October DBR

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

Follow Jesus’ Example

In this month’s Daily Bible Reading (DBR) kids will discover that people can follow Jesus’ example. Kids will focus on stories of Jesus’ interactions with people—specifically, His disciples, a tax collector, and some children. Kids also will hear how Jesus resisted temptation and how He prayed in the garden. All these Bible stories point to the fact that people can be in right relationship with God through Jesus—isn’t that the truth of the gospel?

Kids will be reminded that people are God’s most valuable creation. Because He loves us so much, He will help us take deliberate actions to follow Jesus and honor Him with our choices.

The CFBC Kids Ministry team joins you in praying that kids might walk in the footsteps of Jesus, emulating His love and becoming both disciples and disciple-makers.

Use the following link for all Daily Bible Reading Plans and Posts.


Kid Life Groups: September 27

Daniel in the Lions’ Den

Today in KidLife Groups, children learn that God gives people strength to obey in difficult times. Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den for disobeying the king’s law, but God protected him.

Help your child understand that she will face difficulties in her Christian faith. Talk about situations she might have already faced because of her beliefs. Remind your child that God is with her, just as God was with Daniel.

Use these simple steps to guide your family during today’s Life Group time.


Step 1: Print Activity Pages

Print one for each child. This is a great tool to have as you go through the videos. Each download includes the Activity Page for your child and a One Conversation page for you to use with the Bible reference and story.


Step 2: Watch Bible Story Video

Before you press play, sit together and pray. Thank God for this special day to worship and learn about Him. Then, watch the Bible story video together.

Preschool Bible Story
1st-5th Grade Bible Story


3. Read & Discuss The Bible Story Together

Use the Activity Page and One Conversation Page you printed to read and discuss the Bible Story together. Select an activity and talk about how it goes along with the story.

Activities

Babies-Kinder

One’s & Two’s
Build A Lions’ Den With Blocks
Gather: Kids Activity Page, blocks, toy lions (if you have them).

  • Invite your child to play with his/her blocks. Use your Kids Activity Page or Bible to tell the Bible story as your child plays.
  • Comment that God helps people obey Him.
  • Suggest that your child use blocks to build a lions’ den. They can place toy lions inside. Talk about the Bible story and go over the Weekly Verse, Psalm 50:15, “Call to Me, and I will help you.”

Three’s – PreK
Make An Obey Mobile
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, heavyweight paper, stamps and stamp pad (optional), index cards, markers, yarn, hole punch, scissors.

  • Fold paper in half (lengthwise) and print “Obey God” on it.
  • Go over Bible story using the Kids Activity Page and Bible.
  • Invite your child to use the index cards to make cards to go on his/her mobile. He/she could draw a picture of themselves obeying God. Help him/her write “God helps people,” and “Call to Me, and I will help you, Psalm 50:15” on index cards. Another verse he/she can write is the Unit Verse, “Love God and always do what He says” Deuteronomy 30:20. Your child can use any materials you have to create however many index cards he/she would like. Ask your child to think about how he/she can obey God.
  • When finished creating the index cards, help child punch holes at the top (and bottom of some) of each card and string cards together at varying lengths to create a mobile. Review the Bible story as you both work.

Kindergarten
Make A Bible Verse Quilt
Gather: Kids Activity Page, construction paper of different colors, masking tape (colored, if you have it), scissors, markers, gel pens.

  • Cut construction paper into 3-inch squares (child will need nine squares).
  • Go over Kids Activity Page with your child, discuss the Bible story. Tell your child that God helped Daniel know how to obey Him. Go over the Weekly Verse, “Call to Me, and I will help you. Psalm 50:15”
  • Ask your child to print one word and the reference (from the Weekly Verse) on each square of construction paper. He/she can decorate their squares with markers and gel pens.
  • When your child is finished with his/her writing and drawing, help him/her cut tape to attach the squares in a 3-by-3 grid arrangement with the words in order. Enjoy the beautiful quilt and Bible verse together.

1st-5th Grade

Strength Building

  • Lead your child/children in basic exercises. (toe touches, running in place, jumping jacks, arm circles, & squats)
  • Tell the kids that these exercises are designed to strengthen our bodies. Today we will hear a story about how God gives a different kind of strength. God gives us strength to obey even when it’s hard.

Difficult Toss

  • Place a plastic cup on the floor. Ball up a sheet of paper or ball that would fit in the cup.
  • Stand close and toss the ball into the cup.
  • After your child makes the toss into the cup, have him/her take a step back. Then toss.
  • Repeat a few times.
  • Ask if the toss became more difficult?
  • Remind your children that is just like in our lives. Some things can be difficult. Daniel was faced with a difficult decision and God gave him the strength to obey.

Four in a Row

  • If you have a connect 4 game- great! If not, just draw a grid with 16 squares on a paper.
  • Ask your child a review question and every correct answer gets a turn. Have them try to get 4 in a row.
  • Remind them God is powerful and in control of all things. Just like God was with Daniel in our Bible story today, God is with each one of us every single day.

Memory Verse Review

  • Have your child look up and read aloud Deuteronomy 30:20.
  • Make up hand motions and a chant as they shout the memory verse.

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Guide kids to review the missions story.
  • Explain that even though Luis and Betty Soto serve in a church where most people speak English, God is using them to share the good news of Jesus in Spanish.
  • Show kids a Spanish Bible passage either found online or using a Spanish Bible.
  • Use the “Jesus Loves You” printable from the missions download above and display it.
  • Lead kids to say the phrase in English and then in Spanish.
  • Pray and thank God for the Sotos and the work they are doing in Salt Lake City, Utah.

5. Pray

  • Thank God for always being there for us, every single day.
  • Ask God to help give us strength to obey His commands.
  • Thank God for his forgiveness when we do not obey Him.
  • Thank God for sending Jesus to be our Savior.

Kids Ministry Sunday Registration

Sunday, September 27th

Kids Ministry is excited to offer TWO HOURS of Preschool and Children’s Ministry on Sunday mornings during adult life group and worship hours. Registration required weekly and closes at noon Thursday, or when classes have reached their maximum registration limit.

See our COVID Safety Procedures to prepare your family for Sunday morning.


Kids Ministry se complace en ofrecer DOS HORAS de Prescolar y Ministerio de Niños los Domingos por la mañana durante las horas de los grupos de vida para adultos y servicios congregacionales. Se requiere inscripción semanal. Inscripciònes cierran los Jueves a medio dia o cuando las clases hayan alcanzado su límite máximo de inscripción.


Choose Your Campus:

Photo Release: By registering your child, you give CFBC permission to take and use photos/video which may include your child. Contact your campus Kids Ministry with questions or concerns.


COVID Safety Policies & Procedures

If your child is showing any of the following symptoms they may not participate – cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste of smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or temp greater than or equal to 100 degrees. Your child may not attend if they have been in close contact with someone who is lab confirmed tested positive for COVID19.

  • In case of emergency & unable to attend, email kids ministry 48 hours in advance so that people on the waiting list may attend.
  • Check in opens 15 mins before adult life group or worship services begin.
  • Temperature & symptoms will be checked before entering secured space.
  • If your child exhibits any symptoms please keep them home.
  • Parents please sanitize hands before entering secured space.
  • Only one parent/family member may enter secured space.
  • Parents may not enter classrooms.
  • Children will remain with the same group and hand washing will be part of our daily routine for the safety of your child.

Children May Bring:

  • Bibles
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula and bottle with water
  • Pacifier
  • Change of Clothes
  • Medically Necessary Items
    i.e. Epi-Pens and if personal snacks necessary for health reasons.

Children May Not Bring:

  • Toys
  • Sippy Cups
  • Stuffed animals
  • Cloth Diapers
  • Burp Cloth
  • Blankets
  • Purses
  • Personal snacks
  • Car Seats & Strollers must be left outside secured space.

Kids Sunday Registration (Ch)

September 27th
Champions Campus

We are excited to offer TWO HOURS of Kids Ministry during adult life group and worship hours! Be sure to check the new schedule & register your child weekly. We can’t wait to see you!

Registration required weekly for In Person and Zoom classes by noon Thursday, or when classes have reached their maximum registration limit.

Select Your Registration:

If you’re not ready to be back in person yet, we understand!
Zoom Life Group options are available, also by registration only.


Preschool ( Babies-Kinder)

Preschoolers will learn Biblical truths about God, Jesus, and the Bible through a fully developmental hands on approach while building, painting, exploring, and playing in their life groups! New policies are in place for children’s and teacher’s protection, and to ensure a safe place to grow and learn.

  • Register your Preschooler (date of birth between September 2014 – Present, or entering Kinder this school year).
  • Registration is required to attend & space is limited.

TWO HOUR registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending both Worship & Life Group hours.)

ONE HOUR ONLY registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending for one hour only.)


1st – 5th Grade

Kids Quest is an outdoor experience for 1st-5th graders. Kids will experience games, Bible study & life group hang outs.

Dress to be outdoors & get your tummy ready for a yummy popsicle! We’ll be waiting for you 15 mins before adult life group or worship service begins on the front porch of the Worship Center! We can’t wait to see you!!

  • Register your child for the grade they will be attending this 2020-2021 school year.
  • Registration is required to attend.

TWO HOUR registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending both Worship & Life Group hours.)

ONE HOUR ONLY registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending for one hour only.)


Online Zoom Life Groups

Zoom Life Group registration only needed once. After you register you will receive the zoom information each week. You will receive login information by email, the Friday before scheduled time.

1st-5th Grade Zoom
Select the time that works best for your family. Kids can attend Zoom life groups as a family!

Preschool (Three Years – Kinder) Zoom
Select the below button to register your three year old through Kinder child for Zoom Life Group.


Special Blessings

Our Special Blessing class provides a safe, loving environment where children engage in worship, singing, Bible study, and develop special friendships. We are excited to offer two hours of Special Blessings for each child while parents attend their life group and worship knowing their child’s special needs are being cared for. Be sure to check the new schedule & register weekly. We can’t wait to see you!

TWO HOUR registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending both Worship & Life Group hours.)

ONE HOUR ONLY registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending for one hour only.)


Kids Sunday Registration (Co)

September 27th
Conroe Campus

Be sure to check the new schedule & register your child weekly. We can’t wait to see you!

Registration required weekly by Thursday.

Choose Your Time:


11:00am Registration

Kids Ministry is excited to offer Preschool and Children’s Ministry Sunday mornings (by registration only). Please use the separate registrations – one for your Preschooler & one for your 1st-5th Grader.

Preschool
(Babies-Kinder)

Children will have fun learning about Jesus while building, exploring, and playing in their life groups!

Kids Quest
(1st-5th Grade)

Kids will experience games, Bible study & life group hang outs in our new Kids Quest adventure.


6:00pm Registration

Kids Ministry is excited to offer Preschool and Children’s Ministry Sunday evenings (by registration only). Please use the separate registrations – one for your Preschooler & one for your 1st-5th Grader.

Preschool
(Babies-Kinder)

Children will have fun learning about Jesus while building, exploring, and playing in their life groups!

Kids Quest
(1st-5th Grade)

Kids will experience games, Bible study & life group hang outs in our new Kids Quest adventure.


Kids Sunday Registration (NK)

September 27th
North Klein Campus

We are excited to offer two hours of Kids Ministry while parents attend their life groups and worship. Be sure to check the new schedule & register your child weekly. We can’t wait to see you!

Registration required weekly for In Person or Zoom by noon on Thursday.

Select Your Registration:

If you’re not ready to be back in person yet, we understand!
Zoom Life Group options are available, also by registration only.


Preschool ( Babies-Kinder)

Preschoolers will have fun learning about Jesus while building, painting, exploring, and playing in their life groups!

Register your Preschooler (date of birth between September 2014 – Present, or entering Kinder this school year). Registration required to attend. Space is limited.

TWO HOUR registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending both Worship & Life Group hours.)

ONE HOUR ONLY registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending for one hour only.)


1st – 5th Grade

Kids Quest is an indoor and outdoor worship experience for 1st-5th graders. Kids will experience games, worship and Bible study.

Dress to be outdoors & get your tummy ready for a yummy popsicle! We’ll be waiting for you on the front porch of the Student Building. Meet us 15 mins before your adult life group or worship service begins! We can’t wait to see you!!

  • Register your child for the grade they will be attending this 2020-2021 school year.

TWO HOUR registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending both Worship & Life Group hours)

ONE HOUR ONLY registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending for one hour only.)


Online Zoom Life Groups

1st-5th Grade Zoom
Select the button below to register your 1st-5th Grader for Zoom Life Group. Kids can attend Zoom life groups as a family! You will receive login information by email, the Friday before scheduled time.


Kids Sunday Registration (JV)

September 27th
Jersey Village Campus

We are excited to offer two hours of Kids Ministry while parents attend their life groups and worship. Be sure to check the new schedule & register your child weekly. We can’t wait to see you!

Registration required weekly for In Person and Zoom classes by Thursday.

Select Your Registration:

If you’re not ready to be back in person yet, we understand!
Zoom Life Group options are available, also by registration only.


Preschool ( Babies-Kinder)

Preschoolers will have fun learning about Jesus while building, painting, exploring, and playing in their life groups!

Register your Preschooler (date of birth between September 2014 – Present, or entering Kinder this school year). Registration required to attend. Space is limited.

TWO HOUR registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending both Worship & Life Group hours.)

ONE HOUR ONLY registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending for one hour only.)


1st – 5th Grade

Kids Quest is an outdoor experience for 1st-5th graders. Kids will experience games, Bible study & life group hang outs.

Dress to be outdoors & get your tummy ready for a yummy popsicle! We’ll be waiting for you on the front porch of the Worship Center. Meet us 15 mins before your adult life group or worship service begins! We can’t wait to see you!!

  • Register your child for the grade they will be attending this 2020-2021 school year.
  • Request a friend (optional). Kids will be grouped with their family and other families as requested.

TWO HOUR registration:
(Choose only if you plan on attending both Worship & Life Group hours.)

ONE HOUR ONLY registration:
(Choose one option if you plan on attending for one hour only.)


Online Zoom Life Groups

1st-5th Grade Zoom
If your child is interested in attending an online zoom class, register here.


Kid Life Groups: September 20

Elijah on Mount Carmel (Kinder-5th Grade)

Today Kinder-5th Graders learn that God is the only God and deserves honor and obedience. On Mount Carmel Elijah called on God, and God showed His awesome power. God proved He was the one and only true God!

Review with your child how God showed His power to the people on Mount Carmel. Help her memorize the Weekly Bible Verse, 1 Kings 8:60. Pray with your child, thanking God that He is powerful and the only God.

God Sent Rain (Babies-PreK)

Today Babies-PreK learn that God told Elijah He was going to send rain, and He did! God can do all things. Name things that people can do and things only God can do. Ask your child to identify the things that only God can do.

Use these simple steps to guide your family during today’s Life Group time.


Step 1: Print Activity Pages

Print one for each child. This is a great tool to have as you go through the videos. Each download includes the Activity Page for your child and a One Conversation page for you to use with the Bible reference and story.


Step 2: Watch Bible Story Video

Before you press play, sit together and pray. Thank God for this special day to worship and learn about Him. Then, watch the Bible story video together.

Preschool Bible Story
1st-5th Grade Bible Story


3. Read & Discuss The Bible Story Together

Use the Activity Page and One Conversation Page you printed to read and discuss the Bible Story together. Select an activity and talk about how it goes along with the story.

Activities

Babies-Kinder

One’s & Two’s
Learn About Wet And Dry
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Ziplock bags, tape, flour, paper towels, water, 1/2 cup measuring cup.

  • Add 1/2 cup of four to a zip lock bag. Make two bags. Add 1/2 cup of water to the flour in one of the bags. Seal both with tape. Dampen a paper towel.
  • Allow your child to investigate the dry bag of flour as you talk about the Bible story from the Kids Activity Page.
  • Offer the wet flour. Guide your child to notice the difference between the two bags. Talk about how wet and dry look.
  • Ask your child to touch the dry paper towel. Repeat with the wet paper towel. Talk about how the wet and dry feel.
  • Mention that it did not rain for a long time and the ground became too dry to grow food (show the dry flour or dry paper towel).
  • Explain that God sent the rain and it made everything wet so that food could grow again (show the wet flour or wet paper towel).
  • Repeat the weekly verse together: Psalm 73:1, God is good to us.

Three’s – PreK
Make A Rain Stick
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Music, cardboard tube, paper cut into circles the diameter of the tube, heavyweight tape, packing foam pieces (or something similar), dried beans, rice, markers, colored tape, scissors, and spoons.

  • Cover one end of the tube with paper and secure with tape.
  • Go over Kids Activity Page with your child.
  • Encourage your child to decorate his/her tube as you discuss the Bible story.
  • Help your child fill his/her tube loosely with foam pieces. Spoon in beans and rice. Secure the open end with paper and tape.
  • Demonstrate how to turn the tube over and listen to the beans and rice fall. Remark that it sounds like rain falling.
  • Turn the rain stick seven times and mention that Elijah told his helper to go back and look for clouds seven times. Recall the Bible story.
  • Play music and encourage your child to turn the rain stick as the music plays.

Kindergarten
Make A Mountain Collage
Gather: Kids Activity Page, construction paper (include green, brown, and other colors), sheet of paper, scissors, glue stick, markers or gel pens.

  • Cut brown paper into a large triangle. Go over Kids Activity Page together. Give your child the brown triangle and tell him/her it is a mountain. Mention that Elijah went to Mount Carmel to prove that God is the only God. Suggest that your child make a collage by cutting tree and flower shapes to glue onto their mountain.
  • Talk about the Bible story as he/she works on project. Remark that God sent fire and burned up the wood, the alter, and the water. God showed that He is the only God.
  • Print (or have your child print) weekly verse onto his/her collage. Verse: 1 Kings 8:60, The Lord is God. There is no other god.

1st-5th Grade

REVIEW
Supplies: Bag of Marbles for each team.  

  • Form two teams and give each player a marble. Teams will compete to collect the most marbles.  
  • Demonstrate how to knock marbles out of the circle by flicking a marble toward the marbles in  the circle to knock them out. Explain that the team will get to keep the marbles if they  correctly answers a Review Question.
  • Repeat, allowing new players from each team to knock  out marbles. Play until each child has a turn or until kids answer all the questions. If needed,  supplement the Review Questions with true/false statements.
  • Declare the team with the most  marbles the winner. 
    • Whom did God tell Elijah to go and find? (King Ahab)   
    • What did Elijah say had caused trouble in Israel? (Ahab’s family had followed false gods.)   
    • What did Elijah ask the people to decide? (whether to follow God or Baal)   
    • What was Elijah’s plan to prove who was the true God? (Two bulls would be placed on altars. The  God who answered with fire would be known as the true God.)   
    • What did Elijah do that made the contest more difficult? (He told helpers to pour water over his  altar and sacrifice.)   
    • How did the contest end? (Nothing happened to the sacrifice to Baal. God sent fire to burn Elijah’s  sacrifice. The people cried out that the Lord is God.)   
    • Where in the Bible is today’s story found?  
    • What is one way you obeyed God this week?   
    • What distractions keep you from making God number one in your life?   

BIBLE SKILLS / Old or New Testament? 
Supplies: Create cards on 3×5 note cards with all the books of bible

Sit in a circle. Spread the “Books of the Bible Cards” face down in the circle. Kids take turns picking one card. If an Old Testament card is chosen, the child will make up a dance move. The child continues to dance while each team member says the name of the book of the Bible. If the player picks a New Testament card, the player must make up a random sound. The child continues to make the sound while each team member says the name of the book of the Bible. Invite children to confirm the book has been identified in the correct part of the Bible. Continue the exercise until kids choose all the cards. 

GAME / FOCUS ON THE BALL 
Supplies: 3 Balls

  • Guide the kids to form a large circle. Going around the circle, ask the kids to each say their first names. Afterwards, toss a ball to the child with the name that comes first alphabetically. Continue tossing the ball to each other in alphabetical order of the children’s names. Repeat tossing in alphabetical order for a few rounds.  
  • When children have a good rhythm passing the ball, toss a second ball to the first child as the first ball is thrown to the third child. After a few rounds of using two balls, add a third ball.
  • Ask: “What made the game challenging?” Explain how hard it was to focus when there were so many balls in the circle. Sometimes there are things that distract us from making good decisions. For example, we might get busy playing a game and forget to clean our rooms. ʹ Explain that in today’s Bible story, the people of Israel were called to follow the one true God, but something happened. 

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Call attention to the “Map of the United States,” the “Utah Photos,” and the “Utah Photo Captions.”
  • Invite kids to share things they remember about Luis and Betty Soto and the work they are doing in Salt Lake City.
  • Show the “Intro to Salt Lake City” video.
  • Remind kids that many of the people in Utah have heard of Jesus, but they do not know the truth of who Jesus is that is found in the Bible.
  • Invite volunteers to pray that many people in Utah would discover the truth that Jesus is God’s Son and trust in Him as Savior.

5. Pray

  • Heavenly Father thank you for all that you provide for us.
  • Thank you for being the one true God.
  • We pray for our church leaders and the decisions they have to make.
  • Thank you for me family and friends.

Pumpkin Patch

Donations Need
As we continue getting the final details in place, we need your help.
Please consider donating the following items:
Wagons or Wheelbarrows
Tricycles
Corn Hole Games
Giant Jenga
Giant Connect Four

Contact the Kids Ministry Office, kids@cfbc.org or 281-885-6736,
to schedule a time to drop off donations.

October 18-31

Join us at the Pumpkin Patch for fun games and photo ops! Load up the family, bring your little red wagon and grab your pumpkin spice latte for a fun, fall, family experience.
FREE Admission.
Pumpkins and refreshments for purchase.


Pumpkin Patch Hours

Monday-Saturday, 9am-7pm
Sunday, 2-7pm


Activities

  • Multiple Photo Opps
  • Hay Ride
  • Cornhole & other fun yard games
  • Painting
  • Story Time
  • Trike Track
  • ‘Lil Pumpkins Toddler Area

Movie Night in the Pumpkin Patch
Friday, October 23 | 7:30pm

Join us for a family movie night in the pumpkin patch! Gates open at 7:30pm. Movie begins around 8pm.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and a snack. Refreshments available for purchase.



Kid Life Groups: September 13

Joshua and Jericho

Today children learn that God expects people to obey Him. When the Israelites were ready to conquer Jericho, God gave specific instructions. Joshua and the people followed God’s plan and won!

Remind your child how Joshua and the people followed God’s direction for conquering Jericho. Help your child search the Bible to find instructions God has provided for us to follow to show our obedience to Him.

Use these simple steps to guide your family during today’s Life Group time.


Step 1: Print Activity Pages

Print one for each child. This is a great tool to have as you go through the videos. Each download includes the Activity Page for your child and a One Conversation page for you to use with the Bible reference and story.


Step 2: Watch Bible Story Video

Before you press play, sit together and pray. Thank God for this special day to worship and learn about Him. Then, watch the Bible story video together.

Preschool Bible Story
1st-5th Grade Bible Story


3. Read & Discuss The Bible Story Together

Use the Activity Page and One Conversation Page you printed to read and discuss the Bible Story together. Select an activity and talk about how it goes along with the story.

Activities

Babies-Kinder

One’s & Two’s
Sing In Trumpet Tubes
Gather: Cardboard tube, stickers, markers.

  • Print, “God Helps Me” on your child’s tube and talk with your child about how God helps your family.
  • Suggest your child decorate the tube with stickers or markers.
  • Mention that the priests or church helpers played trumpets and God made the walls fall down.
  • Lead your child to say into the trumpet tube: “God helps me!”
  • Guide your child to sing these words to the tune of “God Is So Good:” Yes, God helps me. Yes, God helps me. Yes, God helps me. He’s so good to me.

Three’s – PreK
Build A Wall Snack
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, graham crackers, frosting, paper plates, napkins, craft sticks.

  • Go over Kids Activity Page with your child.
  • Give your child at least four graham crackers squares and frosting. Guide him/her to spread the frosting on the edge of the crackers and build a structure.
  • Mention that the city of Jericho had tall walls all around it. Remind your child that God told Joshua what to do so the walls would fall.
  • Go over weekly verse (Deut. 30:20, “Love God and always do what He says”) in the Bible and comment that Joshua loved God and did what He said. Say that God tells us to do what He says.

Kindergarten
Build A Walled City
Gather: Kids Activity Page, wooden blocks, small boxes, cardboard pieces (or any material your child could use to build a wall).

  • Go over Kids Activity Page with your child. Be sure to point out picture of Joshua and the people next to the tall wall.
  • Talk about the Bible story as your child begins to build a walled city. Say that God gave instructions to Joshua for what the people were to do. Comment that when the people shouted, God caused the walls to fall down.
  • Invite your child to work to build a large, walled city using the blocks and materials you have gathered. Remind him/her that the people listened to God when He told them to obey Him. Lead your child to repeal Deuteronomy 30:20 with you, “Love God and always do what He says.”

1st-5th Grade

Water Ballon Books of the Bible

  • You will to have water balloons filled and ready.
  • Go outside and have family members pair off and stand about 6 feet apart.
  • Toss balloon back and forth saying each book of the Bible in order.
  • When a balloon breaks, start over with Genesis.
  • See which team can say the most books of the Bible without breaking a balloon.

7 Hidden Instructions

  • Write 7 different instructions on pieces of paper. (i.e. make chicken noises, jog in place for 10 steps, walk backward until you find the next note, etc)
  • Hide the notes in a room.
  • Have your child find the notes and follow the instructions on the notes.
  • After a little time, ask your child to bring you the notes. Read them aloud & note that they make very little sense.
  • Remind kids that in today’s story, following God’s instructions probably did not make sense. But by obeying God, the people were able to capture a whole city.

Knock it Down

  • You will need 10 plastic cups and a tennis ball.
  • Set up the cups like bowling pins.
  • Have your child answer a review question.
    • What was the name of city God gave the people of Israel?
    • How was Jericho protected?
    • What did the priests carry with them as they marched?
    • What did the army do after they marched on the 7th day?
    • Did God’s plan work?
    • Was God’s plan the usual way an army would attack a city?
  • If they answer correctly, they roll the tennis ball to knock down cups and get points for every cup they knock down.

4. Missions Emphasis

  • Review the missions story about Luis and Betty Soto, missionaries living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Remind kids that Luis preaches and teaches in Spanish so that people can understand and choose to trust Jesus as Savior.
  • Lead kids to match the “Utah Photo Captions” to the “Utah Photos.”
  • Provide tape pieces for kids to attach the captions to the wall near the photos.
  • Pray that many people would come to the church in Salt Lake City. Pray that they would hear the good news and trust in Jesus as their Savior.

5. Pray

  • Thank God for his faithfulness and His love for all of us.
  • Ask God to help us obey His commands.
  • Thank God for his forgiveness when we do not obey Him.
  • Thank God for sending Jesus to be our Savior.