Teaching Children the Catechism: Is there more than one True God?

Teaching Children the Catechism: Is there more than one True God?

Last week was our first review week with our new curriculum, Kids Quest.  We’ve been learning the questions and answers of the Children’s Catechism (based upon the Westminster Shorter Catechism) and I have to say, I’m really pleased with the results.  The kids answer the questions (mostly!) quickly and easily and I hope that the beginnings of a firm biblical foundation are being laid.  Check out all our Catechism related posts below, including our letter of introduction to parents.

Teaching Kids the Catechism in a Protestant Church

In addition to playing some fun games, having extra tasty snacks and making a review video, our new Easy Risers came in and the kids (and teachers!) were thrilled!

Easy Risers!

This week we’re diving into the topic of the Trinity!   To begin, we start with question #6 which says:

Is there more than one true God?

The main Bible story comes from 1 Kings 18 which details the account of Elijah and the prophets of Baal.  Providentially, my brother just preached on this passage a few weeks ago in our church, so it’s a great connection point between kids and parents (check out his sermon, “What’s Popular Isn’t Always Right”, on our iTunes channel)

Elijah and the prophets of Baal: There is only One True God

Image from Christian Clip Arts

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal: Craft Projects

This is such a dramatic and powerful story.   I encourage you to really soak in the suspense and sensationalism of this account as you prepare for the lesson. Of course, there are plenty of amazing crafts to accompany the account as well. Here are a few of my favorites.

Building An Altar

Elijah and Fire from Heaven

User upload on Pinterest

Needed: Rocks printed on cardstock, craft sticks, tissue paper

Only One True God: Memory Stones

From Hands on Bible Teacher

Review Worksheet

Elijah and Baal

From Bible Fun for Kids

Bring on the Water Coloring Page

elijahsaltar

From MSSS Crafts

Sand Art: Fire

Campfire

Use this picture from Camping Coloring Pages and colored sand to make a texture rich reminder of the lesson.  Check out this video for a tutorial on how to color sand with food coloring.  Kids would even enjoying coloring the sand themselves!

Tissue Paper Fire Craft

From Christian Preschool Printables

Q-tip or Marble Painting

Grab this free coloring page from Christian Preschool Printables and then use either q-tips or a marble in a shoe box to fill in the fire.

Build an Altar

Building an Altar

 

We also built an altar the other day in Children’s Church (it was for Abraham and Isaac, but the principle applies).  I got some Low Temp Mini Glue guns and let the older kids glue some rocks together.  They loved it!

 What About You?

Do you have a great craft about Elijah or the One True God? I’d love to hear about it!

Teaching Children the Catechism in a Protestant Church

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