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Celebrate Wonder activities are great for the whole family and are designed to guide children from Nursery – 5th Grade and their families through Bible stories, creative experiences, spiritual practices, and opportunities for reflection to ask questions and engage their natural sense of awe, wonder, imagination and curiosity. Read the Bible story with your children and pick one or two of the activities to do together with your family! Enjoy exploring faith together as you learn, grow and wonder about God together.

Wonder Questions for the week of October 24:
What do you think the Israelites felt going through the Red Sea?
Where do you see God in this Bible Study?
How did the Israelites feel when they made it safely through the sea?

Wonder Questions for the week of October 17:
What amazing things have happened to Moses so far?
Why didn't Moses and Aaron give up when the pharaoh kept saying no?
How do you think the Israelites felt when Pharaoh kept changing his mind?

Wonder Questions for the week of October 10:
What inspires awe in you when you hear the Bible story today?
What do you wonder about in the Bible story?
What do you think will happen to Moses next?

Wonder Questions for the week of October 3:
How do you think it felt to float in the river in a basket?
Why do you think the pharaoh's daughter too Moses out of the river?
What do you think will happen to Moses next?

Wonder Questions for the week of September 26:
What might have happened if Joseph had tricked his brothers?
Do you think Joseph and his brothers could have reconciled—become friends again—if Joseph tricked them?
Which of these words describes this week’s Bible story: reconciliation or forgiveness?

Wonder Questions for the week of September 19:
How did Joseph’s interpretation of the pharaoh’s dream help the pharaoh and Egypt?
Why did Joseph tell the pharaoh his gift of interpreting dreams came from God?
Which of these words describes this week’s Bible story: reconciliation or forgiveness?

Wonder Questions for the week of September 12:
What do you think will happen to Joseph next?

Wonder Questions for the week of September 5:
Do you have any brothers? Sisters?
Why is a robe important in today’s Bible story?

Wonder Questions for the week of August 29:
What colors make purple?
What does the color purple remind you of?
If you were to build a church, what would it look like?

Wonder Questions for the week of August 22:
How do you show love to others?
Who cheers for you?
How would you react if someone poured perfume on your feet and dried them with her or his hair?
Have you ever made an extravagant gesture of love?

Wonder Questions for the week of August 15:
How do you think it would feel to be chosen to be a queen or a king?
Have you ever had to stand up for someone else?
Is it hard for leaders to be courageous?

Wonder Questions for the week of August 8:
What do you do to show others you are a loyal friend?
Would you ever move to a different town to be close to a friend?
Is it hard to show kindness?
Who in your family shows courage?

Wonder Questions for the week of August 1:
Have you ever been afraid?
What is courage? How does courage feel?
How do you show courage when you are afraid?

Wonder Questions for the week of July 25:
What do you think makes us dream?
Have you ever had a dream you didn’t understand?
Why is it important that everyone feels like he or she belongs to God’s family?

Wonder Questions for the week of July 18:
Where are some different places we can get water?
How do we accept others and help them feel like they belong?
What do you think living water means? What does it look like?

Wonder Questions for the week of July 11:
Who do you eat with?
Share a time when you felt like you belonged.
Why do we exclude others or make them feel like they don’t belong?

Wonder Questions for the week of July 4:
What does it mean to belong?
What or who helped make you feel like you belonged?
What makes you feel like you belong when you are with your friends?
Why does God create each person to be unique and different?

Wonder Questions for the week of June 27:
What does it mean to be happy?
What makes you happy?
When have you been a peacemaker?
Do you think being a peacemaker is hard? Why or why not?

Wonder Questions for the week of June 20:
How does God provide peace?
What does a shepherd do to make sure the sheep are taken care of?
What do you do when you are having trouble feeling peaceful?

Wonder Questions for the week of June 13:
What does peace look like to you? When you think of the word peace, what image comes to mind?
How do you respond during a conflict (or a fight)?
When have you given something to someone to make peace?
What did you give?

Wonder Questions for the week of June 5:
What does peace mean to you?
When do you feel peaceful?
When have you experienced a time that was not peaceful? How did you respond?
What was the outcome of the situation?
What would you tell people who are trying to find peace and justice?

Wonder Questions for the week of May 30:
How would you define love?
What are some ways you show love?
How do you think a person who loves you should treat you?
Is it always easy to love? Why or why not?

Wonder Questions for the week of May 23:
What does wind feel like?
How many languages can you name?
How would you feel if you felt a strong wind inside a house or saw flames on top of your friend’s head?
When do you feel close to God?

Wonder Questions for the week of May 16:
What happens when you show love to others? How do they react?
What do you think would happen if we tried to love everyone we met the best we could?
How does love grow?
Does love change us?

Wonder Questions for the week of May 9:
Who do you know that is always doing things for other people?
What does this person do to help others?
What kinds of things have you made for others to show them that you love them?
Why is it important to help those in need?

Wonder Questions for the week of May 2:
What is conflict?
What is love?
When have you been in a conflict, and how did you solve it?
How can you show love, even in a conflict?

Wonder Questions for the week of April 25:
What have you shared recently?
How did sharing make you feel?
Is it easy to share? Why or why not?
Why is it important to share with others?

Wonder Questions for the week of April 18:
Who do you ask when you need help?
What kinds of tasks do you ask this person (these people) to help you with?
Have you ever helped someone who asked you for help?
How did you help this person (these people)?

Wonder Questions for the week of April 11:
How do you share with others?
If you were going on a journey around the world, what would you take with you?
If you could go anywhere to share about God, where would you go?
What might you tell others about God?

Wonder Questions for the week of April 4:
What is an example of good news you might share with someone?
How do you think the women felt as they walked to the tomb?
How do you think they felt when they saw Jesus?
Why do you think it’s important for us to tell people about Jesus today?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 28:
What does it mean to welcome someone? What does it look like? What does it feel like?
What is the most special and memorable welcome you’ve ever received?
If Jesus came to town today, how would you like to welcome him?
If you had to pick a plant or flower to wave or lay on the ground for Jesus to walk on today, what
would you choose and why?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 21:
Jesus often went outside to pray. Where do you like to pray?
What kinds of things do you share with God when you pray?
Do you like to pray out loud or in your head?
Why do you think it’s important to support one another through prayer?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 14:
What special meals do you remember?
What do you think it would be like to share a meal with Jesus?
What do you think Jesus’ friends remembered about him?
What do you remember about Jesus?

Wonder Questions for the week of March 7:
When you think of the word remember, what do you think of?
What helps you remember things?
What is something you do over and over that helps you remember God?
How do you remember God loves you?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 28:
Why did Zacchaeus climb a tree?
How did Jesus respond?
How do you think Zacchaeus felt when Jesus called to him in the tree?
How do you think Zacchaeus felt when Jesus forgave him?
Why do you think forgiveness is sometimes difficult?
When have you offered forgiveness to someone, even when it was hard to do so?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 21:
Would you welcome Jesus like Martha, with a meal? Why?
Would you welcome Jesus like Mary, listening to him teach? Why?
What would you have done to prepare for dinner with Jesus?
Was Mary or Martha a guide in today’s story? How?
Were you surprised Jesus sided with Mary instead of Martha? If so, why?
What do you think it would have been like to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear him talk?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 14:
What are you afraid of?
Have you ever been in a storm? What happened?How is Jesus a guide in the story?
What would you have done if you discovered Jesus sleeping during the storm?
What do you imagine the disciples did right after Jesus calmed the storm?

Wonder Questions for the week of February 7:
What do you use as a guide for your life?
How is Jesus a guide?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 31:
Have you ever planted a seed or baked bread?
What does it take for a tiny seed to grow into a big plant?
Can you think of other things that grow from something small into something big, like a mustard seed does?
What do you think we need to do to help God’s kingdom grow?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 24:
Who do you love? Who does God love?
What do you think the word community means?
What do you think it means to love your enemies?
Do you think it’s hard to love your enemies? If so, why? If not, why?
Why do you think God wants us to love everyone?

Wonder Questions for the week of January 17:
Can anyone follow Jesus?
Who do you know that follows Jesus?
What would you have done if you had been one of the fishermen, and Jesus asked you to follow him?
How does the church community help you follow Jesus?
Where do you think the disciples and Jesus went immediately after Jesus asked
them to follow him?

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