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Sherwood Kids! Faith Tools

    Every Wednesday, Sherwood Kids! publishes activities that families can do together at home to complement what they will learn in the upcoming Sunday-morning sermon. Supplies for the activities will be left in a storage container outside Door 4 at Sherwood Oaks East Campus from Thursday-Friday each week.*

    *If you would like the supplies but can't pick them up at the church, email us at to let us know.

    June Week 1

    Worship

    Study
    1. Read Psalm 3
    2. Discuss how God is like a shield
    3. Draw an image of a kite and decorate it. On your kite, list different ways God protects and lifts up His people.
    4. Cut out the kite and display it somewhere where it will remind you of God's protection and how He lifts us up.

    Pray
    1. Blow up a balloon.
    2. As it inflates, think about something that makes you angry.
    3. Pinch the balloon and pray to God to help you release your anger.
    4. Release the air from the balloon as you release your anger.

    Serve
    When you get mad at someone, take three deep breaths and do something nice for them later that day.

    May Week 4

    Worship

    Study
    1. Read John 11:38-44
    2. Discuss how the people there at the tomb might have felt
    3. Take a plastic spoon, stick from outside or a popsicle stick and wrap it with toilet paper. You can secure the toilet paper with tape if you like. This will represent Lazarus wrapped up in linens. Leave room for his eyes and place google eyes or draw eyes.
    4. Retell the story using the Lazarus figure you made.

    Pray
    1. Think about a situation in your life or a friend's that seems hopeless
    2. Pray for God to bring healing and hope to that situation
    3. Thank God that His plans are bigger than ours!

    Serve
    This Sunday we are learning that God gives us hope and encouragement even when we think things are finished. Write a letter to a friend or family member to encourage them this week.

    May Week 3

    Worship
    Click here for a worship experience led by an SK! volunteer.

    Study 
    1. Read Micah 6:8 
    2. Discuss what it means act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. 
    3. Make a craft. On a sheet of paper, trace your hand at the top of the page, draw a heart in the middle of the page, and trace your foot at the bottom of the page. Now, write "act justly" next to your hand, "love mercy" next to the heart, and "walk humbly" next to your foot. 

    Pray 
    Dear God...
    (Point to your eyes)
    Help me to seek justice.
    (Point to your ears)
    Help me to hear the cries of the needy.
    (Hold out your hands)
    Help me to take action and help others.
    (Walk in place)
    Help me to walk in your way.
    (Fold your hands)
    In Jesus' name, Amen.

    Serve
    Micah 6:8 says to walk humbly. So, this week secretly do something kind for someone else. (Make sure you don't tell them you are doing it!) 

    May Week 2

    Worship
    Click here for a worship experience led by an SK! volunteer.

    Study 
    1. Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
    2. Being a friend includes many different traits.  One is to always be there for a friend when they are down or going through a hard time, even if that is not the popular choice at the time. 
    3. Discuss the traits of a good friend with your family and make a list.
    4. Write a letter to a friend and let them know how important they are to you and include some of the traits they possess.
    5. Then use the popsicle sticks from your Sherwood Kids Activity Bag (see information at the top of this webpage) to make friendship bracelets, and include one in the letter to you friend. You can also keep one to remind yourself to be a good friend.
    6. Follow these instructions to make the bracelets with your Parents Help:
              - Boil the craft sticks for 15 minutes, and let them sit for another 30 minutes
              - Gently bend bracelets and place inside small jars or drinking glasses to dry overnight.
              - Decorate however you like using tape, crayons, markers, string, stickers, etc. You can also write words of encouragement and the traits of friendship as reminders when you look down at your bracelet.

    Pray 
    Look up the definitions for the words BOLD and OBEY. Pray to God and ask him to help you be bold in your obedience to him - doing what is right even when it might not be what is popular.

    Serve
    This Sunday we will learn about Jeremiah and how he had a friend help him when nobody else would. This week keep an eye out for someone who needs help and find a way to help them.

    May Week 1

    Worship
    Click here for a worship experience at home.

    Study
    Before Sunday Morning read Galatians 5:22 as a family. Write down on popsicle sticks a list of things that make a house a home. Then on Sunday have your kids use the sticks to rearrange them to make different houses. We would love for you to share photos of the different houses you all create!  Send them to us at  or tag us on Instagram or Facebook.

    Pray
    Ask God to produce the fruit of the Spirit in you. During your prayer, name each "fruit" and a circumstance in which each "fruit" can work.

    Serve
    Think of a way that you can live out one of the fruits of the Spirit in your home: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Now, go and do it!

    April Week 4

    Worship
    Click here for a worship experience at home.

    Study
    Read Philippians 2:3. Choose two words that stand out to you. Talk about what the words mean and why they are important to you.

    Pray
    Use the ACTS prayer guide. A is for adoration...tell God how much you love him. C is for confession...tell God you're sorry for doing something wrong. T is for thanksgiving...thank God for something. S is for supplication...pray for God to help you or someone else.

    Serve
    Help make dinner or set the table one night.

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