NEW HEART BIGS + LITTLES

Just like we do at all of our weekend services, we want our New Heart Kids to experience Jesus at their own level. Please partner with us as we have created some fun, at-home activities that you and your child can do together. After watching the video, you can use the discussion questions we have provided, as well as the activity. Thank you for working with us as we continue to move our New Heart Kids forward!

NEW HEART KIDS RESOURCES

LITTLES (BIRTH-KINDERGARTEN)

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MEMORY VERSE

 “…the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”Galatians 5:22-23

Discussion Questions

  1. How can you love like Jesus? I can love everyone! 

  2. Sharing is a way to love others, what’s something you can share with others? Parents your New Heart Kids may need some help thinking of things that they can share! 

  3. God loves us first, before we do ANYTHING right or wrong! We cannot earn God’s love, He gave it to us already! Who does God love? Parents point to your  New Heart Kids individually and help them say “God loves ______(world changers name)” 

  4. Does God share with us? Yes! God shares this whole world He created with us! And He gave us His most precious gift His Son to save us because He SO LOVES YOU! 

ACTIVITY : Mini Caramel Apples

INGREDIENTS: 

1 melon baller

3 large Granny Smith apples

White sucker sticks

1½ cups caramel baking bits or caramel chews of choice

1 tablespoon heavy cream

Toppings: Crushed oreos, m&m’s, almonds, peanut, sprinkles, your imagination 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Peel the apples to remove the wax and achieve the maximum friction for caramel to stick on the apple.

  2. Scoop out mini apples by using a melon baller.

  3. Insert sucker sticks into mini apples about midway through. 

  4. Start melting the caramel and heavy cream inside a bowl. Melt them slowly until you get a liquid caramel texture.

  5. Get another bowl and put icy water in it. Do not let the ice melt completely. Tip: It should be close to 0 degrees else this may fail.

  6. Dry small apples with paper towel and get the moisture out of them as much as you can.

  7. Dip the apples into the caramel and make a swirling move to coat every part of them. Tip: Get the caramel on the stick as well to cover the apple perfectly.

  8. After that dip them into icy cold water for 4-5 seconds to harden the caramel around the apples. 

  9. Coat the top of the apples with any topping of your choice. Put them in the freezer to chill just until caramel hardens and they are ready to serve! 

BIGS (1ST-5TH GRADE)

Memory Verse:  “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23

Discussion Questions

  1. Self-control is good for the soul! Can self-control be good for you? Yes! 

  2. Evan said when he was in elementary school, he stole a lot of his friend’s snacks and ate them! Was he using self-control? No! 

  3. What happened when Evan didn’t use self-control? His teacher was upset with him, his friends were upset with him, he had to stay in from recess, and it took a long time for his friends to trust him again! 

  4. Fun is the most fun when we do it together! It’s hard to play tag alone, or basketball, or dolls! How does self-control help us have even more fun?! It helps us to care not just for ourselves but for each other! When we use our self – control we make sure everyone gets a snack, everyone gets to have a turn, and we don’t throw a huge fit and ruin the whole party, but are careful that our words are kind and not mean! it’s not just about us, it’s about those around us too! 

  5. Did you know, self-control is something that comes not from yourself, but from the Holy Spirit? Yes! 

  6. When you need more self-control should you just try harder, or ask God for more? Ask God for more self-control in your life! Then trust that He heard you and answered you! 

  7. Where would you like to use more self-control today? Parents, help your kiddos come up with some areas they would like to use more self-control in! Then pray and ask God to produce more self-control in you! Because self-control is good for the soul! 

ACTIVITY : Mini Caramel Apples

INGREDIENTS: 

1 melon baller

3 large Granny Smith apples

White sucker sticks

1½ cups caramel baking bits or caramel chews of choice

1 tablespoon heavy cream

Toppings: Crushed oreos, m&m’s, almonds, peanut, sprinkles, your imagination 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Peel the apples to remove the wax and achieve the maximum friction for caramel to stick on the apple.

  2. Scoop out mini apples by using a melon baller.

  3. Insert sucker sticks into mini apples about midway through. 

  4. Start melting the caramel and heavy cream inside a bowl. Melt them slowly until you get a liquid caramel texture.

  5. Get another bowl and put icy water in it. Do not let the ice melt completely. Tip: It should be close to 0 degrees else this may fail.

  6. Dry small apples with paper towel and get the moisture out of them as much as you can.

  7. Dip the apples into the caramel and make a swirling move to coat every part of them. Tip: Get the caramel on the stick as well to cover the apple perfectly.

  8. After that dip them into icy cold water for 4-5 seconds to harden the caramel around the apples. 

  9. Coat the top of the apples with any topping of your choice. Put them in the freezer to chill just until caramel hardens and they are ready to serve! 

Declare

I am loved by God! I am a child of the King! I am a leader! I live on mission. I will change the world!