Pow-Wow Praise

Do you know there’s power in praise? Praise isn’t just about singing fast songs – it is an expression of our faith, it brings us into God’s presence, and it is our weapon to fight the enemy! Discover what Praise is all about and how we can praise our awesome God!

Series Aim: To help kids to understand the power of praise and how it helps us know God more!

Week 1 - Praise Helps Us Enter into God’s Promises

Outline - Primary Kids

Week 1 (22nd Aug 2021): 
The Big Point: Praise Helps Us Enter into God’s Promises
God’s Word: Joshua and Caleb Explore the Land of Canaan
(Numbers 13-14)
Memory Verse: Sing to the Lord. Praise him. Day after day tell about how he saves us. Psalm 96:2 (NIRV)
Application: I will praise God because He is good! 

Series Aim: To help kids to understand the power of praise and how it helps us know God more! 

Creative Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2iYUPs7c-U

Primary (7yo to 12yo) Kids Video Time

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Praise: Praise is an expression of admiration, love, respect and thanksgiving to God for all that He is, all that He has done and all that He will do.

Express: To make known one’s thoughts and feelings. When we express praise to God, we are making known our thoughts and feelings of love to God and the people around us.

Weapon: A thing that is used to cause harm or damage to something else. This series teaches us that Praise is a weapon against evil and Satan’s dark forces!

Satan: The devil and the enemy of God and all things good. Satan’s mission is to turn everyone away from God.

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

Series Overview: Pow-Wow Praise, the Power of Praise 

In this series, we are looking into “praise”, what it actually is and how it packs a punch of God’s power! Praise is not just the time when we sing fast songs to God, but praise is an expression of faith, has power to bring us to God’s presence and is an act of loving God. Praise brings us to know God even more and is a weapon to fight the enemy and forces of darkness! How awesome is God and praising Him!

Series Aim: To help kids to understand the power of praise and how it helps us know God more!

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

  1. We are in a new HopeKids series that’s all powerful and exciting! What is it and what is it about?
  • We are on a series, learning all about the power of Praise.
  • It is called Pow-Wow Praise!
  • We are learning about praising Jesus and how it has power and that it is not just about singing fast songs during HopeKids service.

       2. What is the Big Point this week?

  • In this first week, we learnt that Praise Helps Us Enter into God’s Promises.

      3. Does praise need to be sung/said out?

  • Yes! What makes praise truly praise is that it has to be expressed: sung, said, danced, written, read. It has to be heard and made known.
  • We can praise God in our hearts, but nobody but God and you would know it. Sometimes when we say something out, it has power because it is made known to people. Expressed praise makes what you believe and feel, known to God, all people around you, and even the enemy, Satan.

       4. How does Praise help us to Enter into God’s Promises?

  • When we praise God, we are also remembering God’s character and God’s goodness in our lives, and it helps us to remember God’s promises.
  • Without realising, we are creating faith as we praise God, and that faith helps us to believe God’s promises and eventually enter God’s promises.

       5. From which story did we learn about today where we see praise helping people enter God’s promises?

  • We learnt from the story of Moses and the twelve spies, with Caleb and Joshua being two of the 12 spies who went to spy out the promised land that God had promised to give to the Israelites.
  • Moses had instructed 12 people, one from each tribe/family, of the Israelites, to check out the land that God had already promised to give them, to see what the land looked like.

       6. What happened in the story and what was different about Caleb and Joshua?

  • The twelve spies went and saw that the land was very good, and the plants and fruits that grow there are very good. The grapes were so big that two men had to carry it on a pole.
  • However, the spies were also greatly intimidated of (felt scared of) the people of the land who were big and powerful, like giants. So much so that they compared themselves to be like grasshoppers compared to the people there.
  • Because of their fear, 10 of the 12 spies were afraid and complained. They did not want to take the land that God had already promised to give them.
  • Caleb and Joshua were different. They saw all the good things of the land that God gave them, and praised God for His goodness and the goodness of the land. They wanted to take the land because they believed in God’s promises.
  • In the end, the other ten spies never got to enter the promised land because of their lack of belief and lack of praise.
  • Caleb and Joshua were the only ones who God allowed into the promised land because Caleb and Joshua believed in God and in God’s plans and promise. Praise of God was what left their mouths. All of that helped them to enter God’s promise and into the promised land.

       7. Reflect and think: Do you think you will be more like Caleb/Joshua or more like the rest of the 12 spies? (Note: there are no right or wrong answers!)

  • Allow kids to share honestly because this is supposed to be a reflective question for kids and us to understand where they are in their journey to believe in God.
  • There is no shame in thinking you may be more like the other 10 spies, rather than Caleb and Joshua. We don’t get to a position of being able to trust God right away. Learning to trust God takes time to grow our faith and belief in God and we need to know His heart for people more and more. This is also why we always pray for God to help us to know Him more, so that we can trust him even more!

End the time by praying together with your child(ren) and have spiritual conversations with them. Help them know that they are allowed to think and ask questions so that their understanding of God and God’s Word grows with them and in them as they grow. A healthy growing faith and understanding of God involves all parts of our being!

    • Prepare the following materials: 
    • Writing materials – pens, pencils, colour pencils 
    • Pieces of paper 
    • A small cardboard box 
    • Stickers and other decorative materials
    • Glue
  • Gather all your family members.

    • Praise is simply expressing good things about someone or something, and making it known to the person and the people around.
    • For us to know what praise is, it starts with simple things around us.
    • Gather all your family members and together, everyone is to think of one praise point to praise each family member.
      • Every single one of us are members of our family, and everyone has a place in this family and no one gets left behind. 
      • Today we are going to learn to practice praise of each other! 
      • We will go through all our family members and think of praise points which we can write down. 
      • E.g. If it’s Mummy’s turn, we will all, including mummy, think of one good thing about Mummy that we want to praise, which we can write down and share to that person. 
      • We also want to think of a praise point for ourselves, so that we learn to know what you are good at and continue to be good at doing those things and thank God for being good at that.
  • Pray together to conclude, thanking God for giving us all these good things in each of our family members.

 

  • To continue the practice of praise as part of our lives, we are going to have a Praise Box!
  • Let’s decorate this praise Box together. → Proceed to decorate as a family: draw, write, paste stickers ~
  • This praise box will be placed in a place where everyone can see and access.
  • If you see or observe something you want to praise in the week, you can write or draw it out and put it in the praise box.
  • Together at the end of one week, we will look into the praise box together and praise each other, to have a culture of praise in our family!

Today, we learnt that praise is simply expressing good things about someone or something, and making it known to the person and the people around. 

Draw a praise point and place it into your Family Praise Box! Think of someone you want to praise in your family and draw that person doing the thing you want to praise him/her about! 

Today, we learnt how Praise Helps Us Enter into God’s Presence. 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Pow-Wow Praise Week #1 Worksheet

You can access the answers here: Pow-Wow Praise Week #1 Worksheet (Answers)

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

Look for words related to what we have learnt today! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Pow-Wow Praise Word Search and Answers 

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

Simply print by accessing the file here: The Twelve Spies Maze Activity

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

Week 1 - Jesus Has No Sin

Outline - PreSchool

Bible Text: Luke 4: 1-13 – Jesus is Tested in the Wilderness 

Lesson Aim: To help children understand that Jesus is God because only He is completely sinless despite  feeling the temptations like any of us because He was made a man.  

God’s Character: Jesus is completely Man who suffers and completely God who is holy

Child Developmental Concepts: Feelings, sin

PreSchool (18mo to 6yo) Kids Video Time

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents, 

Hope your week has been going well and well wishes for the week ahead! Last week, our preschoolers learnt how Jesus knows our feelings. As we center our life in Jesus, there is so much more we can learn from Jesus’ character and goodness.  

This week, our preschoolers will learn that Jesus has no sin – that he always does the right things. We will teach our children by continuing and adding on from the previous story pictures. We will focus on how Jesus responded to three temptations by doing the right thing. After that, we will have simple activities for the preschoolers to learn to exercise wisdom  in doing the right thing.  

We pray that the preschoolers will have a fun time of learning and greater experience connecting with Christ. Let’s  invest our quality time with God and the children. God Bless! 

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 #3, Big Point #4: Jesus Has No Sin) 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: 

M3BP#4 Jesus Has No Sin Story Cards + Script PDF
M3BP#4 Jesus Has No Sin Story Cards + Script Powerpoint 


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

Materials needed: 

  • Print and cut out: Making Better Choices 
    • Parents might want to filter through picture cards to ensure what the kids see will be simple and clear enough for them to make a choice. 
    • For younger tots and preschoolers, parents might also want to limit the pictures to just 3. 
  • A small pouch or bag, a box will work well too even if you aren’t able to find a bag
  • After printing , cutting out and filtering through all the emotions cards, place it inside the bag/box.

  • piece of paper. 
  • Ask your child what is happening on the piece of paper, or for younger preschoolers, guide them to know what is happening. 
  • After that, ask your child whether it’s a right and good thing to do or not. 
  • While doing this activity, go through the following questions with your child:
    • How do you think the boy/girl is feeling, and what did he/she choose to do. 
    • Repeat that Jesus knows how they feel in each of these feelings. Do you think that Jesus will choose the right thing to do?
    • Reinforce that Jesus will always do the right thing, no matter how He feels! 
    • If needed, remind them of what Jesus went through while in the Desert and how He chose to do the right thing.

Materials Needed: 

Jesus knows our feelings and yet he had no sin, because he always chose to do the right thing. After Satan had gone away, angels came to take care of him. 

Colour this beautiful picture of Jesus being taken care of by the angels!

 

Week 2 - Praise is a Weapon that Defeats Satan

Outline - Primary Kids

Week 2 (29th Aug 2021): 
The Big Point: Praise is a Weapon that Defeats Satan
God’s Word: King Jehoshaphat Praised God Even in Times of Trouble (2 Chronicles 20:1-34) 
Memory Verse: Sing to the Lord. Praise him. Day after day tell about how he saves us. Psalm 96:2 (NIRV)
Application: I will praise God even in times of trouble! 

Series Aim: To help kids to understand the power of praise and how it helps us know God more! 

Creative Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-mOjdmBR8A

Primary (7yo to 12yo) Kids Video Time

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Praise: Praise is an expression of admiration, love, respect and thanksgiving to God for all that He is, all that He has done and all that He will do.

Express: To make known one’s thoughts and feelings. When we express praise to God, we are making known our thoughts and feelings of love to God and the people around us.

Weapon: A thing that is used to cause harm or damage to something else. This series teaches us that Praise is a weapon against evil and Satan’s dark forces!

Satan: The devil and the enemy of God and all things good. Satan’s mission is to turn everyone away from God.

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

Series Overview: Pow-Wow Praise, the Power of Praise 

In this series, we are looking into “praise”, what it actually is and how it packs a punch of God’s power! Praise is not just the time when we sing fast songs to God, but praise is an expression of faith, has power to bring us to God’s presence and is an act of loving God. Praise brings us to know God even more and is a weapon to fight the enemy and forces of darkness! How awesome is God and praising Him!

Series Aim: To help kids to understand the power of praise and how it helps us know God more!

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

  1. We are in a new HopeKids series that’s all powerful and exciting! What is it and what is it about?
  • We are on a series, learning all about the power of Praise.
  • It is called Pow-Wow Praise!
  • We are learning about praising Jesus and how praise has power!
  • Praise is not just about singing fast songs during HopeKids service.

       2. What is the Big Point this week?

  • This week, we learnt that Praise is a Weapon that Defeats Satan.
  • Satan is also known as the devil. He is an enemy that seeks to be worshipped as God is worshipped. He also tries to get us to stop loving and following after God.

      3. Does praise need to be sung/said out?

  • Yes! What makes praise truly praise is that it has to be expressed: sung, said, danced, written, read. It has to be heard and made known.
  • We can praise God in our hearts, but nobody but God and you would know it. Sometimes when we say something out, it has power because it is made known to people. Expressed praise makes what you believe and feel, known to God, all people around you, and even the enemy, Satan.

       4. How can praise help us to defeat Satan?

  • When we praise God, we are also remembering God’s character and God’s goodness in our lives, and it helps us to remember how good God is. We are also declaring God’s power and that God is King, as God is enthroned on our praises.
  • In doing so, Satan has no power to do his damage.

       5. From which story did we learn about today where we see praise is a weapon that defeats Satan?

  • We learnt from the story of King Jehoshaphat. Despite enemy armies coming to him to invade his nation, his first response was to seek God in prayer and praise God for what He has done before, what He is doing and what He will do.
  • Jehoshaphat praised God, and God’s presence and assurance came, telling them that God will be the one to fight the battle for them.
  • All that they needed to do was to show up and take their position in battle.
  • King Jehoshaphat and the rest of his nation praised God, Jehoshaphat even sent a troop of singers that sang praises to God into the battle.
  • God’s presence came and caused the enemy armies to get confused and fight each other.
  • King Jehoshaphat and the people didn’t even need to fight the armies! They won the fight because God fought for them and simply because they praised and looked to God first!

       6. Reflect and think: Satan is always working in the shadows and getting people to turn away from God. That is why praise is a spiritual weapon to defeat Satan as well as enthrone God to be king. Are you able to believe in that?

  • Allow kids to share honestly because this is supposed to be a reflective question for kids and us to understand where they are in their journey to believe in God. Kids may find it hard to understand and believe in the idea of the spiritual realm. Allow them to share honestly so as to better educate in time to come.

End the time by praying together with your child(ren) and have spiritual conversations with them. Help them know that they are allowed to think and ask questions so that their understanding of God and God’s Word grows with them and in them as they grow. A healthy growing faith and understanding of God involves all parts of our being!

Note: This is a repeated activity from last week, we want to cultivate the culture of giving praise in the children. 

  • Prepare the following materials: 
    • Writing materials – pens, pencils, colour pencils 
    • Pieces of paper 
    • A small cardboard box 
    • Stickers and other decorative materials
    • Glue
  • Gather all your family members.
  • Praise is simply expressing good things about someone or something, and making it known to the person and the people around.
  • Gather all your family members and together. Last week, we learnt to praise our fellow family members. We can continue to do this!
  • However, today we want to focus on another aspect of praise, to extend our praise to the one who most deserves it: God!
  • You will go one round as a family and share one thing you want to praise God for – learn to make praising God a part of your life!
  • Pray together to conclude, thanking God for giving us all these good things in each of our family members.

 

  • To continue the practice of praise as part of our lives, we are going to continue with this praise box.
  • This praise box will be placed in a place where everyone can see and access.
  • If you see or observe something you want to praise in the week, you can write or draw it out and put it in the praise box. 
  • This week onwards, we can also add praise points for God to be inserted into the box.
  • Together at the end of one week, we will look into the praise box together and praise each other/praise God to have a culture of praise in our family!

Today, we learnt that praise is simply expressing good things about someone or something, and making it known to the person and the people around. 

Think of praise points for God which you shared to your family and if possible, draw it out!

Today, we learnt how praise is a weapon that defeats Satan, because praise puts God on the throne and declares that He is King! Jehoshaphat was a king who wanted to seek and honour God above all else, he sought and praised God even in times of trouble.

Solve this maze activity by helping the messengers to find King Jehoshaphat.

Simply print by accessing the file here: Story of King Jehoshaphat  – Maze Activity Sheet

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

Kid’s Independent Activity:
Create a beautiful picture from these colouring sheets, and recall how the people praised God and how God fought for them in the battle and brought them to victory!

Simply print by accessing the file here: Story of King Jehoshaphat –  Colouring Activity Sheet

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

Family Activity: 
Scan the QR code using your phone and do the family devotion reading and discussion together 🙂

Are you able to find all these words that are related to the story this week?

Simply print by accessing the file here: Story of King Jehoshaphat – Word Search Activity Sheet

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! The people of God praised God as they went into battle and it caused the enemy armies to go into confusion and destroyed each other.

Simply print by accessing the file here: Story of King Jehoshaphat  – Spot the Difference Activity Sheet


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

  1. Get your Bibles and read 2 Chronicles 20 
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  3. Go through the answers later 🙂

Simply print by accessing the file here: Story of King Jehoshaphat –  Crossword Puzzle Sheet


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

Week 2 - Jesus Saves Us From Sin

Outline - PreSchool

Bible Text: Luke 4: 38-44 – Jesus Heals Many

Lesson Aim: To help children understand that God the Father loves us so He sent a Saviour

God’s Character: Jesus saves

Child Developmental Concepts: Sin, save

PreSchool (18mo to 6yo) Kids Video Time

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents, 

The past weeks’ lessons focused on helping children to understand Jesus’ identity: He is 100% Man, but also 100% God. This week, we will introduce to children Jesus’ true mission on Earth: despite all the miracles He had done, Jesus did not come to take our struggles and physical ailments away so that we could live a happy life. Instead, the Bible tells us that He came to preach the Kingdom of God, which is the only cure to our chief sickness: sin.

 

Children often pray to God to take their sicknesses away, and they often struggle to believe that God loves and cares for them and listens to their prayer when healings do not happen. Understanding that Jesus’ primary mission is to preach and save us from sin, thus sometimes helps us better understand God’s heart for us – sometimes God may withhold certain miracles and healings if they could not draw people closer to a relationship with God. From here, we can teach children that there is a sickness that no one but Jesus could cure, and it is far more dangerous than our physical illnesses: sin. 

 

Teaching the right theology may take time and effort, and children may not immediately understand. But learning a hard truth right from young takes less time than unlearning a false concept during adulthood. It is our prayer that the Holy Spirit will compel your heart as you preach the word simply and truthfully to our little children!

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 #3, Big Point #5: Jesus Saves Us From Sin) 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! 

Due to the nature of this week’s God’s Word, we will focus fully on the story this week and a simple colouring activity below. While talking to your children, they may ask questions about healing – explore together and let them know that God loves us and is always willing to heal.

Yet at the same time, God does not always heal because God’s heart is for us to know him more than to be healed from sickness. Jesus came to save us and not just heal us.

Using the following, go through the story together with the children: 
M3BP#5 Jesus Saves Us From Sin Story Cards + Script PDF
M3BP#5 Jesus Saves Us From Sin Cards + Script Powerpoint


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

Materials needed: 

Jesus loves and care for us, and He never wants us to be sick. But what is most important is that we don’t stay in sin. Jesus came to save us from sin, and not sickness. Colour these beautiful pictures of Jesus!

Week 3 - Praise Helps Us To See Things In God’s Lenses

Outline - Primary Kids

Week 3 (5th Sept 2021): 
The Big Point: Praise Helps us to See Things in God’s Lenses
God’s Word: Psalm 149
Memory Verse: Sing to the Lord. Praise him. Day after day tell about how he saves us. Psalm 96:2 (NIRV)
Application: I will praise God to see things in God’s lenses! 
Series Aim: To help kids to understand the power of praise and how it helps us know God more! 

Note: No creative video this week.

Primary (7yo to 12yo) Kids Video Time

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Praise: Praise is an expression of admiration, love, respect and thanksgiving to God for all that He is, all that He has done and all that He will do.

Express: To make known one’s thoughts and feelings. When we express praise to God, we are making known our thoughts and feelings of love to God and the people around us.

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

Series Overview: Pow-Wow Praise, the Power of Praise 

In this series, we are looking into “praise”, what it actually is and how it packs a punch of God’s power! Praise is not just the time when we sing fast songs to God, but praise is an expression of faith, has power to bring us to God’s presence and is an act of loving God. Praise brings us to know God even more and is a weapon to fight the enemy and forces of darkness! How awesome is God and praising Him!

Series Aim: To help kids to understand the power of praise and how it helps us know God more!

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

  1. Wow kids, before we know it, it is the last week of this HopeKids series that has been teaching us something powerful and exciting! What is it and what is it about?
  • We are on a series, learning all about the power of Praise.
  • It is called Pow-Wow Praise!
  • We are learning about praising Jesus and how praise has power!
  • Praise is not just about singing fast songs during HopeKids service.

       2. What is the Big Point this week?

  • This week, we learnt that Praise Helps Us to See Things in God’s Lenses.
  • That means that when we praise God, it helps us to see things as how God sees. Praise also helps us to put our focus on God, helping us see how BIG and powerful God is as compared to the problems or situations around us.

      3. Does praise need to be sung/said out?

  • Yes! What makes praise truly praise is that it has to be expressed: sung, said, danced, written, read. It has to be heard and made known.
  • We can praise God in our hearts, but nobody but God and you would know it. Sometimes when we say something out, it has power because it is made known to people. Expressed praise makes what you believe and feel known to God and the people around us!

       4. How can praise help us to see things in God’s Lenses?

  • When we praise God, we are also remembering God’s character and God’s goodness in our lives, and it helps us to remember how good God is. We are also declaring God’s power and that God is King, as God is enthroned on our praises.
  • In doing so, praise increases faith and belief in God, and helps us put our focus on the power of God and sees problems as how God sees them.
  • And God is definitely bigger and more powerful than our problems!

       5. From which part of the Bible did we learn from today?

  • We learnt from the book of Psalm, which is actually a book of poems, songs and prayers to God.
  • In this lesson, we were learning from Psalm 149, where the writer tells us to praise God no matter what is happening in our lives, and even in our sleep
  • Psalm 149 is a hymn of praise, calling the people to praise God.
  • Here, God’s people call one another to praise God and to sing to Him a new song. The tone is one of jubilant and exuberant praise, in gladness, rejoicing, dancing and making melody. When God’s people call upon God as their Maker and King, God is sure to let His presence be known and felt.
  • When we praise God, it is God’s Word, God’s promises and God’s characteristics expressed out for all to hear. It helps us remember who God is in our lives. Praise is thus, powerful, active and aggressive. It cuts down our enemy before he can do any damage to us and reminds us of God’s truth. Praise Helps Us to see things in God’s Lenses.

       6. Reflect and think: When difficult or bad things happen around us, it can be easy to feel scared about what is happening. But Praise can help us to see things in God’s lenses, or to simply see God more than the problems. The next time difficult or bad things happen, how do you think you can better go through the situation?

  • Allow kids to share honestly because this is supposed to be a reflective question for kids and us to understand where they are in their journey to believe in God.
  • Let kids know that it is okay if they think it’s hard to praise God in times of trouble. But perhaps we can simply pray for them and encourage them to seek God in prayer as a first step! 🙂
  • Also share Psalm 8:2 with the children, helping them to realise and be encouraged that the praises of children have great power against Satan’s forces of evil!

End the time by praying together with your child(ren) and have spiritual conversations with them. Help them know that they are allowed to think and ask questions so that their understanding of God and God’s Word grows with them and in them as they grow. A healthy growing faith and understanding of God involves all parts of our being!

Family/Independent Activity #3 – Praise-Faith Glasses

Today, we learnt that praise can help us to see things in God’s lenses! In eyes of faith, and seeing things as how God sees things: what things can be with Him instead of just the bad or difficult things happening! 

Parents may want to do this together with your kids or help with the cutting work and allow kids to do on their own! Doing it together may be fun and help you to have praise-faith glasses to use during praise sharing sessions (as in activity #2) or even during praise and worship moments at home or praying together!

  • PRINT (preferably on thick paper): Paper Glasses Template
  • If you don’t have thick paper, you can print out, paste on cardboard/thick paper and then cut out. Adult assistance may be required, especially for lower primary children.
  • Allow kids to choose the design/shape they want and cut out. Adult assistance may be needed to cut out the insides of the lenses (you may want to use the help of a penknife as it will be easier).
  • Cut out a set of arms. Measure how long the arms of the glasses need to be to comfortably fit your child’s head and snip them off at the desired length. Fold the little tabs on the side of the glasses and tape the arms onto them.
  • Gather the following materials:
    • Colour pencils 
    • Colour Markers
    • Stickers 
    • Glitter
    • Glue/Tape/Washi Tape
  • Get decorating and have a fun time making Praise-Faith glasses together!
  • At the end, say remember, when we praise God, it helps us see things in God’s lenses! *wears glasses*

Credits to: picklebums.com

Look for words related to what we have been learning through this whole series!

Simply print by accessing the file here: Pow-Wow Praise #3 Word Search and Answers

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

Complete this worksheet and recall what you have been learning throughout the past 3 weeks!

Simply print by accessing the file here: Pow-Wow Praise Final Week Worksheet

You can access the answers here: Pow-Wow Praise Final Week Worksheet (Answers)

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

Week 3 - Jesus Is Near Sinners

Outline - PreSchool

Text: Matthew 9:9-13 / Luke 5: 27-32 – Jesus Calls Matthew (Levi) and Eats with Sinners

Bible Lesson Aim: To help children understand that though sin can’t be near God, He provides a way for us to be near Him 

God’s Character: Jesus saves

Child Developmental Concepts: Near and Far

PreSchool (18mo to 6yo) Kids Video Time

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents, 

This week, we want to introduce Jesus as our friend. Jesus is holy, but was never distant from us sinners. He ate with the sinners (Luke 5:27-32), went to visit a sinner’s house (Luke 19:1-10), and as his parables in Luke 15 demonstrated, the sinners were considered equally precious in His eyes. This juxtaposition further exemplifies Jesus’ depth of sacrificial love, which gave us the opportunity to reconcile and be near to God. While Jesus is powerful and perfect without any sin, He yearns to be near and have a personal relationship with us. Jesus doesn’t condone sin, but at the same time, He does not condemn us sinners, and instead showed grace and encouraged repentance through acts of loving kindness. Jesus loved us the same, and is always willing to come near!

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 #3, Big Point #6: Jesus Saves is near Sinners) on Kids Online!

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Materials Needed: 

  • 2 Laundry baskets/clean bins/buckets 
  • Paper balls made of recycled paper or plastic balls if you have at home
  • Something to indicate the spot kids are to stand at (e.g. a small mat) 
  • Blu-tack and paper/post-it notes 

Optional: Jesus Print-out (print, cut and adhere the back with blu-tack)

For this activity, we want to focus on the concept of near and far to illustrate that Jesus is near us. 

Set the spot where you and your kids are supposed to stand. 

 

GAME: ROUND 1

  • Place 2 laundry baskets/clean bins/buckets in a line, one very near to you, and one further away. 
  • Get your child to stand at the designated spot, and throw a paper ball into the basket/bin/bucket nearer to you. Let your child attempt a few times till the ball is in. 
  • Next, get your child to throw the paper ball into the further basket/bin from the same spot. 

 

GAME: ROUND 2

  • Stick 2 paper with blu-tack/post-it notes on the wall, one slightly above your child’s height, one out of reach of your child (even after they jump). 
  • Ask your child to tap the blu-tacked paper/post-it near him/her. 
  • Then, ask the child to jump and reach for the blu-tack paper/post-it that is far from him/her. Let them try to jump and reach for a few times. 

Explain to them that:

  • Jesus is their friend, and is near like the basket/bin/bucket that is near to them. 
  • *Paste Jesus cut out on the nearer basket/bin/bucket. 
  • All they have to do is reach out, and Jesus is there. 
  • Jesus is never far like the basket/bin/bucket they cannot reach. 
  • In the same way, Jesus is their friend, and is near like the blu-tacked paper/post-it that is near to them. 
  • *Paste Jesus cut out beside the nearer blu-tacked paper/post-it.
  • All they have to do is reach out, and Jesus is there. Jesus is never too far away that you cannot reach him. 


End: Get your child to repeat after you “Jesus is near me”.



Image credits from
https://handsonaswegrow.com/, from which also where we took inspiration for this activity

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: 
M3BP#6 Jesus is near Sinners Story Cards + Script PDF
M3BP#5 Jesus is near Sinners Cards + Script Powerpoint


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

Materials needed: 

Jesus loves us so much that He is willing to come to earth to be like us, so that He can come near to us. Matthew was a sinner which nobody wanted to go near to. Everyone thought Matthew was a bad person. But Jesus was not scared to come near sinners. He came to Matthew and even asked Matthew to follow him as a disciple and follower of God! Jesus really loves people and Jesus is near us! 

Colour this beautiful picture of Jesus and Matthew walking side by side!

Past Series

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Week 1: The Bible is God’s Word
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 2: The Bible is God’s Truth
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 3: The Bible is How God Talks to Us
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 1: Our Creator God Is Eternal
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 2: Our Creator God Provides For All His Creation
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 3: Our Creator God Is In Control Of All Things
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 1: I Will Not Give Up Even When I Don’t See Results
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 2: I Will Not Give Up Even When I Feel Down
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 3: I Will Not Give Up Even Through Hard Times
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 1: I Will Be A Responsible Son/Daughter
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Week 2: I Will Be A Responsible Student/strong>
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PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 3: I Will Be A Responsible Friend
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
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Week 1: Jesus Sets Me Free from Sin
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 2: Jesus Made Me Right with God
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 3: Jesus is the Only Way to the Father
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 4: I can be Part of God’s Family Through Jesus
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
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Week 1: God Loves All People
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 2: God Invites All People to His Love
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 3: God Seeks All Peopleto Know Him
Primary Kids Video
PreSchool Kids Video Time
Week 1: Sin is Putting Other Things Above God Week 2: Sin Separates us From God and Each Other Week 3: Sin Always Brings Judgement Week 3: Sin Always Brings Judgement (Junior Video)
Week 1: Jesus Calls Us to Love Others Week 2: Jesus Calls Us to Forgive Others
Week 1: God is a Promise Keeper Week 2: God Promises to Forgive all who are Sorry Week 3: God Promises to Always Be With Us
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Week 1: I Can Choose Wisely!​ Week 2: I Can Choose To Work Hard! Week 3: I Can Choose To Be Responsible
Week 1: Jesus is the Greatest Gift from God ​ Week 2: Jesus is the Greatest Gift from God Week 3: Jesus is the Greatest Gift from God Week 4: Jesus is the Greatest Gift from God
Week 1: I Can Trust in Jesus, my Saviour! Week 2: I Can Trust in Jesus, my Provider! Week 3: I Can Trust in Jesus, my Protector! Week 4: Jesus is the Greatest Gift from God
Week 1: I Am Created in God’s Image ​ Week 2: I Am Known by God Week 3: I Am Accepted through Jesus
Week 1: God is Three in One: Father, Spirit, Son Week 2: Our Heavenly Father is God Week 3: Jesus, the son is God Week 4: The Holy Spirit is God
Week 1: Faith is Obeying What God Says Week 2: Faith is Believing What God Says Week 3: Faith is Trusting God Everyday!
Week 1: God is All Powerful Week 2: God Knows All Things Week 3: God is Everywhere
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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:

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.

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.

HopeKids Online Service will be streamed on Church Online after the adult service ends.

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

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!