Early Childhood August Overview
Basic Truth: God loves me.
Key Question: Who does God love?
Bottom Line: God loves me.
Memory Verse: “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord.”–Jeremiah 29:11a (Toddler Blue is just “For I know the plans I have for you.”)
Bible Story Focus: Adam and Eve Sin Genesis 3
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about sin entering the world. Children will hear how sin makes good things bad, and God’s world wasn’t perfect anymore. Children will also learn how God loves us and has a plan for us, even though we make bad choices God has a plan to save us.
Toddler Green & Preschool Purple: August 7th and 14th
Bible Story Focus: Creation Day 7: I am special to God • Genesis 2: 1-3, Psalm 139:13-15a, Jeremiah 1:5
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about God resting after all that he created. Children will celebrate God’s creation, and learn that God made each of them too. Children will know that God loves them and has a plan for each of them, because He made them.
Circle Time Question: (Preschool Purple Only)
August 7: What is your favorite thing that God made?
August 14: Tell me one thing you know about babies.
August 7: Children will play an alarm clock game.
August 14: Children will make a poster to take home.
Preschool Orange and Red: August 7
Bible Story Focus: I am special to God. • Psalm 139:13-15a, Jeremiah 1:5
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will understand that God made them and they are special to Him. Children will see that they are all different and unique and that’s part of what makes them so special. God did no make us all the same, he made just one of each of us and he loves us.
Circle Time Question: Tell me one thing you know about babies.
I Wonder Questions:
- Who made you?
- God made me!
- Why did God make you?
- God made me So I can praise Him.
- How did God make you special?
- (Allow kids to answer as they wish)
Activities: Children at 8:00 and 11:00 will listen to an action song about how God made them. Then they will make a fingerprint craft to take home. At 9:30 children will make a face snack **please check outside your child’s door for allergies. Snack will include apples, carrots, and banana** and will make a poster to take home about themselves.
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.
August 7th—HE WILL COME AGAIN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
Lesson Summary: After reviewing what they know about the Apostle’s Creed, children will hear how Jesus is our judge and knows everything we’ve ever done, said, or thought.
Kindergarten-5th Grade Classroom Activity: Children will write and draw sins to confess on coffee filters then watercolor over them to show Jesus covered their sins.
Key Scripture: Revelation 20:11-15; Romans 3:23
Ways to Follow Up:
- Who is our judge sitting on a great, white throne? (Jesus.)
- Is this the same Jesus who came and died for the sins of the world? (Yes!) What else do we know about Jesus? (good, kind, loving, our judge)
- Why is it good news that Jesus is the one who will judge us and not someone else? (Because we know Jesus is our judge, we know He loves us and wants to make us as pure as this water! He is not eager to punish us. He calls everyone to come to Him because He is able to and willing to save everyone who comes to Him. He calls everyone to repent and trust in Him!)