“And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NIV
[pey-shuhnt] definition –
5. able or willing to bear
Reason Chosen: Maybe this one is for me more than the kids. There are so many times I find myself virtually yelling, “Have patience!!!” Really Jodi? Hmmm. That said, we definitely all need to develop more patience – including our kids. We live in a world today where things come quickly. How annoyed WE get if we look at our cell phone and our data isn’t streaming fast enough. Remember the times we had to wait for the dial-up modem or the rotary phones that took forever to dial? That’s just not reality anymore. Kids are going to have to be taught patience more because they live in a world of being able to access things almost immediately. Yet, we are taught that patience is a virtue, so that’s what we teach.
If you want a good laugh, you can watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk&feature=related
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
* Hole Punch
The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then sounded out “patience” together…another tricky one. This too will become a sight word for them. 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 (which I simplified to “waiting quietly and calmly without complaining”) and memorizing the scripture.