Parent Connection – fpKIDS

Preschool (2yrs to PreK)

God loves everything about me!  We’ve spent the past few weeks marveling at the work God has done (and continues to do!) in us.  And He loves His work!  This week we focus your preschooler this truth:  God made me to do many things.  Looking all through scripture  (Psalm 47:1; 86:1; Proverbs 4:11-12, 20-22; 20:11-12; Acts 9:36; 20:35) we see how God created us to do many things for Him.

This weekend Create a Rhythm by memorizing this month’s scripture focus with your preschooler.  “I am wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14, NIV

Elementary (Kindergarten to 3rd grade)

Creativity—using your imagination to do something unique.

This week we focus on 2 Samuel 23, where we’re reminded that David’s life and leadership is a great example of creativity.  And the legacy he left behind is truly unique.  David may have made some mistakes in his lifetime but he also made some wise decision, as well.  And God uses those decisions to lead and guide us today.

As you enter this weekend, Fight for the Heart by creating a culture of unconditional love in your home that fuels the emotional and moral health of your kids.  Over dinner, share with your kids about a wise decision you made in a tough circumstance that still influences you today.

Create a Rhythm by memorizing this month’s scripture together.  Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)

What’s the Bible All About?  Isn’t it just for old people?

This weekend we continue to explore the relevancy of scripture to our lives.  Isn’t it just for old people?

Last week we looked up scripture that helped us understand that the Bible has a lot to say to 4th & 5th graders. This week we’re going to challenge each other to allow God to use our life THIS YEAR and not wait until we’re older!

Think back to when you were a kid and consider these questions.

• Did you ever think the Bible was just for old people?

• Did you ever assume you would start reading the Bible once you were an adult?

God wants to use your child today as an active part of His Church.  Expecting them to read scripture and seek for application is not too high of an expectation.  In fact, it’s exactly what they need.

This weekend, Create a Rhythm by inviting your child to spend 30 minutes each day in a quiet place with only the Word.  Get creative… they can use a physical Bible OR grab their iPod Touch and help them start their own YouVersion account.  This online Bible is filled with various versions of scripture, devotionals and methods to highlight and take notes. A great tool for your digital learner.