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November 21 & 22, 2020


Age 2-6

Grade 1-5

Any Age


Age 2-6

"Give thanks to the Lord for he is good."
Psalm 107:1  [NIV]

Grade 1-5

"Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever."
Psalm 136:1  [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: 
Jesus, thank you that  my son (child's name) has so many people in his life to help him.  I bless him today with a strong support system.  People who help us are such a wonderful blessing.  May my son be grateful for everything that the people in his life help him to do.   And please help him to remember to thank those people for their help.    Our Bible story this week taught us that Nehemiah couldn't rebuild the wall around Jerusalem all by himself. Thank you Lord for bringing people to help Nehemiah rebuild the wall.  Please help (child's name) to always appreciate the people that you bring to help his as well.  God, you are so good. Amen  
Grades 1-5:
Dear Father God, thank you for my daughter, (child’s name). I bless her today to be able to adjust her attitude. Lord, help her to trust that You are generous and kind, even when she goes through something that is hard. In today’s Bible story, we saw how some people were ungrateful, but we have power over our minds to choose to be grateful. I pray that (child’s name) remembers all that she DOES have and when she feels like things aren’t fair, help her adjust her attitude and choose to be grateful to You. Then Your peace and joy can fill her! Thank you. Lord. 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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