Jun 192016
 

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 12th

Bible Story Focus: God made sky and water.

Day 2: Sky and Water • Genesis 1:6-8

Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about God creating the sky and water. Children will understand   this is something people cannot do, only God. Children will use streamers to act out the second day of the creation story. Throughout the summer children will learn that God made the whole world and everything in it.

Activities: Children at 8:00 and 11:00 will do a parachute cloud toss and make a water swirl craft. At 9:30 children will play a water bucket game and make a water/sky parfait snack

Please note snack will contain Jello and dairy free whipped topping. Please let your child’s teacher know if they cannot participate

Circle Time Question:

Where are some places we can find water?

(The ocean, lakes, our sink, in bottles at the store…)

I Wonder Questions:

  • What did God make on day 2?
    • God made sky and Water on day 2.
  • What did God say when He made the sky and water?
    • He said, “It is good.”
  • Why do you think God made the sky and water?
    • Children will have varying answers. Ex “God made air so we could breathe.”

 

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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 19th Lesson Summary

After reviewing what they know about the Apostle’s Creed, children will read My Dad by Anthony Browne and use it to brainstorm what they know/think they know about fathers.  They will then look at a few verses that describe what it means that God is our Heavenly Father.

Key Scripture

1 John 3:1, Matthew 7:9-11, James 1:17

Classroom Activity:

Father’s Day Card for God the Father

Follow Up Questions

  1. Read the verses listed in the key scripture section. What do they tell us about God being our Father
  2. How is God the Father different from earthly dads? (He is perfect!  He never makes mistakes.  He will never leave us, change, or fail us.  We can trust Him completely even if/when our earthly dads make mistakes.)

Sermon Resources for Volunteers & Parents

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

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