Raising Rock Stars ~ Psalm 40:1-2 “Out of the Mud”

Proverbs 40:1-2

Our night was based upon the song, Out of the Mud {Psalm 40:1-2} from Seeds of Courage.

 

Of course we used the great  printables Valerie made for Totally Tots to learn this verse and what it means. I can’t say enough how much these printables are helping bring memorization and MEANING to these verses!

First we all sat together and listened to the song, as Daddy pointed to the images and words on the main verse sheet.IMG_4934

This week I had a random idea to help bring a bit more fun into our night.  The verse lent itself to a bit of fun by having the words “slimy pit” in it!  I got a big empty box {which we had sitting over in the new schoolroom} and brought it into the living room and told the boys to get in.  I taught them the meaning of the verse while they sat in the “slimy pit”  We discussed how sin is the slimy pit we are stuck in and that God is there when we cry out.  He gave us Jesus as our ROCK and gives us a firm place to stand!  Then we listened to the song again and Daddy and I acted it out with the boys.

Here’s how we did it…

I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me {Daddy and I turned towards the boys and put our hands on our ears} and heard my cry {boys fake cried}.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;IMG_4942

He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.IMG_4956

 

Then we danced, giggled and did it all over, and over again.  I LOVE the smiles on the boys’ faces in this photo.  They truly had so much fun!!!IMG_4949

 

After the fun, we used the small verse cards to review the verse and the meaning.  The boys put the cards in order and we were done!IMG_4960

I love this new simple routine, less planning on my part and still quality family time soaking in God’s Word!  We will still be doing our Bible story nights too, mostly when we come upon them as we read the Bible daily to the kids each morning.

~We had Kirsten there who took the pictures for me!!!  Ladybug was beat and already in bed by the time we did this!  She would have had fun though!

Resources used this week:

Visit theRaising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, Seek, Knock”

Matthew 7:7-8

We began by listening to the song, Ask, Seek, Knock from Seeds of Courage.

 

We used the awesome printables Valerie made for Totally Tots to learn this verse and what it means. Valerie is now making smaller versions, and several other printables to go with each verse. She also went back and added these to the first 2 verses! Be sure to check out all of them to gather all of the wonderful printables for each verse!

As we listened I held up the smaller card for the portion that was playing. After listening, we went through and discussed each card. Then I mixed them up and had Krash count as Pax found the correct card and they placed them in order.

We then listened to the song again and the boys pointed to the correct card as the song played.IMG_4688

I also printed one of the coloring sheets for Krash and the cursive copywork sheet for Pac Man. They will be completing these this week.

It was a short but very nice evening. Sometimes the simple nights are the best ;-).

Resources used this week:

Visit theRaising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Ruth

Ruth

Daddy read the kids the story of Ruth from the Bible this past week.  I wrapped up the story of Ruth by using a few paper dolls I made from www.MakingFriends.com.  I made a doll for Naomi, Ruth and Boaz…to illustrate the story as I read it to the boys from our Anytime Bible.

IMG_4298 After listening to me, we watched the story of Ruth on our Bible DVD.  After the short DVD story, we discussed the details that the DVD left out {which were way over K’s head but Pac man totally got}.  We mainly discussed how the DVD said that Boaz simply asked Ruth to marry him, but the Bible shares TONS more details of what led up to their marriage.  This is one reason I love reading from the real Bible and also children’s Bibles.

I wasn’t able to get any photos during our lesson this week ;-)

Resources used this week:

Visit theRaising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Samson

Samson

I must admit, I wasn’t all that excited to get to the story of Samson.  I don’t really like Samson, honestly-he gets on my nerves.  I really don’t like the images for children that only seem to focus on how strong he was.  The real truth is that he was a messed up man who could have had it all and chose a more selfish path.  His life was filled with many sins not suitable for teaching to very young children, so I knew it would be hard to teach the true lesson from this “familiar” story.  Thankfully I found some posts from Kristi, here and here…which helped me put words to my thoughts and concerns.  Her words helped me prepare my heart to teach this story to my boys during our family time.

Daddy had read the story straight from Judges all week, and now it was my turn to bring it to life in a meaningful way.  I had a board book that I think I bought from a dollar store somewhere ;-), so I used that to start off with.  Then I had the boys color a simple picture I made as I shared what the text on the coloring page meant.Samson Coloring

We talked about how Samson’s strength came only from God, and that he was actually a weak man who made lots of foolish decisions in his life.  God can use us even when we are weak…God is BIGGER than our mistakes!

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Resources used this week:

Visit the Raising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Philippians 4:6-7

Philippians 4:6-7

We began our study of this awesome verse with this YouTube video from Seeds Family Worship

 

We used the awesome new printables Valerie made for Totally Tots to learn this verse and what it means. I shrunk down the PDF files to make them into cards and we went through them one by one. We talked about each portion of the verse, the hard words, what it meant, and how the image gave us a clue to the meaning.

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We reviewed with the verse all on one sheet {again I shrunk down to get them all on one page}, and Daddy was the review master. We couldn’t stop laughing though because Krash insisted that the cats were screaming. The cats on the picture are actually singing, but he thinks they are screaming, and therefore thinks he needs to scream this verse.IMG_3279-2

I also made a black n white version for the boys to color …IMG_3280

The whole evening went really well, it was nice to be back to our Raising Rock Stars routine!

** edited to add-Valerie liked the shrinking idea and recreated the printables to include this idea and many more, find the updated printables for this verse here!!!!

Resources used this week:

Visit theRaising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!