Good Morning Bay Park Families!
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Today we are learning that GOD IS LOVING by talking about the ultimate act of love he showed us when He sent His son to die on the cross for us, start with the Talk About It video below!
TALK ABOUT IT VIDEO “Acts of Love”
Say: We’re learning that God is loving. He showed the ultimate act of love by sending Jesus to die on the cross for us. God does other things to show us love, too!
Distribute paper and crayons. Have kids each draw a way God has shown them love. Then have kids share with a few kids around them what they drew.
Say: Let’s see what some other kids drew to show how God has shown them love!
Watch Acts of Love
Ask: • Which drawings did you most connect to?
Say: God is loving. He shows it in all kinds of ways! We can watch for God’s love at work in our lives today, and remember his biggest act of love: sending Jesus to die on the cross.
Enjoy the lesson from the Reid family!
And lastly, here is a craft to do as a family if you desire.
Supplies“Cross Keychain Instructions” handout
· 2½-inch nails (2 per child)
· 2-inch nails (2 per child)
· ½-inch screws (2 per child)
· jewelry wire
Instead of keychains, this craft could also be used as a necklace charm or a zipper-pull for a backpack.
The heart on this craft is somewhat abstract. That’s great! Encourage kids that their heart may invite questions about their keychain, and that’s a great chance to share about Jesus’ love.
Make Cross Keychains
Show kids the sample craft (picture). Give each child two of each kind of nail and two screws. Set out the remaining supplies to share, and have kids follow the directions on the handout to make cross keychains.
Line up the two longer nails so the heads face opposite directions.
Wrap the nails in jewelry wire to hold them in place.
Do the same thing with the two short nails.
Make a cross shape by placing the short nails over the long nails. Wrap with jewelry wire diagonally both ways to hold the cross in place.
Make a heart shape by lining up the two screws so the heads create the curves of the heart. Use jewelry wire to secure that shape, and then wrap the shape with wire around the center of the cross.
Make one more short loop of jewelry wire around the top of the cross so you can attach your cross to a keychain, zipper, or necklace.
Talk About It
Ask: • Of all the things Jesus suffered, which one do you think felt the worst? Why that one?
• What does it mean to you that Jesus was willing to go through all that?
Say: God is loving. He’s done a lot of loving things for us, but his greatest act of love was sending Jesus to die on the cross for us. The nails on our keychain remind us of the pain Jesus suffered when he was nailed to the cross. And the heart reminds us that Jesus did all of that to show how God is loving.