Parent Connections – fpKIDS

Preschool (2 years to PreK)

In the month of December we zoom in on the birth of Jesus!  There is no better topic to teach our preschoolers than the gift of Christ!  This weekend we’ll continue the story of Jesus’ birth in Luke 2:8-18.

A key question to ask your preschooler this weekend…

“How do we know God loves us?”

God gave us Jesus!

Create a Rhythm by tapping into the power of quality moments together.  After dinner, grab your “Jesus Storybook Bible” or another storybook bible and find the stories centering around Jesus’ birth.  Assign ‘parts’ of the story to different family members and act it out.  Your preschooler won’t forget the fun they had with you celebrating the birth of Jesus.


Elementary (K to 3rd grade)

Generosity is making someone’s day by giving something away.

Three Men and a Baby.  That was a great movie.  Better than the movie… that was an amazing point in HIStory where 3 Magi sought out Jesus to bring Him gifts of great value.  The three wise men set an example for how to demonstrate Christ’s value to them through the gifts they gave.  This example of generosity speaks volumes to how God wants to see us give.

When you give, it shows others how valuable they are.

Create a Rhythm this holiday season by tapping into the power of quality moments together.  As a family, choose a charity where you can volunteer your time together.  This might be service at KARM, distributing food at the Fish Pantry or ringing a bell for Salvation Army.  Whatever the task, find one that you can do with your kids and use this as an opportunity to talk about living a life of generosity.


Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)

How do you view Jesus?  We all have a mental image of Christ.  Some of us grew up with the image of a man with long hair and flowing robes.  I call him the ‘Bee-Gee’ Jesus.

It’s interesting when you begin asking yourself the questions… What did Jesus look like?  What kind of clothes would he wear today?  Where would he shop?

This weekend we will unpack the conversation with your 4th & 5th grader.  We’ll talk about what scripture says about Christ and what He did.  The bottom line is… Jesus was humble, strong and powerful.  A crazy combination.

We can’t wait to dig into this topic with your 4th & 5th grader to further emphasize that the same power and strength in Jesus’ life is available to us through the Holy Spirit.

Make It Personal by allowing your kids to see how you strive to grow so they can understand how to confront their own limitations and pursue character and faith.  Consider how you would respond to this question, “What things in your life do you need God’s power and strength for? “