ABOUT JOURNEY KIDS

Journey Kids is bringing their fun, Bible-based learning experience to the home! Here, you will find our teaching materials and videos used in our Sunday experience so parents and guardians can be the primary spiritual influencers in the lives of their kids. We are also providing relevant resources to guide your conversations. 


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Pickup Nov. 28 & Dec. 5

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Christmas is right around the corner and we want to help your family celebrate this special season with Advent-To-Go Kits. Families with children age 12 and younger are invited to pick up a kit that contains ten special activities to prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Questions? Email kara@thejourneynova.org.



At-Home Teaching Materials

Lessons for Sunday, December 6th

  • Preschool Experience

    Please click here for Journey Kids Preschool Video


    This Week's Bible Story: The Angel and Mary (Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46-49)

    Basic Truth: Why is Jesus special? Because He is God's son. 


    Watch the video then practice the memory verse and use the Parent Guide below to talk to your preschooler about who has a plan for them.


    December Memory Verse:

    "Giod

    (Point up)

    Loved the world so much

    (Hug yourself)

    that he gave

    (Hands out with palms up)

    his only Son"

    (Rock arms like holding a baby)


    John 3:16

    (Opens hands like a book)


    Preschool Parent Guide: An easy-to-use guide with activities and discussion prompts.


    Printable Preschool Placemat: These are fun for your child to color and provide parents with discussion questions and hand motions for easy review of this month’s memory verse.


    Anxiety Conversation Guides for Preschoolers


  • ELEMENTARY Experience

    Please click here for Kindergarten through 3rd grade video

    Please click here for 4th through 6th grade video


    This Week’s Bible Story: Jesus is promised (Isaiah 9:6)

    Bottom Line: We can have hope because God keeps His promises.

      

    Watch the video then discuss the key question as a family: What are you hoping for? For more questions and to dive deeper, check out the Kid Devo, and Parent Guide below. 


    Discussion Questions:

    • What brings you joy and fun at Christmas time?
    • What is your favorite thing to do during the Christmas season?
    • What are you hoping for right now; why is hope important?


    December Memory Verse:

    "Today in the town of David

    A Savior has been born to you.

    He is the Messiah,

    The Lord."

    Luke 2:11


    Parent Guides:

    An easy-to-use guide with fun activities and discussion prompts, so families can review the video presentations and talk about what to do with what you've learned. 

    Devotional for kids that reinforce the weekly video lessons:


At-Home Resources

We want to equip you to have spiritual conversations at home. Below are a couple of tools we provide to help you facilitate conversation and support your children during this time.


1. The Parent Cue App - This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations. 

2. Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic – A blog post for parents on managing anxiety during any number of life disruptions.

3. Anxiety Conversation Guides – Helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Download these age-appropriate resources to find tips and practical ways to help your children.
4. Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety Podcast – On this episode, Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, shares tools for helping kids process anxiety.