Parent Connection – fpKIDS

Preschool – 2yrs to PreK

This week we move to Day 2 of Creation where God made the sky and the water. This story follows along the single Basic Truth we want all our preschoolers to know…

God Made Everything!

This truth is foundational to us as we are reminded that God is the Creator.  And He created some of the most common things we enjoy each and every day.  The sky and water.

This weekend Create a Rhythm with your preschooler by saying “Thank you, God” each time you look up in the sky and each time you enjoy water.  Use this as an opportunity to acknowledge the One who gives us the best gifts (Matt 7:11).

Elementary: K-3rd

Trust is putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.

Depending on God to meet our needs is an exercise we return to on a regular basis.  It’s like calisthenics of the heart.  A necessary discipline to keep your heart strong.  But the interesting thing about this week’s story is the difference between God’s ability to meet our needs and His desire to exceed our needs.

This week we dive into the moment in history where Jesus fed more than 5,000 people.  Jesus performed this miracle two times in his season of ministry on earth and each time the result was the same.

The need was met… and then some.

This story is a great reminder of how God will provide for our immediate needs and provide more for us to share with others.  Why?  Because He wants others to trust Him too!

This week Make It Personal by sharing with your kids a time in your life where you didn’t know how God would provide.  Allow your kids insight into the fear or frustration you experienced.  Then share how God not only met your need but exceeded the need.  Allow God the opportunity to deepen the faith of your kids through your experiences.

Club 45

 O LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad, 
And in Your tsalvation how greatly he will rejoice!

You have given him his heart’s desire,
And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.

Emotions are a powerful thing.  We continue our conversation on emotions this week when we focus on Gladness.  

Club 45ers will explore several different Psalms (21, 31, 5 & 40) for a glimpse of how David responded to his circumstances with Gladness.

This week you can Make It Personal by reading through each of these Psalms and inviting God to reveal to you how you can respond to your circumstances with Gladness.

In fact, this week we will challenge your 4th or 5th grader to journal his/her responses to different situations.  Were they angry, frustrated, glad?  After a particularly frustrating encounter this week, you can encourage your student to write out their feelings on paper.  Revisit these thoughts 24 hours later and talk about what provoked the reaction and how your student can work through these feelings in a different way.