The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “optimism.” 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.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Definition: Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
Children’s Definition: Seeing the good in things.
Reason Chosen: Optimistic people have vision for the future, are more enjoyable to be around and help create hope for this world. A pessimist holds themselves back from all they can accomplish. They don’t inspire others to accomplish things either. We want our kids to see positive in situations and people so they can really be an encouragement to others as well as having vision for how things can be better.
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