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Chemical Reactions | Week 5

This week our character element is PATIENCE and to practice our patience we made butter!

We all worked together to shake…

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shake…

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shake…

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and shake some more!

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And when we were all done, we enjoyed the butter we made on some toast.

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Here’s your Take it Home for the week:

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: Patience

Story: Joshua and the Walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:1-26)
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Marching around the wall!

Bible Verse: “…and to your self-control, add PATIENCE” 2 Peter 1:6b

Prayer: Dear God, I am so glad that You are patient with me. Help me to be patient with others around me. Help me to know Your purposes in my life so that I can be patient in obeying You. Amen

Take-It-Home Activities:
Parents: Sometimes it is so hard to have patience when you have young children! Your children learn by watching you, so pray for God to give you an abundance of patience. The next time your child desires to complete a task independently, take a deep breath, stop, and allow your child time. (Then give a high five and hugs of course)!

Birth – Age 2: Young children have a very limited concept of time; however, introducing “one more minute” can be a helpful tool. Start using a timer (or simply announce “one more minute”) just before it’s time to clean up toys, come to dinner, share a toy etc. As your children age, you can increase the time increments and they will begin to understand patience when they learn they sometimes have to wait.

Age 3 – Kindergarten: Children this age often want to know “what the plan is” and how many more days until it happens! This is a great opportunity to teach and encourage patience. The next time your child is looking forward to an upcoming event, find some way to count down each day with your child (make a paper chain, make a sticker chart, cross off each day on the calendar, etc.). Remind them that they are practicing their patience until the day arrives.

take it home | 2.3.13

Our character element for the week is PATIENCE!

Story:  Joshua and the Walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:1-26)

Bible Verse: “…and to your self-control add patience.” 2 Peter 1:6b

Prayer: Dear God – I am so glad that you are patient with me! Help me to be patient with others around me. Help me to know your purposes in my life so that I can be patient in obeying you. Amen.

Parents:  Sometimes it’s difficult to have patience when you have young children! Your children learn by watching you, so ask God to give you an abundance of the stuff. The next time your child wants to do something “all by myself” – stop. take a deep breath. give your child the time he needs. cherish the moment. High-fives and hugs when it’s over – of course!

timerBirth-Age 2: Your children won’t understand the concept of time yet – but you can introduce the idea by using the “one-more-minute” tool. You can set a timer or simply announce: “one more minute” just before they pick up toys or come to dinner or take turns with a toy. You will help your children learn to be patient, by giving them an understanding of time.  As they get older, increase the time increments…so they can practice “waiting”.

Age 3-Kindergarten: Children this age want to know what the plans are and how many days until it happens! Next time your child is excited about a coming event – find a fun way to count day each day before it happens.

  • make a paper chain with a link for every day until the event arrives – and let your child tear off a link every day
  • make a sticker chart – place a sticker on a calendar each day that passes

Remind your child that waiting is a way of learning patience!

Introducing a new series in Bright Beginnings!

chemical reactions | the elements of your character

For the next 8 weeks, we will be mixing up some fun in our chemistry lab – learning about character from 2 Peter 1:57.  Because our goal is to be more like Christ – we will be taking time each week to “put on our lab coats” and learn about

  • faith
  • goodness
  • knowledge
  • self-control
  • patience
  • service
  • kindness
  • love

January 6th – FAITH

January 13th – GOODNESS

January 20th – KNOWLEDGE

January 27th – SELF CONTROL

February 3rd – PATIENCE

February 10th – SERVICE FOR GOD

February 17th – KINDNESS

February 24 – LOVE

Join us as we mix these all up together and get the perfect formula for our character!