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
Peter and John have no money to give the lame beggar, but they do what they can and help him walk again in the name of Jesus.
Read Acts 3:1-16
Bath Time: Buy some rectangle kitchen sponges at the grocery store and cut them into heart shapes. Give them to your child as a surprise during bath time. Talk about how the heart shape reminds people of love. The way we treat people can remind them of love too.
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 3: Pain then Gain. Read Hebrews 12:2-3
BOTTOM LINE: When life gets hard, remember what Jesus did for you.
MEAL TIME: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? How did you get through it?
ASK A PARENT: When has someone helped you preserve?
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.