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 challenging season, we have put together this online 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

Hello Sioux Falls First families!


Because of the current circumstances, you all have an amazing opportunity to connect with your kids intentionally. To do this, I would love to give you some tools and free resources to be able to equip you to minister to your families. Along with providing some resources, I am also available for questions or needs you may have in finding ways to minister to your little ones in creative ways. 


Please feel free to message me at kendra@siouxfallsfirst.com


I would also like to expressly point out 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.


Kendra Brockschmidt

Early Childhood Director

Worship Resources

Video Curriculum

Activity Sheet

Small Group Guides

AGES 2-3

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AGES 4-K

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Story Card 5

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.

May 24 Resources

BIG GOD STORY

Grab a Bible and follow along as Pastor David shares 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 John 11:25-26a.




I am the ________ and the _____. The one who ________ in me will ________, even though they die; and whoever _______ by ______ in me will never _____.




The First 2 families to post a video of their kid/kids filling in the blanks will receive a tasty treat!! POST HERE

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. 


Spend time praying over the child in your home, and think of a short blessing for each child. A blessing can be a phrase such as, "I pray you have peace," "I pray God blesses you at home, at school, etc., this week," or "I pray God gives you joy." 


Invite the children to hold their hands in front of them, palms up, as you open a Bible and read Psalm 16:11:


You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. 


Then bless each child individually with this blessing: 


May you accept and walk in God's righteousness so that you may know the joy of His presence.

EXPLORE

In this activity, children will think about the meaning of the Day of Atonement. The ceremony on this day looked forward to Jesus' sacrifice that paid the price to clean away all sin from those who accepted Jesus' sacrifice. 


SUPPLIES:

Sponge

2 Bucket

Water

Timer


SETUP:

Place an empty bucket at one end of the driveway and full bucket at the other. Child will use a sponge to transfer water from full bucket to empty bucket. 


RELATE:

Every year, God's people celebrated the Day of Atonement. On this day, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies to present a sacrifice to God. Before entering the Holy of Holies, he had to cleanse himself, put on special clothes, and prepare to come before God. Then, the high priest offered sacrifices to ask God to forgive and wash away Israel's sins. 


Tell The Children they're going to play a game where they'll see how much water they can get in the bucket in one minute. Start the stopwatch, and encourage children to use their sponges to soak up water from the full bucket and then squeeze their sponges out over the empty bucket. 


As they play, encourage the child to think about God washing away the sins of His people. Stop the game after one minute and see how much water the child got in the bucket. Play a few rounds. 

JBQ

Have a blast while memorizing God's word! We believe JBQ is a great way to learn God's word while in a fun interactive way. PARENTS VS. KIDS


1. Work towards memorizing the answers and do a head to head competition at the end of the week!!!

2. Find a couple fly swatters/spatulas (or other items found around the house)

3. Parent on one side of the table, the kid on the opposite side

4. Fly swatter/spatula starts behind the back

5. 3rd person asks the questions

6. first person to have their fly swatter/spatula on the table gets to answer the question

7. if they answer incorrectly, the other person gets a chance to answer! HAVE FUN!!! 


Have a reward ready for the winner!! 


Whom did God send to prepare the way for Jesus? John the Baptist (John 3:26–28)

Where did John the Baptist baptize Jesus? In the Jordan River (Matthew 3:13)  

How did God show His approval of Jesus at His baptism? The Holy Spirit descended on Him and the Father said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:16,17)

During Jesus’ temptation, how long did He go without eating? Forty days and nights (Matthew 4:2) 

How did Jesus overcome the temptations of Satan? By using the Word of God (Matthew 4:4–10)  

Is it a sin to be tempted? No, it is sin only when we yield to temptation. (James 1:12–15)

How did sin enter the world? Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:1–19; Romans 5:14)

How did Jesus die? He was crucified, or nailed to a cross. (Matthew 27:35)

Why did Jesus die on the Cross? He died for our sins. (1 Corinthians 15:3)

What ruler of the Jews came to Jesus by night seeking the way to eternal life? Nicodemus (John 3:1)

What was the purpose of Jesus’ miracles? They showed God the Father’s approval of Him.(Acts 2:22)

How did Jesus prove His power over nature? By calming a storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:23–27)

What did Jesus do in healing the man born blind? He put mud on his eyes and told him to go and wash it off.(John 9:1–7)

Who will be resurrected? Both the righteous and the wicked—the righteous to receive eternal life and the wicked to receive eternal punishment. (John 5:28,29)

DAILY ZONK QUESTION

Every day throughout the week, you will have a chance to win a free "treat"! Here is how it works. Every day @ 4pm starting Sunday, May 24, a question will be posted on Sioux Falls First Kids Facebook page. The first 3 families to post a video of a child answering the question gets a "treat"! Also, be on the lookout for BONUS questions throughout the week at random times. These will be worth more points(treats)!! 

KIDS UPDATE

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

May 17 Resources

BIG GOD STORY

Grab a Bible and follow along as Mr Chris shares this part of the Big God Story.

REFLECT/REVIEW: JESUS IS LIFE

One of the most excellent learning times is when we have to explain what we believe, or we must 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! 


Why did Jesus bring Lazarus back to life? John 11:4, 41-42

How would you have responded if you had seen Lazarus raised from the dead? John 11:43-45

How does Jesus' power over death affect our lives? John 11:25-26; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

What are some ways we need Jesus' power in our lives?

Do you think seeing this would have changed your life? Why or why not?

Have you decided to follow Jesus so you can live forever with Him? if not, would you like to? Pray a simple prayer and ask God to forgive you of sin.

REMEMBER VERSES

We hide His word in our hearts, so we don't sin against Him! This week our remember verse comes from John 11:25-26a.


I am the ________ and the _____. The one who ________ in me will ________, even though they die; and whoevers _______ by ______ in me will never _____.


The First 3 families to post a video of their kid/kids filling in the blanks will receive a tasty treat!! POST HERE

CONNECT QUESTION

In our service every week, we have a question with an intentional purpose. This question/activity gives an interactive way for kids to engage with other kids. This question always points back to the story. The Connect Question can be a great way to connect with your kids and engage with them. This week's Connect Question is, If you could hang out with one person who isn't alive anymore, who would it be? Why?

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. 


Encourage kids to hold their hands in front of them, palms up (like receiving a gift). Open a Bible and read Isaiah 25:8-9


He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people's disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. In that day they will say. "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him. And he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."


Ask kids to make fists and hold them up in "powerful" poses. Then bless the kids with the following words:


May you know God has power over death and that He alone gives life. May you know His love and feel the comfort of Holy Spirit in your struggles.


DAILY ZONK QUESTIONS

Every day throughout the week of May 24, you will have a chance to win a free "treat"! Here is how it works. Every day @ 4pm starting Sunday, May 24, a question will be posted on Sioux Falls First Kids Facebook page. The first 3 families to post a video of a child answering the question gets a "treat"! Also, be on the lookout for BONUS questions throughout the week at random times. These will be worth more points (treats)!! 

SFF KIDS UPDATE

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