People Prayed for Peter
Today in KidLife Groups children learn that the church prays for others and their needs. After Herod put Peter in prison, church friends prayed for Peter’s safety. How does your family pray for people and their needs?
Does your child know the importance of praying for people? Guide your child to make a list of people your family knows who need prayer. Devote a time every day to praying with your child for the people on your list.
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.
Preschool // Babies-Kinder
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.
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.
One’s & Two’s
Spell PRAY With Stickers
Gather: Construction paper, marker, dot stickers.
- Print PRAY on a piece of paper for child.
- Give your child a sheet of dot stickers.
- Demonstrate how to put the stickers on the word PRAY.
- Talk about how we can pray for other people and how that makes God happy.
- Pray with your child for friends and families.
Three’s – PreK
Sing And Draw Prayers
Gather: music, white paper, colored pencils, crayons, markers.
- Help your child fold paper in half, then fold in half again, then in half again, and then open paper back up (this will create different sections on paper).
- Guide your child to draw pictures of your church, your family, their friends, and others to pray for in the sections.
- Play quiet music as your child draws.
- Encourage child to name the people they are drawing and print the people’s names if your child wants to.
- Pray with him/her for the people they have drawn. Give your child the opportunity to pray aloud.
Make A Bible Verse Chain
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Weekly Bible Verse (James 5:16), music, strips of construction paper, scissors, crayons, markers, stapler.
- Cut construction paper into 3-by-8 inch strips. Read the weekly Bible verse and talk about the verse and Bible story.
- Invite your child to write each word of the Bible verse on a separate strip of paper and decorate it.
- Play music as your child works.
- Assist your child in linking each strip of paper to form a chain.
- Hang the verse chain up as a reminder to pray for others this week.
LEARN PSALM 54:2 AND PRAY
Read aloud Psalm 54:2.
O God hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. Psalm 54:2
Explain that the person who wrote the psalm asked God to listen to his prayer. Read the verse again as you cup one ear for the first phrase, the second ear for the next phrase, and point to your mouth for the last phrase. Invite kids to join you in repeating the verse and doing the motions. Explain that people can know God hears their prayers and answers them.
PAPER PLATE PRAYERS
- Emphasize that prayer is an important part of a church’s worship. God always hears the prayers of His people and works in ways that are best.
- Give each child a paper plate and marker.
- Direct kids to write their names in the center of their plates.
- Explain how the activity will work:
- Have each of your children write their name in the center of the plate
- You will name a category, such as a person/group of people, a location, or an activity. Examples include: people–family, teacher, team, class at school, friends, people at church; location–home, church, school, sports field, store; activity–sports, homework, choir, music lessons, outside neighborhood play.
- The kids will draw a simple symbol or write a word that represents that category. For example, kids may draw stick figures to represent the category family or a house to represent home.
- Offer kids an opportunity to share prayer requests related to categories you name.
- Pause and direct each child to silently pray something about the category
- Draw attention to the words and pictures they added to their plates.
- Celebrate the fact that each category has been prayed for.
- Have your children display their plates somewhere they can see to be reminded to pray for others.
UNIT VERSE: Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! Psalm 95:6
Point out the word worship in the unit verse. Remind kids that worship is giving honor, reverence, and praise to God. Lead your kids to recite the verse. Have each of your kids recite the verse one word at a time. Challenge your kids to say the verse from memory.
STORY SEQUENCE CARDS
Print and cut out story sequence cards, mix them up on the table and have your kids put the story in order.
4. Missions Emphasis
- Show the “On Mission with Family” video or review the missions story.
- Display the “Poland Photos.”
- Remark that many activities at family camp in Poland are fun for all ages.
- Lead kids to discuss the connection between helping people have fun and helping people know about Jesus.
- Pray that the Christians in Poland find creative ways to help families know about God’s love.
- Remind kids that God wants His followers to pray for others.
- Pray for your neighbors and the people you know that may not know God, that they may have the opportunity to hear more about Jesus.
- Pray for those in the world that may not have the freedom to worship Jesus openly
- Pray for our church to be a light to our community