Coping with unwelcome change can be hard, especially if it’s a big change like moving away, changing schools or losing a friend. Help kids adjust with the fun ideas in this lesson.

These Bible stories and activities will help kids to:

  • hand their worries, sorrow or disappointment over to God
  • focus on all the blessings they still enjoy
  • trust God to bring good out of their situation.

You’ll also find this lesson helpful for kids who resist change in their routine or insist on having things their way.

Recommended resources

The Berenstain Bears School Time Blessings
by Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2016. Ages 4-7.

Bible KidVentures: Stories of Danger and Courage
by Sheila Seifert and Jeanne Dennis. Tyndale House, 2016. Ages 8-12.

Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You
by Lynn Cowell. ZonderKidz, 2017. Girls 8-12.

Emily Lost Someone She Loved
by Kathleen Fucci. Kathleen Fucci Ministries, 2015. Ages 4-7.

It Will Be Okay
by Lysa TerKeurst. Thomas Nelson, 2014. Ages 4-7.

Raising Worry-Free Girls
by Sissy Goff. Bethany House, 2019. Adults. See companion book for girls ages 6+ here.

Someone I Love Died
by Christine Harder Tangvald. David C. Cook, 2012. Ages 4-7.

The One-Year Choose Your Own Ending Devotions
by Pioneer Clubs. Tyndale House, 2010. Ages 8-12.

Adventures in Odyssey episode 344: Letting Go (CD)
Tyndale, 1996. Ages 8-12. (Zacahary has to adjust when his widowed mom begins dating.)

Adventures in Odyssey episode 573: Back to Abnormal (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8-12. (Grady has to adjust when his mom returns to work.)

VeggieTales: Noah’s Ark (DVD)
Big Idea, 2018. Ages 4-8.