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From your Journey Kids Team
This week NaHana Stogner, Journey Kids Director at The Journey Metro East, shares an encouraging message and updates with parents.
May 24 Lessons
PRESCHOOL | God Gave His Only Son
This week, Ms. Kerry and friends learn that God loves the world so much that he sent his son Jesus as a gift to the whole world!
- Small, soft balls
Parent Guides for Story and Worship Experiences
Easy-to-use guides with fun activities and discussion prompts for kids to talk about what they’ve learned.
This printable placemat is designed to sit on the table all month long and follow each week's lesson.
Join Mr. Josh this week as we will continue to learn about determination! We will focus today on a follower of Jesus named Stephen and how he kept going in difficult times because He believed God knew how the story would end.
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This Week's Resources
Jill Oberle, PLPC from Karis Kids shares more about equipping parents and caregivers with tools to regulate their children.
“I bet I know what matters to you and your kid right now—getting to the finish line of the school year. You have more to do than ever before but with less motivation to do it. So how can you help your kid finish the school year?” Read More at Parent Cue online
As humans living in a fallen world, we are all brought face to face with loss, disappointment and suffering. While these things can be difficult for us as adults to process through, they are also difficult for our children. As parents, we often wish we could protect our children from this pain; but oftentimes that is just not possible. In the linked document the Karis Kids team shares some information on how to walk with children during times of loss and grief.
Check out Long Story Short The Bible can seem like a long story for an active, Christian family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do. Long Story Short will help busy Christian parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ.
It is important to give children a vocabulary for the emotions they will experience throughout their life. In younger years children do not have a vocabulary for the emotions. Oftentimes their bodies and brains become really overwhelmed with their emotions and they have big responses. These flashcards are a great place to proactively help your children build their vocabulary and express what they are feeling in a positive way.
Have you been wanting to reach out to your neighbors but you're not quite sure how? Check out this postcard that you can print and drop off for your neighbors! Include your children in the process! You could have your children draw a picture on the back or include a photo of your family and your address on the back of the card.
Join The Journey family in learning the hymn, "Holy Holy, Holy." This is our May Hymn at Home!
We know that navigating and correcting behavior is a regular part of life with children. We wanted to share with you the IDEAL response which is a tool developed by Karyn Purvis that empowers parents to engage with and correct behavior in a way that builds trust and honors the dignity of the child.
Check out The Bible app for kids!
Parenting Well in Pandemic
Kids are sponges, which is great and also frightening, right? Little ears are ALWAYS listening. With all the talk about COVID-19 and the many changes to family routines due to school closings, changes in parents’ work schedules, and cancellations of many events, this can raise concerns and questions. So how do we talk to our kids during this health crisis?
Anxiety Conversation Guides: Helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Parents can download these age-appropriate resources to find tips and practical ways to help their children.
A Message for Kids About Coronavirus – Your child is likely having many emotions in reaction to our current season of life. Here’s a great video that might spark some conversation with you and your child.
Talking with your child about the novel coronavirus can be daunting, especially when we don’t fully understand it ourselves. Check out this colorful kid friendly book on what the coronavirus is!
Educating from home for the first time? Here’s a list of online education companies offering FREE subscriptions.
This Week's Resources
Check out these hilarious no prep games to play at home!
Have some EXPLOSIVE fun and make Elephant Toothpaste as a family!
San Diego Zoo watch and learn! Check out live cams of various animals in sunny California!
Scholastic Learn at Home has a menagerie of daily courses for kids to explore!
Make a sensory bin: Fill it with anything and everything, give the kids some shovels, and they’ll be excavating for hours. Sensory bins are enjoyed by all ages but often suite 2-5 year olds best!
We can’t physically leave the house...but with these 30 virtual field trips you won't want to!
Making elephant toothpaste is a great science experiment. Using the laws of both chemistry and biology, this recipe will cause an enormous foaming reaction, fit for an elephant. Check Scientific American for a how-to.
Reading can be fun for the whole family! Check out this FREE read at home Bingo card!
Kids can unleash their creative side with this online coloring book!
Dive deep into an ocean or hike to the highest point with Park Rangers from all over the USA in this online National Parks interactive experience. Start exploring!
Please note that while we share articles and books that we feel will equip parents and caregivers, resources here do not equate to endorsements of authors or organizations.