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)
Toddler Blue: June 5-26th
Bible Story Focus: Creation Days 1-4 Genesis 1:1-19
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 5th and 12th
Bible Story Focus: Creation–Day 1: Light and Dark, Day 2: Sky and Water • Genesis 1:1-8
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about God creating the light and darkness and the sky and water. 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.
June 5: Children will do a light and dark freeze dance.
June 12: Children will do a parachute cloud toss.
Circle Time Question:
June 5: Have you ever been somewhere really, really dark? How did you feel?
June 12: Where are some places we can find water? (The ocean, lakes, our sink, in bottles at the store…)
Preschool Orange and Red: June 12th
Bible Story Focus: God made light and dark.
Day 1: Light and Dark • Genesis 1:1-5
In this lesson children will learn about God creating the light and darkness. Children will understand that this is something people cannot do, only God. Children will use glow sticks to act out the first day of the creation story. Throughout the summer children will learn that God made the whole world and everything in it.
Children at 8:00 and 11:00 will do a light and dark freeze dance and do a scratch art craft. At 9:30 children will play I Spy with a flashlight and make a light and dark painting.
Circle Time Question:
Have you ever been somewhere really, really dark? How did you feel?
I Wonder Questions:
- What did God make the first day?
- God made Light and Dark on the first day.
- Who made the world?
- God made the world.
- Why do you think God made the light?
- Children will have varying answers ex: “God made the light to help us see.”
Elementary: Kindergarten-5th Grade
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 12th Lesson Summary
Children will learn the difference between knowing about something and believing in it by looking at a story about two different travelers and a rickety bridge along with some verses that describe believing faith.
Hebrews 11:1, James 2:14-19
Creed Take Home Puzzle and Believing Bridge Craft
Follow Up Questions
- What does it mean to believe in something? (Accept something as true; feel sure of the truth of. Be convinced by, trust, have confidence in, consider honest, consider truthful. To have faith that acts and respond.)
- Is believing in something the same thing as knowing about something? Why or why not? (No. You can know a lot about something but still not believe it to be true.)
- Is knowing a lot about Jesus the same as believing in Him? (No. Belief is more than just knowing about Jesus. Real faith responds and acts in confidence (see today’s key scripture for additional follow up.)
Sermon Resources for Volunteers & Parents
June 5 & 12 – I Believe In