The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “appreciation.” They took turns finding the letters we needed and sticking them on the paper…they’re kids – the letters will not be stuck on perfect. I then cut the paper to the same size as the paper from last week. We punched a hole in the corner and stuck it on our binding clip. Each week, a new word will be added to the clip in similar fashion. I then wrote the Bible verse on the back. If your kids are older, have them do it themselves. We’ll spend this week learning the word, meaning and memorizing the scripture.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15
Reason Chosen: Appreciation is such an important trait to teach your child. There is so much being done for them at this age. It’s the perfect time to make them aware of how much they have to be appreciative of. Lately, I feel like my kids have especially struggled with this. It’s been more of an attitude of “I want more” or “I want different” rather than an attitude of gratitude. A huge part of appreciation takes place relationally. It’s all about learning to see what others are doing and being able to acknowledge the positive in what they are seeing. It helps to lift people up and build good relationships.
Word Ring At the beginning of each week, the craft will be exactly the same because we will simply be adding a new word to our already established word ring.
* Stock Card Paper (I had a whole stack like this – found at any craft store)
* Assorted Sticker Letters (I just bought a bunch on clearance at Michael’s)
* Binder Clips (Craft Store)
* Paper Cutter or Scissors
* Hole Punch