Seedling’s Memory Verse
How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Ephesians 3:18 (Click Here to learn the Motions)
Flipt Memory Verse
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Romans 14:19
All month our preschoolers will be learning about the love of Jesus. Jesus loves us so much we can’t even measure how much, and Jesus wants to be with us forever. This week’s Bible story is about a breakfast that happened not long after Jesus came back. Watch the video with your Seedlings, then do this activity to help them connect with the story.
You will need a blue towel or blanket, a plush friend, and a small basket or pan. Lay the towel in an open area, and pretend it is water. Place the plush friend in the basket and place the basket in the middle of the towel. The basket is your pretend boat, and act out the Bible story with your children.
Say, “Look, our friend is in a boat in the water just like the men were in our Bible story. Let’s push the boat to the shore. When the boat is on shore, you can place your friend on dry land and have a picnic just like they did in our story. Who had a picnic in the story? (pause) That’s right — Jesus and his friends. Let’s bring our friend to shore and pretend to have a picnic, just like Jesus had with his friends.
“Jesus’ friends were so happy! Jesus came back! And He was making them breakfast! Jesus and his friends ate together and talked by the fire. It was the best day ever! Jesus wanted his friends to see that He is alive and He wants to be with them forever. The best part of the story is that Jesus is still alive, and He wants to be our friend forever, too! Who wants to be with you forever? Jesus wants to be with us forever!”
Here’s an activity you can do with your family to help you remember and talk about April 11th’s lesson.
Watch the Sunday Flipt video together if you haven’t already. (Find that video at flipsidechurch.org/flipt) Read Colossians 3:15 together. Make a pretend bridge on the floor or in your backyard using masking tape or chalk or a wooden board. Gather some plastic cups and some Peeps or marshmallows. Place a Peep or marshmallow in a cup. Place the cup on your head, put your hands out to your sides and then take turns trying to walk across your bridge without touching or dropping the cup and marshmallow. If your cup drops, you’ll have to start over. Talk with your families about the techniques you used to keep the cup on your head. Does it work better to go slower or faster? When we’re working to make peace with others, sometimes it’s not just hard work, it’s slow work! Sometimes it goes much slower than we want it to. And a lot of times, we can only make peace with others one step at a time.
Here are some conversation ideas for your family:
- What does it mean to be at peace with someone?
- Is there anyone in your life who you do not feel at peace with? What’s a first step you can make toward peace with that person?
- What are some ways you can keep peace in your relationships?
If you have 4th/5th graders continue with these questions:
- Our Bible verse this month says “as much as you can do” or “as much as it depends on you” to live in peace with others. What can you do when you want to make peace but others don’t?
- What are some BIG ways we can make peace with others in our community? What about SMALL ways?
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