Enter the terms you all bible stories pdf to search for. Each lesson features Bible-based discussions plus crafts, games and object lessons from science, nature and even home cooking. As you may already suspect, this is not a “once-a-day-around-the-table” approach to building godly character. The goal is to bring Jesus into every aspect of your family’s life and make spiritual formation an integral part of your children’s daily routine.
You tailor the lessons to suit your children’s unique needs and interests, and your family’s busy schedule. Whether you decide to do a little or a lot, what’s important is that you have begun intentionally encouraging your kids to be their best for Jesus. What does matter, however, is that you recognize that God is the only One who can bring about lasting change in your children. For this reason, we encourage you to make prayer a priority as you select lesson ideas, prepare yourself to present each lesson, and work through each activity with your children. First, prayerfully decide which character attribute you should focus on. Ask God to help you determine which dimensions of His character He would like to see developed in your children. Then read through the lesson ideas provided for that particular attribute.
Note that you don’t need to cover all the content provided. Rather, each lesson presents a “smorgasbord” of ideas for you to pick and choose from. Just select the activities, stories and memory verses that will be most relevant, interesting and age-appropriate for your children. Many families find that a week is about the right length of time to spend on a single attribute, but some families extend the lesson over a longer period. Monitor your children’s interest level, moving on before it begins to decline.
Each character trait lesson has twelve different components which are explained further below. We recommend that you commit yourself and your children in prayer first, then compile your lesson plan. It’s also a good idea to focus on the memory verse, Bible stories and kick-off craft early in your lesson. The remainder of the lesson components can be completed in any order. Every character trait lesson provides two blank planning cards. As you review the idea options for each lesson, use a planning card to note the ones you would like to try.
This will be your framework for your lesson and serves as a reminder during the week. The parents’ prayer section will help you make personal prayer your priority. At the start, and throughout each lesson, pray that God will work in your children through your lesson activities. Aim to regularly pray through the parents’ prayer of your choice, or use these ideas as a guideline for your personal prayer. The kids talk with God section will help kids learn to pray and to invite the Holy Spirit to help them change their attitudes and actions. As problems come up during the day, suggest talking to God about them.