In KidSpring we value relationships, and that's why small groups are a big part of what we do each week. When your child attends the same service each Sunday, he begins to develop relationships with the same small group leader and kids his age. We have seen these relationships help kids in so many ways! Committing to a KidSpring small group now can even lead to having a great small group in middle school and high school.
Watch this story of how small group relationships can make a huge difference in your child's life.
We had a blizzardy blast with your kids in KidSpring this week! As we ventured out in the wild we heard from our friend Marty the Moose and learned another way God wants us to use our words!
Need to Know: I Can Control My Words!
Marty and our small group leaders told us a great story from the Bible about two sisters named Mary and Martha. Mary was upset with Martha and did not control her words. We learned that when we don’t control what we say, we can hurt people we love. Controlling our words can mean not yelling when we’re mad or not whining when things aren’t fair. Even when it’s hard, Jesus will help us to control our words!
In small group we learned how to control our words as we played a fun game of building a snow scene. But controlling our words takes lots of practice during the week too!
Here are some great ways that you can help your kids learn how to control their words this week:
Set an example: Make a point to speak lovingly to your kids and others this week. When you show that you can control your words, your kids will learn that they can control their words too!
Give an Opportunity: The best way to learn a tough lesson is to apply it to your life every day. Take time this week and give your kids a chance to control what their words by playing a fun word game with them!
Point them to Jesus: Reading the Bible always helps us obey Jesus! Ecclesiastes 5:5 is a great verse to read, remember and reinforce this week: “It is better to promise nothing than to promise something and not be able to do it.”
Watch our chilly willy video from this week in KidSpring here:
We had such a fun Sunday with your kids in KidSpring as we ventured out in the wild, escaped polar bear attacks and learned another great lesson on how God wants us to use our words!
Need to Know: I Can Keep My Word!
As we heard more “Guy-dance” from Uncle Guy, we learned the importance of keeping our word. In large group we saw Jessie and Squirt learn this lesson first hand when Jessie did not keep a promise made to Squirt. In small group we played a fun word-card game to apply our Bible lesson on keeping the promises that we make to each other. We learned that, just like David kept his promise not to kill Saul, we need to keep our word too.
Let’s help our kids put their promises into practice by encouraging them to keep their word. Here are some great ways that you can help your kids remember the importance of doing what they say they will do:
Set an example: Kids watch you more than you think. This week, make a point to only make promises that you can keep, and show your kids that you can keep your word, too!
Give an Opportunity: The best way to learn a tough lesson is to apply it to your day-to-day life. Take some time this week and give your kids an opportunity to make a promise they can keep with you—tell them how great it is when they keep their word!
Point them to Jesus: Reading the Bible always empowers us with the tools to obey Jesus. Ecclesiastes 5:5 is a great verse to read, remember and reinforce this week: “It is better to promise nothing than to promise something and not be able to do it.”
Thank you always keeping your word to us! Please help us to keep our word when we promise to do something. Help us say “no” when we know we can’t do something. We love you! Amen.
Watch our cool Minecraft video from this week where David kept his word:
Woooeeee! What a great week out in the wild with our friends Jessie and Squirt! This week we got a little more GUY-dance from our trusty ol’ Uncle Guy as he told us a story from the Bible!
Let’s listen to Uncle Guy’s Guidance:
Just like Martha learned to control her words when she was upset with her sister, Mary, Uncle Guy learned to control his words when Jessie and Squirt upset him. And Jesus wants us to control our words too!
Our Need to Know for this week: I Can Control My Words!
God wants us to control our words so that what we say to others is FULL of love! When we use our words for love, they build others up and show them just how much Jesus loves them.
Have a great week y’all and we’re so excited to venture out with you guys next week!
What a peppy perrrrrfect day in KidSpring! This week in Preschool, we learned all about our words and how we can use our words to be kind to others. We learned how to be kind with our words through a story in the Bible!
Our lesson from Peppy the Penguin:
“I’m sorry” are VERY kind words to say! When we hurt others, saying “I’m sorry” tells them that we love them and only want what’s best for them.
Our Need to Know for this week: I can say “I’m sorry!”
When Jonah said he was sorry, God forgave him and brought him to Nineveh! Just like Jonah, when we do something wrong, we can say we’re sorry and God will forgive us! Let’s practice saying sorry this week and thanking God for loving us SO MUCH, even when we do bad things.
See you guys next week as we have another chilly adventure out in the wild!