Last Sunday in Bright Beginnings, the big idea was “serve.”
Jesus constantly served others when he was on earth. Our kids heard about the paralyzed man whose friends lowered him down through the roof to get close to Jesus – they believed that Jesus would heal him – and Jesus did! (Mark 2:1-12)
Our kids learned a verse from Romans chapter 12 – paraphrased to say: “Love each other like a family.” (Romans 12:10)
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Pray with your kids.
Lord, I pray that I will always serve my friends and my family and even those who aren’t very nice to me. Help me to love others and help them out whenever I can. Show me ways to be kind and loving at all times. Amen
Parents: Find someone to serve.
Is there a spouse, significant other, parent, friend or co-worker that you could serve this week? Choose someone and do one intentional act of service this week that you don’t usually do!!
Birth – Age 2: Let your kids help you clean something.
Gather up some cleaning supplies, such as a duster, rags, broom, mop, sponge, etc. Name the item and see if your child can point to the item you named. Then show them what to do with each item. Give them a chance to try and help you clean sometime this week. Be sure to give them lots of praise for their help!
Age 3 – Kindergarten: Encourage your kids to serve.
On slips of paper, write little jobs that your child can do to help you and drop the papers into a jar (you can call this the “Helper Jar” if you’d like). Each day this week, have your child pick one slip of paper and help you!
Some ideas for the “Helper Jar”:
- unload the silverware from the dishwasher (no knives ☺)
- sort the laundry
- set the table
- make a bed
- dust in the living room
- match clean socks together
- sweep in the kitchen
- fold towels
- pick up toys