Throughout our lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.
This week we read Jon Sciezka’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. The children then took a closer look at familiar stories to tell them from another perspective.
Once there were 3 bricklayers. Each one of them was asked what they were doing. The first man answered gruffly, “I’m laying bricks.” The second man replied, “I am putting up a wall.” But the third man said enthusiastically and with pride, “I am building a cathedral.” -Author Unknown
Imagine by John Lennon
Plato said, “Be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” Have you ever been upset with how someone treated you only to find out later that that person was having a bad day or had gone through a tough time. How does having compassion and sympathy for others change our perception?
Take any book that your child loves. Play with the idea of telling the story from a different character’s perspective.
As a family complete a MadLibs. See how your story changes when you change a few words.
Bonus Parent Resource
Set a vision for your parenting! The Key to Raising a Happy Child article about the book The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.
September Chalice Lighting
Come into this place of peace
And let its silence heal your spirit;
Come into this place of memory
And let its history warm your soul;
Come into this place of prophecy and power
And let it’s vision change your heart.