Parent Connection – fpKIDS

parent-connectionPreschool (2yrs to PreK)

I can help others.

This month we focus in on community helpers and explore how God created us to help each other.  We look at Acts 2:42-47 together to see how the early church worked together to help each other.  We’ll connect the actions of the early church and how we see evidence of God’s work even in our community today as God uses helpers in our community like nurses and doctors to help each other.

This week, Create a Rhythm in your daily routine by memorizing this month’s Memory Verse together.  You’d be surprised how much your little one can retain and how memorable the moment can be when you do it together.

“Be kind (smile really big, tilt your head to the side, and point to your cheeks)
and loving (give yourself a great big hug)
to (hold up two fingers)
each other (point to people with both pointer fingers),’
Ephesians 4:32 (open your hands like a book).”

Elementary (K-3rd grade)

When you think you can’t wait, think twice.

This month we discover the Patience is waiting until later for what you want now.  Who doesn’t struggle with patience? As adults we can struggle with patience with our kids….not listening or not following instructions, etc.

This week, Make It Personal and take time to ask God to give you patience and understanding for each of your kids. Ask God to work on your own heart, giving you patience and strength. Remember….wait for the Lord.

Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)

What’s the Bible All About – How do I learn more about the Bible?

Last week we wrestled with the question “Is it worth it to learn more about the Bible.” We read part of a letter that Paul had written to some Christians. This week we’re going to learn HOW to read the Bible and understand what it says. Even though we know we should read our Bibles, understanding it is easier said than done.

We want your preteen to know that it’s okay to feel like you just don’t understand what the Bible says.  It can be a hard book to understand.  So we’ll share a simple recipe for reading God’s Word that will make it a little easier.  Your preteen won’t want to miss this.

This week, Create a Rhythm in your home by creating some accountability.  If reading God’s word is important to your family then begin asking each other if and when each family member has read their Bible.  Create an atmosphere of accountability where parents can ask kids and kids can ask parents about their time in God’s word.