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.
The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “attentiveness.” 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.
Cute project! You have a lot of fun ideas here!
Thank you so much, Jerri.
Oh my word I’m so excited I found your page! I searched and searched online for how to teach attentiveness to preschoolers and couldn’t find anything. I have a 4 year old and almost 2 year old, and I want to start working on character development because I’ve been sorely lacking in teaching from the bible. I think attentiveness will be a good way to start, because I’ve been trying to work on them not fighting this week, but they don’t listen, so there’s not much point. I will be coming back here again and again to work on our character development!!!!!
Yay! I see the character development as the heart of my blog, and I love it when someone discovers it for the first time and becomes excited about it too. Thank you so much for letting me know that you find this resource helpful. It’s so encouraging. Please keep in touch. I’d love to hear your journey and any feedback about what you’d like to see. I’m working on re-vamping it a bit to make it even more useful. Thanks again!
Well, here we are in October of 2015, a year after I posted my last comment. I’ll be honest. I haven’t taught them well in this area, even still! And the attitudes here are crazy! So I WILL be starting with attentiveness on Monday. I think we might all go crazy if we don’t do something….
I’m pretty sure these lessons are going to need to be re-visited over and over…at least that is what I’m experiencing. I’m also learning that I need to learn the very things I’m teaching my kids – attitude resonates with me. My character development series is so near and dear to my heart, so I’m so glad it’s going to be helpful as you bring up your own kids. Thank you so much for letting me know.