* Binder Clips (Craft Store)* Paper Cutter or Scissors* Hole Punch The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “curiosity.” 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.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
Definition: a strong desire to learn or know something
Reason Chosen: Abigail’s school is working on character qualities also. I am excited about that, and I asked the other day what would be coming up next to see if I could supplement. They will be talking about being an inquirer. I liked that and will definitely be using the terminology throughout this week, but curiosity seemed to fit the flavor of our word ring better. The reason we want our kids curious is because it is a driving factor for their desire to understand their world and their God better. My husband chose the scripture for us, and he said the term “seek” means to “aim at and strive after.” Another commentary I read said “inquiring into something which is not immediately obvious.” We want our kids to be willing to ask and seek out answers. We know that truth can be found through honest inquiry.
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)