Psalms for Kids

In this 5-lesson series we explore the modern message behind the ancient songs of the Old Testament.

Praise God Everyday | Psalm 34

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This psalm tells us what we should do everyday. It doesn't matter where we are or what we're doing.

Key Points:

  • Today, we’re talking about praising God.
  • Praise is just a fancy word for telling God how much we love him.
  • God is even greater than your stuff, friends, and family.
  • We should praise God everyday.

Memory Verse:

Psalm 34:1 I will praise the Lord at all times.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. What’s the nicest thing someone has said to you? Why do compliments feel so good?
  3. Why does God deserve our praise? Make a list of some of the things you can praise God for as a family.
  4. Read Psalm 43:5. What are some things you can praise God for even if you’re really sad about something in your life?
  5. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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This is part of the Book of Psalms series.

God and My Lunch Box

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This psalm is about how God speaks to us. Even though we’ve never seen God, we can know about him because of what he has created. The sun, mountains and the ocean are all things God created to show us how powerful and creative He is.

Key Points:

  • Even though we’ve never seen God, we can know about him because of what he has created
  • God wrote us a note. It’s called the Bible.
  • God didn’t just make the sky and give us the Bible. He actually came to us in person. That’s who Jesus is.

Memory Verse:

Psalm 19:1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever made? How long did it take you to make it?
  3. What are the ways God tells us about Himself? (Hint: there are three of them.)
  4. Read Colossians 1:15. Jesus was there before anything was created. Why is that important for us to know? What does that tell us about who Jesus is?
  5. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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This is part of the Book of Psalms series.

God Can See The Future

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The future seems scary if you think about it... unless you remember that God is in charge of it!

Key Points:

  • God can see the future. Psalm 22
  • God has a plan, and nothing takes him by surprise. 
  • We can trust God because he has the future in his hands. Jeremiah 29:11

Memory Verse:

Jeremiah 29:11 The plans I have for you are good, giving you a future and a hope.

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Think about your future (when you’re a grown up). How many kids do you think you’ll have? Where will you live? What job will you have?
  3. Parents: how did you answer that question when you were a kid?
  4. What does it mean for our lives that God can see the future?
  5. Read John 14:1-3. Jesus will return someday to take us to Heaven. Talk about what you think Heaven will be like.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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This is part of the Book of Psalms series.

Give Thanks | Psalm 100

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Did you know Thanksgiving is really God's idea?

Key Points:

  • God doesn’t want us to be grumpy.
  • You can’t be thankful if you only focus on yourself.
  • Thankfulness is an attitude that comes from knowing that God is good.
  • When we’re at church, we should sing with thankfulness. 

Memory Verse:

Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. On a scale from 1 to 10, how grumpy are you? What rating would your parents give you?
  3. Why do you get grumpy? Why does grumpiness keep you from being thankful?
  4. Make a list of things you are thankful for. Why does God deserve the credit for all that we have?
  5. Read Philippians 4:6-7. What do you do when you’re anxious or worried? How does a thankful heart help you worry less?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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This is part of the Book of Psalms series.

How God Pursues You | Psalm 139

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Psalm 139 is one of the most popular psalms in the whole Bible, and it talks about how God pursues us even before we look for Him.

Key Points:

  • God knows the real you. Psalm 139:1-2
  • God is closer to you than you realize. Psalm 139:7-8
  • God wants to be in your life.

Memory Verse:

Psalm 139:1 Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Describe yourself: physical characteristics, favorite food, favorite things to do. Share some of your least favorite things.
  3. How does it make you feel to know that God knows everything about you?
  4. List some things God has done in your life to show you that he is near.
  5. Why do you think God wants to be in your life?
  6. Read Jeremiah 31:33. A covenant is a promise. What is God promising to do in this verse? What are God’s instructions? What does it mean that they are written on our hearts?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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This is part of the Book of Psalms series.