In the Lima Campus, 34’s and 5K’s classroom and the Henrietta Campus Preschool classroom: Father’s Day Special
Bible Point: Father’s can show you they love you in many different ways. God our Father shows us he loves us in many different ways too!
The Lesson: The kids learned about Jacob and Joseph and their special relationship as Father and Son. But Because God loves us so much he sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. So we can be a Child of God!
In the Lima and Henrietta Grade School classroom: Father’s Day Gifts!
Kids will learn that no matter who their earthly father is or isn’t they have a perfect Heavenly Father who loves them and has given great gifts to us! That gift is the Holy Spirit!
IN THE CAR: Ask your child what happened in class this week on the drive home, here is what they learned:
In the small groups, we talked about Luke 11:11-13
“Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? “Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
Here are some questions to process with your child on the ride home:
If we call ourselves children of God, then who is our Father?
-In this passage, Jesus is comparing our earthly Dads to our Heavenly Father.
Does it look like that our earthly Dads know to give us good things?
What kind of good things does your Dad give you every day?
What gifts to you think your Heavenly Father gives you every day?
Take time daily to remind your child you are proud of them just because they are your son or daughter. Create time in your schedule to have one-one dates with each of your children. Daddy-daughter and Father-son times together are positive memories that will stay with your child into old age. Have patience with yourself and your children as you discover the things you enjoy doing with each child. So just enjoy it and have a great time being together!
Ask your child the best and worst of their day, really take the time to listen and enjoy that simple time with them. Encourage and emphasize the great characteristics you see in your children and speak over them the great things you see about their God-given personality as you tell them you love them and tuck them in at night.
What you need to know:
Kids take their lead from you; share your stories of how God has taught you that he is your heavenly father. What ‘gifts’ has he given you? Use silly, good, and bad experiences for your children to get a glimpse into your own history. That level of vulnerability with your child may help them to open up to you when they are struggling with a problem or they just want to share special moments with you. With your support, your child will see you are the best person to open up to.