Hello Shift Families!
I know I can speak for each of our Shift Kids Leaders when I say, "I miss your kiddos!!!" I take great comfort in knowing that God is not caught off guard with all that is happening around us, and is completely in control of the entire situation. We can trust His sovereign plan, but at the same time I am sure looking forward to being all together again!!!
Here are the lessons, videos and activities you will need to lead your kids through lessons that are age appropriate and engaging. Although the materials are split into differing age groups, you could certainly use all of them to have a rich, fun family time together! I think you, as adults, will enjoy it as well!
I am praying that this Sunday will be a time where your family will draw closer to God and closer to each other as you study His Word together!
Elementary Shift Kids (K-5th Grade)
This month we are looking at a new Theme: "UPSIDE DOWN: JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING"; and a new LifeApp: "HUMILITY: PUTTING OTHERS FIRST BY GIVING UP WHAT YOU THINK YOU DESERVE."
As you go through the coming month of continued quarantine, your kids will certainly have opportunities to apply in very practical Life Application in many ways! Putting others first is HARD, but we have the amazing example of Jesus, who put us all first by giving up what He deserved and taking the punishment for our sins for us because of His great love!
Here are the curriculum resources for you to be able to lead your kids in lessons for this week that will reinforce the Theme and LifeApp. We use both of the videos for Elementary and Preteens on Sunday mornings. I appreciate the way the story is taught in the lesson for elementary kids and the kids LOVE the So and So Show in the Preteen video! You will also find Parent Guides that give you activities and discussion questions to help reenforce the weekly lesson. You will find all of the videos for Elementary, Preteens and Preschool at the same Vemeo link.
It would be wonderful if during this time when we have been forced to slow down and stay home, the kids could start a habit of using their God Time papers throughout the week to get into God's Word! I highly encourage you to help them make this a priority! It might be fun if you would take a picture and post it to our social media platform to encourage others to do the same! Be sure and tag Shift Kids or @shiftkids.
Elementary (K-3rd Grade)
Link to 252 Kids Video Lesson
Parent Guide for K-3
God Time for Kinder/1st Grade
God Time for 2nd/3rd Grades
Preteen (4th/5th Grade)
Link to 4th/5th Video Lesson (So and So Show)
Link to Parent Guide for 4th/5th Grades
Link to God Time for 4th/5th Grades
I have included two different curriculums for you to use this week. The Bible App for Kids is the curriculum we normally use on Sunday mornings, so your kids will recognize all of their "friends"!
This month we will be focusing on "Happy Sunday!" and remember the "best day ever!" when Jesus rose from the dead! There is a Parent Question guide included to help you lead your kids in some great discussions!
We do not usually use the First Look curriculum from Orange, but it is available for us to use, so I thought I'd include it.
It would be fun for you to share your children's completed placemat and/or Adventure Book on one of our social media platforms. Its a great way for us to stay connected!
BIBLE APP FOR KIDS
Link to the video to the Preschool video we usually use:
https://open.life.church/resources/2403-a-happy-sunday-unit-4. Select "Message Video"
Link to the Adventure Book for week 4:
Parent Question for week 4: (NEW)
FIRST LOOK CURRICULUM
Link to the First Steps Video.
Parent Guide for Preschool
Link to Preschool Placemat Activity
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