February’s Memory Verse
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
-1 Chronicles 16:9-10, “Sing Praise to Him” from Seeds of Praise album, track 7
This month toddlers have been exploring the stories of Jesus’ Miracles including Feeding the 5000, and Calming the Storm.
Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:
*Act out the story with your child, using bath toys to retell Jesus and the storm and pretend food to retell The feeding of the 5000.
*Read the accounts of these 2 stories from Sally Lloyd Jones’ Tiny Bear’s Bible or Jesus Storybook Bible.
*Some wondering questions:
-I wonder how the people felt having a meal with Jesus?
-I wonder what it was like to be in the boat with Jesus in the storm?
Preschool- A New Teaching, Mark 1:21-28
Preschoolers will spend February exploring the stories of Jesus’s ministry.
*I wonder how the people feel now that the unclean spirit is gone?
*I wonder who the people think Jesus is?
*I wonder what Jesus taught that was different then the scribes?
*I wonder what this person will do now that the unclean spirit is no longer in him?
Grades K-1-Filled Full
Younger Elementary children are exploring stories of Jesus’ life and ministry.
*I wonder how the disciples are feeling about watching Jesus feed everyone?
*I wonder how the crowd feels?
*I wonder if the crowd thinks Jesus is the Christ and if so why?
*I wonder what the boy thought of it all?
Grades 2-4, Numbers 20
Older Elementary children return to the Old Testament during February. They explored the story of the Isrealites rebelling against God and refusing to go to the Promised Land.
*I wonder why it is so easy for the Isrealites to forget how God provides?
*I wonder what it was like to see the water flow out of the rock?
*I wonder why the Isrealites want to return to Egypt?
*I wonder why Moses hit the rock instead of speaking to it as God asked?
*I wonder why Moses won’t be able to go to the Promised Land because of hitting the rock?
Grades 5-6, Who is the Holy Spirit?
The younger middler schoolers will spend February examining the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
*Reread the passages John 7:37-39, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-8.
*In the Acts passages, what do you notice about what the Spirit does?
*Have you ever sensed him at work in your heart and life?
*Reread Mark 7:1-23. What do you notice about Jesus here? How does it connect with your life?