The Story of David

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Transform your kids’ summer into an unforgettable faith adventure with this 12-Week Summer Bible Story Reading Plan from Spark House!  Every week, kids explore a Bible story through art, cooking, coloring, and other fun activities.  Each Bible story has a variety of activities from – choose just one or do them all!

The Story of David: Click Here!

A Prayer to Say Together:
God, remind us that with you, even the impossible is possible. Thank you for your love and care for us in every situation. Amen.


Download the Reading Plan Map, which gives your child a fun way to keep track of their summer reading. Color or stamp each box as you complete the Bible reading for that week.

Your family’s favorite Bible will work perfectly for the lessons above, or you can purchase the Spark Story Bible (reading level is K-3rd grade).

Joseph and His Brothers

Start your Bible journey today!

Transform your kids’ summer into an unforgettable faith adventure with this 12-Week Summer Bible Story Reading Plan from Spark House!  Every week, kids explore a Bible story through art, cooking, coloring, and other fun activities.  Each Bible story has a variety of activities from – choose just one or do them all!

The Story of Joseph: Click Here! 

Here are a few suggestions for ways you can enrich your child’s engagement and learning with the story of Joseph:
• Family conversation starters – What is the best gift you ever received? What do you dream about? When is God with you? How do you know? How can our family be a blessing to other families we know?
• The story of Joseph and his brothers has been made into a musical called “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.” See if you can find a live performance or a music or video recording of it to watch or listen to. It includes a scene about Joseph’s dreams.
• Find a blank family tree diagram that you like on the Internet or create one of your own. Spend some time filling in your family tree and telling family stories.


Download the Reading Plan Map, which gives your child a fun way to keep track of their summer reading. Color or stamp each box as you complete the Bible reading for that week.

Your family’s favorite Bible will work perfectly for the lessons above, or you can purchase the Spark Story Bible (reading level is K-3rd grade).

Noah’s Ark

Start your Bible journey today!

Transform your kids’ summer into an unforgettable faith adventure with this 12-Week Summer Bible Story Reading Plan from Spark House!  Every week, kids explore a Bible story through art, cooking, coloring, and other fun activities.  Each Bible story has a variety of activities from – choose just one or do them all!

Noah’s Ark: Click Here!

A Prayer to Say Together:
God, thank you for your promise to love us and care for us even when we aren’t at our best. Thank you for the way you took care of the animals on the boat—and the way you take care of us. Help us remember to be kind to others and to take care of the wonderful animals and this beautiful world. Amen.


Download the Reading Plan Map, which gives your child a fun way to keep track of their summer reading. Color or stamp each box as you complete the Bible reading for that week.

Your family’s favorite Bible will work perfectly for the lessons above, or you can purchase the Spark Story Bible (reading level is K-3rd grade).

The Creation Story

Start your Bible journey today!

Transform your kids’ summer into an unforgettable faith adventure with this 12-Week Summer Bible Story Reading Plan from Spark House!  Every week, kids explore a Bible story through art, cooking, coloring, and other fun activities.  Each Bible story has a variety of activities from – choose just one or do them all!

The Creation Story: Click Here! 

Here are a few suggestions for ways you can enrich your child’s engagement and learning with the Creation story:
• Together with your child, go outside into God’s creation. Look around and talk about everything God made. Say a prayer together, thanking God for all of creation.
• Talk about favorite things that God created. What are your child’s favorites? What are yours? Discuss how your favorite things make a difference in your family.
• If you could give God ideas about new things to create, what would you suggest? What would your child suggest?


Download the Reading Plan Map, which gives your child a fun way to keep track of their summer reading. Color or stamp each box as you complete the Bible reading for that week.

Your family’s favorite Bible will work perfectly for the lessons above, or you can purchase the Spark Story Bible (reading level is K-3rd grade).

Memorial Day Remembrances

Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 30. Make time amidst the beginning-of-summer picnics and celebrations to honor and give thanks for the sacrifices others have made on our behalf.

Visit a local Veteran’s Cemetery (there is one in Madison, TN), or visit this website to find other Veteran’s Cemeteries around the country, if you will be traveling. If you plan to leave flowers or other mementos to honor these Veterans, please be sure to check the Cemetery website for a list of what items are permitted.

For tips on practicing rituals & traditions at home, click here.

Gracious God we remember and give thanks for the men and women who died in war so that everyone in our nation might live in freedom. Thank you for the promise of new life that you give to all through the death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Trinity Kool-Aid

Sunday, May 22, we celebrate Trinity Sunday – a day when we think about the great mystery that God is Three in One. This simple activity will help illustrate the concept that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – while three persons – come together to form one God, which we call the Holy Trinity.

For tips on learning about faith at home, click here.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Language of Pentecost

Pentecost is the Church’s birthday. On this day, long ago, the Church was born! The Spirit of God lives inside of us, and helps us to share God’s love with others. Hear the story of Pentecost and learn to share God’s love in some other languages. Come, Holy Spirit! Happy Birthday, dear Church.

Read more of Beth Beall’s devotional for Pentecost.

Thank you, God, for filling me with the power of your love. Help me to share your love with others. Amen.

Great Moms Around Us

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. Take time to notice and celebrate people around you who are mothers that you admire.

For tips on how to have caring conversations with your children, click here.

God, thank you creating each one of us. Today, we give special thanks for all the loving moms who touch our lives. Amen.

Praying with the Senses

When families pray together, they help one another talk and listen to God. Tap your imaginations for entering into God’s presence by stimulating your senses: smell the bread, taste the grape juice, listen to the sound of frying fish, experience the quiet of an outdoor garden.

Gather your family in a comfortable space for this week’s devotional exercise. For tips on how to engage your family in prayer, click here.

God of life, you are everywhere: in the sky, in the wind, around our family table. Help us to see and touch and taste and know you through our prayers. Amen.

Be Not Afraid

In middle Tennessee, April and May are often months when severe weather patterns are common. Although Davidson and Williamson Counties have “tornado sirens” that warn of impending danger, and families designate “safe places” within their homes where they can wait for storms to pass, these things can be terrifying for children (and adults).

This season offers opportunity to talk with your children about fears, and about the ways that Jesus offers us peace beyond our understanding.

For tips on how to explore bible stories at home, click here.

God, remind us of your presence when we feel afraid. Help us learn ways to stay safe. Amen.

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