Birth – 4 year olds
VERSE FOR APRIL
“’Love the Lord your God with all your heart…love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 22:37-39 NIV
More and more people start following Jesus. Everyone shares what they have so that no one in the church goes without what they need.
Read Acts 2:42-47
Car Time: When you get in the car, talk with your child about where you are going and the people you will see. Brainstorm ways you can love the people where you are going so you’re ready when you get out of the car. Grocery store? A big smile and “have a nice day” works. Getting a haircut? Sitting still and saying “thank you” are great ways to show some love. Play date with friends? Sharing and giving a hug or a high five are always good ideas.
Kindergarten – 5th grade
VERSE FOR APRIL
“But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength. They will fly as high as eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow weak.”
Isaiah 40:31 NirV
WEEK 2: The Tough Keep Going. Read Hebrews 12:1
BOTTOM LINE: When life gets hard, remember how others persevered.
DRIVE TIME: Watch this month’s music video on Studio252.tv or the Parent Cue app. What can you imagine that seems impossible?
PARENT TIME: When math homework gets hard, some kids push through and other kids give up. When the new soccer move is tricky, some kids keep practicing and others want to quit. What is it that keeps one kid trying when another declares it too hard? Perseverance. It’s this refusal to give up that helps kids push through when life gets hard.
Often kids need encouragement from other trusted adults to persevere. Maybe a math tutor or a neighbor can help figure out math homework. A soccer coach or family friend who used to play may have a new approach to learning that new move. When life gets hard for your son or daughter, consider if a trusted adult might be able to help them persevere.