PARENT RESOURCES

Our goal in Children's Ministries is to make the gospel message available to children of all ages, but we also want to equip parents and families for discussion, discipleship, and prayer beyond what is shared at Sunday school. All of the take-home materials below are available at no cost, so please download and use them!
We also hope you'll enjoy our list of suggested websites, family devotionals, reference materials, and training books.

 

Take-Home Materials for Paradise Island


He Established a Testimony
Parent Letter
05.07   Lesson 10
05.14   Lesson 11
05.21   Lesson 12
06.04  Lesson 13
06.11   Lesson 14
06.18   Lesson 15
06.25   Lesson 16
07.09   Lesson 17
07.16    Lesson 18
07.23   Lesson 19
07.30   Lesson 20
08.06   Lesson 21
08.13    Lesson 22
08.27   Lesson 23

Take-Home Materials for Route 66 (9 a.m. Class)

The ABC's of God
Parent Letter
01.08  Lesson 11
01.15   Lesson 12
01.22  Lesson 13
01.29  Lesson 14
02.05  Lesson 15
02.12  Lesson 16
02.19  Lesson 17
02.25  Lesson 18
03.05  Lesson 19
03.12  Lesson 20
03.19  Lesson 21
04.23  Lesson 22
04.30  Lesson 23
05.07  Lesson 24
05.14  Lesson 25
05.21  Lesson 26
05.28  No Lesson

Take-Home Materials for Route 66 (10:45 a.m. Class)

 

Take-Home Materials for Popcorn 45

We usually spend two or three weeks per lesson.

 

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Websites for Families

heritagebuilders.com
The "Family Fun Night" series by Heritage Builders has a lot of great ideas
for teaching through fun activities; helpful articles. 

awana.org
Articles and blogs: At Home, Day Light Calendar, Truthscripts, Modern Day Joseph. 

focusonthefamily.com
A wide variety of resources, including articles, podcasts, Adventures in Odyssey, and e-zines.

visionaryparenting.com
Visit Visionary Parenting for worship guides and parenting seminars (some free).

familylife.com
Articles, events, resources to purchase.

pluggedin.com
Reviews of movies, games, TV shows, and culture from a Christian perspective.

worldmag.com
Christian perspective on the news; children's magazines.

cefonline.com
Christian Evangelism Fellowship articles; "Wonderzone" devotional for kids.

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Bibles, Storybooks, and Devotionals

Jesus Storybook Bible
by Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Big Picture Story Bible
by David Helm

NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers 

NIV Adventure Bible* 

ESV Grow Bible 

Hands-on Bible
by Group

NLT Life Application Study Bible
Choose from an edition for boys and an edition for girls

There are many choices when it comes to devotionals. Begin by looking at the following publishers: Tyndale, Legacy Press, and CEF Press (Child Evangelism Fellowship). 

*This is one of the choices in the presentation we make annually in June to the new third-grade class of Route 66.

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Reference and Bible-related Materials

What The Bible Is All About: Handbook for Kids**
This is a newly revised version of What the Bible Is All About: For Young Explorers

Holman's Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids

How to Study the Bible, for Kids
This Harvest House book by Kay Arthur is part of our Popcorn 45 curriculum. 

Big Book of Bible Skills
by Gospel Light

Many games have "Bible editions," including Go Fish, Apples to Apples,
Mad Gab, Outburst, and Tri-Bonds.

Adventures in Odyssey
These are great audio, book, and DVD resources from Focus on the Family.

What's in the Bible?
A new animated series of DVDs that will eventually cover the entire Bible;
we have used some of this material in Route 66.

The Case for Christ for Kids
The Case for Faith for Kids
The Case for a Creator for Kids

by Lee Strobel

**This is another one of the choices in the presentation we make annually in June to the new third-grade class of Route 66.

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Books for Spiritual Training

Mealtime Moments
by Bowman and Goyer, Tyndale

The Family Compass
by Bruner and Bruner, Chariot Victor

It Starts at Home
by Bruner and Stroope, Moody

Parenting in the Pews
by Robbie Castleman, IVP

Raising a Modern-Day Joseph
by Larry Fowler, Cook

Rock-Solid Kids
by Larry Fowler, Gospel Light

52 Family Time Ideas
by Timothy Smith, Bethany House

Leading Your Child to Jesus
by David Staal, Zondervan

Big Truths for Young Hearts
by Bruce Ware, Crossway

How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph
by Linda Massey Weddle, Cook