Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Raising Rock Stars: Jesus Loves Me
I have to say this may have been my favorite week so far. After a week off of to regroup and refocus, we were ready to get back to school. We start each Monday with our Raising Rock Stars. Since this week is Valentines, I thought it was the perfect time to focus on God's love for us, since without Him we would not know Love at all.
We started by reading the story of Jesus and the little children out of our Beginners Bible. The story is found in Matthew 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16, and Luke 18:15-17.
Then we read the book God Loves Me from Spirit Press. It has been sitting on our shelf since Mustang was born and I dont remember if we have ever read it as a family. It was such a great book! I love that on the last page it says that because God loves us he gave us Mommies and Daddies that teach us that Jesus loves children. Since I had JUST read them the story about how Jesus loves the little children it was very touching to me.
We sang Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Loves the Little Children. It was fun to teach Mustang and Charger the motions and see them try hard to do them. They did a good job.
I made this little card that says Jesus Loves and then made a card with each of their names on it. They were able to match up the cards and 'read' Jesus loves Mustang, Jesus loves Charger. They LOVED this. Charger was so excited to get a paper with his name on it. I got the original idea from Carisa, but didnt add the bottle caps that she does. My kids' names are too long!
We made heart people, an idea I got from Chasing Cheerios. They are so very cute and easy to make! You need a heart, 4 pipe cleaners, a hole punch, and we added googly eyes to ours.
At the end, I gave Mustang and Charger each a book about them. I found out about this book from School in Our Home. It comes from DLTK-Bible. Scroll down to custom stories and choose God Made Me mini books. You make a custom book that tells your child that they are special because God made them. It has a bunch of options. Mustang thought this was awesome! Charger liked it too. When Grandma and Grandpa stopped by in the evening, Grandma helped Mustang finish coloring hers.
Carisa from 1plus1plus1equalsone has put together some great resources to use with your family devotions. To see her material and other ideas for your family devotions, check out this weeks Raising Rockstars post. Have a great week! God Bless :)