March’s Memory Verse
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
–Zephaniah 3:17, Mighty to Save, Seeds of Praise, Track 8
This month toddlers will explore the story of Easter.
Possible activities and questions to ask with your toddler:
*Act out the story with your child, using dolls and toys to represent the characters.
*Read the accounts of the story from Sally Lloyd Jones’ Tiny Bear’s Bible, Jesus Storybook Bible, or Jesus Calling Bible.
*Some wondering questions:
-I wonder what it felt like when Jesus died?
-I wonder what it was like to see Jesus on Easter morning?
Preschool-Jesus and the Children, Matthew 19:13-15
Preschoolers will spend March following Jesus to the cross.
*I wonder how the children felt on their way to see Jesus?
*I wonder how the children felt when the disciples said “no”?
*I wonder what Jesus said to the children?
*I wonder what it was like to be close to Jesus?
Grades K-1-The Servant King (Jesus Storybook), from Mark 14
Younger Elementary children are exploring stories of Jesus’ last week.
*I wonder why Jesus would want to wash everyone’s stinky feet?
*I wonder why Judas would leave and want to help the Leaders capture Jesus?
*I wonder what Jesus meant when he said his “body is like this bread. It will break” (292)?
Grades 2-4, Matthew 26:1-35
In preperation for Easter, the older Elementary children will explore stories of Jesus’ life and death. This week they examined The Last Supper and Judas’ betrayal.
*I wonder how Jesus knew Judas would betray him?
*I wonder what it was like to be there for that last dinner with Jesus?
*I wonder what Jesus meant when he talked about his blood being “poured out for the forgiveness of sins?” (vs 28).
*I wonder how Jesus felt knowing Peter would betray him ?
Grades 5-6, Who is the Holy Spirit?
The younger middler schoolers finished their month long study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
*Reread Galatians 5:22-26.
*What does a life filled with the Holy Spirit look like? Why is He important for my life?
*Reread Mark 9. What do you notice about Jesus here? How does it connect with your life?