take it home | 4-21-13

Ants are hard workers! And just like they work together to carry things, we can work together to serve God!workerant

This week’s word: Service

Bible Verse: Use your gifts to serve others (I Peter 4:10)

Story: Miriam and Baby Moses (Exodus 2)

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I know that when I help others, I am helping you. I want to serve others every day. Amen.

Try these activities to help your kids “take home” the lesson this week:

Children learn the most from you! Model serving others and your children will grow up serving others. This week find simple ways to serve others and talk to your children about what you are doing and why. Some ideas:

  • Hold the door for someone
  • Allow a shopper to go ahead of you in the check-out line
  • Make a take a meal to someone who is ill
  • Offer to babysit for a friend

girlandmixerBirth – Age 2
Children naturally want to help you! Encourage your child this week, by letting them help you with simple tasks around the house – and thank them for their hard work!

  • Pull clothes out of the dryer and into the laundry basket
  • Sweep the floor
  • Put toys away
  • “Dust” with a rag
  • Set the table

Age 3 – Kindergarten
Is there a chore around your home that is typically done by a particular person? Ask your child to help you surprise that person by doing the chore for them (without them knowing). The surprise will be fun and your child will feel good about helping the family member. Talk about how anytime we help others, we are serving God.

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