This week & next, I hope to share some Bible lessons you can use in your own homeschool. We are hosting VBS in El Salvador with both the kids in the orphanage & local neighborhood. Our work is part of SHIP (Shelter the Homeless International Project) and I’m excited to see how God works over the next 2 weeks.
I’ll let you know what we added to the We Choose Virtues Bible Parenting Cards (verse, saying & story). So, you’ll get a Bible story, craft & snack that you can use with We Choose Virtues (at least the virtues we teach in El Salvador).
Yesterday, we were discussing the importance of being diligent. After singing songs, Dennise told the story of Ruth.
We discussed the importance of working hard, starting quickly & finishing strong. This continued into memorizing our verse. I always print phrases of our verse on cardstock and back them with flannel.
Our verse teacher, Courtney, lets the kids practice saying the verse together. She takes down one card each time we repeat the verse. This helps them memorize verses easily.
For our craft, the kids made finger puppets of Ruth, Naomi & Boaz. They can act out the story they heard in VBS to remind them to be diligent as Ruth was diligent to gather wheat sheaves.
Since the memory verse didn’t fit on the finger puppets, they took it home on a flash card. Some kids taped their finger puppets to the flash cards…creativity!
Some also added eyelashes and other features. These kids are always adding cute extras!
Finally, we served cinnamon rolls to remind us of the wheat that Ruth gathered as she was diligently working to provide for Naomi.
I’ll be sharing this recipe in an upcoming post.
Trevor shared a life story about being diligent while the kids ate their”wheat” rolls. He told the kids how he trains for running events. They aren’t normal running events, so he must diligently prepare his whole body for the obstacles during those events. He reminded the kids to work hard & be diligent in other areas of their lives – at home, with friends, in school.
In summary, here’s what we covered:
- We Choose Virtues Diligent Parenting Card (includes virtue, memory verse, catchphrases)
- Story of Ruth – Working diligently in the fields.
- Craft – Finger Puppets
- Snack – Cinnamon Rolls
- Life Story – Diligently working towards your goals
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Day 4: FREE Bible Lessons for Kids – Diligent
Day 5: FREE Bible Lessons for Kids – Content
Day 6: FREE Bible Lessons for Kids – Patient
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