Exploring the Theme: Opposite Day Preschool

For the month of February, Up is Down. Right is Left. Cold is Hot. That’s right, we’re celebrating opposite day this whole month (or should we say, not celebrating? This could get confusing!) This series will give kids a chance to talk about the counter-culture things Jesus said. It sounds impossible to believe that struggles bring us closer to Jesus or that our enemies can teach us about love. However, these beautiful opposites remind us that a God we can’t see is always with us and that it’s better to follow Jesus than our own instincts.

Coloring Page for the week of February 6 and 9

Week of February 6 and 9: Jesus called the disciples.
THE BIG IDEA: Following Jesus is the opposite of following ourselves.
THE BIBLE: Luke 5:1-11; Isaiah 55:8-9
Conversation Starters:
Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn’t, “So . . . how was church?”
1. What did Jesus tell the fishers they would be catching instead of fish if they followed him?
2. Why is following Jesus sometimes the opposite of following ourselves?
REMEMBER THIS
This month, your kids are memorizing the Bible verses II Corinthians 12:9a (NIV) in case you want to work on them together.
NEXT WEEK
Next week, kids learn what Jesus had to say about blessings and woes.

Bringing the theme to life: Week of February 6 and 9

Coloring page for the week of February 13 and 16

Week of February 13 and 16:  kids learn what Jesus had to say about blessings and woes.
THE BIG IDEA: Our struggles bring us closer to Jesus.
THE BIBLE: Luke 6:17-26; and Jeremiah 17:5-10
Conversation starters:
Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn’t, “So . . . how was church?”
1. What were some of the “opposite” things Jesus said in his message to the crowd?
2. Can you think of a struggle that brought you closer to God?
REMEMBER THIS
This month, your kids are memorizing the Bible verses II Corinthians 12:9a (NIV) in case you want to work on them together.
NEXT WEEK
Next week, kids learn that Jesus wants us to love our enemies.

Bringing the theme to life: Week of February 13 and 16

Coloring page for February 20 and 23

The week of February 20 and 23, kids learn that Jesus wants us to love our enemies.
THE BIG IDEA: Our enemies help us learn to love.
THE BIBLE: Luke 6:27-38; I John 4:7-21
Conversation Starters: Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation starter that isn’t, “So . . . how was church?”
1. Why does Jesus want us to love our enemies?
2. What is one thing you can do to love someone you consider an enemy?
REMEMBER THIS
This month, your kids are memorizing the Bible verses II Corinthians 12:9a (NIV) in case you want to work on them together.
NEXT WEEK
Next week, kids learn who Jesus is through the transfiguration.

Bringing the theme to life: Week of February 20 and 23

Coloring Page for the week of February 27

The week of February 27, kids learn who Jesus is through the transfiguration.
THE BIG IDEA: Jesus is with us even though we can’t see him.
THE BIBLE: Luke 9: 28 – 36; Romans 8: 31 – 39
Conversation Starters: Because sometimes you and your kid need a conversation-starter that isn’t, “So . . . how was church?”

  1. What happened to Jesus on the mountain?
  2. What is something you feel you can do because Jesus is with you?

Bringing the theme to life: Week of February 27