Sailing the “C’s” | Week 2
“C” of the Week: Competence
Lesson: Do my best!
Story: Joshua and the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:1-26)
Bible Verse: “God gives us what it takes.” 2 Corinthians 3:5 (Paraphrase)
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for the way You made me. There is no one else like me. Thank You for all the things I can do. Help me to learn more about You so I can be the person You created me to be. Help me to always do my best and to be a good example to those around me. Amen
Parents: Your children are looking to you for approval. Create opportunities for your child to be successful. Even new walkers can put their shoes away or throw away the trash. Use hugs, high fives, and words of encouragement to appreciate their effort and build their esteem.
Birth – Age 2: Young children have a strong desire to help you. The next time you are folding clothes, ask your child to help. Show your child how to fold, then put the clothes away exactly how your child folded it (even if it’s not “right,” it’s great because your child wanted to help).
Age 3 – Kindergarten: Get outside and run short relay races with your child. Shake hands at the end of each race and talk about how God made us each with special abilities. Whether we win or not, God wants us to always do our best and be a good example to others around us.