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May 8 & 9,  2021          
Registration is required for DV Kids on-site at 11am starting May 9, 2021
Regular attenders will receive an emailed link to register. Contact Karen at [email protected] for more information.


Age 2-6

Grade 1-5

Any Age


Age 2-6

"God's way is perfect."
2 Samuel 22:31,  [NIrV]

Grade 1-5

"Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises to help for the life you are now living and the life to come."
1 Timothy 4:8,  [NIrV]

Game Ideas

1. Have/help your child make a puppet to practice the verse.
2. Say the verse in slow motion, then say it super fast. Three times.
3. Make up a melody to sing the verse. Sing part, ask your child to sing the rest.
4. Write each word of the verse on cards, mix up and put words in order.
5. Toss a stuffed animal to each other, saying a word as you catch it.
6. Make up motions to act out the verse. Repeat.
7. Alternate words - parent/child/parent/child.
8. Say it in a ___voice: tiger, duck, kitten, puppy, whisper, shout, baby, dinosaur, etc.).  
9. Kids skip over a jump rope, saying a word of the verse with each jump.
10. Facetime with a friend to practice the verse. (set this up in advance!)
Give a reward for memorizing: child's picture placed on the dinner table, extra story before bed, favorite ice cream for dessert.






End your children’s church experience by praying these blessings. 
Invite kids to give God their attention and say that you are going to pray. 
You might encourage them to sit or stand palms up, showing they are ready to receive a gift as you bless them.

Ages 2-6: 
Dear God, thank you for my son, (child’s name). I bless him today to go the right way. Just like Jonah from today’s Bible story saw the right way to go, I ask you to show (child’s name) your perfect way. Help him to follow you. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Grades 1-5:
Dear Father God, thank you for my daughter (child’s name). I bless her to have ears to hear You. I pray when she reads her Bible, she hears Your wisdom for her. When she is quiet, please help her to hear the Holy Spirit when He guides her. Help her not just HEAR Your words but put them into action. We learned in today’s story how important it is to hear you and act on what you say. Your word, the Bible, is our guide. Thank you. We love You, and we ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
If your child is ready for the life-changing faith step of trusting in Jesus as their savior and choosing to follow him, continue to lead them in prayer, helping them give voice to their decision. If you would like to talk more about this contact Karen Stefacek, children’s pastor, at [email protected]


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