To Do @ Home:
• See how many times you can “catch your child” saying “Thank You” over the course of a day; get a jar (or bowl or bucket, whatever you have!) and gather some rocks or marbles or just rip up some paper (your children would love to help you do that!). Every time you hear your child say “Thank You” have them put a marble in the jar. See how many they have at the end of the day and see if they can get even more the following day!
• Help your child write a thank you note this month. If they are young, encourage them to color or just sign their name while you do the writing. Allow them to choose who they would like to write it to and what they are thankful for and then send it!
Parents: We talked a lot about Jesus wanting to be our very best friend and “live in our hearts” today and your child was given the opportunity to pray the prayer above. Ask them about it!
Birth-Age 2: Saying prayers before bed is a simple way to instill a heart of prayer in your child. If you don’t already do this, start tonight! You can all crawl under the covers together and make a “tent” and talk to God like Moses did in our story this week. After you are done praying in your “tent” remind your children that although Moses needed to enter the tent to talk to God, we can talk to Him anywhere because He is always with us!
Age 3-Kindergarten: Play Hide-&-Seek with your child. As you play, ask your
God knows where we are all the time.
children if they believe that God knows where they are all the time, even when they are hiding. Remind them that God knows everything and that He is always with us wherever we are. We say often in Bright Beginnings that we can talk to God anytime and anywhere. Reassure your child of this truth as you play.
Look for each week’s story theme, Bible verse and more under THIS WEEK!
We will be spending the next eight weeks on a journey with Moses and the Israelites as they learn to trust God to lead them from slavery to the PromiseLand! We will travel together on the journey to freedom, victory, provision, obedience, worship, truth, salvation, and to The Promise Land.