By Lisa Holliday
Welcome! Whether you have children in the KiDSCOR nursery, early childhood or elementary programs, you will find your weekly GPS activities right here! May your family be blessed by God as you choose to spend time with each other and Him!
All KiDSCOR kids
Missions Project: Do you and your children have beds to sleep on? Do you have food to eat and a roof over your heads? Do you have people who love and care about you? Beginning this month and continuing through December, KiDSCOR will be collecting money for kids and their families who would answer, “No” to one or more of those questions. All KiDSCOR offering will be shared between providing beds and bedding for kids in Kansas City, helping with education and food for orphans in Malawi, Africa and sponsoring our children through Compassion International. Every coin and dollar you bring is used to share Christ’s love with children in these ways. Please share your blessings!
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for your love, your comfort and for always being with me. Thank you for Jesus and how I can count on him to be my friend no matter what. Thank you for family, friends, food and my church home. Please help me share all of my blessings with others so they can know your love, too. Please help me follow you and learn your ways. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Parent Point: Every parent has a limited number of weeks to significantly impact their son or daughter. Typically, this number is 936. That is the estimated time between birth and high school graduation. (If you have not had your children since birth, you will want to adjust this number.) What would happen if you filled a jar with 936 marbles—or whatever number fits your family? Then each week, remove one marble. Now this can sound like a lot of pressure, but try and visualize the time you can focus on and be intentional in your parenting…every week. KiDSCOR offers many resources to help you do this, many of which can be found on our blog at kids.blogs.cor.org. Many blessings to you as you parent! And feel free to connect with KiDSCOR at any time for additional resources and support. We are in this together!
- Do a kind deed for someone each day this week.
- Create a list of what and who you are thankful for.
- Pray at one meal each day.
- Join the third graders in reading the Gospel of Mark this month!
- Name an event in your life that started out bad but turned out good.
- Who do you need to forgive and why?
- How did you help someone this week?
- Where have you seen God at work in your life? In your family? In the world?
Memory verse: “You planned something bad for me, but God produced something good from it.” Genesis 50:20
Faith word: God
Bible words: “Give thanks to God for He is good. His love lasts forever.” Psalm 106:1
As you are driving, help your child to be aware of all of God’s creation. When you return home, create a Thanksgiving tablecloth. You will need a light colored tablecloth and several colored fabric markers. Trace each person’s hand onto the tablecloth. Write each person’s name underneath his or her handprint. Ask each person to draw pictures or write words identifying what he or she is thankful for. Praise God for all God has created!
Nov. 13 Invite each family member to name one or two of their friends. Ask your child why he or she has chosen those people as friends. Talk about what make a good friend and how we can be good friends to others. Pray for your friends and remind your child that Jesus is the very best friend of all!
Nov. 6 Today in KiDSCOR, your child threw wadded up paper “stones” at tape on a wall. They also brought home a cup of pom-poms representing stones. Visit with your child about his/fears. Create a list, draw pictures or cut pictures out of magazines identifying these fears. Tape this list or collage to a wall. Encourage your child to throw the pom-pom stones at the list of fears and say, “God is stronger than you” or “God is always with me!” Pray and thank God for always being with you and your family.
Faith Word: God
Family activity: Have fun with your little one and puppets! Finger puppets and hand puppets are lots of fun and readily available to purchase. You can also use a decorated paper bag or sock as a puppet! You can use puppets to tell Bible stories, teach kind ways to act, sing praise songs and even help around the house as your child grows a little older! Help your child have fun learning about God and growing in faith with all kinds of puppets! Your puppets can even help your child learn to pray!