Even though Easter was just a few months back, it’s an important event for us to recap as we continue to ask, “Who can believe in Jesus?” Our I Spy theme is looking for (or spying) things in the Bible that help kids answer, “I can believe in Jesus.” This week we will again look at the gospels where Jesus’ friends wrote down how they saw, with their own eyes, Jesus die, get buried, and then come back. Only Jesus could do that!
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll spy this week:
Bible Story Focus: I spy Jesus is alive! (Easter • Matthew 26—28; John 21:1-14)
Memory Verse: “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” John 20:31, NLV
Key Question: Who can believe in Jesus?
Bottom Line: I can believe in Jesus.
We’ll begin with our Puppet’s, Link & Skyler, as we spy that Jesus is alive. Next, we’ll jump into worship with one of our Easter songs, “1, 2, 3,” followed by the two songs we introduced last week. Don’t be afraid to show your kids that, while dancing and singing can be fun, dancing and singing for God is a great way to worship Him. After worship, sit back down and watch the Bible Story Video.
As you finish the video lessons and worship, you can use the attached materials to help reinforce the story as well as bring Jesus to their level. Be sure to watch the Memory Verse video. It provides hand motions that help make it easier to remember the verse. We’ll be working on memorizing this verse all summer.
Bible Story Games, Crafts, & Activities
Memory Verse with Hand Motions
June Placemat – This printable placemat is designed to sit on the table all month long. This gives you easy access to this month’s bottom line, questions to ask each week, and hand motions to the Bible verse.
As we wrap up, I’d like to leave you with one of kids’ favorite ‘good-bye’ songs:
Let Me See Your Alligator
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in bringing the Bible alive for your kid(s). We are creating the foundation for when we send them out into the world. May their aim be true and for His glory.
“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth” Proverbs 22:6