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Raising Rock Stars ::Week 1::

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This is my first week participating in Raising Rock Stars ~ not that we haven’t been doing anything with our kids, but this would be a week that we actually took pictures and spent some time as a family {i.e. with Daddy} doing a focused activity together.

We’ve been talking about pumpkins with the younger two and we have never carved a pumpkin together as a family. Rick and I had different reasons up to this point for not doing it and this year…well, we decided to use it as a teaching/learning opportunity with the kids. We used the printables that Carisa put together her post last week and had fun making ‘Christian’ pumpkins. Kaleb had fun trying new ways to color…

We talked about how God scoops all the nastiness and yucky stuff out of our lives and how our lives shine the light of Jesus to others. We had fun coloring, reading a poem together and deciding how our pumpkin was going to look after Daddy got done carving. The end result?

During the week the kids are also attending Awana at a local church. This is our first year participating and they are loving it! All three of the oldest are using the Sparks books {Zachary is in Book 1 and the girls are using Book 2}. I am AMAZED at how much they are remembering!!

To make it a little more fun and incorporate it into our school time, I’m making printables to go along with the different verses the kids are learning. We have a large 8 1/2 x 11 sheet that hangs up for the kids to see, a 4 x 6 card that slips into a photo book so we can flip through the verses we’ve learned and sentence strip/word cards so they can put the verse together like a little puzzle. The word cards are great for Zachary and helping him really identify the words too!

The girls focused on Proverbs 20:11 {WingRunner Red Jewel 1:4} this week ~ “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.” We talked about Samuel and the importance of listening to God and hearing His voice.

Zachary’s verse was 1 John 4:19 {HangGlider Red Jewel 1:4}~ “We love because He first loved us.”

~ Pumpkin printables courtesy of Carisa!!

Be sure to stop by and visit Carisa at 1+1+1=1 and join in on Raising your own little Rock Stars!


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