KIDS MINISTRY RESOURCES

Resources to empower, equip and support parents as they lead life change in their home.

Kids Ministry Resources

Here at SFF Kids, we strive to see your child grow in their relationship with Jesus. As a team, we desire to come alongside you as the spiritual leader of the family to empower, equip, and support you along this journey. This season, our support looks very different than previously, but that does not change our heart, mission, or perseverance in seeing this happen. 


We believe the best LifeChange happens when parents are intentionally involved in their child's spiritual life. That intentional time will look different in every home but is necessary! 


To support LifeChange during this season, we have put together this email resource, followed by social media posts throughout the week with activities, thoughts, and questions to empower you to lead LifeChange in your home. 


Pastor David

Kids Pastor  

Early Childhood

It is always so amazing to watch how God reveals Himself to kids. In our Early Childhood Ministry, we understand the importance of teaching at their level, and in a method they understand. The curriculum we use focuses on a particular topic for the month; using this repetition is effective to help them understand who God is and how He desires a relationship with them. This month in SFF Early Childhood, Kids will go on an adventure to discover how we can worship Jesus. 


A fantastic resource that is a FREE app called "Bible for Kids." CLICK HERE This is a Bible app is specifically created for children to experience the Word of God in a fun and interactive way, and it also goes along with our curriculum on Sundays.

Worship Resources

Video Curriculum

Activity Sheet

Small Group Guides

AGES 2-3

AGES 4-K

ELEMENTARY

Our passion at SFF Kids is to disciple a deep understanding and love of the promises and truth in God's word. We desire that every kid would fall in love with Jesus and the Bible!


In elementary kids ministry here at SFF we desire for kids to understand and grasp ahold of the promises of God! We believe that as they hide the Word and His promises in their heart, they can face anything with His help.

November 29th Resources

BIG GOD STORY

Grab a Bible and tune in as we learn about how God redeems in this part of the Big God Story. 

REMEMBER VERSE

We hide His word in our hearts, so we don't sin against Him! This week our remember verse comes from Psalms 136:12.

PRAYER/BLESSING

There is something powerful when God's promises are spoken over us. A Blessing is a powerful way to help children know their value and worth in Christ. 


Open a Bible and read Isaiah 43:1–3:

This is what the Lord says … “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you … When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned … For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.


Give each child a name tag and a marker and encourage her to write “Redeemed” or “His” on the name tag.

Then invite the kids to put on their name tags.

Close by blessing the entire group with these words:

May you know the Lord as your Savior and Redeemer. May He protect you and watch over you this week.

EXPLORE

Children have an opportunity to use yeast as they prepare to hear about how God’s people left Egypt so fast they didn’t have time for their bread to rise.


SUPPLIES

• Warm water (at least ¼ c.)

• Sugar (at least ½ tsp.)

• Packets of yeast (at least 1)

• Bowls (at least 1, small)

• Spoons (at least 1)

• Optional: bread, unleavened matzah crackers (1 serving of each per child)


SET-UP

Set out a bowl, a packet of yeast, one-fourth cup of warm water, one-half teaspoon of sugar, and a spoon.


RELATE

Today we are celebrating the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Leaven, or yeast, is something that makes bread dough rise so the bread will be fluffier. The Israelites celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread as a way of remembering and celebrating God as their Redeemer—the One who bought them back and saved them.


Today, invite the children to interact with yeast. Have the kids pour one packet of yeast into the bowl, add one-fourth cup of warm water and one-half teaspoon of sugar, and stir. Explain that yeast is a living organism that needs food to be active, just like we do. The sugar is the food, and the warm water helps the yeast and food combine. Let the kids know the process can take some time (about 10 minutes).

When the yeast mixture starts to bubble, explain that the yeast is creating carbon dioxide (which is the same gas we breathe out of our mouths). Then explain that the bubbles create air pockets in the dough, which makes bread rise.


Optional: Invite a child to eat both a piece of bread and an unleavened cracker. Have the kids compare the two tastes.


KIDS UPDATE

Join us as we kick off our service with an update from SFF Kids at 8:25, 9:55, or 11:25.

November 22nd Resources

BIG GOD STORY

Grab a Bible, read 1 Samuel 1-3, then tune in as we learn to hear God's voice in this part of the Big God Story. 

REMEMBER VERSE

We hide His word in our hearts, so we don't sin against Him! This week our remember verse comes from Psalms 136:12.

PRAYER/BLESSING

There is something powerful when God's promises are spoken over us. A Blessing is a powerful way to help children know their value and worth in Christ. 


“A third time the Lord called, ‘Samuel!’ And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am; you called me.’ Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, ‘Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ Then Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’

”Let’s all practice saying what Eli told Samuel to say: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” 

Repeat this with the kids several times.


Finally, end with this blessing:

May you be blessed by God Almighty. May you feel His love for you and hear His voice clearly all your life.

THANKSGIVING BINGO

Want to help kids show gratitude? Use this fun Thanksgiving Bingo game to spark a discussion with kids on the topic of thankfulness.


Supplies:

(paper, pencils, scissors, a bowl, Bingo game boards.)

 

Relate:

Say: God wants us to be thankful. But what exactly are we thankful for? Let’s think of specifics; what helps us feel loved, valued, and cared for?

 

Play:

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Have kids name general ideas, such as “parents.” Write each on a slip of paper, and have kids fill their game boards. Then have kids cut paper pieces to use to cover their bingo board squares.

Randomly call the words. As you call each thing, let one child explain thankfulness for that word. When someone covers four in a row, the player shouts “Thankful!”

Reread 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Ask:

  • What was it like to hear things others are thankful for?
  • How can you put the verse into practice?
  • Why do you trust God to give you everything you really need?

REFLECT/REVIEW

One of the most excellent learning times is when we have to explain what we believe, or we have to articulate what we have learned. The reflection time is a great way to start processing deeper what we just learned and helps us think through the information presented. Grab a Bible, answer the questions, and see how God helps your kids grow.


• What did Hannah pray for in the temple? 1 Samuel 1:11

• Why do you think Hannah called God “Lord Almighty” or “Lord of Hosts”? 1 Samuel 1:11

• How did God speak to Hannah? 1 Samuel 1:17

• How did God answer Hannah’s prayer? 1 Samuel 1:20

• How does Hannah’s prayer inspire you to pray?

• How did God mightily use Samuel in the lives of His people? 1 Samuel 3:19–21; 4:1

• How does God speak to His children through the Holy Spirit? 1 Corinthians 12:7–11

• Have you ever prayed about something and heard God speak to you?

KIDS UPDATE

Join us as we kick off our service with an update from SFF Kids at 8:25, 9:55, or 11:25.