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 in the Wilderness, Matthew 4:1-11
Preschoolers will spend January exploring the stories of Jesus’s early life and ministry.
*I wonder what it was like for Jesus to be alone in the desert for so long?
*I wonder what Jesus and God talked about in the desert?
*I wonder how Jesus felt when Satan was near him?
*I wonder if it was hard for Jesus to say, “No!”?
Grades K-1-Captain of the Storm (Jesus Storybook Bible), from Mark 4
Younger Elementary children will continue in the Jesus Storybook Bible this month by reading through stories of Jesus’ ministry.
*I wonder if Jesus knew the storm was happening while he slept?
*I wonder what it was like to be in that storm in the boat?
*I wonder why the storm stopped when Jesus said “Hush!”?
*I wonder how Jesus can help stop some of the storms or fears in my life?
Grades 2-4, Jesus in the Wilderness, Luke 4:1-11
Older Elementary children will spend January looking at Jesus’ young life and ministry.
Grades 5-6 off
*Reread Mark 6:1-10. What do you notice about Jesus here? How does it connect with your life?