Jesus: The Gift Of Christmas

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Many would say love, joy and gifts, but do you know what we are really celebrating? Join us as we unpack the true love, gift and joy of Christmas – Jesus Christ!

Week 1

Jesus is the Gift of God’s Love

Primary (7y.o. to 12y.o.)

Outline

Week 1 (5th Dec 2021): 
The Big Point: Jesus is the  Gift of God’s Love
God’s Word: Jesus is from God (Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25)
Memory Verse: Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11 (NIRV)
Application: I will remember Jesus came out of love for me. 

Series Aim: To understand that Jesus is the greatest gift from God and Christmas is all about Jesus! 

Creative Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkEypzmHwCI

Video Time

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Saviour (noun): the person who saves us from difficulty or danger, like a hero

Messiah (noun): coming from Hebrew origin, “messiah” means ‘anointed one’ or ‘promised one’ who will save everyone. The word “Christ” also means the ‘anointed one’ in Greek.

Christ (noun): “Christ” has the same meaning as “messiah” which means “anointed one” in Greek. “Christ” is not and was never Jesus’ surname, but actually a title given to him.

Anointed (adjective): the chosen one for something important. In Bible times, the chosen person will usually go through a ritual where the person’s head is rubbed with oil to show that he/she is set-apart to be used by God or to do God’s work

E.g. Jesus is the chosen saviour of the world since he is the son of God.
E.g. David was the chosen king of Israel.

Heaven (noun): A realm where God’s presence dwells, a place filled with light, joy and all things good and beautiful

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to read through all of the following and print the needed materials (if any). It is also advisable for you to prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child(ren): 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 

For Family Activity or Family Conversation you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! These are important and meaningful exchanges with your children that can really help your children grow in their understanding of God and God’s Word. You are highly encouraged to do this together with your child(ren)! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own! The nature of these activity sheets are generally repetitive and are tools to simply occupy the child(ren) when you are unable to be with them. It is not necessary to complete these activity sheets.

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You can choose to have this conversation anytime after the session on Sunday itself, or another day in the week after the session of HopeKids Online!

Many people celebrate Christmas, but do people really know what is the meaning behind Christmas?
Through the Christmas season, we often hear the themes of love, joy and gifts, but Christmas is actually all about Jesus and how he is a gift from God to save us and know His love! Join us as we unpack the true love, gift and joy of Christmas.

Series Aim: To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions. 

  1. What is your favourite part about Christmas?

       2. Do you know why we give presents during Christmas?

  • Giving and receiving presents are great traditions of celebrating Christmas but it all started because Jesus is the Greatest Gift of God’s Love.
  • In fact (Big Point) Jesus is the Gift of God’s Love to us!

      3. How did Jesus come to earth?

  • Jesus was sent to be born by a woman who follows God called Mary.
  • God sent the angel Gabriel to tell Mary that she will become pregnant with the son of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • The baby put in Mary’s womb was Jesus, the son of God!

      4. Who was Jesus’ earthly father? How does he know that God sent his son to be born by Mary? 

  • Jesus’ earthly father was Joseph, a carpenter.
  • Joseph almost didn’t get married to Mary anymore because he thought she did something wrong by becoming pregnant.
  • God sent an angel to speak to Joseph in a dream to tell him that Mary didn’t do anything wrong and that the baby in her was the son of God who was put in her by the power of the Holy Spirit.

      5. Why did God have to give Jesus to us as a gift?

  • God gave Jesus to us to save us from sin.
  • We have sin in our hearts when we do things or don’t do things that disobey what God says.
  • God gave us Jesus because we cannot take away sin on our own.

      6. What will happen if Jesus didn’t save us from sin?

  • We will die and forever be separated from God.
  • God loves us, so he sent Jesus to save us from sin. Jesus is the gift that saved us from sin and gave us a new life. But we must first believe that Jesus is God before we can be saved and have all sin taken away from us!
  • Jesus came to show us God’s love by saving us, and that is why Jesus is the gift of God’s love.

      7. What is the biggest thing you learnt in this week’s HopeKids Lesson? Has your understanding of Christmas changed?

  • Parents take some time to simply marvel together and journey through the story of Christmas in December towards Christmas. Help the children understand Christmas beyond just presents. Pray together, to experience the miracle of Christmas as a family!

Jesus is the promised Messiah and his birth has actually been promised for a long time. At the right time, God sent the angel Gabriel to a young Israelite woman Mary, telling her that she is chosen to be the earthly mother of Jesus the son of God. An angel was also sent to speak to Joseph,  an Israelite man chosen to be the earthly father of Jesus.

These puzzles include the words from the story we learnt this week. Can you find all of the words in each puzzle?

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We have two Spot the Difference activity sheets related to the story we learnt today about how we know Jesus is from God through how God spoke to, chose and used the lives of Mary and Joseph.

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Unscramble the words related to the story we learnt this week and uncover a fact from today’s Bible Story!

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Take out your Bible to read and learn that Jesus’ birth was promised a long time before He was born! 

  1. Read the verses in Jesus is the Promised Messiah Bible Reading
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  3. Go through the answers later.

Simply print by accessing the file here:

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Week 1

Jesus Is God

Preschool (18mo to 6y.o.)

Outline

Bible Text: John 9:1-33 – Jesus Healed the Man Born Blind

Lesson Aim: To help children understand that Jesus is God through the testimony of the man once blind

God’s Character: Jesus is from God, Jesus is God 

Child Developmental Concepts: Miracles, Blind, God

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents,

We are now, not just in the final module for this year, but in the final month of the year leading up to Christmas and the close of 2021. As we approach the last few topics of our module, let’s keep our hearts open and soft and pray the same for the children in our care. 

This week, we look into the bold Big Point of Jesus is God. While there isn’t any specific instance where Jesus declared himself to be God, this whole module has unpacked the many actions and words of Jesus that points to the fact that He is God. Jesus may have been born as fully human, but His very origin is Holy and is from God. Jesus is the one who reveals God to us and we can know God if we know Jesus!

This week, we look into the story of the blind man who was healed by Jesus. Just like the man in this week’s story, we were once blind. Blind to knowing Jesus and to see that He is our God. The blind man experienced Jesus’ love and power and his eyes were opened to see Jesus. The blind man did not just receive sight to see physically, he also came to see Jesus as a God who loves him. So overwhelming was his gratefulness and joy that he can’t help but to boldly testify how good Jesus is and how Jesus has healed him with God’s power! Let’s help the children to see the power and love of God through Jesus and help them to come to the realisation that Jesus is indeed, God!

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 
  • If possible: Paint 

The following activities should also be done after watching Preschool Video (Module #4, Big Point #7: Jesus is God) on Kids Online!

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Dear Parents, if your kids are connected to a Zoom LG with HopeKids preschool teachers, the teachers might do a review of the story with the children during Zoom LG time. If not, you might want to review the story with the children using the following resources! 

Using the following, go through the story together with the children: 

Materials Needed: 

You might also want to allow your child to watch the video together: 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.


Today, we learnt how Jesus healed the man born blind so as to show God’s power to others. The man believed that Jesus is from God and that Jesus is God! Solve this Maze activity!

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See if you can spot the difference between the two pictures of the healed man questioned by the teachers of the law.

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Colour pictures of Jesus healing the man born blind!

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Ready For Battle!

God gave us the Armour of God to equip us with all that we need to go through life with Him. But how do we put on this armour in our everyday life? Learn how we can use the armour of God to guard ourselves against Satan’s attacks and live our lives, God’s way!

Week 4

We Can Pray for God’s Protection

Primary (7y.o. to 12y.o.)

Outline

Week 4 (28th Nov 2021): 
The Big Point: We Can Pray for God’s Protection!
God’s Word: Put on the Armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) 
Memory Verse: Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. Ephesians 6:10-11 NIRV 
Application: I will pray for the people around me to be protected in God’s power! 

Series Aim:  To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Video Time

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Spiritual: things that has to do with the unseen spirit world and not the physical world we can see and touch

Spiritual war: the ongoing fight in the unseen spirit world between good and evil, good referring to God’s side and evil referring to Satan’s reign of sin and rejecting God 

Authorities: powerful people who have the right to make decisions and give orders for many people (e.g. government, prime minister, president, kings and queens)  

Armour: a suit made of strong material that is worn to protect the body against danger, especially when fighting in battles

Breastplate: also known as the body armour, this is a piece of armour that covers the chest thus protecting important organs like the lungs and heart. 

Tempt: To try to get someone to do something wrong or not wise or causing someone to want to choose what is wrong or not wise. Satan is known to tempt people to choose what is sin and not right in God’s eyes. 

Temptation: The act of getting someone to do something that is wrong or not wise, usually what is not right in God’s eyes.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to read through all of the following and print the needed materials (if any). It is also advisable for you to prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child(ren): 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…)

     

For Family Activity or Family Conversation you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! These are important and meaningful exchanges with your children that can really help your children grow in their understanding of God and God’s Word. You are highly encouraged to do this together with your child(ren)! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own! The nature of these activity sheets are generally repetitive and are tools to simply occupy the child(ren) when you are unable to be with them. It is not necessary to complete these activity sheets.

Note: Please also note that HopeKids Activity Pack is meant to support the children’s learning experience should they not be able to attend our HopeKids in-person services in our various locations. Thus, the activities here would be very similar to our in-person small group (huddle) time with our HopeKids teachers. However, you are still highly encouraged to have Family Conversations with your child! Conversations with teachers and those with parents can be very different! 🙂

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Through this series in November, we want to help the children realise the reality of the spiritual world as well as the reality of spiritual warfare. And yet, to realise that God has given us more than enough to keep us strong in Him. He has given us His presence in the person of the Holy Spirit to keep us in His ways, and also the Bible, the Word of God that reminds us everyday of His love and teaches us His ways. We will also learn that God also gave us the Armour of God – a spiritual armour that will equip us with all that we need and remember to navigate through life with Him. We will learn how we really put on this armour of God in our everyday life and equip kids with an understanding of how it can be used to guard themselves against Satan’s attacks and live in God’s ways!

Series Aim: To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions. Some questions may be repeated to set context for the series, but may be answered differently to bring across a point. You may choose not to repeat them.

  1. What is the name of this series and what are we learning about?
  • The name of this series is Ready for Battle and we are learning all about the Armour of God which God gives us to keep us strong in Him and ready for battle!

       2. Who or what are we battling against? Does the battle happen in the physical world we live in?

  • We are battling against Satan and his forces of evil!
  • The battle is a spiritual one and happens in the spiritual world where we cannot see. The battle is between God’s good side and Satan’s evil side which gets us to stop believing in Jesus and sin, which makes God sad.
  • Attacks of Satan happens all around us and everyday. Every time we are tempted to do what is not right in God’s eyes and sin, that is an attack of Satan and his minions.
  • We need to fight against these attacks and choose God, stand strong in God.

      3. Do we fight alone?

  • No, we don’t fight alone! God fights with us and He has given us the Holy Spirit to help us, and gives us the Armour of God to keep us strong!
  • We also don’t fight alone as we are part of the army of God if we believe in Jesus, together with others who also believe in Jesus!
  • We are never alone in this fight against sin and evil!
  • And one biggest way to support our fellow soldiers in God’s army is through prayer! We can pray for God’s protection over ourselves and others around us!

      4. What is the Big Point today?

  • Today’s Big Point is: We Can Pray for God’s Protection.
  • We can also stand strong, knowing that we have fellow friends who also believe in Jesus, these are our brothers and sisters in Jesus and are also part of God’s army.
  • When we pray for our fellow believers in Jesus, we are also strengthening them in their fight against Satan and evil!

      5. How do you think prayer helps us?

  • Prayer is when we talk to God, and it helps us to be more aware of God.
  • We can pray for God to give us strength to go through the situations that we are in, be it in standing firm through difficult times, or to stand up to temptations! Sometimes, we also pray for God’s help in situations and God will help us, be it by rescuing us, or by giving us the strength to keep going on!
  • We can pray for God’s protection for both the people around us and for ourselves!

      6.How do you think you can pray for the people around you today? Take some time to pray for the people around you! – Parents, other than praying together with your child, you can encourage your child to pray for you about some specific things. Encourage them to pray for you, and to not be afraid to make their own prayers!


Materials Needed: 

  • Big ice cream sticks (tongue depressors)
  • A small bucket/empty tin can/flower pot/masonjar/mug 
  • scrap coloured paper
  • markers
  • stickers
  • scissors
  • double sided tape
  • ribbons

Steps: 

  • Cut out a strip of paper of any colour, write the words “Prayer Pail”, and attach to the front of your bucket with double sided tape. Feel free to decorate with stickers or doodles, including the back! Write out the Big Point: We Can Pray for God’s Protection! Feel free to decorate with ribbons too! 
  • Write the names of friends, family and any other people or things you want to be praying for on the craft sticks and place in your bucket. Some examples: 
    • Names of Friends and Family
    • People who don’t yet know Jesus
    • Our Church
    • Our Neighbors
    • Our City: Singapore
    • Thank Him for something!
    • Praise Him for something!
    • Anything you want to pray about (they can pick anything they want to pray about)
  • Use this as a means to inculcate the habit of prayer! At a specific time (e.g. before bed), get your child to take a stick and according to what is on the stick, say a simple prayer for whatever is on the stick, be it persons, people, places or items! 


Activity credits to
http://www.joyshope.com/


Activity credits to
https://www.daniellesplace.com

Note: This can be a family project through the weeks to create the complete armour of God!

As we have yet to have any crafts to make the first two items in the armour of God, take some time to make the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness! 

Materials Needed: 

  • Black, red, yellow coloured paper 
  • Scissors 
  • gluestick/double sided tape 
  • Belt Template (see below for instructions to print)

Steps: 

  • Print out the templates onto coloured paper according to what is labelled and cut them up in groups. (However,  on page 4 cut out the two smaller pieces and the letter D together.)
  • Group your cut outs together. (A with A’s, D with D’s. This makes assembly incredibly quick.)
  • Finish trimming the individual pieces. Keep them organized.
  • Start by gluing and assembling groups A, E, F. (Group A will become the part that holds everything together.)
  • Next glue a small yellow circle to the middle of a red square. (You will need 21 of each.
  • Glue the red square/ yellow circle pieces onto the long strips B, C, D. (B will need 5 squares and C/D will need 4 squares each piece.)
  • To finish assembling the strips glue the yellow rings onto pieces B, C, D, F.
  • Lay strip A in front of you. Add glue to the top of strip B, find the center of strip A and add strip B to the bottom back. Do the same with strips C, D, E and F.
  • To finish the belt, wrap the belt around the child’s waist. Cut off any excess, leaving about 2 inches.  (Basically one side of strip A should be 2 inches longer then the other side.)
  • To hold up the belt you can either use stick-on Velcro or 3 large paper clips.

Activity credits to  http:/craftingthewordofgod.com

Note: This can be a family project through the weeks to create the complete armour of God!

Materials Needed: 

  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick or double sided tape 
  • Cardboard
  • Pack of coloured construction paper
  • Breastplate Template (See below for printing instructions!)

Steps: 

  • Print the templates.The pages marked A are for an older child. The ones marked B are for a younger child.
  • Cut out the templates.
  • To assemble the breastplate glue together the template pieces.
  • For extra strength, glue the assembled breastplate onto cardboard and cut it out. 
  • Cut out the half oval template and trace it onto 2 or 3 different colors of construction paper.
  • Cut them out  and glue them onto the  assembled breastplate, starting from the bottom.
  • Cut out the neck strap pieces and then glue each piece onto a sheet of cardboard for strength.
  • Assemble the neck strap, cutting each piece to the desired length. (As shown in the second picture) 
  • Add velcro to the beck strap and onto the breastplate to hold it in place. This makes it removable. You can also use yarn and a one hole punch if you choose not to use the neck strap.
  • You may want to use the word “Righteousness” in case your child wishes to place it along the chest area of the breastplate. If not, simply write it out! 


Activity credits to
http:/craftingthewordofgod.com

Go through the maze and pick up all of the different parts of the armour of God! Are you able to collect them all?

Simply print by accessing the file here: 
Armour of God – Maze Activity Sheet

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Colour this picture of a person wearing the full armour of God! Make it interesting by creating different textures by using different mediums of colouring! (e.g crayons, oil pastels, colour pencils, watercolour, poster paint…)

Simply print by accessing the file here:
Armour of God – Colouring Activity Sheet

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Week 4

Jesus Can Forgive Sin

Preschool (18mo to 6y.o.)

Outline

Bible Text: John 8:3-11 – Jesus and the woman caught in sin

Lesson Aim: To help children understand that Jesus is God and has the power to forgive sin

God’s Character: Jesus is forgiving

Child Developmental Concepts: Forgiveness

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents,

We are now in the final module for this year where we look into Jesus’ life on earth and explore the stories that show and declare His deity. Jesus may have been born as fully human, but His very origin is Holy and is from God. Jesus is the one who reveals God to us and we can know God if we know Jesus!

 

For this week, we are looking into the theme of forgiveness. Our little ones, perhaps would not fully understand the idea of forgiveness, but they sure will know big feelings like sadness, anger or hurt. Through this week, we want to show them the idea of when there is wrong done, there will be unpleasant feelings, but we can let go of these big, unpleasant feelings through choosing to forgive. 

 

When we do anything wrong and/or sin, we do wrong towards God, and yet, God chose to forgive us. Jesus, being perfect, blameless and without sin, has the true ability to forgive us of our sin, and this is only possible because Jesus chose to die on the cross, taking the punishment for our sin so that we can be free and forgiven. Because Jesus forgave us and showed us love despite our wrong, we can also forgive and choose to love others despite wrong done unto us. Jesus can forgive sin, and He has forgiven all our sin. In the same way, we can learn to follow Jesus to forgive others who did wrong to us.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 

The following activities should also be done after watching Preschool Video (Module #4, Big Point #6: Jesus Can Forgive Sin) on Kids Online!

Toggle Content

Dear Parents, if your kids are connected to a Zoom LG with HopeKids preschool teachers, the teachers might do a review of the story with the children during Zoom LG time. If not, you might want to review the story with the children using the following resources! 

Using the following, go through the story together with the children: 

Materials Needed: 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.


Today, we learnt how Jesus is loving and kind, he is also the only one who can forgive sin. Despite the sin of the woman, Jesus wanted her to be sorry and change her ways. Colour this picture of Jesus’s meeting with the woman!

Simply print by accessing the file here: 


This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Week 3

We Can Stand Up To Temptation

Primary (7y.o. to 12y.o.)

Outline

Week 3 (21st Nov 2021): 
The Big Point: We Can Stand Up to Temptations
God’s Word: Put on the Armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) 
Memory Verse: Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. (Ephesians 6:10-11 NIRV)
Application:  I will stand up to temptations and do what is right in God’s eyes!

Series Aim:  To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Video Time

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Spiritual: things that has to do with the unseen spirit world and not the physical world we can see and touch

Spiritual war: the ongoing fight in the unseen spirit world between good and evil, good referring to God’s side and evil referring to Satan’s reign of sin and rejecting God 

Authorities: powerful people who have the right to make decisions and give orders for many people (e.g. government, prime minister, president, kings and queens)  

Armour: a suit made of strong material that is worn to protect the body against danger, especially when fighting in battles

Breastplate: also known as the body armour, this is a piece of armour that covers the chest thus protecting important organs like the lungs and heart. 

Tempt: To try to get someone to do something wrong or not wise or causing someone to want to choose what is wrong or not wise. Satan is known to tempt people to choose what is sin and not right in God’s eyes. 

Temptation: The act of getting someone to do something that is wrong or not wise, usually what is not right in God’s eyes.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to read through all of the following and print the needed materials (if any). It is also advisable for you to prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child(ren): 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…)

     

For Family Activity or Family Conversation you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! These are important and meaningful exchanges with your children that can really help your children grow in their understanding of God and God’s Word. You are highly encouraged to do this together with your child(ren)! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own! The nature of these activity sheets are generally repetitive and are tools to simply occupy the child(ren) when you are unable to be with them. It is not necessary to complete these activity sheets.

Note: Please also note that HopeKids Activity Pack is meant to support the children’s learning experience should they not be able to attend our HopeKids in-person services in our various locations. Thus, the activities here would be very similar to our in-person small group (huddle) time with our HopeKids teachers. However, you are still highly encouraged to have Family Conversations with your child! Conversations with teachers and those with parents can be very different! 🙂

Toggle Content

Through this series in November, we want to help the children realise the reality of the spiritual world as well as the reality of spiritual warfare. And yet, to realise that God has given us more than enough to keep us strong in Him. He has given us His presence in the person of the Holy Spirit to keep us in His ways, and also the Bible, the Word of God that reminds us everyday of His love and teaches us His ways. We will also learn that God also gave us the Armour of God – a spiritual armour that will equip us with all that we need and remember to navigate through life with Him. We will learn how we really put on this armour of God in our everyday life and equip kids with an understanding of how it can be used to guard themselves against Satan’s attacks and live in God’s ways!

Series Aim: To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions. Some questions may be repeated to set context for the series, but may be answered differently to bring across a point. You may choose not to repeat them.

  1. What is the name of this series and what are we learning about?
  • The name of this series is Ready for Battle and we are learning all about the Armour of God which God gives us to keep us strong in Him and ready for battle!

       2. Who or what are we battling against? Does the battle happen in the physical world we live in?

  • We are battling against Satan and his forces of evil!
  • The battle is a spiritual one and happens in the spiritual world where we cannot see. The battle is between God’s good side and Satan’s evil side which gets us to stop believing in Jesus and sin, which makes God sad.
  • Attacks of Satan happens all around us and everyday. Every time we are tempted to do what is not right in God’s eyes and sin, that is an attack of Satan and his minions.
  • We need to fight against these attacks and choose God, stand strong in God and stand up against temptations. 

      3. Do we fight alone?

  • No, we don’t fight alone! God fights with us and He has given us the Holy Spirit to help us, and gives us the Armour of God to keep us strong!
  • We also don’t fight alone as we are part of the army of God if we believe in Jesus, together with others who also believe in Jesus!
  • We are never alone in this fight against sin and evil!

      4. Is the Armour of God a physical armour to wear?

  • No, the armour of God is not a physical armour to wear, but it is definitely real!

      5. What is the Big Point today?

  • Today’s Big Point is: We Can Stand Up to Temptations.
  • Since the very first act of sin and disobedience by Adam and Eve, we all have sin in our hearts and Satan keep lying and tempting us to believe in the lies so that we will choose sin just like how Adam and Eve did.
  • But with God, we can learn to stand up to temptations or to flee from temptations. We do this by wearing the armour of God!

      6. Which part of the armour of God did we learn about in today’s lesson?

  • We learnt about the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit.

      7. What is the Helmet of Salvation and how does it help us?

  • The Helmet of Salvation reminds us that when we believe in what Jesus did on the cross, we are truly saved from sin and all of its dangers. This gives us confidence against Satan and His attacks.
  • The Helmet of Salvation protects our minds against the thoughts and lies that Satan likes to attack us with.
  • It is also important to protect our mind because our thoughts affect our actions and the way we see things in the world.
  • There are times that we may be tempted to allow negative thoughts to lead our actions and the way we see things, people or God.
  • But we need to stand up to the lies that Satan tells us and choose to remember the truth of God and His Word!

      8. What is the Sword of the Spirit and how does it help us?

  • The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God that can help us not just to know the truth of God and His Word (Belt of Truth), but the Word of God is also able to help us in attacking the lies that Satan tells us.
  • Yet, we can only use the Word of God as the Sword of the Spirit when we already know the foundation of God’s Word as truth. So we need to first put on the Belt of Truth and believe it as truth, before we can use the Word as the Sword of the Spirit.
  • Only when we know what is truth and what is not, can we really attack the lies, using the truth of God’s word. When we use God’s Word to protect ourselves and attack Satan’s lies, we are not just wearing the belt of truth, but also using it as the Sword of the Spirit!

      9. We are in the fight against sin and Satan all the time, and there will be times when we may fall to Satan’s attacks or the temptation to fall into negative thoughts or feelings. But God wants us to remember that we can be strong in Him and stand up to temptation, sometimes by fleeing from it! Take some time to converse with your kids and share appropriate moments where you chose God and flee from temptation over allowing yourself to dwell in temptation! If your child is mature enough, take some time to even share observations of your children (E.g. I noticed that you sometimes may fall into lying because you are afraid of the consequences…) and have an honest conversation about how you can commit to helping him/her to break out of certain bad habits. Pray over your children to learn to stand up to or flee from temptations, standing strong in God!

Note: This can be a family project through the weeks to create the complete armour of God!

Materials Needed: 

Prep: 

  1. Print out the pattern for the visor on A4  paper and cut it out: Visor
  2. Cut out the slats in the middle. Use the pattern to trace the shape onto a silver poster board.
  3. Poke a hole at each end of the visor.

Steps: 

  1. To make the hat part of the helmet place two or three pieces of newspaper on top of each other and fold them in half on the natural fold like with the fold on your left. Fold the top half down over the bottom half. The new fold should be at the top. Fold the top two corners in so that they meet in the middle. See diagram # 1.
  2. Fold up the bottom edge so that it meets the bottom edge of the triangles you just made, but only fold up 4 layers of newspaper. The other layers will be folded up on the back. See diagram # 2.
  3. Fold up the bottom edge of the newspaper again so that it is folded at the bottom edge of the triangles. See diagram # 3.
  4. Turn the hat over and do the same thing to the other side.After criss-crossing 3 times, tie the ribbon in the back to hold it up. Cut off any excess ribbon.
  5. Fold the points that stick out back and over each other. Punch a hole in the folded over triangles. This is where you will attach the visor. Tape it down.
  6. Put your hand up inside the triangle and spread it out.
  7. Paint the hat silver or a metal color.
  8. Attach the visor to the hat with paper fastener split pins so that it can be lifted up and down.


Activity credits to
https://www.daniellesplace.com

Note: This can be a family project through the weeks to create the complete armour of God!

Materials Needed: 

  • Colored Pencils or Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick or double sided tape 
  • Cardstock or an empty Cereal Box!
  • Pack of coloured construction paper 
  • Optional: Aluminium foil
  • A Jewel sticker or glitter/glitter glue
  • To print and cut: Sword Template Template

Prep:

  1. Print the template out, choosing to use the blank swords (pages 2 and 4)
  2. Cut out both sides of the sword.
  3. Glue each piece of the sword to either cardstock/poster board or onto an empty cereal box.
  4. After the glue dries, cut both sides of the sword out.
  5. Cut out strips of brown construction paper. 

Steps:

  1. Colour the sword, or wrap aluminium foil over the blade of the sword.

  2. Glue strips of brown construction paper onto the grip in different spacings and angles. Then cut off any overhang.

  3. Glue both pieces of the sword together.

  4. Finally add glitter or glitter glue to the center of the pommel or you could glue on a large oval jewel sticker.

Activity credits to http:/craftingthewordofgod.com

Take some time to complete this worksheet to see if you are able to put on the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit!

Simply print by accessing the file here: 

Download the answers here:  

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

See if you can spot the difference between the two pictures here which shows believers of God being the soldiers in God’s army! They not only put on the armour, but also pray for each other!

Simply print by accessing the file here:
Armour of God – Spot the Difference Activity Sheet

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  1. Get your Bibles and read Ephesians 6:10-18
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  3. Go through the answers later 🙂 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Armour of God – Crossword Activity Sheet 


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Week 3

Jesus Provides For Us

Preschool (18mo to 6y.o.)

Outline

Bible Text: John 6:1-13 – Jesus feeds the five thousand

Lesson Aim: To help children understand Jesus is our God who provides for our needs

God’s Character: Jesus provides

Child Developmental Concepts: Few/Many, Provision, Food, Needs

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents,

We are now in the final module for this year where we look into Jesus’ life on earth and explore the stories that show and declare His deity. Jesus may have been born as fully human, but His very origin is Holy and is from God. Jesus is the one who reveals God to us and we can know God if we know Jesus!

This week we delve into the theme of provision, and we often see it as meeting our human needs – be it the need for relationship, sustenance, finances… Most of the time when we talk about provision of needs, we will expect it to be simply met, and not to be exceeded beyond what we need. 

But in today’s story which is familiar to many, we see that Jesus is a loving and powerful God who loves all people. Jesus does not just provide for five thousand over hungry people from a small lunch of a little obedient boy of faith, He provided exceedingly more than the five thousand (and more) needed. Jesus is our powerful, omnipotent God who is able to provide above and beyond our needs. Jesus loves us and provides for us. May we keep this in mind as we teach the miraculous story of Jesus feeding the 5000.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 

The following activities should also be done after watching Preschool Video (Module #4, Big Point #5: Jesus Provides For Us) on Kids Online!

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Dear Parents, if your kids are connected to a Zoom LG with HopeKids preschool teachers, the teachers might do a review of the story with the children during Zoom LG time. If not, you might want to review the story with the children using the following resources! 

Using the following, go through the story together with the children: 

Materials Needed: 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.


Today, we learnt how Jesus is loving and kind, he cares to provide for the people who were listening to him! And He is also powerful and able to do so, feeding more than 5000 people with a lunch of a small boy that contains only 5 loaves and 2 little fishes. 

Simply print by accessing the file here: 

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Today, we learned about how Jesus provided for 5000 and more people who were hungry. Spot the difference between the two pictures here! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: 


This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution. 

Materials Needed: 

  • Chenille Stems (Pipe Cleaners)
  • Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils
  • Scissors (Wavy blade if you have them)
  • White Glue
  • Tape

Print the paper materials here: 

  • Print and cut out the envelope template, cut out

Prep: 

  • You can watch a Video on Youtube on how to make this craft. 
  • Fold the pattern in half one way, unfold and fold it in half again the opposite way.
  • Fold the side tabs back. Fold the corners back and then forward and crease the folds.
  • Unfold the envelope and press in on the two corners so that they fold inward.
  • Place glue on the inside of the corners and on the tabs to glue the envelope together.

Steps: 

  • Color the envelope to look like a basket.
  • Glue a Chenille stem to the inside of the basket for a handle. (If you don’t have Chenille stems, you can use paper or yarn.)
  • Have your children place fish and bread loaf pictures in the envelope basket. You can also use fish crackers and other crackers to represent the bread.

Craft activity credits to https://daniellesplace.com

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Week 2

We Can Stand Firm Even in Times of Trouble

Primary (7y.o. to 12y.o.)

Outline

Week 2 (14th Nov 2021): 
The Big Point: We Can Stand Firm Even in Times of Trouble!
God’s Word: Put on the Armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) 
Memory Verse: Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. (Ephesians 6:10-11 NIRV)
Application: I will stand firm and trust God even in times of trouble! 

Series Aim:  To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Video Time

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Spiritual: things that has to do with the unseen spirit world and not the physical world we can see and touch

Spiritual war: the ongoing fight in the unseen spirit world between good and evil, good referring to God’s side and evil referring to Satan’s reign of sin and rejecting God 

Authorities: powerful people who have the right to make decisions and give orders for many people (e.g. government, prime minister, president, kings and queens)  

Armour: a suit made of strong material that is worn to protect the body against danger, especially when fighting in battles

Breastplate: also known as the body armour, this is a piece of armour that covers the chest thus protecting important organs like the lungs and heart. 

Tempt: To try to get someone to do something wrong or not wise or causing someone to want to choose what is wrong or not wise. Satan is known to tempt people to choose what is sin and not right in God’s eyes. 

Temptation: The act of getting someone to do something that is wrong or not wise, usually what is not right in God’s eyes.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to read through all of the following and print the needed materials (if any). It is also advisable for you to prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child(ren): 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 

For Family Activity or Family Conversation you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! These are important and meaningful exchanges with your children that can really help your children grow in their understanding of God and God’s Word. You are highly encouraged to do this together with your child(ren)! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own! The nature of these activity sheets are generally repetitive and are tools to simply occupy the child(ren) when you are unable to be with them. It is not necessary to complete these activity sheets.

Toggle Content

Through this series in November, we want to help the children realise the reality of the spiritual world as well as the reality of spiritual warfare. And yet, to realise that God has given us more than enough to keep us strong in Him. He has given us His presence in the person of the Holy Spirit to keep us in His ways, and also the Bible, the Word of God that reminds us everyday of His love and teaches us His ways. We will also learn that God also gave us the Armour of God – a spiritual armour that will equip us with all that we need and remember to navigate through life with Him. We will learn how we really put on this armour of God in our everyday life and equip kids with an understanding of how it can be used to guard themselves against Satan’s attacks and live in God’s ways!

Series Aim: To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions. Some questions may be repeated to set context for the series, but may be answered differently to bring across a point. You may choose not to repeat them.

  1. What is the name of this series and what are we learning about?
  • The name of this series is Ready for Battle and we are learning all about the Armour of God which God gives us to keep us strong in Him and ready for battle!

       2. Who or what are we battling against? Does the battle happen in the physical world we live in?

  • We are battling against Satan and his forces of evil!
  • The battle is a spiritual one and happens in the spiritual world where we cannot see. The battle is between God’s good side and Satan’s evil side which gets us to stop believing in Jesus and sin, which makes God sad.
  • Attacks of Satan happens all around us and everyday. Every time we are tempted to do what is not right in God’s eyes and sin, that is an attack of Satan and his minions.
  • We need to fight against these attacks and choose God, and stand strong in God.

      3. Do we fight alone?

  • No, we don’t fight alone! God fights with us and He has given us the Holy Spirit to help us, and gives us the Armour of God to keep us strong!
  • We also don’t fight alone as we are part of the army of God if we believe in Jesus, together with others who also believe in Jesus!
  • We are never alone in this fight against sin and evil!

      4. Is the Armour of God a physical armour to wear?

  • No, the armour of God is not a physical armour to wear, but it is definitely real!

      5. What is the Big Point today?

  • Today’s Big Point is: We Can Stand Firm Even in Times of Trouble.
  • Sometimes Satan’s attack can look like us losing faith and falling into negative feelings.
  • But despite the feelings we have, we can stand firm in our belief in God’s love for us by wearing the armour of God!

      6. Which part of the armour of God did we learn about in today’s lesson?

  • We learnt about the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace and the Shield of Faith!

      7. What are the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace and how does it help us?

  • The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace is actually the truth of the Gospel that we stand on.
  • The Gospel is also the truth of how Jesus takes away our sin and brings us back to be with God again. And thus, the Gospel brings us to be at peace with God, and to know God and His love for us.
  • When we believe firmly in the gospel, it also gives us the peace of mind that God loves us, God is with us and that gives us strength to want to share the peace of God to other people, especially those who do not know Jesus yet.

      8. What is the Shield of Faith and how does it help us?

  • The Shield of Faith is our belief in God, God’s love and God’s plans for us, even when we do not see it or see God. Basically, it is our belief in God!
  • When trouble comes at us and we are tempted to stop believing in God and God’s love for us, we can take up the shield of Faith, remembering who God is and His love for us instead of falling into what we are feeling. We can stand firm even in times of trouble!
  • This is only possible if we also know the truth of God’s Word and who God is – putting on the belt of truth! Because only when we know the truth, can we believe in it!
  • We are putting up the shield of faith when we choose to believe in God and trust Him even when we feel otherwise!

      9. We are in the fight against sin and Satan all the time, and there will be times when we may fall to Satan’s attacks. But what God wants is not for us to be perfectly righteous at all times, but for us to work with God and to keep strong by depending on Him, putting on the armour of God daily! Take sometimes to have honest conversations about your weaknesses or attack the devil tends to use (appropriately), and pray together to ask God to help you and strengthen you! 

Note: This can be a family project through the weeks to create the complete armour of God!

Materials Needed: 
  • Thick Cardboard – those from boxes for delivery are good! 
  • Craft black/brown/grey foam (optional) 
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun/White Glue 
  • Brown/Black thick ribbons/cloth

Prep: 

  1. Trace one pair of your kiddos shoes onto cardboard. Cut it out using large scissors or a utility knife. This step should be done by an adult. Poster board will work as well and will be easier to cut.

     

  2. (Optional) Next, glue a sheet of black, gray or brown foam onto the bottom of each cut out. Cut off any excess foam so that you are left with the original cardboard shape.

Steps: 

  1. Have the child place his foot on the sandal base. Take a 1 metre ribbon (1 to 1 1/2 in. wide) and place one end under the cutout, wrap over the child’s foot, and tuck it back under the sandal. Cut off the extra ribbon.Do this for both cut outs. (You will need two 1m ribbons).

     

  2. Next add glue to the ends of the ribbons you just measured. Place it over the child’s foot again and tuck the ends under the cut out. Have the child slowly remove his foot to  allow the ribbon to dry. If you would like extra support, glue the ribbon first onto a piece of paper or cardstock. Then glue it onto the sandal base. (This is for the front of the foot.)

     

  3. Glue the ribbon that is left to the cut out. Lay the ribbon in front of you. Find the center. Glue on to the cut out, on the spot right between the end of the foot’s arch and the beginning of the heel. Do this for both cut outs.

     

  4. After the sandals have dried, have the child place his feet in them. Then wrap the ribbon in front of the leg and then back around the leg making a criss-cross pattern. (As shown in the picture below.)

     

  5. After criss-crossing 3 times, tie the ribbon in the back to hold it up. Cut off any excess ribbon.


Activity credits to
http:/craftingthewordofgod.com

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Note: This can be a family project through the weeks to create the complete armour of God!

Materials Needed: 

  • Colored Pencils or Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Cardstock 
  • Pack of coloured construction paper 
  • To print and cut: Shield Template 

Steps: 

  1. Trace the big template, the shield shape, onto a piece of white cardstock and onto a piece of either brown, grey, or black construction paper.

  2. Cut both traced images out and glue them together. One side will be white, this will be the back, and the other will have color. This will be the front.

  3. Cut up the smaller shield template into four individual parts. Trace two parts on one color of construction paper and the other two parts a different color.

  4. Glue them onto the colored side of the shield. Not the white side.

  5. Glue either the blank cross or the one with the word “FAITH” onto the shield. If your kiddos choose they can fill in the word “FAITH” with glitter glue, the same color they used to color in the word.

  6. Color the small holder. Fold twice where the diagonal lines meet the empty space.

  7. Add glue to the back of the diagonal lines. Glue it vertically to the back of the shield and now you have your own shield of Faith! 

Activity credits to http:/craftingthewordofgod.com

Take some time to complete this worksheet to see if you are able to put on the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: 

Download the answers here:  

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Find the words related to the armour of God!

Simply print by accessing the file here:
Armour of God – Maze Activity Sheet

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Week 2

Jesus Heals

Preschool (18mo to 6y.o.)

Outline

Bible Text: John 5:1-14 – The Healing at the Pool

Lesson Aim: To help children understand that Jesus can heal our bodies

God’s Character: Jesus is the God who heals

Child Developmental Concepts: Walking, Healing

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents,

We are now in the final module for this year where we look into Jesus’ life on earth and explore the stories that show and declare His deity. Jesus may have been born as fully human, but His very origin is Holy and is from God. Jesus is the one who reveals God to us and we can know God if we know Jesus!

This week, we will look into the story of Jesus healing the man who wasn’t able to walk at the pool of Siloam. The man had not walked for a long, long time, and had no one to help him receive healing for up to 40 years. And yet, upon his first meeting with Jesus, he was instantly healed simply because he chose to believe. Jesus loves all people and Jesus has the power to heal. And even though Jesus has the power to heal, He came first and foremost to heal our heart by taking away sin and making it clean again. Jesus’ healing works are miracles that He performs, but more importantly, Jesus’ first priority and concern has always been about the posture and condition of our hearts – it has to be a pure heart that simply believes, and says yes to Jesus. 

This week, even as we look into Jesus’ power to heal the man who couldn’t walk, let’s also share Jesus’ heartbeat, which is always first and foremost to heal our hearts and bring us back to Himself.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 

The following activities should also be done after watching Preschool Video (Module #4, Big Point #4: Jesus Heals) on Kids Online!

Toggle Content

Dear Parents, if your kids are connected to a Zoom LG with HopeKids preschool teachers, the teachers might do a review of the story with the children during Zoom LG time. If not, you might want to review the story with the children using the following resources! 

Using the following, go through the story together with the children: 

Materials Needed: 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.


Today, we learnt how Jesus is strong and kind and powerful enough to heal even a man who can’t walk at all. Bring Jesus to the man who needs help!

Simply print by accessing the file here: 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Today, we learned about how Jesus Heals. Spot the difference between the two pictures here! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: 


This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution. 



Materials Needed: 

  • Jumbo Craft Sticks (tongue depressors) 
  • Paper
  • Colored Pencils/pens/markers
  • Scissors

Print the paper materials here: 

Prep: 

  • After printing, cut out all three items on the printable 

  • Cut the slits in the face area by fold the pattern in half and cut on the lines. You can do this by using penknife as well. Please do not allow kids to do this.



Steps: 

  • Insert the craft stick through the back of the pattern.

  • Have your children draw a sad face on one side of a craft stick and a happy face on the other. 

  • Kids can also draw hair as well as feet at the bottom of the craft stick. 

  • They can use the craft stick puppets to act out the story. When Jesus tells the lame man to pick up his mat and walk, the children can take the craft stick out and turn it around so that the smiling face shows. They can also fold up the mat and place it in the puppet’s hand as pictured.

  • Use the puppets to act out the story.

Craft activity credits to https://daniellesplace.com

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Week 1

We Can Be Strong in Christ

Primary (7y.o. to 12y.o.)

Outline

Week 1 (7th Nov 2021): 
The Big Point: We Can Be Strong in Christ 
God’s Word: Put on the Armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) 
Memory Verse: Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. (Ephesians 6:10-11 NIRV)
Application: I will be strong in Christ and put on the armour of God. 

Series Aim:  To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Video Time

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Spiritual: things that has to do with the unseen spirit world and not the physical world we can see and touch

Spiritual war: the ongoing fight in the unseen spirit world between good and evil, good referring to God’s side and evil referring to Satan’s reign of sin and rejecting God 

Authorities: powerful people who have the right to make decisions and give orders for many people (e.g. government, prime minister, president, kings and queens)  

Armour: a suit made of strong material that is worn to protect the body against danger, especially when fighting in battles

Breastplate: also known as the body armour, this is a piece of armour that covers the chest thus protecting important organs like the lungs and heart. 

Tempt: To try to get someone to do something wrong or not wise or causing someone to want to choose what is wrong or not wise. Satan is known to tempt people to choose what is sin and not right in God’s eyes. 

Temptation: The act of getting someone to do something that is wrong or not wise, usually what is not right in God’s eyes.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to read through all of the following and print the needed materials (if any). It is also advisable for you to prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child(ren): 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 

For Family Activity or Family Conversation you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! These are important and meaningful exchanges with your children that can really help your children grow in their understanding of God and God’s Word. You are highly encouraged to do this together with your child(ren)! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own! The nature of these activity sheets are generally repetitive and are tools to simply occupy the child(ren) when you are unable to be with them. It is not necessary to complete these activity sheets.

Toggle Content

Through this series in November, we want to help the children realise the reality of the spiritual world as well as the reality of spiritual warfare. And yet, to realise that God has given us more than enough to keep us strong in Him. He has given us His presence in the person of the Holy Spirit to keep us in His ways, and also the Bible, the Word of God that reminds us everyday of His love and teaches us His ways. We will also learn that God also gave us the Armour of God – a spiritual armour that will equip us with all that we need and remember to navigate through life with Him. We will learn how we really put on this armour of God in our everyday life and equip kids with an understanding of how it can be used to guard themselves against Satan’s attacks and live in God’s ways!

Series Aim: To teach the Armour of God in the Bible –  we have everything we need to guard ourselves to live God’s ways and fight the enemy’s attacks in our everyday lives.

Talk to your child about what they just learnt by asking them these questions. Some questions may be repeated to set context for the series, but may be answered differently to bring across a point. You may choose not to repeat them.

  1. What is the name of this series and what are we learning about?
  • The name of this series is Ready for Battle and we are learning all about the Armour of God which God gives us to keep us strong in Him and ready for battle!

       2. Who or what are we battling against? Does the battle happen in the physical world we live in?

  • We are battling against Satan and his forces of evil!The battle is a spiritual one and happens in the spiritual world where we cannot see. The battle is between God’s good side and Satan’s evil side which gets us to stop believing in Jesus and sin that makes God sad.
  • Attacks of Satan happens all around us and everyday. Every time we are tempted to do what is not right in God’s eyes and sin, that is an attack of Satan and his minions.
  • We need to fight against these attacks and choose God, and stand strong in God.

      3. Do we fight alone?

  • No, we don’t fight alone! God fights with us and He has given us the Holy Spirit to help us, and gives us the Armour of God to keep us strong!
  • We also don’t fight alone as we are part of the army of God if we believe in Jesus, together with others who also believe in Jesus!
  • We are never alone in this fight against sin and evil!

      4. Is the Armour of God a physical armour to wear?

  • No, the armour of God is not a physical armour to wear, but it is definitely real!

      5. Which part of the armour of God did we learn about in today’s lesson?

  • We learnt about the Belt of Truth and the Breastplate of Righteousness.

      6. What is the Belt of Truth and how does it help us?

  • The Belt of Truth is the truth of God’s Word.
  • It is the foundation of what we know to be true and what is not true.
  • Thus, it also helps us to know what is right in God’s eyes and what is not.
  • Sometimes when Satan whispers and tempts us with lies, we will know that it is not true because that’s not what the Bible tells us.

      7. What is the Breastplate of Righteousness and how does it help us?

  • The Breastplate of Righteousness is the righteousness that God gives us when we believe in Jesus.
  • We put on the Breastplate of righteousness by remembering what Jesus did for us and takes away sin in our hearts.
  • This gives us strength to want to do what is right in God’s eyes and as we keep on putting on the breastplate of righteousness, we learn to want to do what is right.
  • It is also important that we know what is true to know what is right in God’s eyes!
  • We can see that we need all parts of the armour in order to keep strong in God!

      8. We are in the fight against sin and Satan all the time, and there will be times when we may fall to Satan’s attacks. But what God wants is not for us to be perfectly righteous at all times, but for us to work with God and to keep strong by depending on Him, putting on the armour of God daily! Take sometimes to have honest conversations about your weaknesses or attack the devil tends to use (appropriately), and pray together to ask God to help you and strengthen you.

Note: Recommended for P1/P2 children

Today, we learnt about how God gives all of us, those who believe in Jesus, the armour of God to keep us strong in Christ. 

Take some time to colour and slowly cut out the different parts of the armour to put on! You can pretend that it is you putting on the armour of God in the spiritual world!

Simply print by accessing the files here: 
Ready for Battle: Putting the Armour of God (Boy)
Ready for Battle: Putting the Armour of God (Girl)

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Note: This activity is recommended for Upper Primary Children. This can be done with lower primary children with parental/adult supervision and using only one side of the belt (Side A recommended)

Materials Needed: 

  • Colored Pencils or Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • To print: 
    • Belt Pattern 
    • Bible Verse Pattern
    • You may choose to print on white paper or on coloured printing paper (e.g. brown for a natural belt look) if you want to skip colouring in this activity! 
  • To prep: 
    • Cut the belt patterns apart and glue them together at side A and B. 
    • Cut the “Truth” Bible verse strips into individual strips. 

Steps: 

  • Give your child a set of “Truth” Bible verse strips and a belt. 
  • This belt here is not yet a Belt of Truth and on it are some lies that we may face on a day to day basis. 
  • We are to remember the truth of God’s Word and match up the “Truth” Bible verses to the lies that are written on the belt to counter these lies!
  • Some of the Bible verses may work with more than one lie, so they may have to switch some around so all the Bible verses match one of the lies.
    • It won’t hurt anything if you wear that. Besides, everyone else is wearing them. – Romans 12:2
    • You won’t be happy until you have that brand new bike!  – Phil. 4:11
    • You won’t have any friends if you don’t do what they are doing. – John 14:15
    • It won’t hurt if you watch that TV show even though it is rated R. Everyone else has seen it. – Phil. 4:8
    • You can’t do that; you aren’t good enough. – Phil. John 1:12 
    • Those cookies smell so good. It won’t hurt if you eat just one before dinner. – 1 Corinthians 10:13
    • It won’t hurt if you take it because nobody will miss it. – Exodus 20:15
    • You should hate that person for what he did to you. – Matt. 6:12, Matt 5:22a
  • Children can choose to colour if they want to! 

  • Remind the children that the Belt of Truth is the Word of God, and the Word of God is what helps us to know what is truth and what is right in God’s eyes when we are presented with attacks of Satan in our day to day situations! 
  • This is why it’s so important to know God’s Word, the Bible! 
  • Tighten your belt of truth by taking time to learn the Bible and remember what it is. 

Activity credits to http://daniellesplace.com

Take some time to complete this worksheet to see if you are able to put on the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: 

Download the answers here:  

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Get out of the maze to find the armour of God! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:
Armour of God – Maze Activity Sheet 

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution. 

Week 1

Jesus Knows All Things

Preschool (18mo to 6y.o.)

Outline

Bible Text: John 4:4-19, 28-30, 39 – Jesus talks with a Samaritan woman

Lesson Aim: To help children understand that Jesus is omniscient and knows all things

God’s Character: Jesus knows everything

Child Developmental Concepts: Knowledge

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents,

We are now in the final module for this year where we look into Jesus’ life on earth and explore the stories that show and declare His deity. Jesus may have been born as fully human, but His very origin is Holy and is from God. Jesus is the one who reveals God to us and we can know God if we know Jesus!

This week, we will look into the story of Jesus meeting and speaking with the Samaritan woman at the well, how Jesus was able to speak forth all of her deeds, including those too terrible and shameful and embarrassing to speak out. Jesus knows all things, and even the worst and most terrible, most shameful sins she has ever committed or may even still be committing. And yet, Jesus treated her kindly and even reached out his hand to invite her into the grace of knowing Him. Jesus loved her despite knowing all of her darkest sins. This complete grace of His omniscience, along with his perfect love is what brought the woman to repentance and resulted in her learning of Jesus’ saving power. 

There is nothing He does not know about what we have done, where we have been, and what we have gone through. But in spite of that knowledge, He loved us fully and even chose to die for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). Reflect on this as we teach our children this week about how Jesus knows all things because He is God, and yet, He still loves us fully to put aside His majesty in order to save us and bring us back to Him.

HopeKids Activity Pack

For you and your kids to have the best Church Online experience on Sunday, ensure to print the needed materials (if any) and prepare the following basic materials to be on standby for your child: 

  • White Paper or Drawing Block 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Colouring materials (E.g. colour pencils, crayons…) 
  • If possible: Paint 

The following activities should also be done after watching Preschool Video (Module #4, Big Point #3: Jesus Knows All Things) on Kids Online!

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Dear Parents, if your kids are connected to a Zoom LG with HopeKids preschool teachers, the teachers might do a review of the story with the children during Zoom LG time. If not, you might want to review the story with the children using the following resources! 

Using the following, go through the story together with the children: 

Materials Needed: 

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This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.


Today, we learnt how Jesus Knows All Things from his meeting with the Samaritan woman, and telling her everything she did! And yet, Jesus loved her fully. 

Simply print by accessing the file here: 

You can make a colouring activity more exciting by using different modes of colouring (e.g. paint Jesus’ clothes but use crayons for the trees) or playing with different textures (e.g. using crepe paper/glitter glue for the flowers…)

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution.

Materials Needed: 

  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils/crayons
  • Coloured paper 

Print the paper materials here: 

  • Water Droplets (You can print on blue paper if your child don’t want to colour, or you can make this into a watercolour/painting activity by printing it on white paper/drawing block)
  • Otherwise, just cut out a bunch of water drop shapes from blue paper (10 per child) and then have the child copy the Bible verse onto the water drops one word per drop.

Prep: 

  • For older preschoolers: Get children to use child-safety scissors to try cutting out the droplets together with you

Jesus knows all things but loves all people fully. He wants all people to come to know him and live forever. This living forever is just like water that will help us never feel thirsty again! 


Steps: 

  1. Have your child color the water drops. You can just print them on blue paper and have the children cut them out. 
  2. Make paper cups to store the water drops or simply use a paper/plastic cup. Making the cups is a good origami exercise though. Simply follow the instructions below.  

Making Paper Cup: 

  1. Fold a square piece of paper in half, corner to corner to make a triangle.
  2. Place the folded piece of paper on a table so that the folded, long edge is at the bottom.


  3. Fold over the right, bottom corner so that the point meets the left edge of the triangle.


  4. Fold over the left, bottom corner so that the point meets the right edge of the triangle.


  5. Fold down the top layer of the top corner along the top edges of the folded corners. Turn the bucket over and turn the top corner over the same way.

This file is only used for HopeKids Online Activity Pack purposes and not for distribution. 

Craft activity credits to https://daniellesplace.com

 



Hey Parents! Read here first!

Through this period of uncertainty, we are praying for you and your family, and we are here to support you in leading your child to learn more about God and cultivate godly character! Each week, you can access the HopeKids Online experience which includes a fun and interactive video, printable colouring and activity pages and a conversation guide to help the children process what they are learning.

Here’s how a Stay Home Sunday could look like:

Before Service

Look through the HopeKids Service Experience!
Prepare and print out the Kids Activities in the pack.
Prepare writing materials such as pencils, pens and colour pencils.

During Adult Service

Invite your child to join in the time of praise and worship together!
After the time of worship, your child can start on the kids activities as you listen to the sermon.

On Demand HopeKids Services
HopeKids Online Services are available on demand here!

After Kids Online

After service, ask your child what he / she has learnt about God today or even share what you have personally learnt. Take some time to pray together.

We really want to encourage families to leverage this time to be together and focus on things of eternal significance. Daddy and Mummy are the best role models! When kids see how you seek, worship and learn about God on a daily basis, it inspires them to want to believe in God and do their best for God too!

We look forward to hearing stories of this precious time and memories made together with God and each other as the whole family draws closer to God together.

HopeKids Team

Simple guide on family devotion:

1) Keep it simple and short (especially for those with young children)

2) Start with Praise/worship  (use children P&W songs)

3) Read and share a passage from the Bible (can follow Hopekids passage)

4) Pray together

Keep it flexible, be prepared to change schedule due to unforeseen circumstances; it may look different for different families

Resources that parents can use:
Our own Hopekids Resource
The Treasure Box
Family.org
Biblical Parenting
Marriage Resource for Married Couples
Gospel Project
Discipleland
Superbook

About Us

HopeKids is the kids church of Hope Singapore. We are passionate about seeing every child touched by God’s amazing love and leading them to impact others with the same love. We consider it our honour to partner with parents to foster good biblical values and develop each child’s character!

Each weekend, your child will have an awesome time of sing-and-dance-along, drama, crafts and learning from the Bible. This season we have a weekly video, coupled with family conversation starters and stay home activities for your child!