Bugs 12-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum
Teach kids about some little things that can make a big difference!
Love them or hate them, bugs are a part of God’s creation. As small as they are, these little things can give us some direction on how to live a life that glorifies God.
Bugs Lessons Overview:
Memory Verse: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)
CaterpillarScripture: John 1:35-42, John’s Disciples Follow Jesus
Synopsis: Caterpillars are bugs with a promise: one day, they will be butterflies. Jesus’ disciples were simple fishermen when they first met him, but Jesus would transform them just as he can transform us.
Objective: Kids will identify one thing they can do to grow closer with Jesus.
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan
Synopsis: Bees make the world a sweeter place. They make honey! As believers, we can make the world sweeter by doing good and loving other people.
Objective: Kids will identify something kind they can do for someone this week.
Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-8
Synopsis: No creature in all of nature works harder than the ant. God wants us to work hard at everything we do.
Objective: Kids will choose one chore they will do this week without being asked.
Scripture: Acts 17:22-31, Paul in Athens
Synopsis: Some people believe that ladybugs bring good luck. God doesn’t want us to trust in luck or anything other than him.
Objective: Kids will pray for something they are hoping will happen.
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16, Salt and Light
Synopsis: In the summer time, few things light up the night like fireflies. God wants us to be his light in this world so others can find Jesus.
Objective: Kids will come up with one way they can show Jesus to their classmates.
Scripture: Genesis 19:12-29, Lot Flees from Sodom and Gommorah
Synopsis: No bug is harder to catch than the grasshopper. When they see trouble coming, they jump to safety. God wants us to jump and flee from temptation.
Objective: Kids will state how they will get away when they are tempted to sin.
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30, Jehoshaphat Leads Judah to Victory
Synopsis: When the Roly Poly gets spooked, he rolls up in a ball - and often gets batted around! God doesn’t want us to hide in fear, but to trust in him and be brave.
Objective: Kids will state one fear they have that they want to give to Jesus.
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14, Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Synopsis: The praying mantis only looks like he’s talking to God; he’s actually looking for something to eat! God wants us to be people who genuinely pray and seek Him.
Objective: Kids will make a plan to spend time praying every day.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Synopsis: Mosquitoes are bloodsuckers, but they are minor irritants compared to the little sins that hold us back from serving God. We need to let go of sinful habits so we can focus on Jesus.
Objective: Kids will choose one sinful habit they want to get rid of.
Scripture: Psalm 100, Giving Grateful Praise
Synopsis: You can’t ignore the crickets; they are loud and they demand to be heard. God wants us to raise our voices and praise the Lord at all times.
Objective: Kids will share one thing they want to praise God for.
Scripture: Revelation 21:1-8, A New Heaven and a New Earth
Synopsis: There’s a popular story that says if the world ever ends, the one creature that will survive is the cockroach. Roaches themselves may not be immortal, but God is preparing a place where we can live forever with him!
Objective: Kids will state how they can live forever with Jesus.
Scripture: Acts 2:14-41, Peter’s First Sermon
Synopsis: Remember the caterpillar we talked about in week one? One day, we will be butterflies, and God will make us soar. Peter’s life shows us how God can transform us into courageous witnesses for Jesus.
Objective: Kids will identify one person they can tell about Jesus this week.
About This Curriculum:
- Perfect for kids ages 6-12
- Includes large group and small group resources
- This curriculum is an instant download
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Each Lesson Includes:
- Make It Stick! Parent Sheet
- Memory Verse
- Skit or Puppet Show
- Craft Activity
- Large Group Lesson
- Small Group Discussion
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