Below are video recordings & printable fun sheets, art ideas, game suggestions, plus more for our weekly Kids Quest Bible Study Time.  Parents & children, we hope you enjoy these Kid Quest videos & fun sheets!  Lessons are removed after a few weeks.
 
 
Parents, you may  want to accompany your child in watching the lesson. 
Some of the videos will have you pause at various times to have a discussion time or activity.  We sure wish we were the ones that could be with your children having the lessons. But, we hope these are a blessing to your
family during this time of social distancing. 
Hope these are great for your kid’s life! 
 
Also in the lessons below are VBS, Vacation Bible School, videos. 
These are videos of our Virtual VBS that we had this year. 
We hope these are a blessing to your family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, September 13, 2020      Jesus’ Miracles, Lesson 6… 
 

 

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BLIND BAG:

Let each child enjoy a “touch and feel bag” of goodies. With eyes closed, they can feel inside the bag and try to identify each item.

BLIND WALK:

Have the children hold on to one someone’s waist and walk around a designated area following the leader on a BLIND WALK. To make the BLIND WALK a little more fun, the leader might skip, jump, or hop.

BLIND ART:

Have the children draw one BIG closed eye on the top of a sheet of paper with their eyes closed.  Then draw one BIG opened eye underneath with their eyes open. Between the two eyes, have the children write, “I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I CAN SEE.” 

BLIND DRAWING:

Blindfold two people at a time and have them draw a picture of the teacher’s choosing. It will be fun for all to see what they drew while blindfolded, and it’ll also be fun to watch them draw the picture. 🙂   (Some suggestions might include to draw a heart, a cross, a house or a church.)

 
 
 
 
Sunday, September 6, 2020     We are studying a mini-series on Jesus’ Miracles.  This is Lesson 5… 

In the book of Psalms, David asked God to put his tears in a bottle. (Psalm 56:8)   

Image result for clip art water in a glass container

This is “My Tears Bottle.”  These aren’t real tears, it’s just water, but it reminds me of the times that I have cried real tears. Now, I don’t think that God keeps our tears in a bottle like this one, but I do believe that God sees our tears and hears us when we cry.

Do you ever cry? Of course you do. What is something that makes you cry? (Allow responses.) 

Have you ever fallen down and hurt yourself so badly that you cried?  (Allow responses.) 

Have you ever been so sad that you cried? (Allow responses.)

Have you ever had someone hurt your feelings and you cried? (Allow responses.)

Have you ever cried because someone else was crying? (Allow responses.)

We all cry, don’t we? Did you know that Jesus cried? The shortest verse in the entire Bible says, “Jesus wept.” I know of at least three things that made Jesus cry.

The Bible tells us that Jesus cried when He prayed for others. It says, “While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears.” (Hebrews 5:7 NLT)

The Bible also tells us that Jesus cried when He saw people who were missing out on what God wanted for them. Luke tells us that as Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it and said, “I wish that even today you would find the way of peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from you.” (Luke 19:41-42 NLT)
 
Another time, the Bible tells us that Jesus cried when friends of His were hurting. Jesus had a friend named Lazarus who became very sick. His sisters, Mary and Martha, sent word to Jesus and asked Him to come and heal Lazarus, but when Jesus arrived, Lazarus had already died. The Bible tells us that when Jesus saw Mary weeping because her brother had died, He cried too. That isn’t all that Jesus did; listen to what happened next.  (If you just watched the video lesson, you know what happened!)
 

Jesus went with Mary and Martha and some others to visit the grave where Lazarus was buried. It was a cave with a large stone across the entrance. When they arrived at the tomb, Jesus said to some of the men who were with them, “Take away the stone.” Then Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” And Lazarus walked out of the grave. I imagine that when she saw that, Mary’s tears of sadness turned to tears of joy.

We all cry, and I am glad that we have a Savior who weeps too. I am glad that He loves us so much that He hurts when we are hurting. He feels our pain. He sees our tears and He keeps our tears in a bottle.

PRAYER:  Dear Jesus, it is comforting to know that when we cry, You cry with us. But it is even more comforting to know that You have power over death and the grave and that one day we will be in heaven with You–and then there will be no more tears. In Jesus’ name, Amen
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ACTIVITY – ROCK COLLAGE:

Give children construction paper to cut out a large rock and glue onto another piece of paper. Have tiny pieces of tissue paper for children to “wad” up and to glue onto the rock. Tell children that every little tissue paper “wad” can stand for the times that we cry and that JESUS understands and the ROCK will stand for the large stone across the grave entrance and that JESUS HAS POWER OVER DEATH AND THE GRAVE and that one day we will be in heaven with no more tears!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, August 30, 2020     Lesson 4 on our mini-series on Jesus’ Miracles… 

 

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Here are a few more fun activities for your family to enjoy!!

SING A SONG:

I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS

SHARE A SNACK:

Provide children with pieces of bread to dip into various choices of dips such as chocolate sauce or cheese sauce. Or let children each have a piece of bread to spread with their favorite topping such as peanut butter, jam, cheese, etc

BREAD BASKET MUSICAL CHAIRS:

Play this like normal musical chairs, but one person is holding a bread basket and the basket is passed while the music is playing.  Whoever is holding the bread basket when the music stops is the person who will sit out for the next round. If the loaf of bread falls out of the basket while the music is playing, that person must hold onto the basket until he/she puts the bread into the basket and then continues to pass it around.

LEFT OVERS ACROSTIC:

Write LEFT OVERS along the left side of a poster board or chalk board. Encourage children to think of words for each letter that would be things that children could share with others when they have much to share.

 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, August 23, 2020     We are continuing our mini-series on Jesus’ Miracles… 

 
 

HERE ARE A FEW FUN ACTIVITIES!!

PLAY DOUGH FUN:

Give each child some play dough or modeling clay to form the paralyzed man. Let them glue a small piece of material on a small piece of cardboard and place their model on the cot. Ask children what happened to the paralyzed man.  You could let them pull chenille wires through each end as a “rope” to lower their friend.

PRAYER BLANKET:

Give children cut up pieces of various colors of paper to FILL IN on a piece of construction paper and have them write names of people to pray for or people to forgive or to bring to Jesus, on the little pieces of various shapes of paper.  Glue these on the construction paper blanket.

BLANKET TREAT:

Give each child a small treat that has been wrapped in a small piece of cloth (like a blanket) and tied with a ribbon. INSIDE each blanket treat, there can be a personal small noteto encourage the child during the week!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, August 16, 2020     We are continuing our mini-series on Jesus’ Miracles.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, August 9, 2020     We are starting a mini-series on Jesus’ Miracles. 
Today is Jesus’ first miracle!
 

 

HERE ARE A FEW FUN ACTIVITIES!!

SCRIBBLE ART:   Give the children paper and markers to scribble circles all over the paper.  Then take a red marker and fill in some of the scribbling circles to form the words “I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES.”  Hang this on your refrigerator. 

WATER JUG RELAY:  Give each child/team a large bowl of water and a pot, and a spoon for each person.  Set a timer for the amount of time you want the game to last.  Each person takes a turn in spooning some water into the pot and then its the next person’s turn, if you have more than one person playing.  Continue until the timer runs out.  If you have teams, the team with the most water in their pot is the winner!

 
 
 
 
 
 
                               THIS YEAR’S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
                                                               
 
 
Midlands Christian Church thanks you for joining our virtual VBS, Vacation Bible School, this year.  Each of 3 nights, we decided to “DIVE” deep into God’s Word!  We are glad you joined us.
 
Each night featured an active Bible story, fun music, terrific crafts, the ever-popular science, and delicious snacks.  All the nights and activities were planned for parents to be able to enjoy with their children.  Below is a list of suggested supplies.  Most of these will be common items that you probably already have at home.  We purposely chose crafts, science, and snacks to be able to be enjoyed at home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU!   It was GREAT
sharing this exciting “DIVE” with you . . .
CLICK on the above links & you can still
enjoy our virtual VBS!
Invite your family & friends to click in & join the fun!
 
 
 
SUPPLY LISTS
 
CRAFTS
 
SUNDAY CRAFTS…
 
MONDAY CRAFTS…
       
 
TUESDAY CRAFTS…
 
 
 
SNACKS
 
SUNDAY SNACKS…
        
 
 
MONDAY SNACKS…
      
 
 
TUESDAY SNACKS…
        
 
 
 
 
 
SCIENCE
 
SUNDAY SCIENCE…        MONDAY SCIENCE…         TUESDAY SCIENCE…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOURCES USED
 
SUNDAY
Snack-Whale Cup:  Pinterest https://a.pgtb.me/3LhQDD
Snack-Banana Whale
Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/117656609003117714/
 
Craft-Whale Template:  meaningfulmama.com
 
Music-Group Empowering Courageous Kids
Big Idea: basis for God is Bigger
Scripture Songs for Kids: Jonah
 
 
 
MONDAY
Science-baking soda boat from Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/117656609003144203/ The website is https://www.theottoolbox.com/baking-soda-vinegar-powered-boat-ste/
propeller boat from pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/117656609003156513
website https://www.ronyestech.com
 
Crafts
Boat-Daniellesplace.com
Fish-Daniellesplace.com
 
Music-Group Empowering Courageous Kids
Big Idea: basis for God is Bigger
Fishers of Men: copyright unknown, written by: Harry D. Clarke
 
 
 
TUESDAY
 
Science-Jesus Forgives Our Sins
from pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/117656609003131947 website: https://www.kidfrugal.com/p/blog-page.html
 
Music-Group Empowering Courageous Kids
Big Idea: basis for God is Bigger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                A FEW PAST LESSONS
                                from previous months without the activities: