Tag Archives: family activities

Light Means More than Spring Has Sprung

Daily Truth:  “And God saw the light, that is was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”  Genesis 1:4 Just as we begin to enjoy the earlier sunrise of late winter-SMACK-Daylight Saving Time is upon us. Why do we enjoy beginning our day in the light rather than the dark?  For me it is the singing of the birds, the beauty of
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A Loving Valentine

Daily Truth:  “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13:13 Valentine’s Day is a favorite day for young and old alike.  This day for elementary age children is fun as making or selecting Valentine cards for friends and classmates brings a sense of excitement and a way to show how much you care about
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Sing, It Does a Heart Good

Daily Truth:  “They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.”  Psalm 145:7  NKJV Why is the musical The Sound of Music so popular?  It is a wonderful, true story about the singing Von Trapp family.  One of the most memorable lyrics in the score is, “the hills are alive, with the sound of music.”  The hills (God’s creation)
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Can New Butterflies Soar?

Daily Truth:   “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 36:26 We usually think of eagles soaring not butterflies.  Today think of the butterfly in a new way.  Think of it as a new creature, just as we become a new
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Summer Ideas for Kids that Point Your Child to God

Daily Truth: “…speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—”  Ephesians 4:15 Leaving the routine behind for few months and getting into a new rhythm is exciting for children and parents. Lightning bugs, swimming pools, lemonade stands,  sleeping bags, and popsicles are just a few things that make summer fun. Just as you plan a
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Less Time Gives More Time

Daily Truth:    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1   Summer time is finally here! I love having the kids home for summer. I love no set schedule. I love the spontaneity of summer. Maybe it’s because my kids are getting older and we are getting out of the toddler stage. Or
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How to Teach Children to Love One Another

Daily Truth:   “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  John 13:34  Encouraging children to help and serve others creates self confidence, exhibits love for one another, and takes the focus off of themselves.  In John chapter 13 of the Bible, Jesus tells us to love others as He has loved us.  Remind
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He is Risen! – Easter Story Cookies

Daily Truth:  “He is not here; He has risen, as He said [He would do]. Come, see the place where He lay.”  Matthew 28:6   He is risen! The cry of Easter is heard throughout the World. He is risen! That phrase separates Christianity from all other religions. My kids have been singing, “Christ the Lord is risen today”  all week. So, they don’t
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Share Saint Patrick’s Day Facts and Fun with Children

 Saint Patrick’s Day with children… Saint Patrick’s Day is the celebration of a man that told his homeland of Ireland about Christ. Saint Patrick is not really a saint with a capital S as he was never authorized by Rome.  He was a saint in the Christian definition as a saint is “one who is holy and set apart”. Patrick was sixteen years old when he
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Fingerplays Add Fun and Increase Attention Span

Daily Truth:   “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding…”  Proverbs 3:13 It is never too young to begin teaching children about God and the things of God. Below are some fingerplays to teach God’s precepts at an early age. Loving Gifts from God Loving gifts from God; (Point up.) My father and mother, (Use index finger of one hand to
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