Faithfulness! God has been so faithful to our family over the years. Through happiness, sickness, sadness, and tragedy, his faithfulness has helped us weather storm after storm. He has truly given us beauty for ashes, and we are so thankful for the joy He offers. What He asks from us is faithfulness in return, and below is an overview of how I taught this important Fruit of the Spirit to my little ones.
After our traditional time of praise and worship and prayer time, we had a visit from Penny the Penguin who had gotten a bit wet on the way to church--yep, it had been raining.
This reminded Penny of a favorite Bible story--the story of Noah. In spite of never seeing rain before, Noah demonstrated his faith in God by building an ark and preparing for the flood. In return, God protected Noah and his family and was faithful to them because of their faithfulness to Him.
Sadie poses here in our story corner with this week's poster and coloring page. I also found a reproducible Noah coloring page online.
As an additional craft we used a paper plate half to make a rainbow--a reminder of God's faithfulness.
I also wanted to share a great object lesson I found online about sharing our faith with others. We used this in a follow-up lesson later in the week. Check it out at http://ezinearticles.com/?Bible-Object-Lessons-for-Kids:-Fizzy-Faith-Bottle-Cap-Lesson&id=5979488.
Blessings, Shannon :-)
Interested in these coloring pages and posters for your own little ones?