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For Parents and Guardians
- You got this! Kids learn best with lots of fun activity. So have fun!
- A normal attention span is 3 to 5 minutes per year of a child’s age. A child entering kindergarten may be able to concentrate for around 15 minutes.
- Make time for it. Pick a consistent time during the week to have fun learning about Jesus with your kids.
This Week’s Online Experience
Bible Story: Lord’s Supper / Last Supper 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Exodus 12
Bottom Line: Get in the habit of being grateful.
Key Question: What helps you remember to be grateful?
Memory Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever. Psalm 136:1, NIrV
With the discussion questions for this week, encourage kids to think about questions that they have about Jesus, and how they have seen Him in their life.
- What are some things you can do when you don’t feel like celebrating what God has done?
- Why do you think there are times we don’t show gratitude to those who help us, especially those people who help us all of the time?
- If we can’t think of a way to show gratitude, we can think how we would like to be treated. What are some of those ways and how can you use those ideas to thank someone else?
- What are some ways we can show God we remember how He has helped us?
Activity: Habit Charades
WHAT YOU NEED: Index cards (or 1⁄4 sheets of paper), writing utensil
WHAT YOU DO: Say, “Let’s play a game. There are four Ask your child about what it means to have a habit. Then, ask them what some good habits are (brushing your teeth, eating healthy, praying at bedtime). Write each habit you come up with on a card.
Do the same with bad habits (biting your nails, talking with your mouth full, interrupting, running indoors, standing on couches or chairs). Write each of those habits on a card.
When you’ve got around 10 cards total, shuffle them together. Then play charades! Involve everyone at home, if possible. Take turns drawing a card from the pile and silently acting out each habit while everyone else guesses what it is.
WHAT YOU SAY: What happened during the first Passover? (God saved His people from the last plague in Egypt by passing over the houses of the people who had lamb’s blood painted on their doorframes.)
Why did people continue to celebrate Passover? (to remember that God rescued them from slavery)
What are some of the things that were part of the Passover celebration? (People ate a meal with lamb and flat bread.)
Who celebrates communion, or the Lord’s Supper? (people who follow Jesus)
A good follow-up question is: What makes someone a Jesus-follower? (They believe that Jesus is their Savior and choose to follow Him.)
Why do followers of Jesus celebrate communion, or the Lord’s Supper? (to remember that Jesus rescued us by dying on a cross for our sins)
Use this prayer as a guide, either after talking about the Bible story or sometime before bed tonight:
Pray Together: “Dear God, when You sent us Jesus, You gave us the one thing we can always be grateful for every day. Even on our worst days, we can be thankful because we know You are watching over us and Your plans are always good. Help us to remember what You’ve done for us, and to thank You often. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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