Prepare

Designate a time and place to sit together and watch the curriculum
Gather with some snacks and a drink and enjoy God together!

1. Praise Party

Worship to the music with your mouth and body.  Think about something you are thankful for this week or tell Jesus how much you love Him and are thankful for Him in your life.  Think about that during worship and speak it out to God. Have fun and enjoy Jesus together!

3. Lets Talk

 

Say the Point and Verse out loud together.

No more whining or complaining. It’s time to grow up!

Philippians 2:14 NLT Do everything without complaining or arguing …
1. What does the Bible verse tell us to quit doing?
Complaining and arguing

REVIEW QUESTIONS

1. How do you think it helps when you quit whining, complaining, and arguing? Answers will vary.
2. In the Bible story, what did Jonah do that wasn’t mature?
He had a bad attitude and argued with God.
3. Talk about a time you acted like Jonah by whining, complaining, or arguing.
Answers will vary.
4. When you have a good attitude, what do you think it shows others?
Answers will vary.
5. When you whine and complain all the time, what do you think it shows others?
Answers will vary.
6. What do you think when you see someone whining?
Answers will vary.

ACTION QUESTION

1. What are some things you can do to help yourself quit whining, complaining, and arguing? Remember the Bible verse, pray, ask for help, etc.
2. If you catch yourself whining, what will you do?
Apologize, change your attitude, etc.x

4. Pray

Ask the children to share things they’d like to pray about. Write your prayer request so you can continue to pray for your family during the week. Pray together, give them a chance to lead the prayer if they want to. Not sure what to pray?

Pray this: God, please help us to
be thankful for everything You’ve given us instead of whining and complaining. In Jesus’ name, amen.

5. Play

1.Make it Stick – You’ll Need
Vine toy  To Do Say: Remember the Bible story we saw about Jonah? His complaining was terrible! In this game, if you get stuck with the vine, you have to whine or complain about something like Jonah did. Wah-wah!
1.
Pass the vine around the circle and chant the point together: “No more whining or complaining. It’s
time to grow up!” 2. When the chant is complete, the kid with the vine
whines or complains about something. 3. The rest of the group says, “Wah-wah!” when the kid
finishes complaining. 4. Repeat the game as time allows. Choose questions to ask after kids play.
1.
Which would you rather hear all the time: someone whining and complaining or a baby crying? Answers will vary.
2.
Why do you think we said, “Wah-wah!” every time someone whined or complained during the game?
Answers will vary.
3.
Have you ever gotten in trouble for whining or complaining? What happened? Answers will vary.

2. Family Challenge ‘Cleaning not Complaining Game’ see sheet attached.

3. CHALLENGE Sheet– Complete the challenge sheet and learn the BIg Point and Memery Verse to earn points towards the prize shop.

 

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