Week One Lesson: God Created Us For a Reason

Making pottery...it had to be something that has a purpose, as we all have a purpose. 

Making pottery...it had to be something that has a purpose, as we all have a purpose. 

Week Two Lesson: God Lets Us Choose Between Good and Evil

Each family was given 2 eggs.  One was raw and one was hard boiled.  We had choose which egg was the hard boiled egg.  Then, we all took turns dropping our choice.  If we chose correctly, the egg wouldn't break, but if we chose incorrectly, we would have a big mess.

Each family was given 2 eggs.  One was raw and one was hard boiled.  We had choose which egg was the hard boiled egg.  Then, we all took turns dropping our choice.  If we chose correctly, the egg wouldn't break, but if we chose incorrectly, we would have a big mess.

Week Three Lesson: With God We Get Do-Overs!

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Walking across the 'balance' beam...the kids could only touch one square at a time without falling. Each child could try two times if they didn't get it the first time.  This was to teach us that with God, we all get do-overs.

Walking across the 'balance' beam...the kids could only touch one square at a time without falling. Each child could try two times if they didn't get it the first time.  This was to teach us that with God, we all get do-overs.

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Waiting and watching the kids on the 'balance' beam.

Waiting and watching the kids on the 'balance' beam.

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Week Four Lesson: God Keeps His Promises To Us

Holding hands, which represented our promises, we had to pass the hula hoop around the circle without letting go; or as was taught to us; breaking our promise.

Holding hands, which represented our promises, we had to pass the hula hoop around the circle without letting go; or as was taught to us; breaking our promise.

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We talked about God's promise to Abraham that he would have many children.  We jumped rope to the saying "Abram was sad he had no son. Abram thought his life was done. God showed Abram stars in the sky. Howmany kids, Let's count so high...1...2....3...4...5....

We talked about God's promise to Abraham that he would have many children.  We jumped rope to the saying "Abram was sad he had no son. Abram thought his life was done. God showed Abram stars in the sky. Howmany kids, Let's count so high...1...2....3...4...5....

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We even had some mom's get in the action!

We even had some mom's get in the action!

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And Ms. Cookie couldn't be left out of the fun!

And Ms. Cookie couldn't be left out of the fun!

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Week 5 Lesson: God Brings Us Laughter

Part of our scripture from the night

Part of our scripture from the night

We acted out the story in teams of two...one was the face and body and the other was the hands.

We acted out the story in teams of two...one was the face and body and the other was the hands.

Putting on Abraham's beard

Putting on Abraham's beard

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We put tape on our faces to distort them when we found the scenario that was read to us funny.

We put tape on our faces to distort them when we found the scenario that was read to us funny.

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Some really got into it.

Some really got into it.

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Our craft was making silly putty.

Our craft was making silly putty.

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Week 6 Lesson: God Helps Us Make Things Right

Lasagna for dinner!!!

Lasagna for dinner!!!

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Beginning our night with praise through songs.

Beginning our night with praise through songs.

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Scripture from our lesson on how to talk to others: Ephesians 4:29.

Scripture from our lesson on how to talk to others: Ephesians 4:29.

We made Jacob & Esau blankets.  We cut the blankets and then tied them together.  One side represented Jacob and the other side represented Esau. Tying them together represented how they came back together after Jacob tricked Isaac into giving him Esau's blessing.  We learned that with God, we can make things right again.

We made Jacob & Esau blankets.  We cut the blankets and then tied them together.  One side represented Jacob and the other side represented Esau. Tying them together represented how they came back together after Jacob tricked Isaac into giving him Esau's blessing.  We learned that with God, we can make things right again.

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Even our littlest ones got involved.

Even our littlest ones got involved.

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Week 7 Lesson: God Has A Big Picture Through Ups And Downs

We put two clementines in water...one was peeled and one wasn't. The one that wasn't peeled was the one that floated, even though it had more weight.  The kids explained the how this is like God this way: God is like the peel, he surrounds us and keeps us from sinking when we are going through difficult times.  Our lesson was all about how we can depend on God during our ups and downs.

We put two clementines in water...one was peeled and one wasn't. The one that wasn't peeled was the one that floated, even though it had more weight.  The kids explained the how this is like God this way: God is like the peel, he surrounds us and keeps us from sinking when we are going through difficult times.  Our lesson was all about how we can depend on God during our ups and downs.

We played Nine Square to help show how we can keep things up.

We played Nine Square to help show how we can keep things up.

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Week 8 Lesson: God Takes Care Of Us Through Others

We made soup mixes to help take care of others. Each family made 9 bags of the mix. They could take one bag home, and then take the other bags and give it to those in their neighborhood who could use the caring, or donate it to Coopersville Cares.

We made soup mixes to help take care of others. Each family made 9 bags of the mix. They could take one bag home, and then take the other bags and give it to those in their neighborhood who could use the caring, or donate it to Coopersville Cares.

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