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January 2021

Elementary Kid’s Programming for January 31st

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Hey Grace Families!
This week, let’s learn how much God loves us!

Konnect HQ:

Worship Songs:
Who I Wanna Be:

I am Yours:

For Your Glory:

Activity:
Activity Supplement: [CLICK HERE]
1) Give each kid a Paper Person activity sheet.
2) Say: Write your name and decorate this person to look like you. Leave the rectangle blank for a secret message!
3) Kids decorate paper person to look like themselves.
4) While kids work, write “Loved!” in the rectangle on each paper person.

Review Questions:
1) Why do you think Jesus Christ died on the cross for us before we believed in Him?
2) What are some good ways to find out the truth about who you are? Choose to follow Jesus, get to know God, believe what He says about you, etc.
3) What truth can you learn about yourself from the Bible verse and the point? I am loved by God.
4) When we follow Jesus, what does God see: our sins or His love for us? His love for us
5) What are some things God does that show He loves you?
6) What do you think it’s like to feel like no one really loves you?
7) What do you think you can do this week to remind yourself God loves you?
8) What do you think you can do to let others know Jesus loves them, too?

Pray Together:
Ask kids to share things they’d like to pray about.
Pray together over the prayer requests.

Not sure what to pray? Pray this: God, thank You for loving us before we loved You. Please show us how loved we are. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

PreK Kid’s Programming for January 31st

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Hi Friends!

We are so happy you are here with us today!

Let’s watch today’s lesson video!

Activity: Every Day
We don’t know what will happen every day, but God does! Even if we have a bad day, we can trust His plans turn out good in the end.

You’ll Need: A calendar (can be digital, printed, or you can draw your own)

Directions
1) Show your kid the calendar.
2) Talk about how a calendar shows each day that’s coming.
3) Point to each day on the calendar and talk about what you hope will happen on those days.
4) Ask your family, “Who really knows what will happen every day?” Help them know the answer is God.

Practice answering today’s question and saying the Bible verse together.
An extra coloring sheet is added at the bottom of the page (download pdf below)!

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

[DOWNLOAD PDF LESSON]

Elementary Kid’s Programming for January 24th

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Hey Grace Families!
This week, let’s learn how to be kind when we disagree.

Konnect HQ:

Worship:
Jesus is Alive Right Now:

It’s Your Love:

You:

Activity:
> Give each of your kids (and yourself) paper, markers and stickers.
> Say: I have a challenge: Create the BEST, TASTIEST pizza. Only put the toppings you really like on there! Go!
> Kids draw a pizza and put toppings they like on their pizzas.
> You create a pizza, too, but make sure your pizza is completely different from your kid’s pizza.
> Say: Time’s up! Show me your pizzas!
> Reveal (playfully to keep from hurting feelings) your pizza, and declare it the THE BEST pizza of all time.
> Ask your kids if they agree, and (playfully) defend your pizza if they don’t.
> Say: I’m just kidding around, right? If we don’t agree on something like pizza toppings it doesn’t mean everyone else is wrong! It’s okay to like different things and disagree on what is the best sometimes! What can we learn from this activity?

Review Questions:
1) How would you explain the word “disagree” to someone else? Idea: When two people have different ideas about the same thing.
2) If a kid disagrees with a parent, what would you tell them to do? Ideas: pray, calmly talk with the parent, respect their rules, etc.
3) What are some disagreements that really aren’t a big deal?
4) How can you be respectful to someone who disagrees with you about following Jesus? Answers will vary. Ideas: Pray for them, love them, listen, invite them to church, keep following Jesus, etc.
5) Think of a person you disagree with a lot. What can you do to show respect to them this week?
6) Who can you talk to if you need help with a disagreement?

Pray Together:
> Ask kids to share things they’d like to pray about
> Pray together over the prayer requests.
> Not sure what to pray? Pray this: God, please help us listen well and show respect and love to other people when we disagree with them. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

PreK Kid’s Programming for January 24th

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Hi Friends!

We are so happy you are here with us today!

Let’s watch today’s lesson video!

Activity: Listen and Look
Everything in nature is made by God. If you listen to and look at nature, you can learn about God!

Directions
1) Go on a walk outside to find gardens, parks, fields, or large lawns.
2) When you find one, sit quietly with your eyes closed to listen.
3) Talk about which sounds are from nature and which are from people.
4) Talk about what nature sounds make you think about God.
5) Start looking for things in nature. Talk about what each thing makes you think about God.
6) If you need some ideas, look at the Nature List.

Nature List
Listen
Wind: I can feel God even if I don’t see Him.
Birds: God loves to hear songs from us.
Water: God made water for us to drink.

Look
Bug: God thinks about small things.
Sky: God is big and goes on forever!
Flowers: God is a beautiful artist.

Review Time:
What does nature make you think about God? Answers will vary.
Can God talk with you in nature? Yes

Practice answering today’s question and saying the Bible verse together.
An extra coloring sheet is added at the bottom of the page!

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

[DOWNLOAD PDF LESSON HERE]

PreK Kid’s Programming for January 17th

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Hi Friends!
We are so happy you are here with us today!

Let’s watch today’s lesson video!

Activity: Take Care of the Baby
Miriam, Moses’ sister, got strong for God by obeying the little stuff each day! Even though she was a kid, her mom trusted her to take care of Moses when he was a baby. That’s big stuff!

You’ll Need: A Baby Doll

Directions
1) One person holds the baby and takes care of it. Use the Baby Care list for ideas.
2) Say, “Big stuff!” and pass the baby so a new person can take care of the baby.
3) Repeat until everyone takes a turn.

Baby Care List
1) Hug the baby
2) Change the baby’s diaper
3) Feed the baby with a bottle
4) Wash the baby’s face
5) Be gentle with the baby

Review Time:
1) Who trusted Miriam to take care of baby Moses? Miriam’s mom
2) Why did Miriam’s mom trust her to do big stuff? She obeyed the little stuff each day.

Practice answering today’s question and saying the Bible verse together.

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

[CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF LESSON]

Elementary Kid’s Programming for January 17th

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Hey Grace Families!

This week, let’s learn how to be true to who God made us to be.

Konnect HQ:

Worship Songs:
Who I Wanna Be:

I am Yours:

For Your Glory:

Activity:
Activity Supplement: [CLICK HERE]

1) Say: “When we trust and follow Jesus, we’re a part of His Church! Each of us has an important job to do, and if we don’t do it, a piece of the puzzle is missing.”
2) Show the the activity sheet, and point to the puzzle piece that is out of place.
3) Say: “This piece is you! Write down or draw the special things you’re good at in the box below the puzzle piece. Those are things you can do to serve others and do your job in the body of Christ.”
4) Kids draw or write ways they can serve the body of Christ in the “Things God Made Me Good At” space.
5) Talk about what each person wrote and drew.
6) Cut out the puzzle pieces and put it back together.

Review Questions:
1) What do you think the “new self” in the Bible verse is? Idea: Who you are when you choose to follow Jesus instead of yourself.
2) What do you think it means to be true to yourself?
3) Think about your new, true, good self God created you to be—what is that self like?
4) Who knows your true self even better than you do? Jesus
5) What do you think Jesus would say about your true self?
6) How would you help a friend who thought they were good at something, and it turned out they weren’t?
7) What are some things you’re really good at?
8) How can you serve God and serve others with the things you’re good at?

Pray Together:
Ask kids to share things they’d like to pray about
Pray together over the prayer requests.
Not sure what to pray? Pray this: God, please help us learn our place in Your Church and serve others with the things You made us good at. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

Elementary Kid’s Programming for January 10th

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Hey Grace Families!
Today we are starting a new series on truth! What is truth? Let’s watch today’s lesson video to find out!

Konnect HQ:

Worship Songs:
Jesus is Alive Right Now:

It’s Your Love:

You:

Activity: Truth or Trash
Activity Supplement: [CLICK HERE]

1) Say: “God’s truth is something to love and trust. But not everything we hear is true. False stuff is worse than slimy trash—throw it away from your heart and mind as fast as you can. Let’s play a game about that.”
2) Read a statement from the Truth or Trash activity supplement.
3) Each kid responds to the statement: If the statement is truth: kids jump up high with
thumbs up in the air. If the statement is trash (a lie): kids pretend to
throw a blob of slime into a trash bin.
4) Reveal whether the statement was truth or trash.
5) Ask kids if they’ve ever heard the truth or the lie.

Review Questions:
1) In the Bible verse, whose word is truth? God’s.
2) What would you say the word “true” means?
3) What are some things the Bible can help you learn the truth about? Ideas: Spiritual truth, God’s love, how to show love and follow Jesus, who Jesus is, etc.
4) What are some things educational books, videos, or apps can help you learn the truth about? Ideas: Animals, communities, geography, food, etc.
5) What are some things that don’t always help us find the truth? Ideas: Opinions, feelings, fictional stories, what sounds good, etc.
6) What is something you want to know the truth about?
7) If someone needed help finding out what is true, what would you tell them to do?
8) Name some trusted people you can talk to if you need help learning the truth about something.

Pray Together:
Ask kids to share things they’d like to pray about
Pray together over the prayer requests.
Not sure what to pray? Pray this: God, please make us holy by Your truth as you teach it to us in Your Word. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

PreK Kid’s Programming for January 10th

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Hi Friends!

We are so happy you are here with us today!

Let’s watch today’s lesson video!

Activity: I Belong to God!
Noah obeyed God because Noah was God’s friend. Noah belonged to God! You can belong to God, too, when you ask Jesus to forgive you, be your leader, and your best friend!
You’ll Need: Objects found around the house

Directions
1) Show one object.
2) Ask and answer this question together, “Who does this belong to?”
3) Repeat with the other objects.
4) Ask, “Who do you belong to?”
5) Everyone answers, “God!”

Review Time:
1) What do you need to do to belong to God? Ask Jesus to forgive me, be my leader, and my best friend.
2) Why should you obey your parents and leaders? Because I belong to God

Practice answering today’s question and saying the Bible verse together.
An extra coloring sheet is added at the bottom of the page!

[DOWNLOAD PDF LESSON HERE]

Elementary Kid’s Programming for January 3rd

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Hey Grace Families!
This week, let’s learn how much God loves us!

Konnect HQ:

Worship Songs:

Who I Wanna Be:

I am Yours:

For Your Glory:

Activity:
Activity Supplement: CLICK HERE

1) Give each kid a Paper Person activity sheet.
2) Say: Write your name and decorate this person to look like you. Leave the rectangle blank for a secret message!
3) Kids decorate paper person to look like themselves.
4) While kids work, write “Loved!” in the rectangle on each paper person.

Review Questions:
1) Why do you think Jesus Christ died on the cross for us before we believed in Him?
2) What are some good ways to find out the truth about who you are? Choose to follow Jesus, get to know God, believe what He says about you, etc.
3) What truth can you learn about yourself from the Bible verse and the point? I am loved by God.
4) When we follow Jesus, what does God see: our sins or His love for us? His love for us
5) What are some things God does that show He loves you?
6) What do you think it’s like to feel like no one really loves you?
7) What do you think you can do this week to remind yourself God loves you?
8) What do you think you can do to let others know Jesus loves them, too?

Pray Together:
Ask kids to share things they’d like to pray about
Pray together over the prayer requests.
Not sure what to pray? Pray this: God, thank You for loving us before we loved You. Please show us how loved we are. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Have an awesome week Grace kids!

PreK Kid’s Programming for January 3rd

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Hi Friends!
We are so happy you are here with us today!

Let’s watch today’s lesson video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o14NFvX8K90&feature=emb_title

Activity: A Pure Heart

You’ll Need
1) A spoon
2) A snack that is eaten with a spoon
3) Soap

Directions
1) Cover the clean spoon with dirt or mud until it looks really dirty.
2) Ask: Do you want to use this dirty, icky, sticky spoon to eat your snack? No!
3) Ask: What should we do to make this spoon pure and clean enough to eat with? Wash it with soap and water.
4) Wash the spoon with soap and water.
5) Ask: Now is this spoon pure and clean enough to eat our snack with? Yes
6) Eat the snack with the spoon.

Q&A:
Can God live in your heart if it’s full of icky, sticky sin? No
How can your heart get pure and clean so God can live in it? Ask Jesus to forgive your sins and wrong choices.

Practice answering today’s question and saying the Bible verse together.
An extra coloring sheet is added at the bottom of the page!

[DOWNLOAD THE PDF LESSON HERE]