Elementary God Time Cards for July

During the months of June and July our elementary students are learning all about Conviction: standing for what’s right even when others don’t. We would like to equip you as parents to begin a conversation about conviction at home this summer. To help do this, we want to provide you with this great resource called  God Time Cards. These are short devotions are designed for parents and kids to do together. They are fun, engaging – and we hope you love them!

Below you will find 4 God Time Cards to help you and your family continue learning about the importance of conviction and what it means to stand for what’s right. Simply click below to get started! Enjoy!

God Time Card July Week 1          God Time Card July Week 2

God Time Card July Week 3          God Time Card July Week 4

 

Preschool Parent Cue Cards for July

We’re excited for July in Antioch Kids! As we continue teaching our preschoolers that God’s way is perfect, we want to help set you up for great conversations with your kids! Below you will find a Parent Cue for preschool children. Check out the brief summary of what they are learning and find suggested activities to begin a (hopefully) great conversation and teaching opportunity for you and your kids!

Preschool Parent Cue July

What is my elementary child learning in July?


Can you imagine what it would be like to be a superhero?

You could do things like soar from building to building on webs SHOT FROM YOUR WRIST like Spider-Man, fly through the air like Superman, hang with a team like the Justice League or even create super techno-gadgets like Batman.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to be part of those stories?!

And it’s not just the super powers! Superheroes stand up for what was right—even when the situation is dangerous or scary. Their conviction drives them to find the courage to stand up to evil, even when no one else seems to care or stands by petrified in fear.

No matter what, the superhero comes to the rescue.

Almost all kids want to be superheroes and dream of being cast in the pages of their own comic books. I wonder if that’s because most kids don’t know that they can already play a part in an amazing story. It doesn’t take some super power to stand up and start acting like a superhero.

That’s why we’re taking the months of June and July to discover what it means to Stand Up: Get in the Story as we learn more about conviction.

Conviction is standing for what’s right, even when others don’t.

Let’s take Jesus for example. Even for Jesus, the Son of God, it wasn’t always popular to do the right thing. Sometimes doing the right thing meant hanging out with tax collectors, blessing the little children or even forgiving someone who had done something wrong. No matter what it was that Jesus needed to do, He did it because it was the right thing to do.

But doing the right thing often made Jesus stand apart from some of the rich and powerful people of His time. They didn’t like what He was doing or saying, but Jesus never let those crowds persuade Him to go against what God, His Father, wanted Him to do. Even when it meant going to the cross to die, Jesus knew that it was the right thing, and He did it.

Jesus was able to live with conviction because He knew the will of His Father, and that gave Him strength and courage. In the same way, God has given us the ability to know what is right and the ability to do it. You see, when we are fueled by God’s character, we will stand up for the things that matter to God.

Week 1:
We start the month continuing Daniel’s story in Daniel 4. King Nebuchadnezzar has had yet another crazy dream and sends for Daniel to tell him what it means. Unfortunately, the news wasn’t good for Nebuchadnezzar. It would have been better for him to have listened to Daniel said in the first place.

Bottom Line: If you want to stand for what’s right, listen to someone who listens to God. We hope kids learn that they can save themselves from a lot of trouble if they listen to the wisdom other people have to offer.

Week 2:
We’ll look at Daniel 5. After several years have passed, there’s a new king in town: Belshazzar. He throws a huge party. Then, a hand appears and starts writing on the wall. Daniel comes and interprets the writing. Even though what he said would definitely put a damper on the festivities, he tells the king the truth.

Bottom Line: You can stand for what’s right, even when it’s not popular. God can help you stand for what’s right, even when what you need to say might not be the news people want to hear.

Week 3:
For week three, we finish up our journey through Daniel’s life with probably his most famous story. That’s right—the Lion’s Den. In Daniel 6, we discover that even in the face of death, Daniel’s habit of praying to God was unbreakable. God came to the rescue and Daniel was saved.

Bottom Line: Get in the habit of standing for what’s right. Kids will learn that the more they stand up for what’s right, the easier it gets. When you have a relationship with God, you realize that He will help you show conviction.

Week 4:
We’ll finish out the Stand Up series back in the New Testament with Peter and John in Acts 4. They get in trouble for sharing the message of Jesus. When they’re put on trial and told to stop talking about Jesus, they stand up for what’s right and tell everyone that they will keep telling others about Jesus no matter what will happen to them.

Bottom Line: We can stand for what’s right because Jesus is alive. We hope kids understand that Jesus’ death and resurrection was a game changer. Our life can have purpose because of what Jesus did. We can show conviction by trusting Him no matter what.

Because showing conviction and standing up for what’s right isn’t always easy, we thought it would be a great idea for the kids to memorize Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on His mighty power.” (NIrV) This is a great reminder for kids that they can trust God to help them stand up for what’s right.

We’re looking forward to finishing out a great summer helping kids discover that God created them in His image to join the story that He’s telling in the world. We hope they figure how they can Stand Up and have conviction.

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What is My Preschool Child Learning in July?

We hope you and your family have been enjoying your summer in Antioch Kids! Our preschoolers have started learning about how God’s way is perfect and will keep hearing and applying this concept all month long.

This month’s Bible stories include focus on what God did for and through Moses and Naaman. We will learn about how God:

  • kept Moses safe from Pharaoh when he was a baby (Exodus 1:21-2:10)
  • made a way for the Israelites to escape the Egyptians (Exodus 13:17-14:31)
  • provided water for the thirsty Israelites in the desert (Exodus 17:1-7)
  • healed Naaman’s leprosy (2 Kings 5:1-14)

If you would like to explore these stories in creative ways with your kiddos at home, you can view videos of the stories from weeks two and four here:

These videos are adaptations of the Jesus Storybook Bible, a kids’ Bible which tells biblical stories in kid language and explains how these stories point to Jesus. This book can be purchased here via Amazon. We love this Bible!

We would like to encourage you to keep asking your kiddos what they are learning at church on Sunday mornings and reinforcing this month’s bottom line: that God’s way is perfect! We want your children to understand that God—in His big wisdom, goodness, and love—knows what is best for us, even when we don’t, and will show us the right way to go.

Red Sea                       Naaman

Elementary God Time Cards for June

Help your child have some “God time” each week by using the links below. GodTime cards are short devotions for elementary kids to do during the week to keep learning about our great God!

These are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day.

Each day’s devotion includes: 1. a verse(s) to read

  1. a devotion paragraph that teaches something

    about God and an explanation of the verse(s)

  2. an activity that makes real-life application of the

    day’s devotion

  3. a suggested prayer.

We know your kids will love them, and you will too!

June God Time Card Week 1

June God Time Card Week 2

June God Time Card Week 3

June God Time Card Week 4