Ages 4-8; 31 lessons over 3 series plus bonus content
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Cheeky Pandas lessons include a fun animation, an interview about the theme, and a fabulous Cheeky Pandas song you just have to sing and dance to! There are also games, crafts and a Take Home sheet to help families discover more together at home.
Series One covers big themes about life with God like prayer, praise, sorry and help, while Series Two explores the Fruit of the Spirit. Both are designed to be used in a church setting, either as a whole series or a one-off lesson.
Specially written to use in schools, our Collective Worship series is a fun and engaging way to introduce children to the Fruit of the Spirit through storytelling, games and times of reflection.
Every Cheeky Pandas lesson is specially designed to help further engage children in the key theme for each lesson, helping children to dig deep into Jesus' perspective on humankind and the Kingdom of God.
And don't miss our BONUS CONTENT - Activity Packs to complement all the Fruit of the Spirit lessons. It's a world of fun!
Cheeky Pandas lessons comprise the following sections:
On the Red Carpet – start the lesson with free play, then welcome kids with the a countdown using the Cheeky Pandas theme song.
The Cheeky Pandas Present… - gather together to watch today's episode and explore the theme with activity and discussion time.
The After Party – kids get crafty with a Panda Make, then sing or dance along to a Cheeky Pandas song.
It’s a Wrap - finish the lesson with a time of prayer, then give everyone a Take Home sheet as you connect with families.
Content example: This catchy Cheeky Pandas tune will have everyone singing along.
Explore the Christian faith using fun animated stories from the Pandas’ Treehouse Studio, interviews with celebrity guests and songs to dance along to in ‘Dance with Herbie.’ This series has 11 lessons:
The Lost Guitar Pick: Based around the Parable of the Lost Sheep, the theme of the lesson is ‘Jesus.' This lesson explores the truth that we are all like sheep and sometimes get lost and go our own way, but Jesus goes to great lengths to find us and bring us home, because he loves us. With special guest The Most Reverend Justin Welby.
The Duck Award: Based around Paul and Silas praising God in Acts 16:24-34, the theme of the lesson is ‘praise.' This lesson teaches us that God is amazing and as we praise him, we can show him that we love him. With special guest Guvna B.
The Birthday Gift: Based around James 1:17, the theme of the lesson is ‘thanks.' The passage in James teaches us that all good gifts come from God, and there is always a reason to give thanks to Him. With special guest Gemma Hunt.
The Missing Pizza: Based around Luke 7:36-50, the theme of the lesson is ‘sorry.' There are two stories in this passage: firstly, the sweet offering of perfume by the sinful woman, and then the opportunity Jesus takes to teach a pharisee about the value of repentance through the story of the two men paying their debts. Both stories offer us true examples of sincere repentance and the generous forgiveness Jesus offers. With special guests Pastor Agu and Pastor Sola Irukwu.
The Broken Song Machine: Looking at Galatians 5:22-24 and 2 Corinthians 4:7, the theme of the lesson is ‘offer.' Specifically, we look at how we can grow in the Fruit of the Spirit and offer these gifts to God and others. With special guest Rob Parsons.
The After Show Party: The Bible story is about the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-4 and the theme of the lesson is ‘praying.' This lesson teaches us the importance of prayer, and how we should prioritise daily times speaking and listening to God. With special guest Bear Grylls.
The Spider Madness!: Using Ephesians 6:10-18, the theme of the lesson is ‘help.' We learn that with God’s help we have nothing to fear; the Armour of God is the protection He offers us against the enemy. With special guest Nicky Gumbel.
The Wrong Box: Exploring Jesus’ parable in Matthew 13:44-46 about the man who found buried treasure in a field, the theme of the lesson is ‘adore.' Jesus used this parable to teach us about His Kingdom. Finding and knowing God is the best treasure we can ever discover, and we can show our adoration of him just like the man did in the story. With special guest Dr Eli Gardner.
The Lost Coin: Based on the parable of the same name from Luke 15, the theme of this lesson is ‘celebrate.' Discover how much God loves us, and when we respond to his love it is cause for enormous heavenly celebrations! With special guest Radzi Chinyanganya.
The Silent Disco: Looking at Psalm 46:10 ‘Be still and know that I am God’, the theme of the lesson is ‘silence.' There is something profound about stopping in our busy world, and slowing ourselves down enough that we listen to what God wants to say to us and to hear his voice. With special guests Steve & Charlotte Gambill.
The Power Cut: This lesson is all about Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:1-4. God didn’t leave after Jesus had ascended, rather he gifted the disciples, and now us, with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. With special guests Pete & Sammy Greig.
Learn about the different Fruit of the Spirit as the pandas have more adventures. Nine lessons packed full of fun and games help children explore key values:
The Day Off: A Story About Love: This lesson teaches about God’s commandment to love one another and that love is patient, love is kind. Kids will discover that because God first loved us, we can show love to other people.
The Drum Machine: A Story About Joy: Kids will learn that we need to ask God for joy, which is a deep-down feeling of contentment and happiness despite our circumstances. Our joy can bubble over and make others feel joyful!
The Storm: A Story About Peacefulness: God can help us to find a sense of peace and calm in knowing that Jesus is with us. Kids will discover that Jesus demonstrated peacefulness and power when everyone else was scared.
The Online Gig: A Story About Patience: When we ask God for patience, we can develop a heavenly perspective in all circumstances. Kids will also learn that the Holy Spirit can help us to be patient when trouble comes.
The Lost Voice: A Story About Kindness: When the Holy Spirit lives in us we should overflow with kindness, which comes from us experiencing the kindness of God for ourselves.
The Custard Monster: A Story About Goodness: Jesus demonstrated how to be truly good, and God can help us to be good, always seeing the best in others and putting others first.
The Bouncy Castle: A Story About Faithfulness: God has been faithful to his people for generation after generation, and as we are filled with faith by the Holy Spirit in us, we can reflect the character of God.
The Beach: A Story About Gentleness: Jesus demonstrated gentleness with people around Him who needed His help and God can help us to be gentle with our actions and our words.
The Moon Gig: A Story About Self-Control: Kids will learn the God can help us to have self-control and what that means as they discover that Jesus demonstrated self-control when he was in the wilderness.
It’s so exciting to bring Cheeky Pandas into school assemblies and each lesson about the Fruit of the Spirit incorporates interactive elements, games and videos as well as a time of reflection and prayer appropriate to the school environment.
To complement the Cheeky Pandas: The Fruit of the Spirit series, we've carefully crafted 9 activity packs, each containing:
The lesson memory verse
Questions to think about
Colouring and puzzles
A food craft
A creative make
Use them as a midweek activity or within the lesson itself for extra panda-monium!
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