Say this out loud: “I am wonderfully made in God’s image!” Do you believe that? As we grow up, we tend to forget the wonder that actually went into making us. But each and every one of us, YOU, are wonderfully made in God’s image. Own that. Believe it. Live it out.
Our theme for August is Say Cheese! Don’t let all your self-conscious thoughts win. You are a loved and beautiful (or handsome) creation of God. So don’t hide from the camera thinking it will show all your faults. Smile big! Remember who you are and say, “Cheese!”
That’s exactly what we want our kids to know. We want them to cheese it up and know that because they are wonderfully made in God’s image, that makes them… wonderful!
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: I am wonderfully made in God’s image • Genesis 1:26; Psalm 46:1; Proverbs 2:6
Memory Verse: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14, NIV
Key Question: Who made me?
Bottom Line: God made me.
Bible Story & Worship
I will continue to provide worship & activities in this blog but I can no longer post the Wonder Bible story videos. But don’t worry, you can still access the video via their Parent Cue app by reThink. It’s part of the content for preschoolers so list your child’s grade as preschool in order to access.
In place of the video, I’m attaching a “script” of the story that you can read to your child. Treat it like a special story time. As you finish, dance and sing to God with your child to a couple of fun songs by KidSpring.
The materials below will help reinforce the story as well as bring Jesus to their level. These can be done in any order but I recommend the Discussion/Application last (this is the part that really brings Jesus to their level.)
As we wrap up, I’d like to leave you with one of the kids’ favorite ‘good-bye’ songs:
Let Me See Your Alligator
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in discipling your kid(s). It’s my hope that these resources are just a starting point for many wonderful conversations with your kid(s) on their path to accepting Jesus into their lives. My prayers are with you.
“And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you will teach them diligently to your children, and will talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
Angela Moody is the Preschool Coordinator at Abundant Life.