What rain do you have coming down on you? You know, what is that difficult thing you’re dealing with that makes everything feel dark and maybe even hopeless. In times such as these it can be difficult to see the good through all the bad, but God’s got it. That’s our main focus with our kids this month. That even when it’s raining, we can sing in the rain trusting that God’s got it and He knows what’s best for us.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: God is always with me. (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego • Daniel 3:1-28)
Memory Verse: “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9,
Key Question: Who’s got it?
Bottom Line: God’s got it.
Bible Story & Worship
Watch this video with your kids so you can recap and discuss it with them. Most of us think of singing as the way we worship God. But remember, whatever you do, if you do it for God, is a form of worship. Help show your kids this concept as you sing and dance with them for our amazing God.
Bible Story Video – God Is Always with Me
Worship – My God Is Number One
Worship – God Is with Me
Next, we have an activity sheet and coloring page to help reinforce what they’ve learned. Be sure to watch the video on how to do the hand motions with the memory verse. This helps our young kids remember more easily. Be sure to practice each week so you can reward them with a special prize at the end of the month when they can say it all by themselves.
Bible Story Activity
Memory Verse with Hand Motions
Bring Jesus To Their Level
Finish up your church at home by recapping the story and practicing the memory verse. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were in an interesting place. Our memory verse tells us that, “God is with you wherever you go.” So, make a list with your family of different places you go, and you can use that list in your prayer:
PRAYER: “Dear God, You are SO big and powerful, and You really can be with us wherever we go. You can be with us when we go to (read the list your family made). Only YOU can do that! Help us remember that You are always with us so we can be brave and do the right thing. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
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 the discipleship of your kid(s). It’s not always easy to guide your own kids through the Bible but it is my hope that these lessons will be the “graceful ornament” on their heads as they grow in the truth of the Lord. My prayers are with you.
“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; for they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck.”
Angela Moody is the Preschool Coordinator at Abundant Life.