Parent Connection – fpKIDS

My child is 2 years to PreK!

 God Can Help Me Do Anything!

This week we continue to learn more about David’s life and how God helped him to be strong in battle.  David was a great warrior and in 1 Samuel 18:7, 12-14 we see how God helped him do more than most men could accomplish.  We want kids to know today that whatever they face, God is there to help them.

Create a Rhythm this week by practicing the bible verse with your preschooler.  Remember, doing the motions helps your child remember the verse.  Encourage and cheer them on as you practice.

“We (point to chest w/ both thumbs) have the Lord our God (both hands pointing up) to help (right arm up as a muscle) us and to fight (left arm up as a muscle) our battles (cross arms in an  “X” in front of your body with closed fists) for us” (point to chest w/ both thumbs)

2 Chronicles 32:8 (hold out hands like a book)

My child is Kindergarten to 3rd grade!

Individuality is discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference.

Paul and Timothy have traveled to Ephesus and taught the church there.  When Paul is called to Macedonia, he leaves Timothy in charge.  But the church is Ephesus has false teachers telling the people things that aren’t true, so Timothy has a tough job ahead of him.  Paul encourages Timothy with a letter that contains our Bible story this week:  1 Timothy 4:12-16.

Timothy was a very young leader, but he used his gifts and made a big difference.  We want kids to know that they don’t have to wait until later to do something that matters now.   That’s why this month’s Memory Verse is so important for kids to remember:

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young.  Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live.  1 Timothy 4:12a (NIrV)

Your child is uniquely positioned to use the gifts God gave them to make a difference right now.  So, Create Rhythm this week by praying together each night before bed.  Ask God to show you and your child how He wants to use your gifts to make a difference around you.  Just wait and see what God does!

My child is 4th & 5th grade!

Epic Fail:  Learning Who I’m Not

 This week we pour into Jeremiah 29:11 & Ephesians 2:10, where we help your preteen see that God has things for us to do.  He has a purpose for each of us.  But the thing is…

God knows the plans that He has for us, but sometimes you and I don’t.

 An exciting part of life is discovering things.  In life, we get to discover what we are good at, what we are not good at, what we enjoy and what our purpose is!  We want your preteen to understand that they have a purpose in life that God designed and discovering it by seeking Him is part of our journey.

And on the journey, we will make mistakes.  Take Thomas Edison, for example.

“I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

What a great way to view mistakes!

We want our preteens to understand that mistakes will happen along the way as they discover their unique gifting and God’s purpose for their life.  This weekend you can Make It Personal by sharing your own journey with your preteen.  Talk to them about some things you are really good at and how you discovered these gifts.