This Sunday's lesson

We know God uses relationships from both the love of the family and the light of the church to reach the hearts of kids. The partnership of the church and the family is crucial for building foundational truths for our kids. 


Click here for this week's lessons for kids.

A free copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible is available.  Email Amanda.


Resurrection Eggs Video by Amanda (Easter 2020)


Recommended resources

Here's a few recommendations of some of the tools we've found helpful to share with our families and we hope they might be useful to you, too. 


BIBLES

Jesus Storybook Bible (birth-6th grade)

21 stories from the Old Testament + 23 stories from the New Testament - shares how Jesus is at the center of every story

https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Storybook-Bible-Every-Whispers/dp/0310708257


The Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids (ages 4-10)

Single column format without chapter & verse format, full color (reads more like a book with illustrations)

NIrV (written similarly to New International Version at a 3rd grade reading level)

https://www.amazon.com/Illustrated-Bible-Hardcover-Color-Comfort/dp/031076579X/ref=sr_1_26?dchild=1&keywords=bible+for+kids&qid=1585069130&sr=8-26


The Adventure Bible (ages 5-10)

Full text Bible written in the NIrV format with full color design and interesting facts with a jungle safari theme

https://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Bible-Early-Readers-Hardcover/dp/0310727421/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=the+adventure+bible&qid=1585451345&sr=8-3


The Action Bible (ages 8+)

presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order (comic book style)

https://www.amazon.com/Action-Bible-Doug-Mauss/dp/0781444993





BOOKS

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing (ages 6-10)

101 simple-yet-profound spiritual truths (poetic)

https://www.amazon.com/Thoughts-Make-Your-Heart-Sing/dp/0310721636


The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross

Gives context to the Easter story with a birds’ eye view of the Bible’s overarching story

https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Curtain-Cross-Carl-Laferton/dp/1784980129/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3IWQUXAWNQ6P7&dchild=1&keywords=the+garden+the+curtain+and+the+cross&qid=1585069370&sprefix=the+garden+the+%2Caps%2C179&sr=8-1


The Biggest Story (ages 5-11)

Weaves together stories from Genesis through Revelation with captivating illustrations

https://www.amazon.com/Biggest-Story-Crusher-Brings-Garden/dp/1433542447/ref=sr_1_20?dchild=1&keywords=abc+god+book&qid=1585071011&sr=8-20


Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus (ages 4-8)

60 Old & New Testament stories divided by themes

https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Storybook-Think-Like-Jesus/dp/031074590X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585071213&sr=8-1


Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family (families - ages 4+)

Scripture, devotional and discussion questions for family worship/devotions

https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Biblical-Truths-Shape-Family/dp/0736969101/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ruth+chou+simons&qid=1585071364&sr=8-3





ONLINE RESOURCES

Right Now Media (all ages)

Think of it as the Netflix for Bible video content (with a specific and huge kids’ section)

If you have a smart TV, you can download the app to watch it directly on your TV

*if you don’t already have a login, email amanda@fbcplattecity.com and she can get you set up for free

https://www.rightnowmedia.org


The Bible App for Kids (from YouVersion)

This app includes Bible stories with animations and games to help kids engage with the stories. 

https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app-for-kids/



Parent Cue

App, podcast, Facebook + Instagram- goes with our KidMin curriculum and has helpful articles for each season of life

https://theparentcue.org


The Chosen (TV series)

First-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus (available on iOS or Android app)

https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen


Common Sense Media

Trusted ratings on media content specifically for families

https://www.commonsensemedia.org





MUSIC

Bethel Kids (Elementary + Middle School)

Modern worship songs sung by younger people (Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube- you can find dances on YouTube as well)

https://bethelmusic.com/albums/come-alive/


Hillsong Kids (Elementary)

Modern worship songs sung by younger people (Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/user/hillsongkids/featured


Hillsong Young & Free (Pre-teen + Teen)

Videos and music


https://www.youtube.com/user/HillsongYoungAndFree



Seeds Family Worship (ages 3-10)

Scripture sung with music (you can find songs on YouTube + Spotify, etc)

https://www.seedsfamilyworship.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=paid&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIocPnzcyz6AIVBYiGCh0DIwtKEAAYASAAEgJ_Y_D_BwE


Scripture Lullabies (babies-toddlers… some adults)

Soothing scripture songs (also on Spotify, etc)

https://scripture-lullabies.com