:
1) Give each child a sheet of paper

Say: Follow the instructions I read and draw the exact same picture I have on my paper—without peeking!

2) Read the Draw by Law activity supplement to kids.
3) Kids draw on their papers based on the directions.
4) Compare drawings to the activity supplement picture.

Say: These drawings are kind of like life. Even with God’s law to follow, our human hearts can still get it wrong. I’m so thankful we’ve got God’s grace when we follow Jesus!

*If time allows, kids decorate their picture or redraw it by copying the supplement on the back of their paper.

Choose a question to ask after the activity.

What do you think made everyone’s picture turn out differently? Answers will vary.

Lastly, take some time to talk about this week’s lesson with your family. Choose a few review questions.

Review Questions:
1. This is God’s law of love: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Share some ways you can do that.
2. Kindly talk about a time you saw someone act in an unloving way.
3. Only Jesus always followed God’s law of love. The rest of us don’t measure up. What do you think we are supposed to do about that?
4. Some people say, “Follow your heart.” When is it good advice, and when is it bad advice?

Parents, here is a ‘Crisis Parent Conversation Guide’ that you can use to support your kids in this challenging time.

EASTER KIDS PROGRAMMING

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Happy Easter Grace Families!
Today we are learning about just how wonderful God’s grace is and have a special Easter episode!

Konnect HQ: CLICK FOR VIDEO

Worship:
Have a Worship Dance Party to celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice and God’s LOVE!

New Song with Easter Verse Romans 10:9: CLICK FOR VIDEO

Easter Song for Younger Kids: CLICK FOR VIDEO

My Lighthouse: CLICK FOR VIDEO

Wherever I Go: CLICK FOR VIDEO

Easter Activities:
Scavenger Hunt:
Parents: Here is a fun Easter scavenger hunt that you can set up in advance and do with your kids.

Here is the PDF for Easter Answer Guide. This is only to help you set it up, not for the kids. The purple box on the bottom left shows the location to hide the clue. Once it is all set up, you can include a prize at the end!

Here is the PDF for Easter Hunt, where you can print and hide the clues (using the answer guide above). Include a fun prize, treat, or Easter basket at the end!

Happy Hunting!

Empty Tomb Craft:
Print this image and follow the instructions on the video! Color, cut it out, poke a hole where the dot is, put a pin through, and watch Jesus appear and disappear from the tomb!

CLICK FOR IMAGE
CLICK FOR VIDEO

Easter Bookmarks: CLICK HERE FOR PDF

Review Questions:
1. What does “you will be saved” mean?
2. What’s Easter about for you?
3. After Jesus died on the cross, what happened?
4. Grace means we get something good instead of what we deserve. What good things do you think God does for us when we choose to follow Jesus?
5. What do you need to do to get Jesus’ forgiveness and be friends with God?
– The ABCs!
– Admit you’ve sinned, ask His forgiveness, believe Jesus is alive and He is God’s Son, and choose to live the way Jesus did.
6. God showed grace to us. How can you show grace to others?
7. What might help you think about God’s grace this Easter?

Good Friday Kid’s Programming

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HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY!

Parents, here are 8 short 2-3 minutes videos that you can watch with your kids to have a 5 minute devotional together about Good Friday and Easter! They are short enough to do all at once, but easily broken down to give you a few minutes of fun with your kids whenever it’s convenient!

Here are the video links:

VIDEO #1

VIDEO #2

VIDEO #3

VIDEO #4

VIDEO #5

VIDEO #6

VIDEO #7

VIDEO #8

Enjoy these fun short devotional videos! Also, here is an amazing family Good Friday activity you can do together to understand the importance of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins!

What you will need:
• Several sheets of black construction paper

• White crayons or colored pencils

• Scissors

• Masking tape

• A large fleece jacket or robe

• A Bible

What to do:

Step 1: Read the crucifixion story from John 19. (If you have highly sensitive children, children with a trauma history or very young children, consider an account of the crucifixion story from a young children’s picture Bible.) Then read 1 Peter 2:24 and 1 John 2:2. After you read the passages, ask your children the following questions:

Why did men put Jesus to death on the cross? (He claimed to be God)
Why did God let Jesus die on the cross? (To put a final end to sin and death)
What is sin? (Anything contrary to the will of God)
Are some sins “bigger” than others? (No)
How serious is sin to God? (Very serious. It requires death to be ‘paid for’.)
Is it possible for us to not sin? (No)
Can a perfect God fill His heaven with imperfect, sinful people? (No) Why or why not? (Because light and darkness can never exist together. Light always extinguishes darkness. God is light. Sin is darkness.)
What are some of your sins?
This last question will bring you to your next step in this family activity.

Step 2:
Take the pieces of black construction paper and cut irregular, jagged pieces about the size of an index card. Have each family member prayerfully ask God to bring to mind any sins they may have committed and write them with a white crayon or pencil on the black paper. If you have any pre-writers, work on this part of the activity together. If you find that some of your children are reluctant to write down any of their sins, read James 5:16. Explain that confession of sin is the first step toward forgiveness. Everyone has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Everyone, that is, but Jesus.

Step 3: Next, decide which parent will wear the fleece jacket or robe and stand with arms outstretched. Explain to your children that when Jesus died, He took every one of our sins onto Himself and was punished for them so that we never have to be. Then have each child take a piece of tape, roll it up and stick it to the back of their “sin cards.” Instruct your children to place the cards on the robe, one at a time. As your children place each one, say to them: “Jesus took that sin.” “Jesus paid for that one too.”

Step 4: When all the sins have been attached, take off the jacket, turn it inside out. Then take a moment to reflect on what Christ has done. You can ask your children these questions:

Why does Jesus take our sins from us? (He loves us)
How do we give our sins to Jesus? (We confess them and ask Him for forgiveness)
What does He do with our sins? (He takes them away forever – as far as the east is from the west. They have already been paid for.)
Will Jesus take sins we are not ready to confess? (No)
Is there any sin too big for Him to handle? (No)
How do you feel about what Jesus has done for you?
The love that Jesus showed for us on the cross makes no sense. We sin. He gets punished. He suffers. We get saved. That is some crazy kind of love. Let’s do all we can this Easter season and help our children “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:18).

Easter Devotional

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We have a FREE Easter Devotional you can download right now to go through all week! This 14-entry devotional was written to immerse you into the HOPE of the Easter story, walking you through the final week of Jesus’ life. So, download your copy today and go through it individually, over zoom with your Connect Group, with your spouse, your entire family, and/or share it with your friends & family!

DOWNLOAD THE EASTER DEVOTIONAL HERE

April 5th Kid’s Programming

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Hi Grace Kids and Parents! 

We are in our final week of learning about emotions! This week we are learning about JOY.

Lots of things might make us happy, but ONLY God can give us joy James 5:13 says “… Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.”  What does it mean to sing praises about God?

(Answer: Talk about His love, power, strength, thank Him, etc.)

Let’s watch this week’s HQ Lesson:

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family! Show them some of our favorite songs that we sing together every week!

Worship Songs:
My Lighthouse:

Wherever I go:

This Little Light:

When We Serve:

Review Questions:
1. When do you feel the happiest? Answers will vary.
2. What do you think people like about feeling happy? Answers will vary.
3. What do you think is the difference between being happy and having God’s joy? Answers will vary. Ideas: Happy is about good things happening, happy only lasts a little while; joy is about how good God is, you can have joy even when bad things are happening, etc.
4. How can you have joy even when the things around you are not happy? Pray, thank God for the good things He’s done, remember Jesus forgives and God is always good, etc.
5. If you feel sad this week, what can you do to get God’s comfort? Talk to God about it, talk to a trusted friend, cry it out, read the Bible, etc.
6. How can you comfort someone who is sad this week? Answers will vary.

Parents, here is a ‘Crisis Parent Conversation Guide’ that you can use to support your kids in this challenging time.

CLICK HERE FOR THE GUIDE