Making Lemonade: A Bible Study on Trusting God Through Life’s Struggles

Making Lemonade: A Bible Study on Trusting God Through Life’s Struggles

If God is good and in control, how could He let this happen to me? Unfortunately, this is a question all of us will face at one point in our lives, and kids are no exception. They experience the same hard and difficult things adults do, but they don't have the strong biblical foundation needed to truly deal with them. 

Making Lemonade is our Bible study designed to help kids trust God through the struggles of life. Whether it's illness, the loss of a loved one, or a big life change, this study will show your kids how to trust God, and show them that truth will triumph over emotion every time!  This Bible Study:

  • Offers help based on God's truth
  • Teaches kids that they can trust God's work in their lives
  • Helps parents guide their kids through difficult times by dealing with emotions and learning to trust God's truth

We can't shield our kids from every hardship in life, but we can give them the tools to work through them. Grab your copy of Making Lemonade, and help lay that truth-filled foundation in your kids' lives today!

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This study is part of our Heavy Feelings Series, designed to help your kids process their emotions and give them to God when they face trials. Learn more HERE.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BIBLE STUDY


This Bible study is available in 5 age levels and is meant to be done individually, then discussed together as a family. Each lesson has a consistent key truth, key Scripture, and central theme, no matter what age level your kids are working in. (More on our Family Bible Study Model HERE

Each study also comes with an age-appropriate fun pack that includes challenge cards, stickers, and a bookmark.

Making Lemonade Pre-K Bible Study inside

Pre-K (ages 2-4)

  • Written for Mom or Dad to read aloud
  • One key Scripture reference to read per lesson
  • Children color, trace, draw lines, or place stickers to complete an activity based on the theme of the lesson
  • Written in short, catchy rhymes that children can easily understand
  • Designed as a companion to the sibling and parent levels, not as a stand-alone study.
Making Lemonade Bible Study for children inside

Primary Level (ages 5–7)

  • Written in paragraph form for Mom or Dad to read aloud
  • One to two Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Children draw in response to questions
  • Written in language young children can easily understand
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 
Making Lemonade Kids Bible Study inside

Junior Level (ages 8–12)

  • Children work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Children have lines and boxes to write or draw responses
  • Two to three Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with a focus on issues school-aged kids face
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 
Making Lemonade Teen Bible Study inside

Youth Level (ages 13+)

  • Teens work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Teens have lines to write their responses with a focus on application and apologetics
  • Three to five Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with a focus on issues teens face
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 
Making Lemonade Bible Study parent guide inside

Parent Guide

  • Parents work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Parents have lines to write their responses with a focus on application and apologetics
  • Three to five Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with parent tips to guide family discussion
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 

ADD TO YOUR ADVENTURE

Ocean Commotion Musical Drama CD

Ocean Commotion Musical Drama (ages 4-12)

As Captain Patch and crew seek shelter from a terrible storm they discover a village of shaky shacks in the ocean and try to warn the citizens. By learning the story of Noah and the parable of the wise man who built his house on the rock, the crew learns that Christ is our foundation and our refuge to weather the storms of life.

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FAQ

There is no scripture written out in our studies, only references. When it comes to growing faith, it's crucial that kids look up passages in the Bible for themselves and our studies are written to help them do that!

We study and write using ESV, as well as a variety of translations. Special attention has been given to make sure kids can answer questions regardless of the translation they are using.

We believe that the Bible is the absolute authority in matters of faith and practice. It's 100% true, with no exceptions or figurative sections. We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture; in one God eternally existing in three Persons; in the creation of all things, including man, as the direct act of God; in eternally secure salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the incarnation and virgin birth of Christ, and in His bodily resurrection; in the personal, bodily, premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ and His millennial reign on earth. Read more here.

This is by far the most common question we get around here. Please check out this video. I'll show you the differences between the levels and walk you through how to use them as a family!

You'll want to purchase one copy per child at their specific age level. This will enable children to study at their level and record their own drawings and responses to the Word.

We highly encourage you to make sure that each child can participate by having their own book on their own level. You can learn more about why in this video.

Each Bible study is a slightly different length, ranging from 20 lessons to 28 lessons. We suggest doing one lesson a day. Most kids find that it takes about 15 minutes a day. 

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Brittany Dickerson
Bought for my child, but I’m the one learning!

I bought the whole series for my daughter and I to go through together, but honestly this first study was so good for me personally. I needed the reminder to let God be God and stop trying to take control. My daughter learned too of course and it was a wonderful foundation for the rest of the series, I definitely wouldn’t skip this one.

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Emily
Make Lemonade

This study was given for Christmas to a family trying to deal some very difficult issues that life brings along. The different levels of study is excellent allowing for the different ages to read along and participate and has proven to be very helpful.

Thank you!

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Jami

Ordered these for my scripture yoga class of teen girls. They loved them. Made yellow gift bags with lemon themed goodies.

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Jessica Russell
Always hits the mark

We started Lemons study after living through a tough year with health issues and it has brought up good conversation for me and my girls to help us understand God better and not look at the problem but to learn and trust in WHO God is in the struggle. Just what we are needing in this time.

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Jennifer Horstman
Another banger!

This is so beautiful and well done!! I think these studies get better and better! Just got this and can’t wait to start it!

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