Preschool

Online Lesson Archive

Oct. 2021

Oct. 17, 2021

  • Bible Focus: God provides for his people.

  • Verse: Give thanks to the Lord and pray to Him. Psalm 105:1

  • Bible Point:  God cares for us!

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FAMILY TALK
Every child needs a place where they can feel safe and secure, both physically and emotionally. Children must have their daily physical needs met, which includes food, shelter, and clothing. They need to feel safe physically from the darkness and sin in the world. Children also need to feel safe emotionally from the rejection or belittling of others.

God recognized these same needs in the Israelites when He provided for their daily needs through meat and bread from the sky, water from a rock, and so forth. As you provide for your child’s needs, be rest assured that God will provide for your needs. Teach your child that they can trust you because you trust God.

Oct. 3, 2021

Bible Focus: The Ten Plagues!

Verse: Give thanks to the Lord and pray to Him. Psalm 105:1

Bible Point:  God cares for us.

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We have all heard how important praise and encouragement are to children. AS children grow, they need to hear frequent positive messages from others to gain a balanced and healthy self-worth and to know what is right and good about the choices they make.

Sometimes being a good encourager takes practice. Try using positive phrases with your children. How refreshed we feel when someone comes alongside of us and says positive words that motivate and encourage us in our choices. Let’s commit ourselves to doing the same for our children.


God Cares:
Children (of all ages!) love creative activities where they can express themselves. Prepare an area on a table with a protective covering. Provide paper, paints, glitter, and so on. Ask each family member to create a picture that shows a way God cares for your family. After the pictures dry, hang them as reminders that God always care for us

Oct. 10, 2021

  • Bible Focus: Moses leads God’s people across the Red Sea.

  • Verse: Give thanks to the Lord and pray to Him. Psalm 105:1

  • Bible Point:  God cares for us!

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Children usually believe that almost anything is possible for them to do. They sometimes say “I can do it” when the task is actually beyond their physical capabilities. A child’s enthusiasm to take on a difficult task might put the child at risk, but that same enthusiasm can also motivate the child to learn and accomplish great things

What a wonderful moment it must have been for the Israelites to watch the waters of the Red Sea part! What seemed impossible to the people, God could do. God cared deeply for the people of Israel, and God cares for us too. Talk to your child about God’s care and His power. Encourage your child to do all that they can with God’s power working through them.

Red Sea Bottle

Start with a clear plastic soda bottle. Using a funnel, fill the bottle half full of water. Add a few drops of
red food coloring and several drops of
baby oil. For additional effect, add glitter or metallic confetti shaped like fish. Screw on the lid and shake to mix. Secure with duct tape. Turn the bottle sideways or upside
down to make “waves.” Talk about
how God helped the Israelites cross the Red sea.

Sept. 2021

Sept. 19, 2021

  • Bible Focus: Moses is Born

  • Verse: Give thanks to the Lord and pray to Him. Psalm 105:1

  • Bible Point:  God cares for us.

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Give your child  the wonderful gift of God’s global view of the world. God loves all people of the world, not just those who look like us or act as we do. The Bible says we are made “in an amazing and wonderful way” (Psalm 139:14).

Provide opportunities to explore other cultures. Children can begin to appreciate playing side by side with children who may speak a different language or have a different culture. Invite a family from another culture over for a meal. Correspond with a

missionary family. Read books and listen to music with other cultures. Help your child see people as

Family Fun

A child experiences faith and trust as their needs are met by loving caregivers. Ultimately this knowledge of faith and trust leads to an understanding of who God is.  Have you ever considered how essential God is to every aspect to life? Children need to have their deepest needs met by knowing that God made them and loves them. All the challenges they will ever encounter in their lifetimes can be faced with the knowledge of God’s presence in their lives. Treasure those valuable moments when you can share with your children how much God loves them and cares for them each and every day.

Family Banner

As a family, think about all the ways God cares for you. On a piece of poster board, have each family member draw pictures illustrating the ways that God cares for them. Share the pictures and thank God for a ll the ways He cares for your family. Display the family masterpiece in a spot where it can be seen as a daily reminder of God’s constant and wonderful care.

Sept. 26, 2021

  • Bible Focus: Moses Leads God’s People

  • Verse: Give thanks to the Lord and pray to Him. Psalm 105:1

  • Bible Point:  God cares for us.

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Family Fun:

We have all heard how important praise and encouragement are to children. AS children grow, they need to hear frequent positive messages from others to gain a balanced and healthy self-worth and to know what is right and good about the choices they make.

Sometimes being a good encourager takes practice. Try using positive phrases with your children. How refreshed we feel when someone comes alongside of us and says positive words that motivate and encourage us in our choices. Let’s commit ourselves to doing the same for our children.

God Cares:

Children (of all ages!) love creative activities where they can express themselves. Prepare an area on a table with a protective covering. Provide paper, paints, glitter, and so on. Ask each family member to create a picture that shows a way God cares for your family. After the pictures dry, hang them as reminders that God always cares for us.

 

Sept. 5, 2021

  • Verse: “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31
  • Bible Point: We can learn about God.

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Give your child  the wonderful gift of God’s global view of the world. God loves all people of the world, not just those who look like us or act as we do. The Bible says we are made “in an amazing and wonderful way” (Psalm 139:14).

Provide opportunities to explore other cultures. Children can begin to appreciate playing side by side with children who may speak a different language or have a different culture. Invite a family from another culture over for a meal. Correspond with a

missionary family. Read books and listen to music with other cultures. Help your child see people as God sees them— all His children.

 

God Created Me.

Children love to see pictures of themselves at younger stages of their lives. Pull out a favorite picture of your child at a younger age. Talk about the picture and why it is one of your favorite captured moments. Share with your child       unique traits God had created in the child. Talk about how your child has grown and what has been learned since the picture was taken. Thank God together for making people.

Sept. 12, 2021

  • Verse: “God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He rested from His work of creation.” Genesis 2:3
  • Bible Point: God created everything!

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 Family Fun

Children are like sponges. They absorb every word that we say and then take it to heart. We need to be sources of encouragement and hope for them.

When God created the world, He looked at the things He had made. Over and over in Genesis 1, the Bible says, “God saw that it was good.”

Look at the things your child makes this week. Take time to praise your child’s work. Tell them that the work they have done is good, just as God’s work was good. Be a reflection of God’s love in creating a beautiful and fruitful relationship with your little one, for we were all made in the image of God, Genesis 1:26.

 Memory Fun

Find these verses in a family Bible. Create a dance as you say the verses with your child. This week, help your child remember the seven days in the Creation Account.

Aug. 2021

Aug. 1, 2021

  • Bible Focus: Jonah & The Whale

  • Verse: “Do what the Lord says is good.” Deuteronomy 6:18

  • Bible Point: God helps us do the right thing.

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Aug. 8, 2021

  • Bible Focus: Creation

  • Verse: “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” – Genesis 1:31

  • Bible Point: We can learn about God.

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Aug. 15, 2021

  • Bible Focus: God made Land, Plants and Trees.

    Verse:  God said, let the dry land appear and the earth produce vegetation, plants and trees. Genesis 1:9-11

    Bible Point:  God created everything!

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Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. Sharp, young eyes, questioning minds, and very busy hands automatically explore things from nature. What child can resist touching the petals of a sunflower, smelling the needles of a pine tree, or looking up at the sparkling stars?

Take advantage of informal opportunities when children explore their world to talk about God the creator. Reinforce the truths of God’s presence, goodness, and power. You can significantly impact your child’s appreciation of nature and understanding of our wonderful creator during the early years. Take time to “stop and smell the roses” with your child.

Aug. 22, 2021

Bible Focus: God made Fish and Birds

Verse:  “Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth, across the sky.” Genesis 1:20

Bible Point:  God created everything!

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Always be aware of the great treasure and potential of your child. Be concerned about all areas of your child’s nurture and growth, but above all. Strive to help your child grow spiritually.

Look at yourself first. Much of what a child learns is caught rather than taught. The reflection of your faith in God will form the lasting image and concept your child will have about God.

Remember that what a child sees and experiences has a great significance. Since  children develop deeply held beliefs from attitudes and feelings during the early years, be ready to relate all things of life to God. For example, “Thank You, God, for fish in the neighbor’s pond,” is a teachable moment that has great spiritual significance to a child.

Finding Fish

Venture to a pet store with your child. Walk through the area pf displayed fish. Talk about the different colors, sizes, and fins of the fish. Help your child count how many fish are in a tank and point out the various species of fish. On the way home, thank God for all the special fish that He created. This same activity can be done with a book about fish.

Aug. 29, 2021

Bible Focus: God made animals

Verse:  “Let the earth produce living creatures.” Gen. 2:24

Bible Point:  God created everything!

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Give your child  the wonderful gift of God’s global view of the world. God loves all animals of the world, not just those that live in our homes.

Provide opportunities to explore other species. Children can begin to appreciate the differences and variety in God’s intentional and unique creation. Invite over other friends to learn more about a new breed or species. Correspond with those who too know God’s goodness. Read books and watch documentaries or PBS shorts to further be informed on God’s incredible handiwork. Help your child see animals as God’s intimate creation— animals being a sliver of God’s full creation.

God Created Animals.

Children love to see pictures of little cute little animals to big exotic animals. Pull up a photo of a domesticated animal and with your child compare it to a wild life animal. Talk about the pictures and why those animals are one of God’s many gifts to the earth. Share with your child unique traits God had created in each of these animals. Talk about how these animals too experience and yearn for God through His creation. Thank God together for making all animals that roam earth and all of their unique purposes.

July 2021

July 4, 2021

Bible Focus: Daniel and the Handwriting on the Wall

Verse: With all my heart I try to obey you, God. Don’t let me break your commands. Psalm 119:10

Bible Point: We can tell others about God

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July 11, 2021

Bible Focus: Daniel and the Lion’s Den

Verse: With all my heart I try to obey you, God. Don’t let me break your commands. Psalm 119:10

Bible Point: We can tell others about God

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Before a child comprehends concepts or vocabulary, the child senses emotion. The name of god can be a name your child associates with warm feelings.Talk openly with your child about God and His teachings. Talk openly with your child about God and His teachings. Pray aloud for the health of your child as they wake up. Pray for safety as your child plays outside. Pray for God’s continued care as you tuck your child into bed a night. Soon your child will sense the importance you place on communicating with God the Father. Display what it means to build a life around prayer. Talk about how Daniel lived a life of obedience to God, praying every day. The frequent prayers lifted up on your child’s behalf can help your child to build a strong prayer life too.  

Family Activity 
Gather as a family and talk about things we can thank God for. Mention the big things and  the small things. Once you’ve created a list, have everyone pick out something that they can pray for specifically. Pray together as a family to thank God for what he has done.  

July 18, 2021

Bible Focus: Gideon Leads God’s Army

Verse: Obey the commands of the Lord your God…Do what the Lord says is good.  Deuteronomy 6:17-18

Bible Point: God helps us obey Him.

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Can you imagine what the day was like when Gideon went into battle against the Midianites? What were the 300 men of Israel thinking? Did they truly trust Gideon’s leadership into battle? Often we must march into battle without completely understanding God’s direction. God seeks to glorify Himself through us. What a privilege it is to be used by Him!
Parenting can be a tough battleground. Remember to rely on God completely and follow His ways. Demonstrate throughout your day how you are a follower of Jesus. The daily battles are worth the efforts they take when those little feet begin to march in step with God’s truths.

Family Activity 

Children love to pretend. Gather as a family and cast roles for the Bible story found in Judges 6:34, 35; 7:2-21. Provide simple props, such as paper tube “trumpets”, plastic container “jars”, and flashlight “torches”. “Gideon” and his “warriors” will have fun acting as the learn one of many Old Testament stories that teaches us to obey.

July 25, 2021

Bible Focus: Gideon Leads God’s Army

Verse: Obey the commands of the Lord your God…Do what the Lord says is good.  Deuteronomy 6:17-18

Bible Point: God helps us obey Him.

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Can you imagine what the day was like when Gideon went into battle against the Midianites? What were the 300 men of Israel thinking? Did they truly trust Gideon’s leadership into battle? Often we must march into battle without completely understanding God’s direction. God seeks to glorify Himself through us. What a privilege it is to be used by Him!
Parenting can be a tough battleground. Remember to rely on God completely and follow His ways. Demonstrate throughout your day how you are a follower of Jesus. The daily battles are worth the efforts they take when those little feet begin to march in step with God’s truths.

Family Activity 

Children love to pretend. Gather as a family and cast roles for the Bible story found in Judges 6:34, 35; 7:2-21. Provide simple props, such as paper tube “trumpets”, plastic container “jars”, and flashlight “torches”. “Gideon” and his “warriors” will have fun acting as the learn one of many Old Testament stories that teaches us to obey.

June 2021

June 6, 2021

Bible Focus: Elisha helps a widow’s son.

Verse: Thank the Lord because He is good. His love continues forever. Psalm 107:1

Bible Point:  God listens to our prayers!

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June 13, 2021

June 20, 2021

  • Bible Focus:  Daniel and His Friends Obey God


  • Verse:  With all my heart I try to obey you, God. Psalm 119:10

  • Bible Point: We can obey God.

 
 
 

Most of what young children learn about their world is not actually taught, but is caught, through all five sense. In today’s Bible lesson, your child learned how Daniel obeyed God thought the sense of taste.

Provide a variety of food choices for your child. Encourage your child to describe what something tastes like and to savor the different tastes God has given us. Think about ways to make the most of your child’s other senses too.
God knew what He was doing when He gave us eyes, ears, noses, mouths, and hands. Use these gifts as one more means of teaching your child the importance of obeying our wise and loving God.



 

Sit together with a Bible. Find and read the Bible story from Daniel 1:1-16, 19. Talk about the Bible story. Take turns asking one another questions about the Bible story. Share how we learn to obey God like Daniel and his friend’s obeyed God. Pray that God will help members of your family to obey Him. 

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June 27, 2021

  • Bible Focus: Daniel’s friends worship only God.

  • Verse:  “With all my heart I try to obey you, God. Don’t let me break your commands.” Psalm 119:10

  • Bible Point:  We can worship God.

Most of what young children learn about their world is not actually taught, but is caught, through all five sense. In today’s Bible lesson, your child learned how Daniel obeyed God thought the sense of taste.

Provide a variety of food choices for your child. Encourage your child to describe what something tastes like and to savor the different tastes God has given us. Think about ways to make the most of your child’s other senses too.

God knew what He was doing when He gave us eyes, ears, noses, mouths, and hands. Use these gifts as one more means of teaching your child the importance of obeying our wise and loving God.

Bible Read Along. Sit together with a Bible. Find and read the Bible story from
Daniel 1:1-16, 19. Talk about the Bible story. Take turns asking one another questions about the Bible story. Share how we learn to obey God like Daniel and his friend’s obeyed God. Pray that God will help members of your family to obey Him.

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May 2021

May 9, 2021

Bible Focus: Lydia Follows Jesus

Verse: Tell the Good News to everyone. Mark 16:15

Bible Point: We can learn about Jesus

Following Jesus requires us to listen to Him and learn what He wants for our lives. This week, Share with you child various ways to learn about Jesus.

  • Choose and read favorite Bible story picture books about Jesus.
  • Look at a Bible. Read verses from Matthew-John where Jesus is talking to and teaching people.
  • Sing favorite songs about Jesus.
  • Share a personal story that helped you learn something about following Jesus.

After watching our online lesson ask your child to retell the Bible Lesson in their own words. Join On line Bible lessons are posted each Saturday at 5:00p.m. on the Creek Kids Facebook page!
The time you spend together will help your child understand that learning to follow Jesus can be both fun and rewarding.

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May 23, 2021

Bible Focus: Elijah is Fed by Ravens

Verse: Thank the Lord because He is good. His love continues forever. Psalm 107:1

Bible Point: God cares for us.

Feed the Birds

Help your child remember the ravens that God used to help feed Elijah. Provide a pinecone with a string looped around the top. Spread peanut butter on a plate and roll the pinecone in the peanut butter. Pour birdseed onto a second plate and roll the peanut butter-coated pinecone in the birdseed. Hang the prepared pinecone on a tree outside the home and enjoy watching the birds that come to eat.

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May 30, 2021

Bible Focus: Elijah Helps a Widow  
        
Verse: Thank the Lord because He is good. His love continues forever. Psalm 107:1

Bible Point:  God wants us to obey Him.

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