Author: KidMin

Week of October 14, 2019

Week of October 14, 2019

The Bible stories for 252 Kids on Sunday were EXODUS 3-6:12, and 7-12:42
Moses and the Burning Bush /
The 10 Plagues

ASK THIS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:
What have you had to do that you didn’t feel ready for?

REMEMBER THIS:
“Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid.
Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God.
I will be with you everywhere you go.”
JOSHUA 1:9b, NIrV

DO THIS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:
MEAL TIME
Q&A for Kids: Do you think more kids are scared of storms, snakes, or scary movies? Which one scares you the most?
Q&A for Parents: What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

LIFE APP-
COURAGE:
BEING BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO,
EVEN WHEN YOU’RE AFRAID.

First Look Week of October 14

First Look Week of October 14

Weeones Bible Story for week two was JUDGES 7:9-22
God tells Gideon he does not have to be afraid because they will win the battle.

REMEMBER THIS:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . .
for the Lord your God goes with you.”
DEUTERONOMY 31:6, NIV

SAY THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
Who can help you be brave?
GOD CAN HELP ME BE BRAVE.

BASIC TRUTH:
GOD LOVES ME.

DO THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
DRIVE TIME
As you drive, encourage your child to name the places he/she sees by saying, “God is with me at the gas station. God is with me at the grocery store. God is with me at the park.”

Parenting October 7, 2019

Parenting October 7, 2019

I saw a meme or post or something that said, ‘stop comparing your b reel to her highlight reel.’ That really resonated with me. Comparing our everyday reality to someone’s carefully chosen posts on Instagram or Facebook can be discouraging. If you’ve ever felt like like you are not doing enough as a parent or that you are not as good as another parent, we suggest reading this post by Brianna Bell at the New York Times.

Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a certified parent educator and author of “The Good News About Bad Behavior” contends that self-compassion is an important trait to exhibit as a parent. “Accept yourself and appreciate the way that you are and what that brings for your children,” she said. “Because if you don’t accept and love yourself, it’s harder to accept and love your kids when they’re flawed and imperfect.”

Journey to Courage – Parent Cue October 2019

Journey to Courage – Parent Cue October 2019

In a pivotal moment in a movie most dads would probably rather not admit seeing, the Prince of fictional Genovia has this advice for his daughter, the Princess (yes, as in Princess Diaries). On her sixteenth birthday, her father writes these words:

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you’ll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.”

Almost every boy and girl dreams of becoming a hero: a prince or princess, or a superhero. We all want to be part of a bigger story, something that matters. To do that doesn’t mean we need to be royalty or part of the Justice League, but it might require that we find some heroic qualities in our everyday lives . . .

CONTINUE READING ON THE PARENT CUE BLOG

Week of Ocotber 7, 2019

Week of Ocotber 7, 2019

Throughout our lives, God may ask us to take risks or do something we may not feel prepared to do. But God will also give us the courage we need to face that challenge. We see this as Jesus faced death on the cross. He chose to be brave and follow through on God’s plan.

Our Bible story for October 6 was EXODUS 2:1-10 –
Moses is Born.

SAY THIS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:
You can do what you should even when you don’t know what will happen next.

REMEMBER THIS:
“Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid.
Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God.
I will be with you everywhere you go.”
JOSHUA 1:9b, NIrV

DO THIS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:
MORNING TIME
As you walk out the door today, remind your child, “Be brave today, even if it seems scary and be sure to tell me all about it when we get home.”

LIFE APP-
COURAGE:
BEING BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO,
EVEN WHEN YOU’RE AFRAID.

First Look Week of October 7, 2019

First Look Week of October 7, 2019

We all want to be strong and courageous. We all want to say we would be brave when faced with fear. But how? What can help us be brave? How can our preschoolers be strong and courageous Super Kids
without the capes and super powers we see in the movies? This month we plan on giving preschoolers the answers to all of these questions.
We want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that they can be brave because God is with them. How awesome would it be if preschoolers began thinking, ‘God can help me be brave,’ when they are afraid to walk into the dentist office or talk to a new friend at school. Rather than shy away, they can go for it! And, they don’t even
need a cape or a mask!

On Sunday weeones heard the story of Daniel 6:1-23 –
God protects Daniel when he is thrown into a lions’ den for praying to God instead of the king.

REMEMBER THIS:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . .
for the Lord your God goes with you.”
DEUTERONOMY 31:6, NIV

SAY THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
Who can help you be brave?
GOD CAN HELP ME BE BRAVE.

BASIC TRUTH:
GOD LOVES ME.

DO THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
MORNING TIME
When you go into your child’s room this month, say, “Good morning! If you’re ready to be strong and courageous, let me see your super kid pose. (Strike a superhero pose.) And who is always with us, helping us be strong and courageous? God is always with us!”

First Look Week of September 30, 2019

First Look Week of September 30, 2019

Bible story for weeones on Sunday September 29, 2019-
GENESIS 1:26-2:25
God made people on day six, and then He rested
on day seven. And it was very good.

REMEMBER THIS:
“God saw everything he had made.
And it was very good.”
GENESIS 1:31, NIrV
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SAY THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
Who made everything?
GOD MADE EVERYTHING.

BASIC TRUTH:
GOD MADE ME.

DO THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
CUDDLE TIME
Cuddle with your child this month and pray, “Dear God, thank You for making our friends First Look Week of September 30, 2019. And thank You for making our family, like First Look Week of September 30, 2019. Help us to love all the people You made the way You love them. You are awesome, God! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Week of September 30, 2019

Week of September 30, 2019

252 Kids Bible story for Sunday September 29, 2019-
GENESIS 42-45 –
Joseph Forgives His Brothers.

SAY THIS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:
You can trust God has a plan.

REMEMBER THIS:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Do not depend on your own understanding.”
PROVERBS 3:5, NIrV

DO THIS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:
MEAL TIME
Sometimes when people go on long hikes, they choose trail names for themselves. Pick a trail name for each other based on your characteristics, things you like, etc.

TRUST:
PUTTING YOUR CONFIDENCE IN SOMEONE YOU CAN DEPEND ON.

Stretching Faith

Stretching Faith

Faith is trusting what you can’t see because of what you can. My husband and I have learned over the course of our lives that God will provide in ways we need but don’t often predict. And when we wait on Him, the outcome is better than we can create on our own.

We want our kids to learn this same practice in their own lives. We want them to learn the practical application of trusting in what you can’t see because of what you can.

When we invite our kids to participate with us as we exercise our own faith, we allow them to take part in a story that helps them develop their own faith.

Where is God asking you to trust Him? How is He inviting you to trust what you can’t see because of what you can?

Read the entire story at parentcue.org

First Look Week of September 23, 2019

First Look Week of September 23, 2019

THe story our weeones heard on Sunday September 22, was GENESIS 1:20-25 –
God made the birds and fish on day five and
animals on day six. And it was good.

REMEMBER THIS:
“God saw everything he had made.
And it was very good.”
GENESIS 1:31, NIrV

SAY THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
Who made everything?
GOD MADE EVERYTHING.

BASIC TRUTH:
GOD MADE ME.

DO THIS TO REMIND YOUR CHILD OF SUNDAY’S STORY:
BATH TIME
Add lots of toy plastic animals to bath time. Name the animals. Make the animal sounds together. Line them up and count them. Make them walk, hop, run, etc. along the edge of the tub. Talk about how God made so many amazing animals.