Preschool, June 19: Fruit of the Spirit (Peace)

Welcome. Below you will find details on what our preschoolers learned at church for this date. In case you are not able to bring your child to one of our campus locations, this is written for you to do church at home with your kids. This can also be used for those that are able to attend in person to recap what your kids learned or to just listen to their favorite songs that they hear at church. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Here is a snapshot of the week:
Bible Story Focus: Jesus can help me choose peace. (Abigail Intervenes • 1 Samuel 25:1-35)
Memory Verse: “I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13, NLT
Key Question: Who can help you do everything?
Bottom Line: Jesus can help me do everything.

Bible Story and Worship
Watch the Bible Story Video with your kids so you can recap and discuss it with them in the “Bring Jesus To Their Level” section. Then join your kids in worship as we sing and dance for God.

Bible Story Video – PEACE (link)
Worship – Making Waves (link)
Worship – Fruit of the Spirit Song (link)

Next, use the Memory Verse video to practice our monthly verse. This is our last week to practice the memory verse. Be sure to think of a fun reward like a sticker or special snack you can give them next week when they are able to say it all by themselves. The activity sheet and coloring page are fun resources to help reinforce story and/or big idea.

Memory Verse with Hand Motions (link)
Bible Story Activity (link)
Coloring Page (link)

Bring Jesus To Their Level
Follow the following script to recap the story, practice the memory verse and demonstrate to your young children how to pray. (You’ll make a list with your family to pray over so have a pen a paper ready.)

Say: “In today’s Bible story, Abigail chose peace and saved a lot of people from a big fight. We learned that we can choose peace, too, because Jesus can help us do everything. Who can help you do everything? (Together.) [Bottom Line] Jesus can help me do everything!

“He sure can! And the Bible verse we have been learning will help us remember that Jesus can help us do everything. It says . . . ‘I can (thumbs to chest) do everything (march) through Christ (point up), who gives me strength,’ (muscle arms) Philippians 4:13.” (Open hands like a book.) (Practice this verse several times with your kids.)

“I love hearing you say that Bible verse! Good job! (Give two thumbs-up.)

“Today, we’ll make a list of ways we can choose peace. Then when we pray, we can ask God to help us remember to choose peace. (Make a list of who each family member says. Don’t forget yourself.)

This is a really great list. Let’s pray. Would anyone like to pray before I pray?” (Give each family member who wants to pray the opportunity to do so.)

Prayer: “Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus to give us peace and help us choose peace. Please help us look for ways to choose peace when people are angry or frustrated or even afraid. You are the best, God, and we love You very much. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

As we wrap up, I would 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). My prayers are with you.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

3 John 1:4