July 30

Unit: Being On Mission

Session Title: Paul and Silas in Prison

Life Point: God wants people to tell others about Him, even when it is difficult.

Unit Verse: “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Weekly Bible Verse: “I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Bible Passage: Acts 16:16-34

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Craft: Speak the Truth Megaphone (1st and 2nd)
Make a paper megaphone that helps kids to remember to always speak the truth. There is a die-cut for a megaphone in the Preschool Resource Room. You can have the students decorate the megaphone with stickers or rhinestones. You could also have them draw places that might be hard to talk about Jesus. Of course, it would be great to also have them write their memory verse, and “speak the truth” on the megaphone.

Craft: Can Do Can (3rd-5th)
Students will make a can that has the verse for the week, Philippians 4:13. They can decorate the can and make it look really good. In the picture it has the students making a can look like a person, this is not necessary in my opinion but also is a good idea. Then on places they will write where it is hard to talk about Jesus or people they might have a hard time talking about Jesus to and then put them in the can. Then they can remember to pray for these places and people daily.
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Game: Strength Test (3rd and 5th)
Have the kids do little activities like run from one end to the other 3 times, have them do 5 push-ups, carry a book from one end of the room to the other, how far they can throw a stuffed animal to show how strong they are, etc.. Then talk about and relate how God gives us physical strength and strength to talk to people about God.
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Craft: Actions Speak Louder than Words
Divide paper into 4 sections and have students come up with four different ways they can build a strong reputation that shows they are a Christ follower. Have them draw these different ways in each of the boxes. You can print off the memory verse and put it at the bottom.

Game: Charades, Actions Speak Louder than Words
Play charades to drive home the point that our actions can tell people more about who we are and about our love for Jesus than sometimes our words can.

Craft: Praise Noise Maker
The website below has the instructions for this noisemaker. This is a good craft to show how they can praise God through music even in hard times.
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