Journey Kids

Cultivating the gospel in the next generation.

   
   
   

We are a community cultivating the gospel in the next generation.

It is a joy to partner with you in this season! Find parent resources, kids activities, and lesson replays and printables here. Don't forget to connect with your church's Journey Kids Facebook group, too! Click below to join your location's group.

Join us Sundays at 8 for Preschool and 8:30 for Elementary lessons!


 

 

 

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We want to see your family worshipping together! Post pictures and videos at your church's Journey Kids Facebook Page.


 

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November 29 Lessons


LESSON FOLLOW-UP RESOURCES

Parent Guides for Story and Worship Experiences
Easy-to-use guides with fun activities and discussion prompts, so families can review the video presentations and talk about what to do with what they’ve learned.

Guides for Pre-K and Younger
Guides for K-3rd graders
Guides for 4th-5th graders

Elementary God Time Cards
Devotionals kids can do that will reinforce the content in the weekly video presentations.
K-1st graders
2nd-3rd graders
4th-5th graders


Turn Up the Music!

Check out these playlist to keep the musical fun of Sunday morning going all week! Songs included are those we have enjoyed together in Preschool and Elementary throughout Journey Kids at Home!
Spotify playlist
YouTube playlist


 

 

To watch previous Journey Kids at Home lessons, visit our YouTube channel!


 

   
   
   

This Week's Resources

Parenting Anxious Kids in an Anxious Time
"In the midst of the fear and uncertainty we are experiencing with COVID-19, I want to offer some brief, even basic and practical ideas for managing your own anxiety, as well as your children’s..." Read More

Now’s the Time! Resources for Family Devotions
A friend once asked me, “Do you really do family devotions every morning . . . with teenagers? How do you get them to do that?” I understood the underlying surprise behind her question... Read more

Will I Miss This?

It’s not about enjoying every minute . . . it's about enjoying the ones I can and making the most of the ones that are harder to embrace. Read more


Additional Resources

Three tips on teaching your children about racism
Parenting is hard, but learning how to parent as a white mom to black, white, and biracial children and discuss racial issues with them has been quite the journey. Raising children who not only see the brokenness in our society, but know that the gospel speaks a better word is powerful. So, here are three tips on speaking to your children about racism.

Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Racial Reconciliation
For parents, this social reality means we need to talk with our children about racism and ethnic difference. Here are three pressing reasons why we believe this work is so vital. Read more

Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism
If you’ve been paying attention these last few years, you know this: Racism is real. But when it comes to talking to kids about racism, many parents are uncertain about how to talk about it with their kids. Read more

God Made Me and You – This beautifully illustrated children's book invites kids to explore God's design for ethnic diversity and challenges readers—both parents and children—to learn and live out counter-cultural, biblical views, fostering a lifelong celebration of diversity for the glory of God. Designed for four- to eleven-year-olds, God Made Me AND You by Shai Linne is the second book in the God Made Me series, starting with God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb.

God’s Very Good Idea – This book is all about God's delightfully different family. Everyone you see is different than you, and the same as you. We look different, speak different and play different – but we are all valuable. That's because, in the beginning, God had the very good idea of making us that way. This is the story of His idea – and how you can be a part of it!

The Gospel in Color for Parents and Kids  – Racism is a painful, complex issue, and can be challenging to explain to children. That’s why The Gospel in Color – For Kids is written to facilitate honest conversations about race and racial reconciliation between kids and their parents.


Parent Pause - Jill Oberle, PLPC from Karis Kids shares more about equipping parents and caregivers with tools to regulate their children. Watch here

As humans living in a fallen world, we are all brought face to face with loss, disappointment and suffering. While these things can be difficult for us as adults to process through, they are also difficult for our children. As parents, we often wish we could protect our children from this pain; but oftentimes that is just not possible. In the linked document the Karis Kids team shares some information on how to walk with children during times of loss and grief.

Check out Long Story Short The Bible can seem like a long story for an active, Christian family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do. Long Story Short will help busy Christian parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ.

It is important to give children a vocabulary for the emotions they will experience throughout their life.  In younger years children do not have a vocabulary for the emotions. Oftentimes their bodies and brains become really overwhelmed with their emotions and they have big responses. These flashcards are a great place to proactively help your children build their vocabulary and express what they are feeling in a positive way.

Have you been wanting to reach out to your neighbors but you're not quite sure how? Check out this postcard that you can print and drop off for your neighbors! Include your children in the process! You could have your children draw a picture on the back or include a photo of your family and your address on the back of the card. 

Join The Journey family in learning the hymn, "Holy Holy, Holy." This is our May Hymn at Home!

We know that navigating and correcting behavior is a regular part of life with children.  We wanted to share with you the IDEAL response which is a tool developed by Karyn Purvis that empowers parents to engage with and correct behavior in a way that builds trust and honors the dignity of the child.

Check out The Bible app for kids!

Tips for Working and Schooling (and all the things) at Home

Kid Talk - Coronavirus

A Kids Book about Covid-19

Parenting Well in Pandemic
Kids are sponges, which is great and also frightening, right? Little ears are ALWAYS listening. With all the talk about COVID-19 and the many changes to family routines due to school closings, changes in parents’ work schedules, and cancellations of many events, this can raise concerns and questions. So how do we talk to our kids during this health crisis?

Tips for Parents who are Suddenly Homeschooling 

Anxiety Conversation Guides: Helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Parents can download these age-appropriate resources to find tips and practical ways to help their children.

A Message for Kids About Coronavirus – Your child is likely having many emotions in reaction to our current season of life. Here’s a great video that might spark some conversation with you and your child. 

Talking with your child about the novel coronavirus can be daunting, especially when we don’t fully understand it ourselves. Check out this colorful kid friendly book on what the coronavirus is!  

Educating from home for the first time? Here’s a list of online education companies offering FREE subscriptions.

 
 
 

This Week's Resources

Make your own bouncy ball at home!

Pipe cleaners are a fun way for little ones to develop fine motor skills! For older kids you can use pipe cleaners to make fun shapes and open up a world of creativity! 

Additional Resources

Make a Kite at home!

Check out these hilarious no prep games to play at home!

Have some EXPLOSIVE fun and make Elephant Toothpaste as a family!

Try your hand at Origami and learn more about its origins.

30 things to do when kids say they’re bored

5 airplane designs that fly far

12 Fun Activities for 2-4 year olds

San Diego Zoo watch and learn! Check out live cams of various animals in sunny California!

Scholastic Learn at Home has a menagerie of daily courses for kids to explore!

Make a sensory bin: Fill it with anything and everything, give the kids some shovels, and they’ll be excavating for hours. Sensory bins are enjoyed by all ages but often suite 2-5 year olds best!

50 Fun Activities for Kids during Covid-19

We can’t physically leave the house...but with these 30 virtual field trips you won't want to!

Making elephant toothpaste is a great science experiment. Using the laws of both chemistry and biology, this recipe will cause an enormous foaming reaction, fit for an elephant. Check Scientific American for a how-to.

Reading can be fun for the whole family! Check out this FREE read at home Bingo card

Kids can unleash their creative side with this online coloring book!

Dive deep into an ocean or hike to the highest point with Park Rangers from all over the USA in this online National Parks interactive experience. Start exploring!

Please note that while we share articles and books that we feel will equip parents and caregivers, resources here do not equate to endorsements of authors or organizations.