January’s Memory Verse
Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
-Matthew 12:34, “The Mouth” from Seeds of Praise album, track 6
This month toddlers have been exploring the story of The Lost Sheep from Psalm 23 and John 10
Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:
*Act out the story with your child, using the shepherds found in a nativity set.
*Read parts of Psalm 23 and John 10.
*Some wondering questions:
-I wonder what the sheep’s names were?
-I wonder how the sheep feel with the Good Shepherd?
Preschool- Jesus is Baptized, Luke 3:1-22
Preschoolers will spend January exploring the stories of Jesus’s early life and ministry.
*I wonder how the people felt when John told them to change the way they live and get ready for the special Son of God?
*I wonder if it was hard for them to change the way they lived?
*I wonder if they felt ready to be close to the special Son of God?
Grades K-1-How to Pray (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Matthew 6
Younger Elementary children will continue in the Jesus Storybook Bible this month by reading through stories of Jesus’ ministry. This week they explored The Lord’s Prayer.
*I wonder how people felt when they saw the “Super Holy People” praying?
*I wonder how the children felt as Jesus told them they could talk to God?
*I wonder how God can hear every prayer in the world?
*I wonder how I can pray to God?
Grades 2-4, off
Older Elementary children will spend January looking at Jesus’ young life and ministry.
Grades 5-6 Who is Jesus?: What was his life like?
- Reread Matthew 4:23-25. What did Jesus spend his time doing? Think back to other passages you read this month.
- Why do you think he chose to spend his time the way he did?
*Reread Mark 6:1-10. What do you notice about Jesus here? How does it connect with your life?