Preschool

Paul & Silas Sang to God
Today preschoolers learn that people can tell about Jesus at all times. Paul and Silas were chained in prison, but they sang praises to God. The jailer heard them and became a believer.

1st-5th Grade

Paul Preached to an Angry Crowd
Today 1st-5th graders learn that people can tell about Jesus, even in difficult times. Paul stood on the steps of the temple and spoke to an angry crowd. He knew why they were angry, but that did not deter him from sharing the good news about Jesus.

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
Step Up and Step Down
Gather: Step stool

  • Place the step stool near the wall in case your child want to hold on to something other than your hand.
  • Hold child’s hand and help him/her step up onto the stool.
  • Instruct the child to boldly say: “Jesus said to tell others about Him.”
  • Help your child step down. Repeat as many times as he/she is interested.
  • Thank him/her for telling everyone about Jesus.
  • Remind your child that Paul and Silas told many people about Jesus.
  • You may also have your child say the Weekly Verse with you from the step stool.

Three’s – PreK
Explore Nighttime Play
Gather: Bible, robes, sleeping bags, blankets, quilts, baby dolls, cribs, child-size rocking chair

  • Mark Acts in your Bible.
  • Spread sleeping bags on the floor. Invite your child to play out bedtime or other nighttime rituals.
  • Suggest your child look through the Bible for pictures of Jesus. Ask him/her to tell a friend (or you) about Jesus while lying on a sleeping bag.
  • Encourage your child to prepare dolls for bedtime. They can dress the dolls, wrap them in blankets, rock them, and lay them in the crib or sleeping bag.
  • Tell your child that Paul and Silas were praying and singing while in jail. In the nighttime, while the jailer was sleeping, an earthquake came. Continue talking about the Bible story.
  • Open the Bible to the Book of Acts. Say that in this Bible book, we read about Paul and others telling about Jesus.
  • Mention that missionaries today sometimes visit scary places. But God helps them tell about Jesus, even if they might be afraid.

Kindergarten
Explore Nighttime Play
Gather: Bible, robes, sleeping bags, blankets, quilts, baby dolls, cribs, child-size rocking chair

  • Mark Acts in your Bible.
  • Spread sleeping bags on the floor. Invite your child to play out bedtime or other nighttime rituals.
  • Suggest your child look through the Bible for pictures of Jesus. Ask him/her to tell a friend (or you) about Jesus while lying on a sleeping bag.
  • Encourage your child to prepare dolls for bedtime. They can dress the dolls, wrap them in blankets, rock them, and lay them in the crib or sleeping bag.
  • Tell your child that Paul and Silas were praying and singing while in jail. In the nighttime, while the jailer was sleeping, an earthquake came. Continue talking about the Bible story.
  • Open the Bible to the Book of Acts. Say that in this Bible book, we read about Paul and others telling about Jesus.
  • Mention that missionaries today sometimes visit scary places. But God helps them tell about Jesus, even if they might be afraid.

1st-5th Grade

Pray for Missionaries
Complete the Kids Activity Page.

  • Ask a child to read the definition of a missionary.
  • Remind the kids that missionaries are called by God to tell another group of people the good news about Jesus. Help the kids understand that Paul was a Jewish man. Ask: “What other group of people did he tell about Jesus?” (Gentiles) Explain that telling the Gentiles about Jesus made some of the Jewish people angry at Paul. Point out that sometimes missionaries today encounter difficult times when they tell people about Jesus. They need to be encouraged and know that people are praying for them. ʹ
  • Invite the children to fold the construction paper in half to make a card. They can decorate the card to pray for missionaries. Brainstorm Scripture verses or words of encouragement to write in the card. Let the children hold the cards and pray for the missionaries that are all over the world serving
  • Have the children keep the card posted on mirror in their bathroom or in their bible to remind them to pray for missionaries everyday

TAKING ON A TOUGH TASK

  • Invite kids to try difficult challenges. Several kids may try the same task, or only one person may try with others encouraging him.
  • Suggestions of difficult challenges:
    • Tie a shoelace with one hand.
    • Tie a shoelace without looking.
    • Stack blocks while blindfolded.
    • Say a tongue twister while holding your lips.
    • Close eyes and walk along yarn placed on the floor.
  • Ask the kids: “If you were going to receive $10 for each task you completed, how motivated would you be?”
  • Inform the group that someone in today’s Bible story thought that something was important enough to keep going even when it was hard.

CLOSE IT OUT

  • Guide the kids to stand in a circle and hold hands or link arms. Mention that kids can always tell others about Jesus. Ask the kids to call out characteristics that they know to be true about Jesus such as: He loves us, He cares about us, He provides for us, He protects us, and so forth.
  • Close in prayer. Thank God for missionaries who are called by God to tell another group of people the good news about Jesus.


4. Missions Emphasis

  • Download the Missions printable above.
  • Review the missions story and have fun with the “All Tied Up” activity. You will need string, scissors and a hole punch. Lead kids to review the prayer prompts on each strip. Invite kids to read the instructions and make prayer reminders.
  • Encourage kids to pray for Christians who work with unreached people groups in Africa. Suggest that kids use their reminders to pray at home this week.


5. Pray

Thank you, Jesus for our family, and thank you for our church and all that have been unable to be together. Please keep our family safe and keep us focused on you and the courage to share about you when we are given the opportunity. Jesus, we love you and we want to honor you in all our thoughts, actions, and words.


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