(It's what's inside that counts.)
by Gramma Cherbear
Greet new members and introduce them to
the class and the Critters.
Open the class with a prayer.
Great Love live in your heart?
- Teach the children not to look at the outside
or first impressions they have of others. It is what that is
inside the person that counts.
- Talk with the children:
- Do you compare yourself with other people?
Maybe a friend or someone you know is pretty in your eyes. So,
you become unhappy with how you look. You have blonde hair but
you really admire people with dark hair? You are too short or
too tall? Too big or too little? God wants us to guard our hearts
against this way of thinking. He wants you to be happy with how
He has created you. He loves the way you look! He made you beautiful
in His eyes.
- Teach the children:
- God has made all of us special. He does not
make mistakes. He is concerned about our hearts. God wants us
to light up the world with His love! He is able to live through
us when our hearts belong to Jesus. His lamp "searches through
the brush." He wants to see the Fruits of His Spirit living
in our hearts. He has a special plan for you. Keeping your eyes
on how wonderful God is will help you follow His plan.
- (Let the Critters help teach the lesson)
- Search Through
- Vacation Bible School was a big success.
But, something has made Joshua Jackrabbit very sad. Many of the
Kid Cave Forest creatures were very beautiful. He thinks he can
never look so wonderful. Cami Cub and Emmi Squirrel are telling
Joshua how wonderful he is in their eyes. Liam Leapfrog wants
to tell him what a wonderful friend he is. Joshua will soon understand.
He is perfect the way God made him. His friends will help him
know how really special he is!
- Repeat today's Bible verses.
- God looks past how we look. He closely searches
our hearts to see if we love Him. He wants to know how we look
on the inside. We should do as the Critters do. We can help our
friends know we love who they are, not what they look like. Jesus
can change how we think and how we act. Jesus is our best roll
Worship God with music.
Use crafts, games, puzzles, hidden pictures,
word search, mazes, and books to further emphasize the current
weeks' teachings. We are using the Bible Shapes Activity Book
Pass out the coloring pages.
Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents
and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of
them through the week.
- Daily Trail Blazer Devotions for kids and pre teens
- Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
1. Below the Surface
2. Godly Thoughts
3. A Fresh In Filling
4. A New Spirit
5. Blessed Actions