APRIL Week 1

Birth – 4 year olds

 

VERSE FOR APRIL

“’Love the Lord your God with all your heart…love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 22:37-39 NIV

FAMILY DEVOTIONAL:

Saul becomes Paul and a follower of Jesus after a life-changing meeting with Him!

Read Acts 9:1-31

Morning Time:  This month let your child wake up to “Good Morning!  It’s time to love God and love people!”  Remind your child every day that God loves him, and He wants us to love people the way He loves us.

Kindergarten – 5th grade

 

VERSE FOR APRIL

“But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength.  They will fly as high as eagles.  They will run and not get tired.  They will walk and not grow weak.”

Isaiah 40:31 NirV

FAMILY DEVOTIONAL:

WEEK 1:  Rise up.   Read Matthew 28:20, Acts 1-2

BOTTOM LINE:  When life gets hard, remember God is with you.

MORNING TIME:  Divide up this month’s memory verse so a different person has each sentence.  Come up with a motion for each sentence.  Practice saying each sentence of the verse in order, while doing the motion, so you can remember to persevere.

PARENT TIME: When math homework gets hard, some kids push through and other kids give up. When the new soccer move is tricky, some kids keep practicing and others want to quit.  What is it that keeps one kid trying when another declares it too hard?  Perseverance.  It’s this refusal to give up that helps kids push through when life gets hard.

Often kids need encouragement from other trusted adults to persevere.  Maybe a math tutor or a neighbor can help figure out math homework.  A soccer coach or family friend who used to play may have a new approach to learning that new move.  When life gets hard for your son or daughter, consider if a trusted adult might be able to help them persevere.