CHRISTIAN EDUCATION RESOURCES
This is our Christian education page with activities and video lessons for our keiki and their families. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to have our usual Children’s Church program, so we are directing families to check out this page on our website. We encourage you to watch, discuss and do activities as a family.
ADDITIONAL ADULT, CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MATERIALS
You can find more kids and grownup Sunday School content being produced by our friends in the UK at their page as well. https://yoursundayschool.org.uk/sunday-school-lessons
https://bibleappforkids.com/ is a wonderful resource produced by the makers of YouVersion. There are resources for parents and kids. Games, lessons, activities and more. You can find links to download their companion app for your iOS or Android Smart Devices as well.
Truelife.org also has some great content for adults, answering tough questions Biblically.
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(Our Thanks To Saddleback Church for sharing some of these resources.)
Aug. 2nd Self-Control Week 5
July 26th Gentleness Week 4
July 19th Faithfulness Week 3
July 12th Goodness Week 2
July 5th Kindness Week 1
Church at Home Saddleback Kids Primary
July 26th Gentleness Week 4
July 19th Faithfulness Week 3
July 12th Goodness Week 2
July 5th Kindness Week 1
SADDLEBACK KIDS/KIDS CLUB AND OTHER MESSAGE SOURCES BELOW
June 28, 2020
SATAN TEMPTS JESUS
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 11) If you missed any previous weeks, they are at the top of this section. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion about God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
[Parents – This is a lesson about temptation. It will be fun if you can make or buy something yummy (and smells that way…) to put in the center of the table/area where you will do this lesson. You can add to the fun by telling others how good it smells and how great it will taste, etc. Every time someone asks to eat it, tell them “No!” You got these yummy things for someone else.]
Step 1 Let’s begin with some worship. Stand up and dance!
Step 2 Two weeks ago we learned about ____ the _____ who baptized ____. As this happened, a ____ came out from heaven and said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” ~ (Matthew 3:3)
When Jesus came out of the water, he was led by God into the wilderness where he didn’t eat or drink anything for 40 days and 40 nights. Can you imagine how hungry Jesus was? Along came Satan, the evil one. Watch this video to see what happened.
Step 3 Would you be able to stay strong? Even though Jesus was a real man, he was also God. In order to be strong, he needed to live as a perfect man. What were the three things Satan used to tempt Jesus? What things tempt you to be mean, or to lie or …??? (Make a list of common things people often do wrong.)
Step 4 Have each family member share a time they were tempted to do something they knew they shouldn’t do. Start with each parent. Everyone should also say how they felt at the time and were you strong enough to do the right thing. Close with a prayer thanking Jesus for dying for our sins and rising again to wash away our bad choices.
Next Sunday, June 5, 2020 Waikoloa Community Church will reopen our doors, but Sunday School will not be reopen for several more weeks. Kid-Korner will continue indefinitely. If you live on the Big Island in Hawaii and will be attending our church with your family, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will print activities you can do during the service. Bring some crayons or ask me to loan you some. We hope you will join us!
Week of June 21, 2020
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 10) If you missed any of the prior weeks, they are at the top of this section. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion from God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step 1 Today is Father’s Day, a day to celebrate our Dads. Dads play a special role in each of our lives. Although some of us may not have our fathers in our lives, we all have our Father in heaven. Let’s begin by praying the Lord’s prayer:
Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from Evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen After your prayer, sing and dance this song:
Step 2 Now watch this parable that Jesus taught about a father’s love for his son found in Luke 15:11-32.
- What was so special about the way the father in this story loved his son?
- What happened to the son when he wouldn’t receive his father’s love?
- Who in your life loves you the way the father in this story loved his son?
- Remember that this story is to show you how much our Father in heaven loves us too!
Step 3 Get some crayons, markers, etc. and paper. Write a note in colorful letters and pictures to your dad. You can even make it an award for being a great dad. Ask someone to help you fold it into a paper airplane. Then send your love to your father by flying it to him across the room or outside to see how much you love him, or to your Heavenly Father, soar it as high as you can so he knows you love him .
Step 4 Thank your loving Father in heaven and your father here on earth as you watch this:
Week of June 14, 2020
GOD’S STORY: Baptism
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 9) If you missed any previous weeks, they are at the top of this section. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion about God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step 1 Do you remember who we learned about last week? Here are some hints: He was Jesus’s cousin. He ate bugs and honey. He told people to repent. He did baptisms. That is John the Baptist. Now what is Baptism? And what does it mean to repent?
Step 2 Watch this weekend’s video to learn more.
Step 3 Have you ever seen a baptism happen in your lifetime? Perhaps someone in your family has been baptized. Talk about what you remember. If your family has pictures, perhaps your parents will show them. Sometimes parents have babies baptized. Other churches baptize children and adults after they choose to turn away from sins and follow Jesus. Remember the definition of sin: to do things you know you shouldn’t do AND to not do things you know you should. Everyone sins. You can turn away from sinning with God’s help, but we “all SIN and fall short of the glory of God.” (Roman’s 3:23) This is why Jesus came to die for our sins. He paid our penalty so that some day we will be able to spend forever with God and Jesus.
Step 4 Do this fun, but messy, activity with your kids to help them better understand Baptism:
One common way to baptize here in Hawaii is in the ocean. You may have seen it but didn’t know what was happening. When you decide to follow Jesus and want to be baptized, you can talk to Pastor Greg at Waikoloa Community Church. Or if you live away from our church, you can speak with any Christian pastor or leader. They will talk to you about it and help you be right with God.
Week of June 6, 2020
GOD’S STORY: John the Baptist
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 8) If you missed any previous weeks, they are at the top of this section. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion about God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step 1 Did you know that God has a plan for each of us, even kids? It’s true! We are born with that purpose, but sometimes it is hard to know what it is. God’s purpose for our lives goes with His plan for how He wants us to live.
Step 2 Today’s lesson is about a man who knew exactly what his purpose was. Watch this short video about John, also known as John the Baptist.
Step 3 God knew who John the Baptist was before he was born. He knew that John would be a great ambassador, a man who would prepare the people for Jesus and then step out of the way when Jesus was ready to begin his earthly ministry. He knew this because God made John, and he gave him a purpose.
God made everyone. God knew who you were long before your parents even met. He had a plan and a purpose for your life, and even now, he is preparing you to live out that purpose.
You don’t have to wait until you are a grown-up to fulfill that purpose. You can begin serving God today. God can use you in this church, in your house, and in your school. You can serve God by serving others, by being a helping hand and a good listener. You can serve God by telling others about Jesus, and by inviting them to church. You can serve God by praying. You can pray for your friends, classmates, family, pastors. Prayer is a very powerful way to serve God, and it’s something you can do even while you are young.
God has plans for your life. He has a purpose, and he had that purpose long before you were born. God can use you, just as he did John the Baptist, to prepare others to meet Jesus. Ask God to show you your purpose. Ask him to use you. Don’t wait until you’re a grown-up. Start serving Jesus today.
Step 4 Play charades with the kids, having them act out different careers they might have as adults. Then end this time with a short prayer:
Thank you for giving each one of us a purpose. Help us to start serving you now, while we are still kids.
In Jesus name,
Week of May 31, 2020
GOD’S STORY: Jesus is like us.
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 7.) If you missed any of the prior weeks, they are at the top of this section. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion from God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step 1 This week we are going to learn how Jesus was like us. He enjoyed doing regular things like you do. In times like we are facing now, we sometimes forget about the fun we can have. With your family, make a list of fun things you have done together in the last two months. Don’t forget the everyday things we all do for other people too! Then sing and dance to Jesus with the video below.
Step 2 We all know that Jesus was born as a baby, even though he is “the son of God.” The Bible doesn’t tell us much about Jesus as someone the same age as your children. What was He like? Watch this video for some ideas.
Step 3 One story in the Bible (Luke 21:41-49) tells about a time when Jesus’s parents couldn’t find him. Learn more about this by choosing answers to fill in the blanks below from the Word Bank at the bottom.
THE BOY JESUS IN THE TEMPLE
When Jesus was _____ years old, he went with his _______ to Jerusalem for the _______ of the ________. After the Feast was over, they were returning home when his parents realized that _________ was not with them. They returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After searching for him for ________ days, they found him in the ________, sitting with the __________.
When she saw him, Jesus’s mother said, “Son, why have you treated us this way? Your father and I have been searching for you.” “Why were you searching for me?” Jesus asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my _________ __________ ?”
ANSWER BANK Unscramble the words below to fill in the blanks.
TAFEHSR SOHUE STEARPN AEESTHC ETERH
STAFE SEJUS VASPOSRE MEPLTE LETWVE
Step 4 Say a prayer today about something you are thankful for. Let each family member include their idea. Have a great week!
Week of May 24th, 2020
GOD’S STORY: Preparing for Jesus
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 6.) If you missed any of the prior weeks, they are at the top of this section. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion from God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step 1 We have been doing school, chores, and pretty much everything at home. It’s time to get moving! Let’s begin with some fun and exercise as we worship Jesus. Watch, sing, and dance to this link to YouTube:
Step 2 Now that was fun! Let’s get thinking about our choices. You know that we all have the chance to do the right thing several times a day. Do you always choose the right thing? If you are honest with yourself, you know the answer. No one always does the right thing, that is except Jesus. Doing the wrong thing when you know it is wrong is called a “sin.” The Bible tells us in Roman’s 3:22-23 (ERV)
“God makes people right through their faith in Jesus Christ. He does this for all who believe in Christ. Everyone is the same. All have sinned and are not good enough to share God’s divine greatness.” ~ Romans 3:22-23
However, God has had a plan for each of us!
Step 3 Why did Jesus have to die to save us from our sins? See if you can answer this question more clearly after watching
Step 4 Let’s close with a prayer of thanks.
Father God, thank you that you are not surprised when we choose to do some things we shouldn’t do. Thank you for your patience and that you have always had a plan for us who believe that Jesus is the answer. Amen.
Week of May 17, 2020
GOD’S STORY: God’s Story
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 5) If you missed any of the prior weeks, they are above on this page. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion from God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step 1 Discuss what you know about God’s Story from our world being created until Jesus is born? You will find these stories in the Old Testament in the Bible. What do you know about Jesus? You can find these stories in the New Testament of the Bible. Perhaps your parents can name someone or some stories you may remember. Then the kids can guess whether it is in the Old or New Testament.
Step 2 Watch this video together:
Step 3 Who are parts of God’s Story today?
Step 4 Sing the words below to the Bingo song. If you don’t know the song, listen here:
Here are God’s people with His Word
And Bible is it’s name-o
B-I-B-L-E, B-I-B-L-E, B-I-B-L-E
And Bible is its name-oh
Our teacher is from Heaven above
And Jesus is His name-oh
J-E-S-U-S, J-E-S-U-S, J-E-S-U-S
And Jesus is His Name-oh
We’re learning of Our Father’s Love
And GOD is his name-oh
Father G-O-D, Father G-O-D, Father G-O-D
And God is His name-oh
We thank You Lord from Heaven above
We thank you for Your love.
Yes! We thank You Lord.
Yes! We thank You Lord.
Yes! We thank You Lord.
We thank You for Your love.
Word Jumble – Jumble the names of characters from the Bible and ready, set, go — see who can unscramble the words first. Create your own puzzle or go online for help.
Week of May 10, 2020
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 4) If you missed any of the prior three weeks, they are at the top of this section. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion from God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step One Usually, I encourage the whole family to do the devotion together. This week, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, you might ask Dad or the oldest child do the first two steps with any siblings or without Mom to surprise her.
Let’s go to the Old Testament to the book of Proverbs in chapter 31. This describes a good wife and mother.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
29 Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
~ Proverbs 31:25-31
Step 2 Discuss what some of the tricky words like dignity, idleness, noble, deceptive, and fleeting mean. Together, choose words from the passage AND others that you think best describe your mom. Write a list of these words so everyone can see and use them.
Step 3 Make cards, pictures, signs, letters, or brief notes to give to Mom. (If there is only a dad, you can make these for Grandma or do something similar for Dad.)
Step 4 Watch the video below as a closing prayer for your mother.
Week of May 3, 2020
GOD’S STORY: The Bible
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 3) If you missed weeks 1 and 2, they are at the top of this page. While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion about God’s Word, the Bible. If you have trouble finding this in the future, the link is waikoloacc.org/kid-korner/
Step 1. What do you know about God’s Word, the Bible? Discuss what you do know. If you’re new to the Bible, we are glad you will begin today!
Step 2. Watch this short video together.
Step 3. Choose one or more of the activities below:
OLD TIME TELEPHONE (Game)
Have the family sit in a circle or line up and play the old telephone game to show how difficult it would be for the people who wrote the different books of the Bible to do so from memory with such accuracy. It would be impossible without the help of the Holy Spirit. You use the following or make up your own.
- The Books of the Bible in groups of two or three (or more depending on the ages of your children)
- Names of people in the Bible, such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, Noah…
FIVE STEPS TO KNOWING GOD’S WORD (Craft)
Kids will make a bookmark to remember the five steps to having God’s Word become a part of their life
Heavyweight light-colored construction paper – a file folder will work and it can be for more than one person
Approximately 15 minutes
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- First, give children a piece of construction paper, large enough for them to be able to trace around their hand. Without spreading fingers too far apart, have the children trace around their hand and then cut out the shape.
- After they are finished with the hand, have someone read each of the verses shown below.
- As a family, discuss each one.
- As the verses are covered, have the children write the corresponding words: Hear, Read, Study, Memorize and Meditate on the fingers. (For younger kids, have them draw an ear for hear, an eye for read, a book for study, and head with an arrow to it for memorize, and a heart for meditate.
- On the other side of the hand, write the verse references. (Skip this for young kids.) When finished, suggest the children keep this in their Bibles to use as a bookmark and a reminder to do all five steps to understand the Bible fully and to allow the Word of God to richly fill their lives.
- Romans 10:17 (Hear) Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.
- Revelation 1:3a (Read) Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy.
- Acts 17:11 (Study) Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
- Psalm 119:11,13 (Memorize) I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
- Psalm 119:15 (Meditate) I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
Step 4. Say a prayer to thank God for how He gives us what we need, including His Word, the Bible.
Week of April 26, 2020
GOD’S STORY: Prayer
Welcome to Kid Korner (week 2.) While we cannot meet together on Sundays, we hope you will enjoy doing this short family devotion about prayer.
Step 1. Do you know why we pray? Name three things you might talk to God about.
Step 2. Watch this video together.
Step 3. Say a prayer to talk to God about anything that is important to you. Below is an example: “Heavenly Father, we thank You for hearing our voices and turning Your ear to us.We thank You for hearing our prayers and for acting on our behalf. We thank You and are grateful for all that You provide. May we have the wisdom to seek You each and every day. Amen”
Step 4. Choose one or more activities from those below. Have fun!
A CHAIR FOR A CROWN GAME
Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how special they are to Jesus and how much He loves them.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
This game is played similarly to the popular “musical chair” game, but with a different spin. Here there are no winners or losers. Place the chairs in a circle, one less than the number of children. Have the kids march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me.” If you cannot find a tape or CD, you can simply sing the song, and if the children know the words, they can sing too. When you suddenly stop the music, or shout out the phrase “sit down!” the children all grab a chair and sit down. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why he or she believes Jesus loves him or her. This will help build the self-esteem of the children as it will demonstrate that the child without the chair is not a “loser” because he or she did not find a chair, but that that child is special because of Jesus’ love.
When finished, take back the crown and give the child a sticker that says “Jesus Loves Me” or a treat. He or she can then sit out and watch the others. Remove another chair and continue play until everyone has a chance to wear the crown. “And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.” (Mark 10:16)
Read the verses to unscramble the words and learn more about God’s love.
- John 3:16
“For God so loved the ______________(DOWLR) that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever ________________(SEVBIELE) in Him shall not _________________ (SPREIH) but have ___________________ life. (NLEATRE)
- Psalm 13:5
“But I trust in Your__________________ (NIUFNALGI) love; my heart rejoices in Your ____________________.” (OSLVAAINT)
- Romans 5:5b
“God’s love has been _________________ (PDORUE) out into our hearts through the
_____________ _________________ , (LYOH IPTSRI)
who has been given to us.”
- 2 Thessalonians 3:5
“May the Lord ___________________ (ICDRTE) your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s ________________________.
- 2 Peter 3:9b
“[God] is ____________________ (EIPTTNA) with you, not wanting anyone to ______________, (SPIREH) but everyone to come to __________________________. (CPERNTANEE)
Week of April; 17. 2020