The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “thoroughness.” 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.
“Love one another deeply, from the heart.” – 1 Peter 1:22b
Definition: the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical
Reason Chosen: We want to teach our kids to be genuine in how they are feeling and responding to people. Jesus taught the two most important things are to love God and love people. Loving people needs to come from a genuine place. I want them to know how to ask questions to show they care. I want them to be genuine in their response. I want them to learn to be honest in a loving way. I have said over and over that I’m trying to reach my kids hearts rather than just the surface behavior. Sincerity is a huge part of that.
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