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Today, it’s all about Jesus being a rock and creating a unique piece of art that’s an illustration of our faith. This project was actually included last month, but unfortunately we didn’t get to it. I had it all set up and ready to go, but… Well, you know. Sometimes, life gets in the way.
We grabbed the supplies that were included with our Experience God stuff as well as some glue. I also added a little surprise for the little guy. I’ve obviously completely lost my mind.
It’s okay, though. Nothing lasts forever… Not even glitter. And besides, this mama likes livin’ on the edge. Lol…
The little guy and I read “The Wise and Foolish Builders” and then talked about last month’s bible verse, which was from Matthew 7:24.
Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice
is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Yay for awesome projects, right? So much fun!
Each day includes both an Ask and an Explain section and these are so helpful, especially for little kids. Here’s a look at what we talked about this week.
Ask: What can knock over a house?
Explain: Everything we do should be for God, not ourselves.
Ask: What stories do you know about houses blowing away?
Explain: When we build our house (our life) on Jesus, we can’t be blown away by the temptations or bad in the world. Instead, we will stand strong in the Lord.
Ask: What do you think might happen to a sand castle when it rains?
Explain: Jesus cannot be destroyed or washed away. He does not leave us, even in a storm. We can build our lives confidently on him.
Ask: What do you think a foundation is?
Explain: A foundation keeps a house from falling over. We can grow stronger and wiser when Jesus is our foundation.
Ask: How do you think Jesus protects you?
Explain: Jesus is our protector and he is as strong as a rock.
Ask: What can you build with rocks?
Explain: Jesus is our rock. He never changes and loves us in good and bad times.
Lots of wisdom in just a few sentences, don’t ya think? And of course simplified to make each lesson easy for little kids to understand.
After we finished our Jesus the Rock project, we talked a bit more about the story and how it applies to our lives.
Today also included a Pray section.
- Invite children to describe features of a rock. How do these features remind them of Jesus?
- Pray together. “Lord, help us to trust in you. Please be our rock and our salvation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
- Close by singing the Bible verse song “The Wise Man Rock,” track 6 on the Truth Tunes II CD. Encourage children to hold two rocks and tap them together to the rhythm of the song.
If you’re interested in your very own Jesus the Rock project, keep reading.
What you’ll need
- Chipboard Cross
- Little Rocks
Here’s how to do it
Paint a thick amount of glue onto the chipboard cross.
Invite children to place rocks on the chipboard cross. And don’t forget, we added glitter too.
Allow time for the glue to dry. Like I said, so easy! Hope you love your Jesus the Rock project as much as we loves ours!
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