Bible Reading: Go Get The Donkey

Learn about The Triumphal Entry with Mrs. Stephanie in today’s Bible reading video. Today, consider people more important and be humble like Jesus. Then, have some fun and make a special entry way (watch video for more details) and cheer for each other. If you take pics or video, tag us or post it below.


Daily Bible Reading Plan

With Daily Bible Reading (DBR), your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! It will also prepare 1st-5th Graders for their lesson in Life Group on Sundays. Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day about God. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently. DBRs are posted to the Kids Ministry Facebook page or click HERE for April’s plan.


Daily Bible Reading Plan: April

With Daily Bible Reading (DBR), your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! It will also prepare 1st-5th Graders for their lesson in Life Group on Sundays. Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day about God. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.


Activity: Palm Sunday

Use these activities to teach your children and prepare for Palm Sunday.

Hand print Palm Leaves
Children will have fun celebrating Palm Sunday with paper hand print palm branches. Trace their hand prints, cut them out and glue them onto popsicle sticks, paper tubes, or straws. Play praise music. Dance around your home. Wave palm branches during on-line worship on Sunday.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Invite children to draw a large picture of a donkey on a piece of paper or print one off line. Cut 2 strips of paper, 1 inch wide, for each person in the family. Hang the donkey picture on a wall that is roughly eye level to your children. Blindfold the first child. Give them the donkey tail and gently spin them around three times. Point the blindfolded child towards the donkey and ask him to place the tail on the donkey. Mark the spot where the tail was placed. Once every family member has a turn, the person with the donkey tail closest to the correct position wins.

A Road for Jesus in Your Home
Prepare a “road for Jesus” by spreading jackets/shirts along a pretend path in your home. Take turns trotting or galloping down the road. Use a broom for the donkey. While one family member is taking a turn going down the road pretending to be Jesus, the family can line up beside the road waving palm branches (use hand print palm leaves) shouting, “Hosanna!”

Jesus is Our King song
For Fun sing to the tune Yankee Doodle.
Jesus came into the town
riding on a donkey.
Clap and sing and shout and praise
Jesus is our king.
Jesus Christ is Lord of all, Jesus is our king.
Jesus Christ is Lord of all, Jesus is our king.

Edible Entry
Items Needed
o graham crackers/ saltines
o teddy bear crackers
o green-colored vanilla icing/ peanut butter (Do not use if allergic.)
o fruit roll ups
Wash hands. Children spread icing on graham crackers. Create a road by placing the crackers in a row on a table. Tear fruit roll ups into smaller pieces to create cloaks/garments the people placed on the road. Line both sides of the road with teddy-bear crackers. Pretend one teddy bear cracker is Jesus. Walk Jesus down the road while the family shouts, “Hosanna.”

Preschool Hosanna Hoedown
Play the song below. Sing & dance with your preschooler. Wave your homemade hand print palm leaves. Say, “Hosanna!” means, “Hooray for salvation! It’s coming! It’s here! Salvation! Salvation! Jesus saves us! ”
Hosanna is the bubbling over of a heart that sees hope and joy and salvation on the way and can’t keep it in. www.desiringgod.org/messages/hosanna

Preschool Printing
Print the word Hosanna on a piece of a paper in large print. Invite your preschooler to collect grass from the yard and place in a bowl. Give your young child plenty of time to search.
(MOM HINT 1: Distractions are natural. This is your child’s way of learning. Be patient. If rocks, bugs, or sand land in the bowl, it is okay. Do not focus on the finished product. Give your child lots of space to learn in the process.)
When the exploration ends, encourage your child to glue the grass on the word “Hosanna.”
(MOM HINT 2: Don’t be discouraged if the grass is glued all over the paper. None of the letters may have grass. It’s okay. Your child is learning through experimenting. Please refrain from doing it for your preschooler and remember to praise your child for working hard.)
Say, “Jesus loves us. Jesus road a donkey to Jerusalem. People waved palm leaves and shouted Hosanna as he rode by. We love Jesus.”


Bible Reading: The King is Coming

Today’s Bible Reading video we begin learning about Palm Sunday, coming up this week!


Daily Bible Reading Plan

With Daily Bible Reading (DBR), your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! It will also prepare 1st-5th Graders for their lesson in Life Group on Sundays. Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day about God. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently. Use the following link for your copy of our Daily Bible Reading Plans.


I Go to Big Church Now

One of the greatest privileges a parent has is to train their children to worship. Since we are worshiping from home temporarily, now is the perfect time to begin worship training with your kids in your own home! They are going to “Big Church” now!

Here are some tips to help your family enjoy worshiping together online, beginning this Sunday. These can and should be adjusted depending on the ages and stages of your children.

  • Approach worshiping together in a happy, positive way.
  • Plan and set up your worship environment ahead of time. Give the kids ownership, and let them help! Program the CFBC worship service on the biggest screen, monitor, or tv you have available so everyone can have a front row seat and see the screen. Decide seating arrangements. Are you going to snuggle on the couch or have the kids sit on the floor in front of the tv? Do you need assigned seating to separate certain siblings during the service? 🙂
  • Practice the songs with Mrs. Beth in the videos on the Kids Ministry Facebook page, so your kids will hear familiar songs during the service and be able to sing along! If you have musical instruments, rain sticks, or bells, let the kids play along during the singing. Or if you have scarves and bandannas , they are fun for waving with the music.
  • Share your expectations ahead of time, whatever they are. Be specific. Tell them we are all going to church together at 10:00 (or 11:30 Spanish) Sunday morning, online. Explain that we will all stand and sing when it’s time to sing (movement during the early part of the service helps children focus during the later part.). We will all pray, when it’s time to pray. We will all listen, when it’s time to listen. We will whisper when we have a question, so Mom and Dad can learn about God, too. (I like to answer spiritual questions immediately, but it’s also okay to say, “I am listening to the pastor now, we can talk about your question after the service.”)
  • Go to the restroom and get a drink BEFORE the service begins.
  • Prepare a special Big Church tote bag for younger children, equipped with quiet things to do, such as colors and coloring pages, play dough, books, a snack, and a water bottle. Allow the Big Church bag ONLY when it’s time to listen, after the sermon begins. Please remember that worship is not sitting still, and children are listening even if it doesn’t look like it.
  • A listening guide for Sunday’s sermon is available online for older kids.
  • Your child learns from your example. Smile a lot. Keep expectations simple and developmentally appropriate. Enjoy sitting next to your most treasured possession, your child, while you worship, even if he wiggles, talks, or forgets the expectations.
  • In the book, Parenting in the Pew, Robbie Castleman says, “By beginning to train your child to worship, you are actually saying to your Father, ‘Daddy, I’d like you to meet my children!’”

Parents, relax! You can do this!
God is with you, God is for you! God wants you to introduce your kids to Him.

Have you in our hearts,
Your Kids Ministry Team

Champions
Stephanie Chase, Kids Minister
Becky Marshall, Preschool Minister
Annette Flores, Special Blessings
Brandy Christoph, Ministry Assistant

North Klein
Allie Kretsinger
Kids Minister

Jersey Village
Stephanie Rogers
Kids Minister

Conroe
Myrna Arana
Kids Ministry Coordinator


A Note from Your Kids Ministry Team

If you missed previous notes from Your Kids Ministry Team or just want to refer back, select a link below for past notes of encouragement.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
Relax. We’re Here For You

Activity: Notes of Encouragement

Like so many nursing homes and assisted living facilities, over 120 residents of Park Manor of Tomball are unable to gather in the dining room or recreation rooms at their facility during this time. Residents are feeling anxious and lonely and a card or note would remind them they are not forgotten and they are loved. Notes could even include a favorite Bible verse and some colorful artwork.

Notes can be mailed to:
Park Manor of Tomball
Attn: Roxanne – Recreation Director
250 School Street
Tomball, TX 77375


Bible Reading: God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Today we’re celebrating two things! Watch this Bible Reading video to find out what. Then watch one of Mrs. Stephanie’s favorite giving songs here.


Daily Bible Reading Plan

With Daily Bible Reading (DBR), your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! It will also prepare 1st-5th Graders for their lesson in Life Group on Sundays. Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day about God. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently. Use the following link for your copy of our Daily Bible Reading Plans.