3- and 4-year olds as of Sept 1
Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son, and His Word.
All Cubbies work through the same handbook (this year the Appleseed Book) at the same pace, hearing lessons and experiencing crafts that relate to their weekly memory verse. Weekly Bear Hug sections include memory verses, Bible lessons, and activities. Throughout the book there are opportunities to earn stickers for their book and patches for their vest. At the end of the year, Cubbies who complete the book will be awards a red ribbon.
The Appleseed Book includes extra credit sections, called Under the Apple Tree, for those who are excited to memorize more!
Kindergarten through Second Grade
Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Kids spend the night playing team building games, listening to an engaging story, and working through their handbook with their leader to complete activities and recite verses.
Sparks work in different handbooks depending on their grade and if they completed the previous handbook:
- Kindergarten: HangGlider Book
- First Grade: Finished HangGlider? Move on to WingRunner. Haven’t finished HangGlider? No worries, finish before moving on!
- Second Grade: Finished WingRunner? Move on to SkyStormer. Haven’t finished WingRunner? No worries, finish before moving on!
- New to Sparks at any age: Start in HangGlider.
Sparks are free to move through their handbook as slowly or as quickly as they like. We recommended reciting 2-3 sections a week to complete the book by the end of the year. At the end of each section, Sparks will earn jewels on their flight wings badge. On completion of the book, kids will receive a green ribbon (HangGlider), blue ribbon (WingRunner), or hanging plaque (SkyStormer).
For kids who want extra credit, they can earn a special patch for reviewing the whole book and a bonus certificate by completing the extra credit handbook Frequent Flyer.
Truth and Training (TnT)
Third through Fifth Grade
Truth and Training teaches kids the truth of God’s Word, teaching them to follow Him and practice His grace. All TnTers work through the same handbook at the same pace (this year Evidence of Grace) and experience a large group lesson and small group discussion based around their memory verse and book actives for the week.
The TnT book is split into four sections. At the end of each section, kids will earn two patches for their uniform. On completion of the book, clubbers will earn a ribbon or trophy (based on how many books they’ve completed).
Extra credit is available in the book, in Silver (study) and Gold (memorization) options. These are also split into four sections. At the end of each section, kids will earn a Silver or Gold patch. On completion of all the sections, kids will earn a bonus certificate at the end of the year.
*Returning Sixth Graders are welcome to attend Awana to work on completing their fourth book. However, we do encourage all sixth graders to attend Village’s Youth programming, also on Wednesdays at 7pm. If your 6th grader would like to recite verses at the beginning of club and then join Youth Group, we ask that the parent/guardian of the 6th grader stay to walk their student to Youth Group before leaving. Please email Drew Fajen (Director of Students and Their Families) for more information on Youth.