Tonight, we’re continuing to teaching the Children’s Catechism with question #9 which is: Where is God? The answer is: God is Everywhere.
Last week was review week and we celebrated with a Popcorn and Praise theme for the night. We played a review game, matching game and of course, ate some popcorn! You can find all the details, including some fun pictures at this post.
If you’re new around here, you might want to check out our other posts about teaching kids the catechism in a Protestant church:
- Who Made You? What Else Did God Make?
- Why Did God Make You? How Do You Glorify God?
- Why Should You Glorify God?
- Review and Recitation Week (Party Time!!)
- Is there more than one true God?
- How many persons of God are there?
- Who are the three persons of God?
- What is God?
God is Everywhere
To begin, we’ll be watching this great introduction video based on the book, That’s Where God Is by Dan and Ali Morrow.
Peter’s Great Escape
We’ll be taking a look at the account in Acts 12:1-19 when Peter miraculously escapes from prison. Here’s some activities and crafts to go along with this passage.
Coloring Pages, Crosswords, and Review pages
- Calvary curriculum has a whole packet of paper based activities
- Coloring Page from Bible Wise
- Rhymes and Review Questions from Resource Well
- Word Searches and Puzzles from Sunday School Zone
- Impossible Escape: To illustrate how hopeless the situation was for Peter, have the kids play a little impossible escape game. Have one kid start on a wall of the room (he’s Peter). Four “soldiers” stand in the middle of the room and the remaining kids stand on the opposite wall (the church), urging Peter to come. The object is for Peter to get to the church without getting touch by any of the guards. After a few rounds, kids will start complaining. Use this moment to show how Peter could have never made it out of that prison, but God was there to help him.
Act it Out
- Grab a pantomime version at Resource Well (page 9)
- Grab a skit via Google Books
- Re-enact the story using construction paper chains and a white sheet for the angel.
Professional Mommy uses a coloring page to build this fun craft. Check out the details on her blog.
This craft is actually for Paul in prison, but you get the idea. Find the full instructions at Bible Class Creations.
Here’s another Paul craft that could easily be applied to this lesson. Find all the details at Meaningful Mama.
This is a great lesson to use to focus on prayer. God was with the church as they prayed and God was with Peter. God is everywhere. He can here our prayers and answer them or help someone else anywhere in the world. Grab a church prayer sheet and spend some time praying for those in your own congregation. Or, if your church has missionaries, pray for their needs and remind the kids that God is everywhere and can help people all over the world. Here’s a few more prayer-focused crafts to try.
More Reading on the Catechism in a Protestant Church:
- Why Kids are Leaving the Church (hint: no roots!)
- Catechism? With our kids?
- Catechizing Our Children: The Whys and Hows of Teaching the Shorter Catechism Today (book)
- Why We Teach our Kids the Catechism
- Teaching Catechism: What, Why, and How?
- The New City Catechism
- The Benefits of the Catechism
- Kids Have Questions. Do You Have Answers?