WEEK TWO: EARLY LEARNERS
SEPTEMBER 23 - 27
Recommended Preschool - 3rd Grade with their families.
God of all good things, grant to us a thirst for knowledge and wisdom in You. Help us to have the courage to do what You ask of us, even when others mock us. Amen.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
THE STORY: Noah
“A New Beginning” found on page 38 of the Jesus Storybook Bible
(A note to parents: It's okay not to have all the answers for your children's questions about the great flood. Listening intently while wondering aloud with them or asking what they think is often the most effective and reassuring way to respond.)
How does it make God feel when people do bad things?
How do you like to spend time with God?
Why do you think God chose to save Noah and his family from the flood?
What do you think it was like on the ark with Noah's family and all the animals for 40 days and nights?
Do you think Noah was a wise man?
Why does God put a rainbow in the sky after Noah and the animals leave the ark?
Draw a picture of a rainbow and write one thing for which you are thankful beginning with each letter of the rainbow--ROYGBIV!
Take turns saying to each family member, while making the sign of the cross on the other's forehead: May the Lord make his face to shine upon you!
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Genesis 9:13 (NIV)
"Two by Two"
Catherine Collier talks about the themes in this week's lesson!
FROM THE CLERGY