While not seeing our friends and families during Holy Week is not ideal, we are going to make the best of it! We are including several videos and activities for you to watch and do as a family as you remember, reflect on, and celebrate the arrest, death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior.
Click here for a great blog post on how to talk to kids about Good Friday
Click here for all of your videos for April 5th!
We know this time is just plain strange! We are all trying to do the very best we can during this crazy turn of events. We want to make things as simple for you because we know you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Each week we will post videos you can watch as a family. On Sundays we will include activity pages to take learning a step further.
If there is anything our team can do for your family, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here for you!
For a great resource to help you maneuver through this phase and for conversation guides to help you effectively communicate with your kiddos about what is going on, click HERE.
Be sure to click on the "RESOURCES" tab under each video for your activity pages!!
GHC Kids, for children age 3 - grade 5
As leaders and parents our primary calling is not to keep our children in the church but to lead them to be the church. The best gift we can give our children is to enable them to play an active role in God’s story of restoration and redemption. If what they hear doesn’t move from their heads to their hands it will never make it to their hearts. With that in mind, GHC Kids seeks to bring the church and the family together to help children grow to love Jesus passionately, love others unconditionally, and love people sacrificially. GHC Kids is located on the 2nd floor of the Family Life Center.
Children are a gift from God. We want to provide our parents with the security of knowing that their child/children will be loved and well cared for. All ministry leaders who work with children are background checked, and we have a secure check-in system. We have chosen Check-Ins by Planning Center as our check-in solution to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe.
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FOCUS VBS will help kids dive deeper into their faith by putting the FOCUS on God and His amazing plan for us. Your preschoolers through preteens will have a blast as they discover how to trust in what they CAN’T see because of what they CAN see. Click here to register.
The Parent Cue is a helpful resource for you to use when discipling your children in the home. This resource allows you to see what we will be teaching the children on Sunday mornings all month long, and offers some suggestions of things you can do with your children as we work together to help our children grow to love God passionately, love one another unconditionally, and love the lost sacrificially. Click on the link below in order to download the age appropriate Parent Cue for your children.
God Time Cards:
Help your children have some “God time” each week with these God Time Cards. There are four different devotions on each God Time card. These devotions are designed to help your children take what they learned on Sunday and go deeper. Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day and includes: 1) a verse(s) to read, 2) a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s), 3) an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion, and 4) a suggested prayer.
Even though kids in early elementary (kindergarten through 3rd grade) are beginning to read things on their own, most are not mature enough to have a God time by themselves. Parents do this devotional with your children. It is a great opportunity to model for them what it looks like to have “God time”. Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still need an adult to prompt them and/or follow up on.
We know finding quality TV shows for your littles can be daunting! What are they hearing? What is the world teaching them? Head to Right Now Media and let your kiddos watch these shows...you can feel confident that they won't hear or see anything questionable. Haven't set up your free RightNow Media account? Click here.
Preschoolers: Topsy Turvy
Younger Elementary: The Mr. Phil Show
Older Elementary: Hurleyville
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