This week in DIG, 12/18

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December’s Memory Verse

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  (“Be Joyful Always,” Seeds of Purpose, Track 12)

Infants

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Toddlers: Jesus’ Birth

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During December toddlers have heard the story of Christ’s birth. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Act out the story with your child, using a nativity set or costumes and props at home.
  • Mold a nativity out of playdoh with your child.
  • Talk about stables. What would it be like to sleep in one? How do you think Jesus’s family felt that first night with the animals?

Preschool: Christmas: Meeting the Christ Child

This week preschoolers arrived in Bethlehem to worship the Christ Child.

  • I wonder how it felt to be in Bethlehem?
  • I wonder how the people and animals felt about the baby?
  • I wonder how this baby is a light to the whole world?

K-1st Grade: Light of the World

Younger elementary children focused on the birth of Jesus.

  • I wonder why the one bright star was so important?
  • I wonder what it was like for the shepherds to see the angels appear in the night sky?
  • I wonder what “Glory to God” means?
  • I wonder what it was like for the shepherds to meet baby Jesus?

2nd-4th Grade: Jesus’ Birth, Luke 2:1-7, 20

This week older elementary children continued their Advent reflections with the story of Christ’s birth.

  • I wonder what the journey to Bethlehem was like for Mary? Joseph?
  • I wonder why God chose a stable as the birthplace for Jesus?
  • I wonder why God announced the birth of Christ to shepherds?
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This week in DIG, 12/11

December’s Memory Verse

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  (“Be Joyful Always,” Seeds of Purpose, Track 12)

Infants

Toddlers: Jesus’ Birth

During December toddlers will hear the story of Christ’s Birth. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Act out the story with your child, using a nativity set or costumes and props at home.
  • Mold a nativity out of playdoh with your child.
  • Talk about stables. What would it be like to sleep in one? How do you think Jesus’s family felt that first night with the animals?

Preschool: Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds Show the Way to Bethlehem

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In December preschoolers will travel on the road to Bethlehem with the Prophets, the Shepherds, and Mary & Joseph, as they await Christ’s Birth.

  • I wonder how Mary felt when an angel spoke to her?
  • I wonder what it would be like to have God’s special child, Jesus?
  • I wonder how the shepherds felt when an angel spoke to them?
  • I wonder how they felt on the way to Bethlehem?
  • I wonder what will happen when they find Jesus?

K-1st Grade: He’s Here!

Younger elementary children focused on Gabriel’s appearance to Mary and the birth of Jesus.

  • I wonder why God came “in the darkness”? In a stable?
  • I wonder what Mary thought about Gabriel’s words?
  • I wonder what it means that Mary’s son will be the Rescuer?
  • I wonder what it was like for Mary and Joseph to hold Jesus, “God with us,” for the first time?

2nd-4th Grade: Jesus’ Birth Foretold, Luke 1:26-38       

This week older elementary children continued their Advent reflections with the story of Gabriel’s appearance to Mary.

  • I wonder why Mary was afraid when the angel spoke to her?
  • I wonder what it would be like to have God’s special child, Jesus?
  • I wonder why Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant”?

This week in DIG, 12/4

December’s Memory Verse

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  (“Be Joyful Always,” Seeds of Purpose, Track 12)

Toddlers: Jesus’ Birth

During December toddlers will hear the story of Christ’s Birth. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Act out the story with your child, using a nativity set or costumes and props at home.
  • Mold a nativity out of playdoh with your child.
  • Talk about stables. What would it be like to sleep in one? How do you think Jesus’s family felt that first night with the animals?

Preschool: The Prophets Show the Way to Bethlehem, Isaiah 9:2, John 1:5

In December preschoolers will travel on the road to Bethlehem with the Prophets, the Shepherds, and Mary & Joseph, as they await Christ’s birth.

  • I wonder how the prophets listened to God?
  • I wonder how they knew it was God who spoke?
  • I wonder what Isaiah thought when God told him that the Messiah would come as a baby to be born in Bethlehem?
  • I wonder what the way to Bethlehem is like?

K-1st Grade: Get Ready

Younger elementary children segued into the Advent season with the Israelites’ return from exile and longing for a messiah.

  • I wonder why the people of God thought God would punish them when they realized they couldn’t keep the law?
  • I wonder what it means that God Himself was going to come?
  • I wonder how the people of God were ready for God to come?

2nd-4th Grade: John the Baptist’s Birth, Luke 1:5-23, 57-64

This week older elementary children began their Advent reflections with the story of John the Baptist’s birth.

  • I wonder what it was like for Zechariah to see the angel in the temple?
  • I wonder why he didn’t believe he could have a child?
  • I wonder what will become of John, their son?