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May 28 - Resources: VeggieTales Resources - Downloadable resources as well as a brand new episode.
May 27 - Family Time Activity: Family 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 23 - Family Time Review: Working together, can you tell the gospel? How can someone be at peace with God?
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:
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 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.
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 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 - Watch: Jelly 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 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 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 - Watch: 5 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
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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.
March 31 - Resource: stories.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 26 - Resources:
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:
March 22 - Sunday's Message - no Children's Area message
March 21 - Resource: Check out 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