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Crafting Discussion Question

Crafting Discussion Questions:

Each week, we include Discussion Questions for the kids following the video. We want to help kids to understand the Bible Point and Bible Story and how they can apply what they’ve learned to their lives.

Naming Convention

The naming convention we use for our Lesson Plans is the first the letters of the month followed by the week number. For example:

    • FEB W1
    • FEB W2
    • FEB W3
    • FEB W4
General Helpful Tips:
  • We shoot for 4-6 questions for each age group
  • Create open ended questions. Not one-word answers.
  • We try to design questions specifically for each age group
  • We start off with simple questions that get the kids talking, and then move towards questions that help the kids connect the idea to their own life.
  • For every age group, I start with the question, “What was your favorite part of the video?” for younger kids and “What stood out or surprised you in the video?” for older kids. This is an easy question to get them talking.
  • You may find it’s easiest to develop the 5th & 6th Grade questions and then work backwards towards the younger kids and keep simplifying the questions.
  • Or you may find it’s easiest to start with extremely simple questions for the 2s & 3s and then add more advanced concepts as you work towards older kids.

 

Age Specific Helpful Tips:

Here are tips for crafting questions with examples based on the David & Goliath story and the Bible Point – “God helps me overcome fear”.

Leapers – Ages 2&3
  • These questions should be extremely simple.
  • Always include the question, “What was your favorite part of the video?”  – this age group loves to talk about favorite things.
  • Create 1-2 questions about what they saw in the video.
  • Create a question that helps them connect the Bible Point to their own lives.
  • Create a role-playing question for them to play it out.

Leapers Example Questions

    • Q1: What was your favorite part of the video
    • Q2: What happened in the beginning of the video?
    • Q3: Did David run away from the giant? What did he do?
    • Q4: Who can we talk to when we are afraid?
    • ROLE PLAY: Let’s practice talking to God when we are afraid. Everyone walk around the room and then I’ll pretend to be a big giant. When you see the giant, ask God to help you be brave. Ready? ROOOOOAAARRR! Okay Jacob, it’s your turn. Say “Dear God, help me be brave”
Hikers – Ages 4&5
  • These questions should be simple.
  • Always include the question, “What was your favorite part of the video?”  – this age group loves to talk about favorite things.
  • Create 1-2 questions about what they watched to draw connections to their own lives.
  • Create a question that helps them connect the Bible Point to their own lives.
  • Create a role-playing question for them to play it out.

Hikers Example Questions

    • Q1: What was your favorite part of the video
    • Q2: God’s people were afraid of the giant – have you ever been afraid of something?
    • Q3: When I was little, I was afraid of the dark. Have you ever been afraid of the dark?
    • Q4: Who can we talk to when we are afraid?
    • ROLE PLAY: Let’s practice talking to God when we are afraid. Everyone walk around the room and then I’ll pretend to be a big giant. When you see me, talk to God, and ask him to help you be brave. Ready? ROOOOOAAARRR! Okay Jacob, it’s your turn. Say “Dear God, help me be brave
Explorers – Grades 1&2

Similar to Hikers but modeling to them how to pray for themselves or others. 

  • Always include the question, “What was your favorite part of the video?” – still a great question to get them started.
  • Create a question about what they watched to draw connections to their own lives. You can share your own experiences. (Can be related to friends and school)
  • Create a question that helps them connect the Bible Point to their own lives.
  • Create a question that helps them think of others.
  • Create a role-playing situation and model for them how to pray.

Explorers Example Questions

    • Q1: What was your favorite part of the video
    • Q2: Sometimes I’m afraid, like being outside in the dark. Do you ever get afraid?
    • Q3: Who can we talk to when we are afraid? How does that help you feel better or be brave?
    • Q4: Have you ever had your friends be afraid of something? What are some things you can do to help them?
    • ROLE PLAY: Okay, pretend my friend comes to me and says that they have a hard time sleep because they are afraid of the dark. I’m going to pray for them. I need 3 different things that I could say in my prayer. Raise your hand if you have an idea. (Then share a prayer using their 3 ideas).
Voyagers – Grades 3&4

Similar to Explorers but helping them to practice praying for other people

  • Always include the question, “What was your favorite part of the video?” – still a great question to get them started.
  • Create a question about what they watched to draw connections to their own lives. You can share your own experiences. (Can be related to friends and school)
  • Create a question that helps them connect the Bible Point to their own lives.
  • Create a question that helps them think of others.
  • Create a role-playing situation for them to pray for their friend/partner.

Voyagers Example Questions

    • Q1: What was your favorite part of the video
    • Q2: Sometimes I’m afraid, like when I have to get a shot from my doctor. Do you ever get afraid?
    • Q3: Who can we talk to when we are afraid? How does that help you feel better or be brave?
    • Q4: Have you ever had your friends be afraid of something? What are some things you can do to help them?
    • ROLE PLAY: Everyone find a partner. Share with your friend one thing you are afraid of and then the other person can pray and ask God to help them be brave. Make sure you both share something and you both pray.
Pathfinders – Grades 5&6

Similar to Voyagers and encouraging them to be real and authentic and gearing the questions more for conversations…

  • Always include the question, “What was your favorite part of the video?” – still a great question to get them started.
  • Create a question about what they watched to draw connections to their own lives. You can share your own experiences. (Try to push for questions that promote being authentic and real.)
  • Create a question that helps them connect the Bible Point to their own lives.
  • Create a question that helps them think of what God can do in that situation? How can they invite heaven’s resources into that situation?
  • Create an opportunity for them to pray for their friend/partner.

Pathfinders Example Questions

    • Q1: What was your favorite part of the video
    • Q2: I know we probably don’t like to admit we get afraid, but lets be honest. Even teenagers and adults get afraid. In fact, the things we are afraid of often get bigger and scarier. What is the thing you try to avoid the most? Or what worries you the most?
    • Q3: Do you think that God can do something in those situations that make us afraid? – OR – What is something that you think God might do for us when we are afraid?
    • Q4: Let’s say a friend comes to you and they are afraid of a bully. What advice would you give them? What might you ask God to do in that situation?  Now what if that bully doesn’t change or stop? What can you pray for in the meantime? How can God help you even if the bully continues?
    • ROLE PLAY: Everyone find a partner. Share with your partner one thing you are afraid of or it could be something your friend is afraid of and then the other person can say a prayer. Then switch.
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