Early Childhood July Overview
Basic Truth: God made me.
Key Question: Who made good things?
Bottom Line: God made good things.
Memory Verse: “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31, NIV
Toddler Blue: July 3-24
Bible Story Focus: Genesis 1:20-2:3, Creation Days 5-7
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about the second half of the creation story. Children will know that God made good things, especially people. Children will hear that God made Adam and Eve to be like Him and to love him.
Toddler Green & Preschool Purple: July 17, 24, 31
Bible Story Focus: Creation Day 6
Day 6: Animals, Adam, and Eve • Genesis 1: 24-32, 2:4-22
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about God creating the animals and Adam and Eve. Children will hear that God make people in His own image, and know that God makes good things. Throughout the summer children will learn that God made the whole world and everything in it.
Circle Time Question: (Preschool Purple Only)
July 17: Have you ever been to a Zoo? What animals did you see?
July 24: What is the biggest animal you have ever seen? What’s the smallest?
July 31: What is your favorite thing your body can do? (Ex: Run, jump, hop, dance)
July 17: Children will create animal magic scratch masks.
July 24 Children will play an animal surprise game.
July 31 Children will sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes to remind us God made all our parts!
Preschool Orange and Red: July 24th
Bible Story Focus:
Bible Story Focus: God made people so we can know Him. Adam and Eve • Genesis 2:7,20-23; 3:8
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about God creating people. Children will understand that God wanted us to know him; He wanted someone he could have a relationship with. Children will understand that they were designed by our creator, God.
Activities: Children at 8:00 and 11:00 will sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes and make a stick person with sand to take home. At 9:30 children will play with different people figurines and make their own “person” to take home.
Circle Time Question: What is your favorite thing your body can do? (Ex: Run, jump, hop, dance)
I Wonder Questions:
- What was the other thing God made on Day 6?
- On day 6, God made people.
- What did God say when He made people?
- He said, “It is VERY good.”
- Why did God make people?
- God made people to praise Him!
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.
July 24—The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead
Lesson Summary: Children will hear and see what it was like for Jesus’ followers to find an empty tomb and learn Jesus was raised from the dead.
Kindergarten-4th Grade Classroom Activity: Children will create a handprint craft to remember what it means that Jesus rose from the dead.
5th Grade at 9:30 and 11:00 Classroom Activity: Knot Challenge and discussion
Key Scripture: Matthew 27:59 – 28:20; Luke 24:1-32; John 19:38 – 20:18
Ways to Follow Up:
- What would it be like to know Jesus died a horrible death but then to see him alive again with your own eyes?
- Which disciple didn’t believe Jesus was alive until he touched to wounds in Jesus’ hands? (Thomas.) Why do you think it was hard for him to believe Jesus was alive? Would it be hard or easy for you to believe?
- How did the disciples know Jesus was really alive and not just a spirit or a ghost? (They touched him and saw him eat food. He ate breakfast with them.)
Sermon Resources for Volunteers & Parents
July 24th– The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead