Entries in god’s love and care (11)

Monday
Jul292019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God’s Garden, Part 2

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on God’s love and care for His children and the benefits of the guidance and instruction one receives in life.

Read More Magnificent than Trees.”

Talk with your children about the gifts and qualities that they are blessed with, and take a moment to thank God for those gifts or qualities.

ReadPruning for Growth.”

Think of one area or skill that needs additional work and how discipline and training would be important when working on something that is challenging. Discuss why it is important to work on something that might be difficult (e.g., it teaches perseverance, helps improve a needed albeit difficult skill, etc.). Also discuss how it’s important to receive guidance and instruction for recognizing and overcoming weak points that one might have when developing a new skill.

ReadA Sapling’s Support.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper food and a good environment to grow well, just like a child needs a good home environment, nourishment, and care to thrive.)

ReadTend the Garden of Your Heart.”

Select one or more of the following coloring pages for the children to color:

Listen to Building on a Rock” and “Me and You” while your children color.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Monday
Jul082019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God's Garden, Part 1

“In God’s Garden, Part 1” is a 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan featuring several “In the Garden” articles that focus on God’s love and care and how He helps His children to grow in faith, joy, and contentment.

ReadJust the Right Kind of Care.”

Talk about things that happen in your child’s day that may cause him or her to compare with others; for example, things that a friend or sibling has/received that your child didn’t. Then discuss why things can still be “fair” even when everyone doesn’t have or get exactly the same thing. (Possible answers: (1) Everyone has different needs. (2) Not everyone needs or appreciates the same thing, so rewards and blessings are meted out differently. (3) Sometimes something is more important to someone at a given time—something they have worked hard for and receive as a reward, a replacement for something lost or broken, etc.)

Watch The Garden.”

Discuss the importance of being content with who you are and how you are made. God created each person, and there is something special about each person, and we should praise Him for that uniqueness.

Read A Happy, Healthy Garden.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some of the things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper soil and the right environment to grow well, just like people need a good environment and proper food and care to develop properly.)

ReadThe Sun Will Shine Again.”

Talk about something that each child might be struggling with, then brainstorm something that each one can do to persevere through the struggle, and then list what steps can be taken to get there.

ReadCling like a Vine.” 

Tell of a difficulty you struggled with and how your relationship with Jesus grew through it.

Select one or more coloring pages from these options: “Coloring Page: A Happy, Healthy Garden” or “Coloring Pages: Cling like a Vine.”

Listen toMe and You” while coloring.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International
 

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Monday
May072018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan on everyday blessings (e.g., God’s love, friendship, family) that fill up one’s day, and how to appreciate and be grateful for those gifts.

Read Everyday Gifts.”

Write a list of some of the everyday gifts, like those listed in the article, which you might experience. Discuss how even though those gifts might seem ordinary, they can bring joy to your day. Put this list up somewhere you can see it to remind you of some of the gifts that you are blessed with.

ReadThe Blessing of Family and Friends.”

Ask each child to name something special about a person in their family, and how that special something makes you or others happy. For example, “My sister Alice is fun to play with. She makes our games exciting,” or “Grandma is caring and thoughtful. She makes me feel loved.”

Read Building Friendships” and “One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”

Discuss how friendship is another everyday gift that can be given and received. Talk about some of the things that make a friendship special, and how to give the gift of friendship to someone.

ReadJesus Is with You!” and “Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”

Talk about how the best gift you can have is Jesus. Jesus will always be there to guide, love, help, and be your friend, no matter what.

Color one or more of the following coloring pages, and listen to the audio “Me and You.”

Additional material:

If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts (Portuguese)

Monday
Mar262018

0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love So Great

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on Easter and God’s great love for us, and how we can demonstrate some of the qualities witnessed in Jesus’ life on earth in our everyday actions.

Read Pray a Way: Easter.”

Watch He’s Alive.”

Explain how Jesus lived a life that was filled with love, honesty, courage, and kindness. Even though Jesus left earth, He promised to always be near His children and would help them to teach other people about God.

Memorize the Bible verse, “And be sure of this: I am with you always.”1

Read “Jesus’ Love for Us.”

Talk about ways to follow Jesus’ example every day, and in so doing, make the world a better place. For example, building your faith in God and drawing closer to Him, being kind to others, being brave even when facing a difficult situation, being truthful, etc.

Read Bright Pebbles: So Much Love.”

Stand up and get ready to hop. Hop once, then thank God for His love for you. Hop again and tell someone in your family how much you love him or her. Then hop and tell God about your love for Him. Hop again, and say something loving to one of your family. Do this until you have said something loving to each person in your family.2

Additional material:

Footnotes:

1 Matthew 28:20 NLT
2
Katiuscia Giusti. Bright Pebbles: Love Is All Around

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Spanish)
DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan222018

0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like?

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on what God is like, and how we can feel and know He is all around us.

ReadBright Pebbles: Wherever We Are, God Is.”

Close your eyes and take a deep breath and think of God’s love for you. Then each person takes a turn to give thanks to God for one thing He has done or created that makes him or her glad.

Listen toAudio: God Is Love.”

ReadWhat Is God Like?

Ask the children to describe one thing that makes them think of God. 

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Aug242016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Cares

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 20 to 30 minutes, highlighting the lesson objectives:

Read Jesus Understands When You’re Sick.” To help your children understand how different things were when Jesus was here on earth, ask them what other things they can think of that might have been different for Jesus as a boy. For example, He didn’t use a toothbrush and toothpaste bought at a supermarket.

Read Faith-filled Models from the New Testament: Jairus and his daughter.” Read the full story in Mark 5:22–24, 35–43, or Luke 8:41–42, 49–55.

Read Standing on God’s Word: God’s Healing Touch.”

ReadJesus Is with You!” Relating back to “Standing on God’s Word: God’s Healing Touch,” talk with the children about how if Brendan had received an injury requiring attention, he would have been taken to see a doctor, and then Jesus would have been there alongside the doctor and nurses who cared for him.

Ask the children for stories about the times and ways Jesus has helped them through their accidents or illnesses.

Choose a verse from “Crazily Cool Cards Set: God’s Healing Power” to color, memorize, or review.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Healing-1a,b,c

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Cares (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Cares (Portuguese)

Monday
Jul042016

0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan about the friendship a child can build and share with Jesus.

Read Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”

WatchForever Friend.”

Talk about things Jesus might have experienced as a child that are similar to things your children experience in their daily life.

ReadSpend Time with Me—It Makes Me Happy!

Discuss some of the things that are important to a good friendship and how you can apply that to building a stronger friendship with Jesus.

Read Me and Jesus.”

Color Jesus, Friend of Little Children” or “Me and Jesus.”

Additional reading:

 

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Feb252015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objective: “Learn of the role of guardian angels, and how they are always with us.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1f)

Read Angels, God’s Police Protection.”

Read Angels Who Help.”

ReadElisha’s Secret Army.” Ask the children to recount other times angels appeared in the Bible. [Some examples: The Angel Gabriel appearing to Zacharias, Mary, and Joseph in the Christmas story (Luke 1 and Matthew 1); the angel who spoke to Hagar in the wilderness (Genesis 16:7–11); the angel that Balaam’s donkey saw (Numbers 22:21–35).]

Color Your Ever-Caring Angels

Pray one of the prayers of “Pray a Way: Angels.” (Coloring pages can be found here.)

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1f

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels (Spanish)

Monday
Nov032014

0–5 Lesson Plan: God’s Beautiful Creation

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 0–5 lesson plan on God’s beautiful creation.

Read the story of creation from a children’s Bible, draw it out on a whiteboard, do a flannelgraph, or tell the story using LEGO or any other toy pieces you may have around. Let your child help you with the story telling. You can also read the creation story here, on page 2: “3D Calendar Old Testament: January 2014: In the Beginning.” (Here is a coloring page for the story.) 

Read the verse, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1 ESV). Discuss what this verse means.

ReadCreation + You and Me.” Discuss what is meant by the verse Psalm 19:1.

ReadMy Little Talks with Jesus: My beautiful creation.” If you have a nice view, sit outside as you read this article. Or on your next walk to a park, thank Jesus for anything you see that you are thankful for.

ReadAll Things Bright and Beautiful.” If you like, memorize the first stanza. Add motions to the poem to help your child remember it.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: God’s Beautiful Creation (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: God’s Beautiful Creation (Spanish)

Monday
Sep012014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Goodness

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Goodness.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2i)

ReadPower-Up Devotional #9: Spirit Fruit: Goodness.” 

Read Psalm 23” or listen to the audio and discuss all the many ways that God’s goodness is shown to your family. (If you haven’t done so already, include the “Action” found on the last page of “Power-Up Devotional #9: Spirit Fruit: Goodness.”)

Talk about how goodness is a fruit of God’s Spirit in our lives and is not something we can try to work up on our own. Everyone makes mistakes, and God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. But the more we spend time with Jesus, through studying His Word and putting into practice what we learn from His Word, the more we receive of His Spirit, which is full of goodness. 

Read “Power-Up Devotional #2: Why Learn About Fruit?

Additional material:

Ÿ   Crazily Cool Card Set: Fear Not.” Print out your children’s favorite verse from this set, for them to place somewhere they like and commit that verse to memory.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Goodness (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Goodness (Spanish)

Monday
May052014

0–5 Lesson Plan: When We Don’t Know What to Do…

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on turning to Jesus when we’re faced with a problem or difficulty, or when we don’t know what to do.

WatchJesus’ Little Lambs.” Highlight how we are like Jesus’ little lambs, and that He will always take care of us.

ReadSomeone to Talk to.”

ReadTalk to Me.”

ReadInvisible but Here."

Tell your children (if applicable) of a time in your life when you turned to Jesus, and He gave you the comfort or answers that you were in need of.

ReadBright Pebbles: Looking After Us” and do the activity on page 5.

ReadMy Little Thoughts on God: The Lord Is Our Strength.” Print out one of the pages to color.

WatchForever Friend.”

End with a prayer. Encourage your children to talk to Jesus as they would to their mommy or daddy. They can pray silently, if they are more comfortable doing so.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: When We Don’t Know What to Do… (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: When We Don’t Know What to Do… (Spanish)