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May 29 - 

May 28 - Resources: VeggieTales Resources - Downloadable resources as well as a brand new episode.

May 27 - Family Time ActivityFamily Scavenger Hunt - You can each pick a row, a column, fill the entire sheet or even race each other for a bingo.

May 26 - Family Time Question: Have you ever seen a movie or TV show that changed how you think about life and God? What was it?

May 25 - Family Time Activity: Play with different containers of water. Why is water so great?

May 24

May 23 - Family Time Review: Working together, can you tell the gospel? How can someone be at peace with God?

May 22 - Getting Ready for Sunday School Resources: PDF of the lesson and activityGospel Project Bible story video and a coloring page.  

May 21 - Watch: Episode 1.7 of The Chosen. Start at 21:36 End at 26:35. The entire episode contains content that might be too intense at times for younger viewers.

May 20 - Activity: Nicodemus activity page, a Google Slides activity page. It creates a copy that you can "solve" on your computer. You can do it as many times as you want.

May 19 - Family Time Question: Can you think of another verse that reminds you of John 3:16?

May 18 - Family Time Activity: Look up Numbers 21:4-9 and find similarities between this story and Jesus' death and resurrection.

May 17 - Sunday's message - Children's message is at the end of the video.

May 16 - Family Time Review Questions

  • Where was Jesus born?
  • Where did he grow up? (Hint: 2 places) where was his base of operations with the disciples?
  • Why is it a big deal that he is teaching from his hometown?

May 15 - Getting Ready for Sunday School Resources: PDF of the lesson and activityGospel Project Bible story video and a coloring page.  

May 14 - Resource: Fatihlife TV has activities and episodes to watch online for the program Bible Agent 7

May 13 - Activity:  Jesus Taught in Nazareth activity page, a Google Slides activity page. It creates a copy that you can "solve" on your computer. You can do it as many times as you want.  

May 12 - Family Time Question: What is your favorite subject in school? Would you ever teach it?

May 11 - Family Time Activity: Have each person talk about something that they know a lot about. What are you an expert in?

May 10 - Sunday's message  - Children's message at end of video.

May 9 - Look through all the resources or activities you might have missed during this quarantine.   

May 8 - Sunday School Resources: PDF of the lesson and activityGospel Project Bible story video and a coloring page.

May 7 - Activity: Early Miracles Worksheet, a Google Slides activity page. It creates a copy that you can "solve" on your computer. You can do it as many times as you want.

May 6 - Resources: PawsandTales.org - It is an audio series for kids by Chuck Swindoll's Insight for Living Ministries.

May 5 - Family Time Activity: Name as many miracles of Jesus as you can. Go!

May 4 - Family Time Activity: Pray for people in your church or family who are sick that God will heal them.

May 3 - Sunday's message  - Children's message at end of video.

May 2 - Watch: Clip of Jesus asking Peter, Jaohn and James to follow Him. Start at 35:30. End at 45:00. This is from The Chosen. It is free on Vidangel.com. The entire show might be a little intense for younger kids.

May 1 - Sunday School Resources: PDF of the lesson and activityGospel Project Bible story video and a coloring page.

April 30 - Activity: Jesus Called the Disciples Worksheet, a Google Slides activity page. It creates a copy that you can "solve" on your computer. You can make as many copies as you need.

April 29 - Watch: Jelly Telly 5-Minute Family Devotional

April 28 - Family Time Activity: Tell your kids how you picked their names. Look up what each person's name means.

April 27 - Family Time Question: When did God become real to you? Does it feel like He chose you?

 April 26 - Sunday's message  - Children's message at end of video.

 April 25 - Resource: Moody Bible Institute has complied several resources discussing these times, things to pray for and videos that might be helpful as you continuing talking about this with your kids. See Resources here.

 April 24 - Sunday School Resources: PDF of the lesson and activitiesGospel Project Bible Story video and a coloring page.

April 23 - Activity: Using a magnet and a cookie sheet, play with different objects that they can move with the magnet underneath the cookie sheet. (We want to follow Jesus like this magnet)

 April 22 - WatchJelly Telly 5 Minute Family Devotional

April 21 - Family Time Question: What verses have you found that are helping you this week? What does God tell you in your verse?

April 20 - ActivityCrossword puzzle on Google slides. Follow this link to make a copy of the crossword to fill in using your computer. Try it, you might like it. ;)

April 19 - Sunday's Message  - Children's message at end of video.

April 18 - Family Time Question: If you could glorify God as a doctor, an athlete, or a musician, which would you choose?

April 17 - Sunday School Resources: PDF of the Sunday School lesson and activitiesBible story video, and coloring page.

April 16 - Resource: Adventures in Odyssey Club offers a free 1 month trial which includes the shows, videos and extra activities. Visit https://www.oaclub.org if interested.

April 15 - Watch5 Minute Family Devotional Video

April 14 - Family Time Question: What was your favorite thing about Easter Sunday?

April 13 - Activity: Set a timer for 5 minutes and write or draw all the things you are thankful for. If you thought that was easy, challenge yourself to another 5 minutes. Another challenge: set a stopwatch and write/draw. See how long you can write thankful things. Or how many you can write/draw. (hint: names of God, things He has done, good things in your life)

April 12 - Easter Children's Area Video

April 11 - 

April 10 - 

  • Watch the 5 Minute Family Devotional Video. Here is a coloring page to go with it. The lesson and a special Easter video will be sent out Sunday.
  • Activity: Nature walk -Take a walk and have each person find 2 sticks. As you are walking back and everyone has found their 2 sticks, say: Jesus had to carry his own cross to the hill to be crucified, but he couldn't and so a man carried it for him.

April 9 - Family Time Instruction: As we get ready for Friday night, explain Communion to your kids at a meal today. What the bread and cup symbolize. Jesus created this the day before He died for us. He will not have communion again until we are all at His feast in Heaven.

April 8 - Family Time Activity: Create and mail a card to a family member or someone from church to encourage them and say Happy Easter.

April 7 - Family Time Question: If your family had a motto, what would it be? You can each say one or decide on one together.

April 6 - Activity: Fill an Easter egg(s) with items from around the house. Each day this week, have your kids open it and talk about how this object is part of the Easter story. View PDF of activity sheet.

April 5 - Sunday's Message  - Children's message at end of video.

April 4 - Watch:  5 Minute Family Devotional Video

April 3 - Sunday School Resources: Here is the PDF of the lesson, a link to the Gospel Project Bible story video, and this week's coloring page. There is also a bonus video you could watch today that explains baptism to kids. 

April 2 - Family Time Question: Jesus is God, but we will see in His life that He is humble. What is humility then? (clues Philippians 2:1-11Matthew 11:28-30)

April 1 - Family Time Activity: Practice a video chat app: FaceTimeGoogle Duo, etc. with a family member or friend.

March 31 - Resourcestories.audible.com provides free audiobooks for kids.

March 30 - Family Time Question: What has someone in your family said or done for you this week that encouraged you?

March 29 - Sunday's Message - Children's message at end of video.

March 28 - Family Time Activity: FaceTime or Google Duo a member of your family.

March 27 - Sunday School Resources: Here is the PDF of the lesson, a link to the Gospel Project Bible story video, and this week's coloring page.

March 26 - Resources:

  • Focus on the Family has a dedicated page to help during this time. Under parenting, there are ideas for games, etc.
  • The podcast, We Wonder: Lent, has daily episodes to listen to during rest time. This episode deals specifically with the changes around us.

March 25 - Family Time Question: Psalm 139:14 says we are "wonderfully made". Share something wonderful about the person on your left (not their hair, nose or how tall they are).

March 24 - Family Time Activity: Get the family all together. Ask each other "What is your favorite thing to do by yourself at home?" If able, set aside time for each one to do what they love to do all by themselves; including parents! We are praying that you help each other feel peaceful at home.

March 23 - Family Time Devotional Activity:

  1. Play in the Snow with them!
  2. Read them Psalm 119:64 verse, "The earth, O LORD, is full of Your steadfast love."
  3. Ask them, "How does snow show us God's love?"

March 22 - Sunday's Message - no Children's Area message

March 21 - Resource: Check out Imagination Library​Imagination Library​. If you are in the Greater Montcalm area, you can sign up for a free book to be sent to your house for children under 4!

March 20 - Sunday School Resources: Sunday School Lesson

March 19 - Resource: If you want a couple videos of Jesus' story, Vol. 10 in What's in the Bible on RightNow Media is wonderful. The 2 videos give a concise Gospel presentation that you can talk to your children about at the end.

March 18 - Resource: RightNow has a great Kid's Section