Grove Kids -March 6, 2022
Everyone has a part to play
This Month’s Memory Verse:
Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do. Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIrV
Building the Tabernacle | Exodus 25:8-9; 28:1, 3; 31:1-11; 35:21, 25, 34; 39:42-43 (Exodus 19, 25)
We kick off the month looking at how God’s people cooperated to build the sacred tent or tabernacle. We read throughout Exodus 28, 31, 35, and 39 how God chose people to work together. God could have had Moses build this on his own, but instead, God called expert artists and builders along with all kinds of people to work together to create this incredibly intentional place of worship.
I can trust God no matter what.
God wants us to work together.
Sometimes we think it’d be better if we didn’t have to rely on anyone else to get a job done, but this isn’t how God created us. God created us for community, to work together and do more than we can do on our own. We hope that kids see the value in cooperation because cooperation starts with God.
Message to Parents
Mom, Dad, Guardian, how are you doing delegating tasks to your family members? Do you personally take on the majority of the tasks that run a household? Let me be more specific; do your children make their beds? Laundry? Do they help with a meal? Set the table? Do the older children know how to make a phone call to schedule an appointment for themselves? After all these questions, you’re probably wondering if I’m working my way up to 21. At the risk of another interrogating question, I wonder if you’ve ever timed each of the tasks you could be getting help with? Sure, it might only take three minutes to make a bed, four minutes to put away laundry, six minutes to empty and reload the dishwater, and forty-five minutes to wait on the phone to get the one live person who might transfer you to yet another department, one hour to grocery shop, thirty minutes to… you get the picture. Those minutes add up. And they are just the minutes that might change your life as your family learns to work in COOPERATION with one another. Remember, two are better than one. Can you imagine what a family of four or five can do! Check out this link for helpful age-appropriate chores.
Now for your Kids...
This one is simple. We all know how far a good atta-boy goes. So THANK your kiddos. Start each day this week by thanking your child(ren) for a time they helped you recently, and let them know how or why it meant so much. (Stay positive!) If you want to take it one step further. Download and sign these fun “I’m so proud of you” cards and leave them in their bathroom, backpack, etc…
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