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This is a unique moment that may only come once in a lifetime for our families. We want to help you make the most of the time with your children! These guides contain suggestions for activities, conversation starters, and service opportunities. There are 7 sections for each age group - one for each day of the week! Click on the bar with your preferred age group to get started!

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Sunday morning kids activities

Week of April 5th:

PRE-SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

  • Preschool Worship Video
  • This preschool placement is designed to sit on the table all month long. These will provide easy access to this month’s bottom line as well as questions to ask each week and hand motions to the Bible verse. 
  • Read Matthew 21:1-16. Ask why do we celebrate Jesus?
  • What did the people wave?

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations.

Something to Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie! After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story. 

The Lego Movie 2

  • Discuss friendship. What makes a good friend? Describe qualities you like in your friends. What kind of friend are you?
  • How does the movie show the importance of working together? Why is it important?
  • Discuss growing up. The movie states, “It’s easy to harden your heart. To open it, that’s the hardest thing to do.” What does that mean for growing up? What kind of grown up do you want to be?
  • We know that Jesus teaches us how to make the world great. In what ways could you make the world great?

Something to Play Together

Join together as a family to build a fort!  Challenge yourselves to make it as big as possible. Spend some time in the fort as a family and discuss how each person is feeling.  Use this fort as an opportunity to connect and go deep! 

Sidewalk Art- “Chalk your walk”

  • Use sidewalk chalk and band together to create a piece of art.  This is a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing!  It can be a competition between each family member or you can work together.  This is also a chance to encourage others!  Add a Bible verse to your artwork, so that your neighbors can be loved and uplifted by your art!  When you finish, take a picture, post it, and tag @doxologybible.  This way EVERYONE can be encouraged by your art!

Something to do for Others

Neighborhood Egg Hunt at a Distance

  1. Make your own invitation or print out the following and leave on your neighbors’ front doors: “Please join us as we celebrate Easter together! Create your own large paper egg and hang it in your window. This week as we walk through the neighborhood/apartment complex we can see how many eggs we can find. Enjoy the hunt!”
  2. Create a family egg to hang in your window - make your own egg using supplies found around the house or use this coloring sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYIJwA-72hgLVyj6u1QXOMOi4vkdtoQkd2Nw6Uwghho/edit
  3. Take a picture of your favorite egg,  post on Facebook and tag @doxologybible.

Something to Create

Resurrection Cookies

Check out this fun recipe! It includes a guide that helps you explain the resurrection story as you bake together. 

(Recipe still works without the nuts if you have allergies)

https://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/resurrection-cookies/#mv-creation-91-jtr


Something to Improve Our Home

Let your preschooler help you decorate the house for Easter!  Use items you already have at home:

Something to Talk About

This is a great week to talk with your preschoolers about the meaning of the resurrection.  Here are some great ideas to start conversations with your littles about all that Jesus did for us:

https://pintsizedtreasures.com/5-easy-ways-to-teach-your-kids-about-the-resurrection-of-christ/

https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/bringing-easter-into-focus


ELEMENTARY

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

- Elementary Worship Video

- Read Matthew 26:36-56. Picture yourself with Jesus and and said “My soul is very sad. I feel close to death. Stay here. Keep watch with me.”  What would you do?  What did the disciples do? Matthew 26:40 - the disciples fell asleep. Was it ok that the disciples fell asleep?  

- Read 26:39. Was Jesus scared to die on the cross? Why did Jesus allow himself to get arrested and die on the cross?  

- Read 26:52-53. Do you think Jesus could have decided to not allow himself to be arrested?  

- Why are certain people easier to put first than others? Without naming names, who is easier? Who is harder? 

- How can you put others first this week? Who is someone specific you can put first and how are you going to do it?

- Use the God Time Cards to grow closer to Jesus. There are four days of intentional questions and prayers for you and your child to talk through. 

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations.

Something to Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie! After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story. 

The Lego Movie 2

  • Discuss friendship. What makes a good friend? Describe qualities you like in your friends. What kind of friend are you?
  • How does the movie show the importance of working together? Why is it important?
  • Discuss growing up. The movie states, “It’s easy to harden your heart. To open it, that’s the hardest thing to do.” What does that mean for growing up? What kind of grown up do you want to be?
  • We know that Jesus teaches us how to make the world great. In what ways could you make the world great?

Something to Play Together

Join together as a family to build a fort!  Challenge yourselves to make it as big as possible. Spend some time in the fort as a family and discuss how each person is feeling.  Use this fort as an opportunity to connect and go deep! 

Sidewalk Art- “Chalk your walk”

  • Use sidewalk chalk and band together to create a piece of art.  This is a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing!  It can be a competition between each family member or you can work together.  This is also a chance to encourage others!  Add a Bible verse to your artwork, so that your neighbors can be loved and uplifted by your art! When you finish, take a picture, post it, and tag @doxologybible.  This way EVERYONE can be encouraged by your art! 

Something to Do for Others

Neighborhood Egg Hunt at a Distance

  1. Make your own invitation or print out the following and leave on your neighbors’ front doors: “Please join us as we celebrate Easter together! Create your own large paper egg and hang it in your window. This week as we walk through the neighborhood/apartment complex we can see how many eggs we can find. Enjoy the hunt!”
  2. Create a family egg to hang in your window - make your own egg using supplies found around the house or use this coloring sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYIJwA-72hgLVyj6u1QXOMOi4vkdtoQkd2Nw6Uwghho/edit
  3. Take a picture of your favorite egg,  post on Facebook and tag @doxologybible.

Something to Create

Resurrection Cookies

Check out this fun recipe! It includes a guide that helps you explain the resurrection story as you bake together. 

(Recipe still works without the nuts if you have allergies)

https://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/resurrection-cookies/#mv-creation-91-jtr

Something to Improve Our Home

Something to Talk About

This is a great week to talk with your kids about the meaning of the resurrection.  Here are some great ideas to start conversations about all that Jesus did for us:

https://pintsizedtreasures.com/5-easy-ways-to-teach-your-kids-about-the-resurrection-of-christ/ 

https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/bringing-easter-into-focus


PRE-TEEN

Something to Grow Closer to Jesus

  • Preteen Worship Video
  • Read Matthew 26:36-56. Picture yourself with Jesus and said “My soul is very sad. I feel close to death. Stay here. Keep watch with me.”  What would you do?  What did the disciples do? Matthew 26:40 - the disciples fell asleep. Was it ok that the disciples fell asleep?  
  • Read 26:39. Was Jesus scared to die on the cross? Why did Jesus allow himself to get arrested and die on the cross?  
  • Read 26:52-53. Do you think Jesus could have decided to not allow himself to be arrested?  
  • Why are certain people easier to put first than others? Without naming names, who is easier? Who is harder? 
  • How can you put others first this week? Who is someone specific you can put first and how are you going to do it?
  • Use the God Time Cards to grow closer to Jesus. There are four days of intentional questions and prayers for you and your child to talk through. Preteen God Time Card

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations.

Something to Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie! After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story. 

The Lego Movie 2

  • Discuss friendship. What makes a good friend? Describe qualities you like in your friends. What kind of friend are you?
  • How does the movie show the importance of working together? Why is it important?
  • Discuss growing up. The movie states, “It’s easy to harden your heart. To open it, that’s the hardest thing to do.” What does that mean for growing up? What kind of grown up do you want to be?
  • We know that Jesus teaches us how to make the world great. In what ways could you make the world great?

Something to Play Together

Join together as a family to build a fort!  Challenge yourselves to make it as big as possible. Spend some time in the fort as a family and discuss how each person is feeling.  Use this fort as an opportunity to connect and go deep! 

Sidewalk Art- “Chalk your walk”

  • Use sidewalk chalk and band together to create a piece of art.  This is a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing!  It can be a competition between each family member or you can work together.  This is also a chance to encourage others!  Add a Bible verse to your artwork, so that your neighbors can be loved and uplifted by your art!  When you finish, take a picture, post it, and tag @doxologybible.  This way EVERYONE can be encouraged by your art!

Something to Do Together

Neighborhood Egg Hunt at a Distance

  1. Make your own invitation or print out the following and leave on your neighbors’ front doors: “Please join us as we celebrate Easter together! Create your own large paper egg and hang it in your window. This week as we walk through the neighborhood/apartment complex we can see how many eggs we can find. Enjoy the hunt!”
  2. Create a family egg to hang in your window - make your own egg using supplies found around the house or use this coloring sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYIJwA-72hgLVyj6u1QXOMOi4vkdtoQkd2Nw6Uwghho/edit
  3. Take a picture of your favorite egg,  post on Facebook and tag @doxologybible.

Something to Create

Resurrection Cookies

Check out this fun recipe! It includes a guide that helps you explain the resurrection story as you bake together. 

(Recipe still works without the nuts if you have allergies)

https://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/resurrection-cookies/#mv-creation-91-jtr


Something to Improve Our Home

Something to Talk About

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Join us- Encourage your student to join us for The Bridge online Wednesday nights at 7pm. The Bridge is a service specifically created for your middle school student. We have service at 7pm on YouTube HERE (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBrcebH8PQOy5VkGxqOl_mA)  and small groups at 7:30pm on zoom (text 817-523-9393 for group links). 

This week- we’re continuing our “Naked and Unafraid” series specifically talking about abandoning smallness. We can let small things in our life keep us from living the life that God wants for us. Those little things might be a grudge that we have for someone, a fear that’s not from God, or even believing a lie that God doesn’t want to use us. God wants us to live beyond our fears and to live a life that leaves a legacy! HERE are the questions and goals for the night (https://mcusercontent.com/62d4c0bbfed95379d37a6d8de/files/3e7e816e-432d-4609-bf17-83126d26820b/SG_2019_0401.pdf

Passages- 1 Corinthians 6:11-13 (NIV and MSG), 2 Timothy 1:7

Start a conversation- 

  • After service check in with your student- see what their group talked about, ask them what small things they see keeping them from living the life Jesus has for them.
  • Live it out yourself- be honest about what fears and ‘small things’ limit YOU from living the life Jesus wants for you. And bring it up through your week. Make intentional moments to conquer those fears with your family and discuss them with your kid(s).
  • Spend time this week reading and digging into the series scriptures with your family. Even something as simple as spending 10 minutes together discussing what you’re reading. 

Something to Watch

Groundhog Day

While reporting on Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) gets stuck living the same day over and over and over again. Throughout the story, he discovers not only new things about himself but what is worth living for when you are trapped in the same place at the same time for what feels like an endless amount of time. 

Our current situation feels eerily similar. We are all cooped up in our homes, doing a lot of the same things every single day, talking to the same people. Watch how Phil Connors deals with this and then talk as a family about how to make the most of your time at home. You can watch this on Netflix if you have a subscription. 

Rated PG for some thematic elements. For a more specific guide to what is displayed in the film, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/groundhog-day 

Questions:

  • How does Phil Connors change over the course of the movie? 
  • During social distancing, how can you think of yourself less and of others more? How can you be like Phil at the end of the movie, serving and loving others by sacrificing your time and resources? Consider reading Philippians 2:1-11 as a part of your discussion. 
  • How does Phil learn and demonstrate perseverance and gratitude? Why are those character traits important? 
  • What does Phil learn about relating to others over the course movie? What does he get wrong? What does he get right?

Something to Play Together

Who in your family knows the most about pop culture? The answer is probably the teenager, BUT do they know more 80’s pop culture? Probably not! Find out the truth in Family Face-Off! Teenagers answer questions about the ’80s and parents answer questions about current pop culture. To access this game, visit https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e83a5ab66ef470018c927e1 

Sidewalk Art- “Chalk your walk”

  • Use sidewalk chalk and band together to create a piece of art.  This is a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing!  It can be a competition between each family member or you can work together.  This is also a chance to encourage others!  Add a Bible verse to your artwork, so that your neighbors can be loved and uplifted by your art! When you finish, take a picture, post it, and tag @doxologybible.  This way EVERYONE can be encouraged by your art! 

Something to Do for Others

Egg Hunt at a Distance

  1. Make your own invitation or print out the following and leave on your neighbors’ front doors: “Please join us as we celebrate Easter together! Create your own large paper egg and hang it in your window. This week as we walk through the neighborhood/apartment complex we can see how many eggs we can find. Enjoy the hunt!”
  2. Create a family egg to hang in your window - make your own egg using supplies found around the house or use this coloring sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYIJwA-72hgLVyj6u1QXOMOi4vkdtoQkd2Nw6Uwghho/edit
  3. Take a picture of your favorite egg,  post on Facebook and tag @doxologybible.

Something to Create

Resurrection Cookies

Check out this fun recipe! It includes a guide that helps you explain the resurrection story as you bake together. 

(Recipe still works without the nuts if you have allergies)

https://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/resurrection-cookies/#mv-creation-91-jtr

Something to Improve Our Home

Something to Talk About

HIGH SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Join us- Encourage your student to join us for The Bridge online Wednesday nights at 7pm. The Bridge is a service specifically created for your middle school student. We have service at 7pm on YouTube HERE (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBrcebH8PQOy5VkGxqOl_mA)  and small groups at 7:30pm on zoom (text 817-523-9393 for group links). 

This week- we’re continuing our “Naked and Unafraid” series specifically talking about abandoning smallness. We can let small things in our life keep us from living the life that God wants for us. Those little things might be a grudge that we have for someone, a fear that’s not from God, or even believing a lie that God doesn’t want to use us. God wants us to live beyond our fears and to live a life that leaves a legacy! HERE are the questions and goals for the night (https://mcusercontent.com/62d4c0bbfed95379d37a6d8de/files/3e7e816e-432d-4609-bf17-83126d26820b/SG_2019_0401.pdf

Passages- 1 Corinthians 6:11-13 (NIV and MSG), 2 Timothy 1:7

Start a conversation- 

  • After service check in with your student- see what their group talked about, ask them what small things they see keeping them from living the life Jesus has for them.
  • Live it out yourself- be honest about what fears and ‘small things’ limit YOU from living the life Jesus wants for you. And bring it up through your week. Make intentional moments to conquer those fears with your family and discuss them with your kid(s).
  • Spend time this week reading and digging into the series scriptures with your family. Even something as simple as spending 10 minutes together discussing what you’re reading. 

Something to Watch

Groundhog Day

While reporting on Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) gets stuck living the same day over and over and over again. Throughout the story, he discovers not only new things about himself but what is worth living for when you are trapped in the same place at the same time for what feels like an endless amount of time. 

Our current situation feels eerily similar. We are all cooped up in our homes, doing a lot of the same things every single day, talking to the same people. Watch how Phil Connors deals with this and then talk as a family about how to make the most of your time at home. You can watch this on Netflix if you have a subscription. 

Rated PG for some thematic elements. For a more specific guide to what is displayed in the film, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/groundhog-day 

Questions:

  • How does Phil Connors change over the course of the movie? 
  • During social distancing, how can you think of yourself less and of others more? How can you be like Phil at the end of the movie, serving and loving others by sacrificing your time and resources? Consider reading Philippians 2:1-11 as a part of your discussion. 
  • How does Phil learn and demonstrate perseverance and gratitude? Why are those character traits important? 
  • What does Phil learn about relating to others over the course movie? What does he get wrong? What does he get right?

Something to Play Together

  • Who in your family knows the most about pop culture? The answer is probably the teenager, BUT do they know more 80’s pop culture? Probably not! Find out the truth in Family Face-Off! Teenagers answer questions about the ’80s and parents answer questions about current pop culture. To access this game, visit https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e83a5ab66ef470018c927e1 

Sidewalk Art- “Chalk your walk”

  • Use sidewalk chalk and band together to create a piece of art.  This is a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing!  It can be a competition between each family member or you can work together.  This is also a chance to encourage others!  Add a Bible verse to your artwork, so that your neighbors can be loved and uplifted by your art! When you finish, take a picture, post it, and tag @doxologybible.  This way EVERYONE can be encouraged by your art!

Something to Do for Others

Egg Hunt at a Distance

  1. Make your own invitation or print out the following and leave on your neighbors’ front doors: “Please join us as we celebrate Easter together! Create your own large paper egg and hang it in your window. This week as we walk through the neighborhood/apartment complex we can see how many eggs we can find. Enjoy the hunt!”
  2. Create a family egg to hang in your window - make your own egg using supplies found around the house or use this coloring sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYIJwA-72hgLVyj6u1QXOMOi4vkdtoQkd2Nw6Uwghho/edit
  3. Take a picture of your favorite egg,  post on Facebook and tag @doxologybible.

Something to Create

Resurrection Cookies

Check out this fun recipe! It includes a guide that helps you explain the resurrection story as you bake together.

(Recipe still works without the nuts if you have allergies)

https://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/resurrection-cookies/#mv-creation-91-jtr

Something to Improve Our Home

Something to Talk About

Looking for more activities and ways to connect with your kids? Check out the Parent Resources from previous weeks.

Week of March 29th
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