Hello, kidSTART Friends!
It’s Super Kids month— this month, we are going to be STRONG and COURAGEOUS because God is always with us.
Each of our stories this month is about a person in the Bible who God helped to be brave. We start the month with Gideon who trusted that God knew everything and followed His directions going into battle with only torches, jars and trumpets. This is such a fun story to retell with the preschoolers yelling, “For the Lord and for Gideon!” You’re going to have a great time with this one.
In week two, we tell a familiar story but focus on a hero that doesn’t often get recognized, Miriam, Moses’s older sister. We’ve told the story of Moses and how God had a plan for him many times, but we’ve never concentrated on the role Miriam played in the story. She was strong and courageous as she stood in the reeds watching over her brother and then walking up to the princess and offering the best solution of all. Talk about God putting her in the right place at the right time! Because Miriam was brave, her mother was able to care for her baby brother during his preschool years.
Hezekiah is the brave man in week three. Hezekiah is able to lead his people and defend his city because he knows that God is the one true God and so very powerful. God even sends an angel to defend the city! Now, there’s a fun story to tell! Be prepared to build some walls. You can use blocks, sponges, boxes, cups—whatever you have on hand!
We end the month with a personal favorite of mine, Daniel and the Lions. Preschoolers love this story because there are lions. I love this story because Daniel did the right thing even when he knew it would cause a BIG problem for him. Daniel trusted God to be with him, and he was. Daniel was strong and courageous for sure! And, because he knew God was with him, he was able to be brave.
So, get ready! It’s time for the most super month ever! It’s Super Kids!