Amped (adj.) – fired up, awaiting a big thrill, stoked, ready to roll


Amped (noun) – acting as an amplifier; an electronic device that makes something bigger, stronger, LOUDER.

Let’s face it, there are two ways to do life: we can exist or we can really live. The first is unavoidable; it happens just by breathing in and out. The second requires some intention; it’s a choice to believe with confidence that what God says is true. In John 10:10, Jesus tells us that He has come to bring us life in the fullest possible way. He wants our lives to be totally AMPED.

But how do you help kids understand that?

Amped, our newest nine-week devotional for elementary-age kids, is a great place to start.

About Amped

Amped is an interactive journal that helps kids process these truths through related Bible stories, verses, and interactive activities.

Inside they’ll find:

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Space to sketch pictures
  • Relevant examples that apply to a kid’s world
  • A tag with a reminder of what they’ve learned to put on their tablet charger
  • A tear-out postcard to send to a friend, and so much more

At the end of each week, there’s an “AMP IT UP” section which encourages the kids to do one thing to help them put what they’ve learned that week into practice. It might be writing a note to someone, placing a tag on the charger for a favorite device, or even reading the text upside down.

If you’re looking for a way to encourage your kids to interact with God’s Word in a way that will help them apply the truth of Scripture to their everyday lives, this devotional is a great choice. Help your kids see the opportunity Jesus has given us to live a life that’s fully alive.

About the author

Mike is the director of 252 Kids Large Group at Orange. He joined the Orange staff after a decade leading a K-5th children’s environment in a local church, and many years as a writer for 252 Kids. He loves seeing leaders tap into their dramatic, musical, and technical gifts to create engaging environments where elementary kids discover who God is and what the Bible means for them. Mike grew up in northern California and learned to love writing while studying English at the University of Puget Sound. He and his wife, Julie, (also an Orange writer) met in Yosemite National Park. They live near Atlanta, Georgia, and have been married since 2001. Their home is full of joy and laughter from their two growing daughters, Amelia and Lily.

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