This month our Elementary children will be learning about Gratitude! In a world of immediate gratification this is a great topic for us to explore.
Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and you. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Through the month, we’ll help kids refocus on all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.
GOD VIEW: the connection between Gratitude and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story
Gratitude is a response to the character of God.
Key Question: What are you grateful for? We kick off a month on gratitude by helping kids to refocus on their own life and discover reasons they can be thankful. We’re so busy with life that we don’t take the time to pause and notice what God has done for us. We hope kids take the time throughout the year to ask themselves this question.
We start our look at gratitude with Psalm 100 where we read, Shout for joy to the Lord, everyone on earth. Worship the Lord with gladness. Come to Him with songs of joy, (NIrV). God has done so much for us through the gift of Jesus, it’s only fitting that we respond to Him with a heart of gratitude.
Bottom Line: Celebrate what God has done. We hope to give kids and families the opportunity to think about all the ways God has shown them love and faithfulness throughout the year. We want them to get excited and celebrate God’s goodness.
The Puppets will be joining us in Large Group this Sunday!
This month, we want to cook up a big Recipe For Thanks with our Preschoolers! Thinking about the things we’re thankful for is the key to any recipe of thanks—and a thankful heart. We chose Recipe For Thanks as our theme because we want our preschoolers to learn how to have a thankful heart.
We will start the month learning about the Ten Commandments. Commandments are some of those ingredients that may not sound yummy but they are oh so good for you. Week one, we’ll get to hear all about the time God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. While we won’t delve deeply into all of them (Some of them are a little out of a preschooler’s realm of understanding.), we will shout out loud and clear God’s number one commandment, we should love God more than anything!
This Weeks Lessons: