Jun 262016
 

Early Childhood June Overview

Basic Truth: God made me.

Key Question: Who made the world?

Bottom Line: God made the world.

Toddler Green and Preschool Memory Verse: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

Toddler Blue Memory Verse: “God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

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Toddler Blue: June 5-26th

Bible Story Focus: Creation Days 1-4 Genesis 1:1-19

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson children will learn about what God made the first four days of creation. Children will understand that only God can make something out of nothing, He is all-powerful. Children will also know that God made good things, in fact the world God created was perfect.

Toddler Green & Preschool Purple: June 19th and 26th

Bible Story Focus: Creation Days 3 and 4 (Day 3: Land, Seas, and plants. Day 4: Sun, Moon, and stars • Genesis 1: 9-19)

Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about God creating the land, seas, and plants as well as the sun, moon, and stars. Children will understand that this is something people cannot do, only God. Throughout the summer children will learn that God made the whole world and everything in it.

Activities:

June 19: Children will do a dirt find and talk about the plants God made.

June 26: Children will play a bouncing suns game

Circle Time Question: (Preschool Purple Only)

June 19: Have you ever been to the Ocean? What was it like?

June 26: What is your favorite thing to look at in the sky?

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Preschool Orange and Red: June 26th

Bible Story Focus: God made land and sea. God made sky and water.

Day 3: Land, Plants, and Sea • Genesis 1:9-13

Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about God creating the land, plants, and sea. Children will understand that this is something people cannot do, only God. Children will act out the third day of the creation story, expanding on their knowledge of what God created.

Activities: Children at 8:00 and 11:00 will have a dirt find sensory activity and make play doh flowers to talk about the flowers God made. At 9:30 children will do a pumpkin seed toss and make a tree craft.

Circle Time Question: Have you ever been to the ocean? What is it like?

I Wonder Questions:

  1. What did God make on the third day? On the third day, God made the Land and Sea.
  2. What are the land and the water used for? God made the land and water to help people and animals to live.
  3. Who made the world? God made the world

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Elementary: Kindergarten-5th Grade

SUMMER OVERVIEW

This summer, Elementary Crossing Kids will take a closer look at The Apostles’ Creed.  The Apostles’ Creed is the oldest, most widely used Christian creed in the world with its earliest versions dating back over 1,600 years ago.  For centuries, parents and pastors have taught the Apostles’ Creed as “Christianity 101” to their children.  The Creed states in simple, scriptural language the essential facts of our faith, from creation of the world to the coming of Christ and the eternal life promised to all who believe.  Historically the creed has been used to correct error by reminding people of what’s true about the God of the Bible.  These words not only shape and affirm what we believe but also connect us to other Christians who have spoken these words throughout the centuries.

Sunday, June 26th Lesson Summary

Children will learn that God is both intimately involved in the details of our life as our Father while also being infinitely in control of all things as the almighty maker and sustainer of our universe.  After watching a video that captures God’s majesty from Psalm 104, children will read and discuss the book Zoom to see how God knows and is in control of all things, both big and small.

Key Scripture

Psalm 104

Classroom Activity:

Creation Snack Mix

Follow Up Questions

  1. Is there anywhere in the creation or is there anything you’ve seen in creation that has made you feel like, “Wow! God you are amazing?
  2. Who created you? (God.)
  3. When bad things happen in the world, is God still in control of those things? (Yes. Nothing is a surprise to God. Nothing is outside of His control.)

Sermon Resources for Volunteers & Parents

June 19th and 26th– God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth

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