Elementary (1st – 3rd)

Sunday, August 30

Weekly Parent Guide

ACTIVITY: Story Swap

What you need:
Nothing

What you do:
Tell your child that it’s time to play a game. Say, “Let’s tell a story together. Only, how about we do it in a super-creative way? I’ll start. I’ll say one part of the story, then you continue the story by making up the next part. We’ll go back and forth until the story is finished. Let’s see where the story goes!”

If your child can read, have them start a few of the prompts for you. Challenge yourself to go back and forth at least three times with each prompt before moving to the next!

Use these prompts to tell as many stories as you have time for:

  • One time, I flew to the moon. The first thing I saw was…

  • I was digging around in the attic and found a special pair of glasses. When I put them on, I could…

  • Paddling along in a canoe, we made it the middle of the lake. Suddenly, the boat got a leak, so we…

  • One morning, I woke up feeling strange. When I stood up, I realized I had the super power of…

  • Once there was a duck named Quackers. But Quackers was no ordinary duck. No, Quackers was different because he…

Talk about the Bible story
Who told you the story of Jesus for the first time?

When Jesus told His followers to be the salt and light of the world, what did He mean? (Jesus wants us to tell others about Him and His story.)

Have you ever told someone about Jesus? If so, how did it go? If not, is there something that makes you nervous about telling Jesus’ story?

What are some creative ways we can tell others about Jesus? (Write them a note, invite them to a Small Group sleepover, be kind and loving no matter what.)

How we live our lives can point others to Jesus, just as much as what we say—and sometimes even more so! Let’s make a commitment as a family to use the creativity God gave us to show others that we know and love Jesus. God created us to share His story.

Prayer
“Dear God, thank You for these stories of the faithful people who came before us. Help us to learn from them and discover how we can have faith and grow closer to You. Thank You for sending Your one and only Son to show us who You are, and to make a way for us to have a relationship with You. We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

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