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The Right Mix

The Right Mix

Taking care of your body is important. God gave you something sacred: life. He expects us to care for the bodies He gave us, so that we may do good with them in His name.

Use the placemat chart as a guide to healthy eating. You or a family member can make a placemat for where you sit at the table for meals. Genesis tells us that God has provided us a plentiful harvest of good things to eat—so, bon appétit!

To the right, is another placemat. This one can help you think about balancing your faith "diet." You’ll see the biggest portion is love. Not only should you show love by serving others, but love yourself. That includes being good to yourself: eat the right foods, get plenty of sleep and stay active by playing sports or games, walking a pet, cleaning house for your parents or grandparents. Anything that keeps your body moving and your brain engaged will keep you ready to share the Gospel!


Play Time: Coin Race

Play Time: Coin Race

For this fun game, you will need an assortment of at least 10 coins, a small bowl, a stopwatch or timer, and paper and pencil to record the times.

Scatter the coins around the small area where you and others will be playing. Place the bowl next to the coins. You’ll need a timekeeper and they will tell you when to start. All the players are to pick up as many coins as possible in the shortest amount of time. Repeat this at least three times. Ask an adult or older sibling to average each player’s by dividing the total time by three.

For the next round, scatter all of the coins, but ask the players to only pick up a certain number or kind of coins (for example, only the dimes). Have them count out loud if it helps!


Cross Canvas

Cross Canvas

Materials

Canvas (any size)
Painter's tape
Acrylic Paint
Ruler
Pencil

Directions
  1. Use painter's tape to tape a cross on the canvas using a ruler to measure the sides out evenly.
  2. Take whatever color of paint you want and make designs in the windows around the cross to create a stain glass effect.
  3. You can use your fingers or a paint brush.
  4. Let the paint dry completely before peeling off the tape.

Floaters and Sinkers

Floaters and Sinkers

Ask a parent or family member to help you with this science project. Let's see what objects float in water and which ones sink. Get a big bowl of water and fill it about half full. (If you're not sure how much that is, ask!) Or, when it is time to take a bath, ask if you can conduct this experiment then. Now collect a few things to test. Some examples:

  • An old crayon or pencil
  • Your favorite water toy
  • A quarter and a penny
  • Tree bark
  • Plastic water bottle—one full and one with nothing in it
  • A rock or plastic building block

Which ones float? Which ones sink? Did you guess which ones would float? If you filled the empty water bottle with just a little bit of water, what happens? Drop the tree bark from a few inches above the water. See what happens. If you drop it from even higher, does it do the opposite from when you dropped it before?


God Loves the World

God Loves the World

Materials

Paper Plate
Blue, Green, Yellow & Brown Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Black Marker

Directions
  1. Paint Paper Plate blue and let it dry.
  2. Have an adult paint your hands green and place both hands on the plate. Be sure to push down hard to make solid hand prints.
  3. Wash your hands and let the green hand prints dry.
  4. Write John 3: 16 around the edge of the plate when everything is dry.

Reading the Word with Your Little Lamb

Reading the Word with Your Little Lamb

God Uses Queen Esther

Read the story of Esther's role as queen from the Bible or from a Bible story book (Esther 4:12-17 and 7:1-6). Stress that God blessed her by making her queen so that she could be a blessing to her people (save them). God put her in that place at just the right time to change the king's mind about killing the Jewish people. God used her willingness to help in order to save His people. Through an ordinary person like Esther, God accomplished His will and blessed many.

Pray

Dear Jesus, You have given us the greatest gift—Yourself. Thank You for loving us so much that You would die on the cross to give us forgiveness of our sins. Help us to respond to this blessing with thankfulness and with service to the others. Bless the offering of our time, talents and treasures that we give. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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Sing a Song!

I Am Jesus; Little Lamb
by Henrietta L. von Hayn,
Lutheran Service Book, #740

I am Jesus' little lamb,
Ever glad at heart I am;
For my Shepherd gently guides me,
Knows my need and well provides me,
Loves me every day the same,
Even calls me by my name.
Day by day, at home, away,
Jesus is my staff and stay.
When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,
Into pleasant pastures leads me;
When I thirst, He bids me go
Where the quiet waters flow.!

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