take it home | 02.07

Word of the Week:  LISTEN

Recipe We Made in Class:  Tasty Fish Bowl

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Bible Verse:  “Be quick to listen and slow to speak.”  James 1:19

Story:  Jesus, Peter, James & John (Luke 5:1-11)

Prayer:  Dear God, Thank You for the Bible.  I am glad that I can learn all about You.  Please help me to listen at church and to my parents at home so that I can learn even more.  I am glade that You always listen to me when I talk to You.  Amen

“Take-It-Home” Activities:

Parents:  As you listen to your children this week, intentionally make eye contact.  Notice how their eyes light up with expression when they know they have your full attention!

Birth – Age 2:  Story time is a great time to practice listening.  Read a story and praise them for listening well.  give them opportunities to identify pictures, colors, shapes, etc. as you listen to them!

Age 3 – Kindergarten:  Hang a blank piece of paper on your refrigerator and every time your child listens to your instruction this week, give them a sticker to put on their paper (or make a star with a crayon).  Challenge them to see how many stickers they can get!

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Recipe to Make at Home:  

Each week during this series we will be looking at a “recipe for our life” from God’s own recipe book, the Bible, and pairing it with a common food we often eat.  This week we paired fish with the word LISTEN, so every time your child eats fish, you can remind them to listen! 

I know fish is not a beloved food in every household, so this week, I have decided to give you two of our favorite fish dinner recipes for you to try in hopes of winning you over!  Fish is so quick and easy to prepare and it’s good for you too.  The following two recipes have won the approval of all four of my boys, big and little, and they have simple steps that your kids can help you do.  Often times, when children help prepare the dinner, they are more likely to try it, even if it’s fish!

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Honey & Pecan Glazed Salmon

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We’d love to see pictures of you and your child in your kitchen on our facebook page.

Happy Cooking!

ryannesig

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