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Summer Fun

Looking for some fun family activities to do this summer? Try a couple of these ideas:

Try a New Fruit:
Kiwi
Pomegranate
Star Fruit
Plantians

Read a book together as a family:
A Bad Case of Stripes By David Shannon
You Are Special By Max Lucado
The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
The Quiltmaker’s Journey by Jeff Brumbeau

More ideas on the blog coming this summer. Check out the KiDS COR family fun calendar the next time you are here at KiDS COR for more great ideas!

Finding God’s Love

This weekend those in 2nd grade and below were reminded about the love of Jesus from Mark 10:13-16. These verses tell of a time when Jesus stops what he is doing to bless the children that were coming to him. Often we refer to God as our heavenly father to try and somehow describe the love he has for us.
Those in Kindergarten-2nd grade saw a clip from the movie “Finding Nemo” that was meant to help them understand the love God has for all of us. In this clip the entire ocean world is raving about the extraordinary measures Marlin has taken to try and find his lost son Nemo. Marlin has faced sharks, jelly fish, and sea monsters to name a few but nothing has stopped him from looking for his son Nemo. This clip only scratches the surface when it comes to describing God’s Love, but it seems like a good starting point.
If you have some time in the next week watch Finding Nemo with your kids and talk about Marlin’s love for his son Nemo, then talk about the love God has for all his children.

Advent Activity-Thank Your Neighbor

Throughout Advent KiDS COR will be providing fun ideas to do as a family to help you get ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Today’s activity is below:

Make thank you cards for people who have decorated their homes for Christmas. Here’s a sample of something you could write in the card:

“Thank you for sharing the joy of Christmas through your lights and decorations. We have enjoyed looking at them and each day we see them we are reminded that Christmas is almost here, where we celebrate the one true light entering out world.”

You could also attached some goodies to go along with your thank you note.

Advent Activity-Family Discussion Time

Throughout Advent KiDS COR will be providing fun ideas to do as a family to help you get ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Today’s activity is below:

Invite friends to have dinner with you. Put out some “table topics” to discuss favorite Christmas activities. Here are some great questions to get you started:

1. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

2. What is your favorie Christmas snack?

3. What is the best gift you have ever recieved at Christmas? (Hint: The best gift we’ve recieved is Jesus and his love for us!!)

4. What do you think the first Christmas was like?

5. Can you name all the people who were at the first Christmas?

If you have other great questions please comment on this post and let us know your questions!!

Advent Activity-Make Your Own Tree Ornaments

Throughout Advent KiDS COR will be providing fun ideas to do as a familiy to help you get ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Today’s activity is below:

Make Ornaments to give to people who provide a service for your family. Click here for a really easy and fun way to make Cinnamon dough ornaments all you need is cinnamon and applesauce. These also make will make your house smelly really good!!!

Advent Activity-Merry Christmas

Throughout advent KiDS COR will be providing fun ideas to do as a family to help you get ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Today’s advent activity is below:

Learn to say Merry Christmas is another language. Below are different translations to Merry Christmas!

German: Froehliche Weihnachten

French: Joyeux Noel

Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie

Spanish: Feliz Navidad

Advent Activity-A Great Christmas Book

Throughout advent KiDS COR will be providing fun ideas to do as a family to help you get ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Today’s advent activity is below:

Read a Children’s Christmas Book as a family. Need a Suggestion How about The Grumpy Shepherd By Paddie Devon!

Advent Activity-Make Your Own Birdfeeder

Throughout advent KiDS COR will be providing fun ideas to do as a family to help you get ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Today’s advent activity is below:

Take Care of God’s creatures by feeding the birds. You can purchase bird seed or make your own feeder to share with our feathered friends. For Directions on making an easy homemade bird feeder click here!