Through God's Lens: Perseverance

Perseverance is never giving up on what you need to do despite things being difficult and a delay in getting success. The Bible has many stories where people need to persevere in what God called them to do. Come on a journey together to learn together what God and the Bible says of perseverance and how God thinks highly of a persevering heart. 

Series Aim: To help kids learn what God and the Bible says about perseverance and how God much God values it.

Week 3 - I will not give up even through hard times

Outline - Primary Kids

Week 3 (27th June 2021): 

The Big Point: I will not give up even through hard times. 
God’s Word: Paul’s Suffering for the Gospel (Acts 9:1-19, Philippians 3: 7-10 2 Corinthians 11: 16-33)
Memory Verse: Blessed is the person who keeps on going when times are hard. (James 1:12a)
Application: I will not give up even when things are hard. 

Series Aim:  To help kids learn what God and the Bible says about perseverance and how God much God values it. 

Creative Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0p0W_Zbt1s

Primary (7yo to 12yo) Kids Video Time

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Perseverance: To be persevering is to not give up in doing something despite the difficulty or delay in achieving the wanted results one would hope for. To persevere is simply to not give up easily.

Prophet: A prophet is someone who hears from God and tells the people what God is saying. Elijah was a prophet of the one true God.

Family Conversation

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!

Perseverance is never giving up on what you need to do despite things being difficult and a delay in getting success. The Bible has many stories where people need to persevere in what God called them to do. The root of perseverance is in understanding Jesus’s unrelenting love for us despite our sins, which gives us the motivation to want to be more like Him – to be as persevering as Him in loving God and people! If Jesus never gave up on us, but continued to actively pursue us by laying down His life, we too can persevere through life and all its challenges with Him!  Come on a journey together to learn together what God and the Bible says of perseverance and how God thinks highly of a persevering heart. 

Series Aim: To help kids learn what God and the Bible says about perseverance and how God much God values it. 

→ This series seeks to allow the kids to discover that the value of perseverance is applicable in both their everyday life and also in their faith journey! We will discover how much God values perseverance by exploring what the Bible says about it, and help kids to connect their Sundays with their Mondays – They can persevere through life with a biblical perspective!

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

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  1. What have you been learning in HopeKids in the last three weeks of HopeKids online?
    We have been learning about perseverance and how being persevering can really please and honour God, helping us love Him and people even better!

  2. What is the Big Point for today?
    Today we learnt about not giving up even when things are tough for us to keep going on.
    • Big Point: I will not give up even through hard times.

  3. Can you tell me about a time when you feel that everything is too difficult and hard for you to keep on doing what you need to do? What was happening then? Why do you feel like giving up?
    • Allow children to share openly and freely.

    • Acknowledge the children’s feelings and help them understand that it is normal to wish to give up, especially when it feels too hard to continue. But, we will never grow and become better if we were to give up. We will remain where we are. Yet, if we continue and persevere through, we will grow through it and become stronger and better. It can be stronger and better in skills, or it can be stronger and better in the way we love God and people, regardless of what the thing is that we persevere to do.
    • A spirit of perseverance can really please God when we are choosing to love Him and love people in what we are persevering to do.

     

  4. Which Bible character did we learn from this week?
    • Allow children to share.

    • We learnt from Paul!
    • Paul was someone whose life was completely changed after encountering Jesus in a supernatural way which helped him to realise that Jesus is real after all and that He really was God’s son.
    • Paul turned from his old ways and started knowing God and Jesus more and more, and telling others to know God and Jesus, especially in what Jesus did for us.
    • In doing so, he got into a lot of trouble and painful and hard situations. But he persevered, out of love for Jesus.
    • Paul was able to choose to persevere, simply because he knew Jesus and Jesus’ persevering love for him.

     

  5. What are some of the difficult situations that you struggle in? How did Paul’s experience inspire you to persevere being in those difficult situations?
    Allow kids to answer.

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…)

For Family Activity, you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own!

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Materials Needed:

  • Print out Memory Verse + Cut out to individual words 
  • Optional: Blu Tac or tape 
  • Optional: Building Blocks 
 


Note:
If using building blocks, blutac / tape each word onto a block and jumble the blocks up. 

Get your child to use the building blocks to build a wall or shape, while getting the Bible verse words in the correct order.

 

Today, we learnt how Paul persevered through many hard experiences and missionary journeys! All because Paul knew of God’s love for him and how Jesus too, persevered for him! Because of that, Paul was able to persevere through all the hard situations! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Paul’s Missionary Journey – 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 of Paul in his missionary journeys where he was jailed, beaten up even shipwrecked! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Paul’s Missionary Journey –  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? Some of the words might be for next week’s story, but you can use the word bank to help you! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Paul’s Missionary Journey – 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! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:
Paul’s Missionary Journey – Spot the Difference Activity Sheet 

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

 

  1. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  2. Go through the answers later 🙂 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Paul’s Missionary Journey –  Crossword Puzzle Sheet 

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

Week 3 - God Keeps Us

Outline - PreSchool

Bible Text: Genesis 6 – Genesis 7:1 – Noah and the Flood

Lesson Aim: To teach children the concept of repentance & salvation through repentance

God’s Character: God is merciful: He saves the sinner who repent

Child Developmental Concepts: Sin vs God

PreSchool (18mo to 6yo) Kids Video Time

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents, welcome to the Home Activity Pack for you and your Preschooler at home! We are now on module #2: God is our Father which explores themes on how God is our loving heavenly Father who cares for us more than we can ever understand or imagine. 

 

This week, our preschool children will continue to learn about having a heart of repentance before God, and how that leads to us being saved – salvation. God is merciful and always saves us from wrongful acts and thoughts, and repentance is all about choosing God and choosing what is good. Saying yes to God, and no to sin, and doing so helps us to see that God is a loving Father who will keep us and protect us. Our story continues to be from Genesis 6 & 7 on Noah and the flood. Because of Noah’s righteousness before God in choosing to turn to Him and away from evil, God kept Noah and his family safe from the flood.


Note: You don’t have to do all of the activities within one day or one seating! Break the activities up and follow up with your children through the days. 🙂

 

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 (Big Point #6: God Keeps Us) on Kids Online!

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To prep for the activity, print and cut the following documents:

  1. Opposites Activity Card – Single sided 
  2. God Vs Sin Single sided 

This is a simple activity to show how God is so completely good that he is like the opposite of sin. God dislikes sin and will burn up everything that has sin in it. 

 

1. First start with showing your child this video to illustrate the idea of opposites! 

 

2. We learnt that opposites are two things that are very very different from each other!

  • Can you think of any examples of opposites?
  • For younger preschoolers, you might want to give examples to them (E.g. Big and Small, Far and Near, Hot and Cold) 

3. Alright, now we are going to play with these Opposites Activity Cards. 

  • Younger Preschoolers/Tots: 
    • Lay out all the cards and focus on one pair at any one time. 
    • Take one card and talk about it. 
    • Get your child to identify what is the opposite of the said card. 
    • You don’t have to do every pair! Just 1-2 will do. 
    • You can also choose to go through all the pairs over a few days. 🙂 

 

  • Older Preschoolers: 
    • Play it like a memory game between you and your child! 
    • Lay out the cards facing down. 
    • Players take turns to open a card and close. 
    • The first player to get 3 opposite pairs wins! 

 

Remember,  the interesting thing about opposites is that they are completely different from each other.

4. And you know kids, there is one more opposite that is not in these cards. This opposite is God and sin. God and sin cannot be together at the same time. God is so completely good that he cannot be near sin. If sin comes near God, it will completely disappear, because God’s goodness and holiness will destroy it till it’s nothing! You cannot love both God and sin, when you have God, you need to keep learning to say no to sin and yes to God. 

And we will then know for ourselves, the love oF God and how God keeps us! Because Noah said yes to God and no to sin, God kept Noah and his family safe. 🙂

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

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

M2BP#6 God Keeps Us Story Cards + Script PDF

M2BP#6 God Keeps Us + Script Powerpoint 

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

  • Playdough of various colours 
  • If you don’t have playdough you can simply make your own – this in itself can also be a fun activity to do together, especially for older preschoolers!

Optional: Making your own playdough 

Credits to https://www.iheartnaptime.net/

 

Playdough ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  • Food coloring, optional – gel food colouring works best! 
  • Quart sized Ziplock bags

 

  1. Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. 
  2. Add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the color now as well. 
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. 
  4. Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. 
  5. If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. 
  6. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. 
  7. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands. → You can get kids to help you with this! 
  8. Once it’s all mixed together you’re ready to PLAY!

Store the play dough inside the bags once done to keep soft. Keeps for up to 3 months.



Place the printed playdough activity sheets in front of your child. You may want to lay a piece of cling wrap or clear plastic on top of the printout. 

Together, use the playdough to make the missing pieces of the picture! Take photos of the kids’ handiwork! 

You can also get the kids to make various animals / boat shapes on their own! 🙂 

 

 

 
  • Get your kids to see which animal mask they would like to use/wear. 
  • Print it out. 
  • Punch holes at the side and put a string through.
  • Allow your kids to do pretend play or roleplay. 

 

Week 2 - I will not give up even when I feel down

Outline - Primary Kids

Week 2 (20th June 2021): 

The Big Point: I will not give up even when I feel down.
God’s Word: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-56) 
Memory Verse: Blessed is the person who keeps on going when times are hard. (James 1:12a)
Application: I will not give up even when I feel down.
Series Aim:  To help kids learn what God and the Bible says about perseverance and how God much God values it. 


Creative Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj9UlUuIARM

Primary (7yo to 12yo) Kids Video Time

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Perseverance: To be persevering is to not give up in doing something despite the difficulty or delay in achieving the wanted results one would hope for. To persevere is simply to not give up easily.

Prophet: A prophet is someone who hears from God and tells the people what God is saying. Elijah was a prophet of the one true God.

Family Conversation

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!

Perseverance is never giving up on what you need to do despite things being difficult and a delay in getting success. The Bible has many stories where people need to persevere in what God called them to do. The root of perseverance is in understanding Jesus’s unrelenting love for us despite our sins, which gives us the motivation to want to be more like Him – to be as persevering as Him in loving God and people! If Jesus never gave up on us, but continued to actively pursue us by laying down His life, we too can persevere through life and all its challenges with Him!  Come on a journey together to learn together what God and the Bible says of perseverance and how God thinks highly of a persevering heart. 

Series Aim: To help kids learn what God and the Bible says about perseverance and how God much God values it. 

→ This series seeks to allow the kids to discover that the value of perseverance is applicable in both their everyday life and also in their faith journey! We will discover how much God values perseverance by exploring what the Bible says about it, and help kids to connect their Sundays with their Mondays – They can persevere through life with a biblical perspective!

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

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  1. What is the series you are on in HopeKids right now?
    We are on a series called Through God’s Lens: Perseverance, where we try to learn a Godly and biblical understanding about perseverance.

     

  2. What is the Big Point for today?
    Today we learnt about not giving up even when we feel down, feel sad or hurt.
    • Big Point: I will not give up even when I feel down.

  3. Can you tell me about a time when you are feeling sad or down about something and you wish to just give up? What was happening then? Why do you feel like giving up?
    • Allow children to share openly and freely.

    • Acknowledge the children’s feelings and help them understand that it is normal to wish to give up especially when we feel sad and hurt about something. And yet it shows great strength when we choose to persevere despite what we feel, because it shows that we are placing more importance in the people and the things at hand compared to how we are feeling there and then!
    • A spirit of perseverance can really please God when we are choosing to love Him and love people in what we are persevering to do.

     

  4. Which Bible character did we learn from this week?
    • Allow children to share.

    • We learnt from Jesus’ own experience right before he was caught to be sent to die on the cross.
    • Jesus knew that his time on earth was almost up and he was going to die on the cross soon, and he was in great anguish, feeling very down.
    • And so, he took some time to spend time with God the Father and prayed for God to help him. Even though he struggled with what was coming ahead, Jesus was honest with God and cried out to God how he felt.
    • Sometimes we need to know that it is not wrong to feel a certain way. You can cry out to God how you feel because after all, God knows everything and He already knows how you are feeling. But when you cry out to God, it makes you feel better and it also helps you to realise that you can be free and honest to God.
    • And one thing that showed Jesus’ love for God was in his perseverance to obey God and love God despite his struggles. Despite how he felt, He prayed for God’s plans to be done instead of just what he wished for.
    • God will not always give us what we want, but God will always give us what we need. As Jesus persevered to keep obeying God, God gave him strength and peace to accept what is coming and to go through what He needed to do: die on the cross. And Jesus persevered, all out of love for God and for us, so that we can be saved.

     

  5. How did Jesus’ experience inspire you to persevere despite feeling down at times? Has it also changed your understanding of who Jesus is? Jesus was fully God but also fully man.
    Allow kids to answer.
    • Elijah was a prophet during a time when everyone else was turning away from believing in God, to believe in a false god!
    • To make it worse, the king and all the people in power were all believing in a false god and telling everyone to believe in a false god.
    • All the prophets who follow and speak God’s word were killed off… only Elijah was left alive…
    • It might be easier for Elijah to follow everyone else, but as a prophet of God who hears God and knows God, Elijah just will never want and can’t turn away from God who is the truth!
    • And that is also why Elijah is able to keep persevering in following after God. Because he personally knew God who is real. He knows God is real. And he loves God. Elijah just can’t tell himself that God is not real and start believing or worshipping a false god.
    • Elijah is able to persevere because he loves God and also it’s out of love for people and for people to go back to God.

  6. Do you think you are a persevering person? How do you think you can be more persevering for the different challenges in your own life?
    • Allow children to share.
    • Give children some handles and small goals they might want to work on in order to persevere and not give up.
    • Sometimes the goals may seem too big so help them to break it up and scaffold to some achievable goals which they can achieve within a shorter timespan (e.g. end of year).

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…)

For Family Activity, you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own!

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Note: HopeKids is here for all families and all children. All family members are welcome to do this together! 🙂 HopeKids just want to draw a highlight to Fathers since it’s Father’s Day, and we believe in kids honouring their parents! 

This Father’s Day, take some time to create some good memories together as a family as you make some chocolate cornflakes/ honey cornflakes together! 🙂 Take some photos, print it out and create a collage together!

CHOCOLATE CORNFLAKES

Ingredients (Makes 12 Cups) 
  • 50g butter
  • 100g milk or dark chocolate or a combination of both, broken into chunks (alternatively, you can also use semi-sweet chocolate chips!)
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup or honey
  • 100g cornflakes
  • Sprinkles (optional) or almond flakes (optional) 

Equipment needed 
Bowls 
Spatula
Saucepan
Spoons  
Weighing scale 
Mixing bowl 
Cupcake Liners 
Muffin tray 

  • STEP 1
    Children: Weigh out the ingredients. Older children can do this by themselves with supervision and little ones can help to pour or spoon ingredients into the weighing scales. Put 50g butter, 100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks and 3 tbsp golden syrup or honey in a saucepan or microwavable bowl. Put 100g cornflakes in another large bowl.
  • STEP 2
    Grown ups: Melt the weighted butter, chocolate and golden syrup in the saucepan over a low heat or briefly in the microwave. Allow to cool a little before pouring over the cornflakes.
  • STEP 3
    Children: Stir the ingredients together gently using a wooden spoon or spatula. Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases arranged on a muffin tray (or baking sheet, if you don’t have one). Grown ups will need to do this for younger children or simply arrange on a tray and let the mess happen.Top with sprinkles or almond flakes Put in the fridge to set.

If chocolate is too unhealthy and you prefer to make honey cornflakes instead, use the following recipe instead! 

HONEY CORNFLAKES

Ingredients (Makes 12 Cups) 
  • 35g unsalted butter
  • 10g caster sugar
  • 20g honey
  • 100g cornflakes (lightly crushed)
  • Almond flakes (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Note: This recipe requires an oven! 

  • STEP 1
    Grown ups: Preheat oven to 160°C 
  • Children: Weigh out the ingredients. Older children can do this by themselves with supervision and little ones can help to pour or spoon ingredients into the weighing scales. Weigh butter, sugar and honey into a saucepan. 
  • STEP 2
    Grown ups: Melt butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan till it bubbles. Remove from heat.
  • STEP 3
    Children: Stir the cornflakes and almond flakes into the honey mixture together gently using a wooden spoon or spatula. Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases arranged on a muffin tray. Grown ups will need to do this for younger children or simply arrange on a tray and let the mess happen. Top with sprinkles.
  • STEP 4
    Grown ups: Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 10 minutes till golden brown. Allow to cool before enjoying! 

While doing all of these, take photos and print them out to create a collage together with your family! 

Today is Father’s Day! Surprise your dad by making this little card and write-up for him! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Father’s Day Printable 

Credits to The Treasure Box Singapore 

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

Today, we learn from Jesus’ experience in the garden and how despite his sadness, pain and anguish, chose to cry out in prayer to God and still persevered to obey God. It is because of Jesus’ perseverance and obedience that we are able to be saved from sin and its dangers! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane – 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 of Jesus crying out to God in prayer before he went to the cross. 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane –  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? Some of the words might be for next week’s story, but you can use the word bank to help you! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane- 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! 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane  – Spot the Difference Activity Sheet 

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

  1. Turn to your Bible (preferably NIRV) and turn to Matthew 26:36-46 to read about Jesus’ feelings of anguish in the garden and how he persevered to obey God. 
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  3. Go through the answers later 🙂 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane –  Crossword Puzzle Sheet 

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

Week 2 - Yes To God, No To Sin

Outline - PreSchool

Bible Text: Genesis 6 – Genesis 7:1 – Noah and the Flood

Lesson Aim: To teach children the concept of repentance

God’s Character: God is merciful: He saves the sinner who repent

Child Developmental Concepts: Sin vs God

PreSchool (18mo to 6yo) Kids Video Time

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents, welcome to the Home Activity Pack for you and your Preschooler at home! We are now on module #2: God is our Father which explores themes on how God is our loving heavenly Father who cares for us more than we can ever understand or imagine. 

This week, our preschool children will learn about having a heart of repentance before God. While “repentance” may be a big word and concept for our children, we can still break it down to things the children can understand, such as choosing God and choosing what is good. Saying yes to God, and no to sin. Our story for this week will be from Genesis 6 & 7 on Noah and the flood. Because of Noah’s righteousness before God in choosing to turn to Him and away from evil, God rescued Noah and his family from the flood. The activities for this week will thus focus on bringing across the main points of the story.

Note: You don’t have to do all of the activities within one day or one seating! Break the activities up and follow up with your children through the days. 🙂 

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 (Big Point #5: Yes to God, No to Sin) on Kids Online!

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To prep for the activity, print and cut the following documents:
Opposites Activity Card – Single sided

This is a simple activity to show how God is so completely good that he is like the opposite of sin. God dislikes sin and will burn up everything that has sin in it. 


1. First start with showing your child this video to illustrate the idea of opposites! 


2. We learnt that opposites are two things that are very very different from each other. Like Big and Small, Near and Far (which we learnt last week), hot and cold… 

  • For older preschoolers, you can get them to think of some opposites!

3. Alright, now we are going to play with these Opposites Activity Cards. 

  • Younger Preschoolers/Tots: 
    • Lay out all the cards and focus on one pair at any one time. 
    • Take one card and talk about it. 
    • Get your child to identify what is the opposite of the said card. 
    • You don’t have to do every pair! Just 1-2 will do. 
    • You can also choose to go through all the pairs over a few days. 🙂 

  • Older Preschoolers: 
    • Play it like a memory game between you and your child! 
    • Lay out the cards facing down. 
    • Players take turns to open a card and close. 
    • The first player to get 3 opposite pairs wins! 

Alright! And the interesting thing about opposites is that they are completely different. 


Qn: If you are hot, can you be cold at the same time?

  • No. You are hot or cold. You cannot be in the middle because once you are in the middle you are not hot or cold anymore, you are warm. 

Qn: Can you be near or far at the same time? 

  • No, you are either near or far. 

4. And you know kids, there is one more opposite that is not in these cards. This opposite, is God and sin. God and sin cannot be together at the same time. God is so completely good that he cannot be near sin. If sin comes near God, it will completely disappear, because God’s goodness and holiness will destroy it till it’s nothing. 


That is why, we want to grow up loving God and saying yes to God and saying no to sin. We cannot choose both God and sin just like how we cannot be near and far at the same time. Which is just like what Noah did in our story today. 

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

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

M2BP#5 Yes to God, No to Sin Story Cards + Script PDF

M2BP#5 Yes to God, No to Sin + Script Powerpoint 

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

 

1. Noah’s Ark Colouring Activity – Print only page 2, 19 and 25 

  • Please do not print all the pages! 
  • You don’t have to do all the pages, either one will be enough.
  • The different pages are painted/coloured in different ways to create a different activity so that preschoolers can improve in various gross and fine motor skills. 
  • You might also want to skip this activity to do the next one instead in light of Father’s day. 

2. Colour pencils or crayons 

3. Paint or watercolour solid palette 

4. Drawing block 

5. Paint brushes of various sizes 

 

If using paint, be sure to back the paper on a drawing block. 

Be sure to also prepare your space by laying the table with newspaper or mahjong paper. 


Qn: Who was the character from today’s story who said yes to God and no to sin? 

    • Noah! 
    • Noah was a good man who loved God, he stopped saying yes to God and remembered God’s word. 
  • He repented, saying yes to God and no to sin and turning away from sin. 
  • Let’s colour this picture of Noah using crayons or colour pencils! 
 

Qn: What did God say he was going to do to the earth because everyone was saying no to God and yes to sin? 

  • God said that he was going to send rain, lots and lots of rain and there will be lots and lots of water. 
  • There will be a flood which will wash away everyone and all the people who said yes to sin.
  • For this, I want you to use blue paint/crayons to dot only the raindrops, can you try doing that? 
 

Qn: But what did God tell Noah to do? 

  • God told Noah to build a big boat so that Noah and his family can be safe. 

Qn: Did Noah say yes to God and what God told him to do? 

  • Yes!
  • Just like how Noah built the boat, let’s try to paint this boat together using our thumbprints!
  • Dip our thumb into the paint and stamp it onto our boat! 
  • Keep doing that till your boat is coloured! 

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

Note: HopeKids is here for all families and all children. All family members are welcome to do this together! 🙂 HopeKids just want to draw a highlight to Fathers since it’s Father’s Day, and we believe in kids honouring their parents! 

  • Father’s Day Medals – Print only the wanted design
  • Please do not print all the pages! 
  • You don’t have to do all the pages, either one will be enough! 
  • Colour pencils or crayons
  • You can also use paint or an inkpad to do thumbprints together as a finishing touch! 
 

Take some time to create a surprise medal  for Daddy, or do it together with Daddy this Father’s Day! 

  • Colour using colouring stationery of choice 
  • Put a thumbprint as a finishing touch to show that this card is from you!

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

Week 1 - I will not give up even when I don’t see results

Outline - Primary Kids

Week 1 (13th June 2021):
The Big Point: I will not give up even when I don’t see results. 
God’s Word: The Story of Elijah (1 Kings 16: 29-33 17:1-6, 18, 19:1-18)
Memory Verse: Blessed is the person who keeps on going when times are hard. (James 1:12a)
Application: I will not give up even when I don’t see results. 

Series Aim:  To help kids learn what God and the Bible says about perseverance and how God much God values it. 
Creative Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5gAXoerjw

Primary (7yo to 12yo) Kids Video Time

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Perseverance: To be persevering is to not give up in doing something despite the difficulty or delay in achieving the wanted results one would hope for. To persevere is simply to not give up easily.

Prophet: A prophet is someone who hears from God and tells the people what God is saying. Elijah was a prophet of the one true God.

Family Conversation

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!

Perseverance is never giving up on what you need to do despite things being difficult and a delay in getting success. The Bible has many stories where people need to persevere in what God called them to do. The root of perseverance is in understanding Jesus’s unrelenting love for us despite our sins, which gives us the motivation to want to be more like Him – to be as persevering as Him in loving God and people! If Jesus never gave up on us, but continued to actively pursue us by laying down His life, we too can persevere through life and all its challenges with Him!  Come on a journey together to learn together what God and the Bible says of perseverance and how God thinks highly of a persevering heart. 

Series Aim: To help kids learn what God and the Bible says about perseverance and how God much God values it. 

→ This series seeks to allow the kids to discover that the value of perseverance is applicable in both their everyday life and also in their faith journey! We will discover how much God values perseverance by exploring what the Bible says about it, and help kids to connect their Sundays with their Mondays – They can persevere through life with a biblical perspective!

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

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  1. What is the series you are on in HopeKids right now? Is it a new series?
    It is a new series which teaches us about perseverance!

    • It is called Through God’s Lens: Perseverance

     

  2. What have you learnt about perseverance? What does being persevering look like?
    Allow kids to share their thoughts.  
    • Parents, you can also share what you think being persevering is like. 
    • To be persevering is simply to not give up easily! A persevering person will not give up in doing something despite the difficulty or delay in achieving the wanted results.
  3. What is the Big Point for today?
    • Today we learnt about not giving up even when we don’t see results.

    • Big Point: I will not give up even if I don’t see results.
  4. When you don’t get the results that you want, do you think it is easy to keep on going and persevere on? In whose life did we learn from today?
    • Allow children to share openly and freely.

    • Sometimes in life, when we don’t get the results we hope for, perhaps it seems easier to give up.
    • But we learnt from the life of Elijah the prophet that it is important to keep on going and not give up, even if we don’t see the results we hope for.
    • The Bible tells us in James 12:1a that Blessed is the person who keeps on going when times are hard. And this is especially if God gives us an assignment to do something. It is important to persevere and keep on going. It is also our responsibility to keep on going, which was what Elijah did.
    • But you know, even if there isn’t an assignment that God gives, your responsibility for now is also your life’s assignment. And it is also important to persevere on, in all that you are doing in your life now – such as  a student.

     

  5. How were things difficult for Elijah to follow after and obey God?
    Allow children to share. 
    • Elijah was a prophet during a time when everyone else was turning away from believing in God, to believe in a false god!
    • To make it worse, the king and all the people in power were all believing in a false god and telling everyone to believe in a false god.
    • All the prophets who follow and speak God’s word were killed off… only Elijah was left alive…
    • It might be easier for Elijah to follow everyone else, but as a prophet of God who hears God and knows God, Elijah just will never want and can’t turn away from God who is the truth!
    • And that is also why Elijah is able to keep persevering in following after God. Because he personally knew God who is real. He knows God is real. And he loves God. Elijah just can’t tell himself that God is not real and start believing or worshipping a false god.
    • Elijah is able to persevere because he loves God and also it’s out of love for people and for people to go back to God.

     

  6. Do you think you are a persevering person? How do you think you can be more persevering for the different challenges in your own life?
    • Allow children to share.
    • Give children some handles and small goals they might want to work on in order to persevere and not give up.
    • Sometimes the goals may seem too big so help them to break it up and scaffold to some achievable goals which they can achieve within a shorter timespan (e.g. end of year).

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…)

For Family Activity, you will need to do the activity/discussion together with your children! 

For Independent Activity, you can simply print and leave your children to complete the activity sheets on their own!

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Help your child to understand the meaning of our Memory Verse through this series. 

You can choose to write out on a piece of drawing block or print out the Memory Verse.

  • First, read out the Memory verse for the children.
  • You might want them to do a dictation of the Memory Verse on their notebooks/pieces of paper.
  • After that, unpack the meaning of the verse using the questions below.

  • Kids, our Memory Verse *show page 1* here tells us, “Blessed is the person who keeps on going when times are hard. (James 1:12a) and indeed, a person who keeps going on and not gives up when times get hard, is actually a person who perseveres! 

  • Why do we want to be persevering? 

→ It is because when we persevere on and not give up, we are choosing to be faithful and responsible in the things that we are meant to do. Remember what we learnt about responsibility? It is all because in everything we do, we do it out of a heart that chooses to love and honour God! So being persevering is also very much linked to being responsible! 


→ On top of that, we want to be persevering because there really is no shortcut to us achieving things and dreams we hope to achieve! 


→ And the truth is, God does not magically allow things to happen for us! We need to work hard at it together with God to achieve the things and work God places in our lives. 


→ The important thing is really: why do we persevere? What is the reason for us to keep persevering? Through the life stories of the Bible characters we learn from this series, we will also realise that it is because of God and His love for us, which gives us strength to persevere on even in times when we don’t yet see the results we want. Because when we do so, we are slowly building up strength to become more like Jesus, who never gave up on us.  We are slowly building up strength to love God more and love people more, despite the challenges that come to us, and that is how God will also call us “blessed”. 


→ And if what we are persevering on are things related to God and what He calls us to do. We will receive a prize when we persevere. *show page 2* Here we see the second part of the verse, and it says “After they have come through hard times, this person will receive a crown. The crown is life itself. The Lord has promised it to those who love him.” 


→ This “crown of life”  is not just referring to life as in life on earth, but the eternal life He promises all who believe in Him and love Him. But in our journeys with God, we also need to persevere on and never give up in our belief in God! Even when we don’t feel close to God, when we don’t feel He’s real or when we work hard and don’t see the results we want. But persevere on as how God wants us to and show us how as Jesus did! 

  • And that’s why kids, we do what we can to persevere on and not give up. 

Today, we learn from the story of Elijah, the importance of persevering, even when it’s hard and when you don’t see the results you hope for and are alone in your efforts. Still God values it when we persevere, out of love for Him and the people around us to know Him. 

Simply print by accessing the file here: Elijah the Prophet – 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, where Elijah had a whopping victory against the false god’s prophets! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Elijah the Prophet  –   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? Some of the words might be for next week’s story, but you can use the word bank to help you! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Elijah the Prophet – 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! 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Elijah the Prophet  – Spot the Difference Activity Sheet 

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  1. Turn to your Bible (preferably NIRV) and turn to 1 Kings 18, reading about one of the most important moments of Elijah’s life! 
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle!
  3. Go through the answers later 🙂 

Simply print by accessing the file here:  Elijah the Prophet –  Crossword Puzzle Sheet 

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Week 1 - God Cares For The Sinner

Outline - PreSchool

Bible Text: Genesis 3 – The Fall

Lesson Aim: To teach children the concept of sin and that sin can’t stand in the presence of God, which is both a sad reality (i.e. separation from God because he hates sin) and an eternal hope (i.e. God will destroy sin because he loves the sinner)

God’s Character: God is merciful: He loves the sinner

Child Developmental Concepts: Near & Far, Sin

PreSchool (18mo to 6yo) Kids Video Time

Welcome parents!

Dear Parents, welcome to the Home Activity Pack for you and your Preschooler at home! 

We have since started on module #2: God is our Father which explores themes on how God is our loving heavenly Father who cares for our wellbeing more than we can imagine! 

This week, our preschool children will learn how God, as a good Father, cares for the sinners through Genesis 3: it is not only a passage that depicts the Fall of mankind, but also one that paints a picture of a merciful loving God who banished Adam and Eve from the Garden for their own good. 

Note: You don’t have to do all of the activities within one day or one seating! Break the activities up and follow up with your children through the days. 🙂

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 (Big Point #4: God Cares for the Sinner) on Kids Online!

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To prep for the activity, print and cut the following documents:

  1. Near and Far Activity Cards (Week 2 Part 1) – Pages 2 and 3 
  2. [Optional] Near and Far Activity Cards (Week 2 Part 2) – only page 3

This is a repeated activity from last week, using  simple activity to teach your children the concept of Near and Far while still having fun! 


First start with showing your child this video to once again, show them the concept of near and far.

Grover Teaches Near and Far at Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_tK7F6hA0

After that, use the Near and Far Activity Cards to get the children to show you if they understand the concept of near and far. 

Conclude with the truth that our Heavenly Daddy God loves us and loves to be near us! 

Children love animals, so a good and funny video of guilty dogs may help grab kids’ attention and help them to instantly connect to the situation of Adam and Eve’s sin and yet, still loved by God. While allowing them to watch, pause and] teach the following important concepts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQg2gnZkY4g

As you watch the video with your child, consider doing the following 

REPEAT: Keep watching various dogs behaving in the same pattern and show them the repeated patterns by repeatedly commenting as you watch the video: 

  • Oh no the dog did wrong!
  • It is hiding and it is afraid to its their owners because it did wrong
  • The dog’s owners which are like their mum or dad is looking for them and asked them if they did these wrong things

ASK: ask simple questions to help them understand the situation while creating excitement 

  • When the dog ran away as it felt shameful, ask your child: Oh no where is the dog? Where do you think it went?
  • When the dog shows a guilty face, ask: Do you think he is happy or sad about what he did?

CREATE LINKS TO THE MAIN POINTS

  • Sin separates us from God: When the dogs did wrong, they were afraid and they hid themselves. In the same way, when we did wrong things, we hide away from God, like what Adam and Eve did.
  • But God seeks us: But the dog owner called out to the dog and looked for them. In the same way, God is calling out to us sinners
  • And God wants us to understand that we did wrong: The dog owner knew that the dog did wrong, but they wanted the dogs to learn and they asked the dogs what they did wrong. They wanted the dogs to be better
  • God had to put things not meant for us away so we stop sinning and living in more shame: The dog owner also put the item (e.g. shoes and slippers) that could make dogs do the wrong things by putting those items away
  • God still provide for us: The dog owner continued to love the dogs!

After laying the groundwork above, you are ready to tell the main story by using the story review cards below! You can also repeat the questions you used to tell the dog story above.

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

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

M2BP#4 God Cares for the Sinner Story Cards + Script PDF

M2BP#4 God Cares for the Sinner + Script Powerpoint 

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

Materials Needed: 

  • Animal Prints Matching Activity – Print and Cut out
  • Paint (yellow/brown/black/white/orange) or watercolour solid palette 
  • Drawing block 
  • Sponge of various shapes for stamping (odd shapes are okay!)
  • Thick paint brushes (You can find in Popular/Spotlight/Art Friend/Online)

Today we learnt how God is our Heavenly Daddy, and our Daddy God Cares for the Sinner. Despite Adam and Eve’s sin, He still cared for them and even made clothes for them out of animal skin! 

Today, we will create a painting of animal skin patterns together! Many animals have different pretty patterns on their skin! And God was the one who came up with the different patterns on an animal’s skin! 

 

Part 1: Match the Animal Patterns to the Animal 

Look at each pattern and guess which animal it was from. Describe the patterns and teach your preschooler what are the different colours you see in the pattern. Use the following to help you conduct the activity together! 

  • Do you think this pattern looks soft?
  • Do you think it would be smooth and furry? Or is it rough? 
  • This colour is _____ and it has ____ ______. (E.g. Tiger: This colour is orange and it has black stripes!) 
  • Do you know an animal here which has ______ and _____ _____? (E.g. orange fur and black stripes?) Which animal does this belong to? 

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

 

Part 2: Animal Skin Painting

  • Ask your child which animal pattern does he/she wants to do 
  • Allow your child to sponge/paint the base colour of the skin first on a piece of drawing block. 
  • If patterns are involved, allow the painting to dry a little before using sponges/paintbrush to create patterns. 
    • E.g. Think paintbrush for stripes 
    • E.g. sponge for spots

ALTERNATIVELY, if you have oil pastels at home: 

  • Using oil pastels, draw and colour out the patterns throughout the drawing block. 
  • Use paintbrush and diluted paint/watercolour to colour the base of colour of animal skin. 
  • Allow to dry. 

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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
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!
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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!