Prayer: Dear Jesus, please show me how to honor Christ in all my actions and words so that I can help others around me. Help me to know how to talk to people about You. Help me be a good example to my friends and family. Amen
Parents: When you choose to come to church, worship and learn more about God you are honoring Christ and modeling for your children what it means to make Christ a priority in your life. This is such a gift for your children!
Toddlers: The way you talk to your child can be an opportunity to bring honor to Christ. As you interact, continually give Christ the praise. Praise Him for your child’s strong legs, smart mind, unique personality, quick feet, adorable hands…everything!
Age 3 – Kindergarten: Talk with your child about what it means to be a leader (or salt!). Talk about ways they can be a leader at home, at school, at church, etc. and ways they can honor Christ as a leader (not going along with something that’s wrong, including everyone, sharing, standing up for others, following directions). Then play Follow the Leader with them!
Our K-Street friends brainstormed a list of what it might look like to “be salt” at home and at school. Here’s what they came up with…
Parents of children in the Backyard & Garden: Our children made pennants today to represent “Team Jesus!” Help them hang their pennant somewhere at home to remind them to have actions that honor Christ.
Series Bible Verse: 2 Peter 1:5-7 “…add this to your life: faith, and to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, patience; and to patience, service for God; and to service for God, kindness; and to kindness, love.
Character Element of the Week: Goodness
Science Experiment: Making Bubbles!
Story: King Josiah (2 Kings 22:1-7)
Bible Verse: “…and to your faith, add GOODNESS” 2 Peter 1:5b
Prayer: Dear Jesus, everything about You is good. Help me to make good choices so that I can be like You. Guide me to see that Your way is the best way. Amen
Parents: Do a good deed with your child for someone else this week, then explain to your child why you took the time to help someone else. Explain what making good choices does for your heart!
Birth – Age 2: Choices help children develop independence and individuality; however, too many choices can be overwhelming for young children. A good rule of thumb is to offer your child the number of choices as is their age (two choices for a two year old = would you like to wear your blue shirt or green shirt). This sets your children up for success and helps them develop the skills to make good choices!
Age 3 – Kindergarten: The next time you read a story or watch a show, talk with your children about choices the characters made and what the results were of those choices. Ask them what choices they would have made in a similar situation.