Parent Connection – fpKIDS

Preschool (2 years to PreK)

In the month of December we zoom in on the birth of Jesus!  Every week our Master Detectives have discovered clues that lead to the true meaning of Christmas.  Take a moment to ask your preschooler about the Trumpet, the Hay and the Shepherd’s Staff.  This week we’ll look for another clue to find out more about what Christmas is really about.  We’ll focus on Matthew 2:1, 9-11 and learn about the wise men that came in search of Jesus.

A key question to ask your preschooler this weekend…

“How do we know God loves us?”

God gave us Jesus!

We’re having a party this weekend as we celebrate Jesus’ Birthday!   We can’t wait to celebrate with your preschooler.

Create a Rhythm by tapping into the power of quality moments together.  On Christmas Eve, grab your cookies, some party hats and other birthday goodies and have a birthday celebration for Christ.  Celebrate the day He was born.  The day He came to earth to initiate the Great Rescue Plan.

Elementary & Club 45

This weekend is a special service that you get to enjoy alongside your elementary child (K-5th grade).  There are no fpKIDS services for students K-5th grade.  All kids will attend Christmas Eve services with their parents.

This is a great opportunity as a parent, to shepherd your child through an adult worship service and seizing moments to explain why you do what you do.  Here are a few things I like to do with my kids in an adult worship service:

  • My youngest is in Kindergarten.  He’s as restless as a signal turning green.  I’ll pack a back pack for him that includes a notepad and colored pencils.  We’ve learned at home that he can listen to a story and draw pictures of what he hears.  It’s a great way to help him focus.
  • My 2nd child is in the 4th grade and loves just getting to sit with mom and dad for a change.  She’ll bring a special journal to write, draw or doodle along with her Bible.  I’ll help her look up scripture when the opportunity arises.  Always good practice and it keeps her hands busy.  J
  • My oldest is in the 6th grade and just learning how to engage in an adult service environment.  He’ll be equipped with the iTouch and the YouVersion app so he can explore scripture when the opportunity comes.
  • I’ll take opportunities during worship to explain how they can close their eyes, listen to the words and sing them out to God

Be on the lookout for opportunities to ‘share’ the experience with your kids.