EARLY LEARNERS AGES 4 TO 6 QUIET TIME
One-Year Daily Devotional
A note to parents This Quiet Time is a great opportunity to help your child develop a relationship with God. Enjoy having fun with your child as you explore the Bible together. Each day has a Scripture passage for you to read to your child. Next, share the instructions for one of the many activities that will help your child develop key skills as they learn. Finally, read the I Can Pray section to your child as you guide them in prayer. What a wonderful time you will share with each other as you have a quiet time together! Here are some tips to help your child with their quiet time: 1. Have a pencil and crayons available for activities. 2. Sit down together at a regular time each day. 3. Use the Bible to look up references with your child. 4. Talk through the activity and personal application. 5. Complete the week by documenting how many days were completed and writing an encouraging note.
Family Devotions Word of Life publishes a Quiet Time for all age groups. Each Quiet Time uses the same Scripture passage for the week. This makes it easier for your whole family to discuss the Word of God together.
God loves you and wants to spend time with you! Parentâ€™s Note: Read this section to your child. A quiet time is a special time that you have each day to learn more about God and how He wants you to live. During this time, God speaks to you through His Holy Word, the Bible, and you speak to God through prayer. What an exciting adventure! Having this time every day with God will help you grow closer to Him. Your Quiet Time will help you have this time each day with God. Every day you will have a Bible verse read to you. After you listen to the verse, there is a fun activity for you to do. Then you can spend a special time with God in prayer.
Your Daily Quiet Time Begin by reading the Scripture passage to your child.
Next, read the “I CAN KNOW” text and discuss it with your child. Then, read the instructions for “I CAN LEARN”.
Lastly, read the “I CAN PRAY” statement to your child and pray together.
On Saturdays, count the days completed for the week and write the number in the circle. Write encouraging comments (and read them to your child). Take time to award a sticker.
Meet Your Gopher Buddies
Introducing the Gopher family! Dad, Mom, Andy and Emily want to go with you on your adventure this year. Together, you can dig deeper in God’s Word.
Spending time with God in prayer Keeping a personal prayer diary will help you to remember to pray for people and their needs. It also reminds you to thank God and to tell others when He answers your prayers. Use the spaces on the prayer pages to draw pictures or write the names of special people you want to pray for. Don’t forget to include the things for which you are thankful.
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Christian Service Activities The following activities are for you to accomplish with your child to help them develop selflessness and a Christ-like concern for others. These activities can also be used for family enrichment.
1. Goodness Basket: You will need: the ingredients for your favorite cookies. Bake cookies with your child and take them to someone you know who is a shut-in, or has a special need. This is teaching your child to help others who are alone. Date Completed: _____________
2. Love Coupons: You will need: paper, markers or crayons, stickers, scissors,
and stapler. Have your child think of helping jobs that he or she can do for someone else. Work together to design coupons with these jobs on them. Have your child give the coupons to people and then perform the task for them when asked. Date Completed: _____________
3. Special Messages: You will need: paper, stickers, markers or crayons, and a treat. Make special notes with your child to give to people who need encouragement. Deliver them with a smile and a little treat to make it extra special. Be a messenger of kindness to someone else. Date Completed: _____________
4. Tracts: You will need: colored paper, markers or crayons, and stickers. Make a tract from the colored paper. Help your child write the story of Jesus. Write in the tract “Jesus loves you,” “Jesus Died for you,” and “Will you ask Him to be your Savior today?” Give this to someone this week. Date Completed: _____________
5. Act out a Bible Story: You will need: Bible costumes or paper, markers or crayons. As you read a story from the Bible, involve the whole family in acting out the story. Or help your child draw pictures of the story and allow him or her to tell the story to the family. Date Completed: _____________
6. Gospel Bracelets or Necklaces: You will need: black, red, white, green, and yellow beads, cording, and scissors. Cut the cording to fit your child’s wrist for a bracelet or to fit around the neck for a necklace. String the beads onto the cording using the pattern below to represent the Gospel message. Use this as a tool to tell others of our living, risen Savior. Beads: Yellow = God’s love for us, John 3:16; Black = sin, Romans 3:23; Red = blood, Hebrews 9:22; White = forgiveness, John 1:12; Green = growing in the Lord, 1 John 1:9. Date Completed: _____________
Kindness Basket: You will need: a container of some sort (basket), and blessing items. God wants us to be busy doing things for others. Make a kindness basket with your child for someone who needs encouragement. Include items to make it a blessing (food, notes, flowers, candles, pictures, etc.); make it extra special and then have your child deliver it to the person with a smile. Date Completed: _____________
Share a Treat: You will need: the ingredients to make your child’s favorite snack. Make the snack with your child and have your child share it with a friend. This helps your child to learn compassion and kindness to others. Date Completed: _____________
9. Planting flowers: You will need: a flower pot, soil (dirt), water, trowel, and seeds. Plant the seed that your child chooses. The back of most seed packets will contain specific instructions for that particular flower. Remind the child that we can plant the seed and water the seed, but only God will cause the seed to grow. Date Completed: _____________
10. Thank You Note: You will need: supplies to create a card (glitter, paint, stickers, magazine pictures, picture of child, etc.), paper, scissors, glue, and markers or crayons. Help your child write a thank you note to a teacher or a leader who has helped him or her learn Godâ€™s Word. Be creative and deliver it in a special way! Date Completed: _____________
11. Personal Bible Storybook: You will need: construction paper, glitter, pictures, paint, stickers, markers or crayons, glue, and stapler. Help your child draw pictures to illustrate his or her three favorite Bible stories. Decorate a piece of construction paper to create a cover for the book. Using another piece of construction paper as a back cover, staple the pictures and covers together. Your child now has his or her own Bible storybook that they can use to tell other people about the Bible! Date Completed: _____________
12. Wordless Bookmark: You will need: scissors, paper, construction paper (black, red, white, yellow and green), glue, markers or crayons, and clear contact paper or shipping tape. Help your child cut a piece of plain paper the desired size of bookmark. Mark the paper into five even sections. Cut a piece of yellow, black, red, white, and green construction paper the size of the previous marked off sections. Glue the colors onto the bookmark in the order they were listed above. On the back of the bookmark write the key: Yellow = Godâ€™s love for us, John 3:16; Black = sin, Romans 3:23; Red = blood, Hebrews 9:22; White = forgiveness, John 1:12; Green = growing in the Lord, 1 John 1:9. To ensure a long-life for the bookmark, cover it with clear contact paper or clear shipping tape. Date Completed: _____________
My Prayer Diary These pages are where you can draw a picture or write words to remind you to pray for special people or things that you care about.
When God begins a work in your heart, He will continue it until you see Him face to face. That means He will never give up on you.
Color the hearts from the child to Jesus.
Tell Jesus thank you for never giving up on you.
Paul prayed that people would love God and learn more about Him so their lives would produce the “fruit of right living”.
Being kind to others is one way you can have the “fruit of right living” in your life. Color the picture. 1 = yellow 2 = red 3 = purple 4 = orange
Ask Jesus how you can show kindness today.
Paul wanted to please Jesus in everything He did.
around the children who are pleasing Jesus.
How many children are pleasing God? __________
Ask Jesus what you can do to please Him today.
Paul tells the believers to work together. God wants Christians to get along with each other.
to match the things that belong together.
Ask God to help you get along with others today.
Jesus is God, but He came to earth as a baby and grew to be a man. Jesus was not selfish. He served others.
These children want to be a servant like Jesus. They are helping the teacher in the classroom. Draw a â€ƒâ€ƒ around the 6 things in the bottom picture that are different.
Ask God to help you be a servant like Jesus.
When you do things without complaining and arguing, others will know you belong to God. You will stand out like a bright star in a dark sky.
Write your name on the line. Trace the star and color it yellow. Color the space around it black.
Ask Jesus to help you do things without complaining.
Timothy was Paul’s helper. Timothy was a faithful servant.
Timothy starts with the letter sound T. Draw a around the pictures that begin with the letter T. Write the letter T on the line.
Pray for someone who helps you at church.
Quiet Time Schedule Options The following chart displays the Bible books and chapters for this year’s quiet times. All quiet times cover the same passages each day so the whole family can stay connected to God’s Word. Two schedules have been included or you can create your own for your group or family. Week # Books/Chapters week 1 Philippians 1-2 week 2 Philippians 2-4 week 3 Job 1-13 week 4 Job 14-42 week 5 Psalms 104-105 week 6 John 1 week 7 John 2-3, Psalms 119 week 8 Psalms 119 week 9 John 4-5 week 10 John 5, Psalms 119 week 11 Psalms 119, John 6 week 12 John 6-8 week 13 John 8, Psalms 107 week 14 Psalms 107, Ezekiel 1-3,36 week 15 Ezekiel 37-44 week 16 Ezekiel 47, 1 Kings 1-6 week 17 1 Kings 11-17 week 18 1 Kings 18-21 week 19 1 Kings 22, John 9-10 week 20 John 10-11 week 21 John 12, Psalms 114-115 week 22 Psalms 116-118, Exodus 1-2 week 23 Exodus 2-5 week 24 Exodus 6-9 week 25 Exodus 9-11, Ephesians 1 week 26 Ephesians 2-3 week 27 Ephesians 4-5 week 28 Ephesians 5-6, John 13 week 29 John 13-15 week 30 John 16-18 week 31 John 18-20 week 32 John 20-21, Exodus 12 week 33 Exodus 13-16 week 34 Exodus 16-17, Psalms 106,108 week 35 Exodus 19-32 week 36 Exodus 32-40 week 37 Romans 1-3 week 38 Romans 3-6 week 39 Romans 7-8, 2 Kings 1-2 week 40 2 Kings 2-6 week 41 2 Kings 6-17 week 42 2 Kings 17-23, 2 Timothy 1 week 43 2 Timothy 1-3 week 44 2 Timothy 3-4, Revelation 6-7 week 45 Revelation 8-13, 1 Peter 1 week 46 1 Peter 1-3 week 47 1 Peter 4-5, Revelation 14 week 48 Revelation 15-17, Romans 9 week 49 Romans 10-12 week 50 Nahum 1, Malachi 2-4 week 51 Revelation 19-22 week 52 Romans 13-16
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One-year daily devotional for children ages 4-6.