This week in DIG, 7/30

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Upcoming Dates

DIG Kickoff: September 10th (Classes for kindergarten through 8th grade will resume.)

Volunteer Training (PreK, K-1, 2-4): September 17th at 8:30 AM

Volunteer Training (Middle School): September 24th at 8:30 AM

Volunteer Training (Infants, Toddlers): September 24th at 9 AM

Toddlers: Samuel

During July toddlers are learning about Samuel. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Reread stories of Samuel in storybook Bibles. Stories of his earlier life are in the Jesus Storybook Bible or Jesus Calling Bible.
  • Re-enact the story of Samuel hearing God’s voice with your child. Your child can make a bed with blocks or pillows to rest on, and you can quietly call her name. She can respond, “I am listening!”

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Preschool: The Great Banquet

Preschoolers are spending the summer exploring the Parables of Jesus.

  • I wonder how it felt to be invited to this great feast?
  • I wonder if these people have names?
  • I wonder why these people came and others wouldn’t?
  • I wonder how the master feels about the guests?

You can share this wonderful video with your children to reinforce this lesson!

This week in DIG, 7/23

Infants

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Toddlers: Samuel

During July toddlers are learning about Samuel. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Reread stories of Samuel in storybook Bibles. Stories of his earlier life are in the Jesus Storybook Bible or Jesus Calling Bible.
  • Re-enact the story of Samuel hearing God’s voice with your child. Your child can make a bed with blocks or pillows to rest on, and you can quietly call her name. She can respond, “I am listening!”

Preschool: The Good Samaritan

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Preschoolers are spending the summer exploring the Parables of Jesus.

  • I wonder if the man left by the side of the road has a name?
  • I wonder where the road is going?
  • I wonder why the Samaritan was a neighbor to the man left by the side of the road?
  • I wonder what it means to be a neighbor?

This week in DIG, 7/16

Toddlers: Samuel

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During July toddlers are learning about Samuel. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Reread stories of Samuel in storybook Bibles. Stories of his earlier life are in the Jesus Storybook Bible or Jesus Calling Bible.
  • Re-enact the story of Samuel hearing God’s voice with your child. Your child can make a bed with blocks or pillows to rest on, and you can quietly call her name. She can respond, “I am listening!”

Preschool: The Sower

Preschoolers are spending the summer exploring the Parables of Jesus.

  • I wonder why the seeds didn’t grow among the rocks and the thorns?
  • I wonder what the seeds might really be?
  • I wonder how the sower feels when the seeds grow?

Even if you don’t have a preschooler, summer is a great time to dive into a thematic Bible study as a family, so join us! Here are some resources to use while exploring Jesus’ parables:

Favorite Parables from the Bible by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen

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This book retells many of Jesus’ parables, and children will find the illustrations very humorous. You can borrow a copy from the DIG Library!

Rain for Roots: The Kingdom of Heaven is Like This

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The inspiration for this CD comes from the parables of Jesus. The music, written and sung by Ellie Holcomb, Sandra McCracken, and other popular Christian folk artists, is enjoyable for kids and adults alike!

 

Parables for Kids

Toddlers: Samuel

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During July toddlers are learning about Samuel. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Reread stories of Samuel in storybook Bibles. Stories of his earlier life are in the Jesus Storybook Bible or Jesus Calling Bible.
  • Re-enact the story of Samuel hearing God’s voice with your child. Your child can make a bed with blocks or pillows to rest on, and you can quietly call her name. She can respond, “I am listening!”

Preschool: The Great Pearl

Preschoolers are spending the summer exploring the Parables of Jesus.

  • I wonder what could be so great that the merchant would exchange everything he had for the Great Pearl?
  • I wonder what the Great Pearl could really be?
  • I wonder how the merchant feels now that he has the Great Pearl?

Even if you don’t have a preschooler, summer is a great time to dive into a thematic Bible study as a family, so join us! Here are some resources to use while exploring Jesus’ parables:

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Favorite Parables from the Bible by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen

This book retells many of Jesus’ parables, and children will find the illustrations very humorous. You can borrow a copy from the DIG Library!

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Rain for Roots: The Kingdom of Heaven is Like This

The inspiration for this CD comes from the parables of Jesus. The music, written and sung by Ellie Holcomb, Sandra McCracken, and other popular Christian folk artists, is enjoyable for kids and adults alike. This is one of our family’s absolute favorites!

This week in DIG, 7/2

Toddlers: Samuel

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During July toddlers are learning about Samuel. Possible activities to do with your toddler:

  • Reread stories of Samuel in storybook Bibles. Stories of his earlier life are in the Jesus Storybook Bible or Jesus Calling Bible.
  • Re-enact the story of Samuel hearing God’s voice with your child. Your child can make a bed with blocks or pillows to rest on, and you can quietly call her name. She can respond, “I am listening!”

Preschool: The Leaven

Preschoolers will spend the summer exploring the Parables of Jesus. You can share this video with your preschooler to reinforce today’s lesson:

  • I wonder why the woman puts the leaven or the yeast in the bread dough?
  • I wonder how the bread dough grew?
  • I wonder how the rising bread is like the kingdom of heaven?