Sunday, March 29

A Letter to Parents from Ms. Lou, Director of Children’s Ministries

During this unprecedented time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus (COVID19), WCPres along with schools and so many places of business are closed. Most all of us are being required to stay home and when out in public we must distance ourselves from others. Although this is intended to keep all of us safe and healthy, it’s confusing and hard to understand at any age but especially for children...

Lesson Introduction

Today's Lesson

After viewing the video lesson, use any or all of the following questions to further discuss the topic of Worry with your child(ren):

Discussion Questions

When you start asking “What if” questions in your heart and mind.
When you feel like something bad is going to happen even when everything is ok.

Pray

Take time to pray together about these worries. Tell God about the things you are worried about and give them over to God. Ask God to remind you that He loves and cares for you and that He is in control.

For additional ways to talk about prayer and to PRAY with your child(ren)check out these Child/Parent Prayer resources.

Remind your child(ren) – and yourself – God loves and cares for us and that God is in control.

Say I Peter 5:7 together: Give all your worries and cares to God for He cares about you.

Say together the Lesson Summary: I trust God instead of worrying.

Additional Family Activities

Explore God’s Creation - Get outside and see the birds of the air and the flowers of the field. Go out in your yard or go for a walk around your neighborhood. Look and listen for birds. How many different birds can you see and/or hear? Look at the different flowers blooming. Can you find flowers in all the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple – how about pink & white flowers too)? What else do you see? If you want, take a few pictures of any birds, flowers or other things that God created that you see and email them to children@wcpres.org so that we can post them for others to see.

If you have the supplies at home, choose from any of the following activities to do with your child(ren) this week any time that you/they begin to worry about something.

Care for the Birds – Put out treats for the birds, bread crumbs, bird seed, etc. If you have a bird feeder be sure that it is full and somewhere that you can see the birds as they come to eat. You can make bird treats by using use cookie cutters to cut different shapes out of slices of bread. Spread peanut butter on the bread and sprinkle with bird seed. Use a straw to poke a hole in the bread shape, then use yarn or string to hang the bird teat outside. Be sure to place it near a window so you can see the birds as they come to eat. You can also string Cheerios, Fruit Loops or any cereal with a hole in it onto string or yarn and make a garland to string in a tree that the birds can eat. (Be sure to keep an eye out, you might have additional dinner guest that are not just birds!)

If you have a bird bath fill it with fresh clean water and watch for birds to come bathe in it. If you don’t have a bird bath, create one using a wide shallow dish, tub or basin - maybe a garbage can lid turned upside down, a large terracotta saucer or even a small child’s wading pool.

Care for the Flowers – Go outside and garden, pull weeds, plant seeds, mow the lawn, water the plants, cut some flowers to take inside and put in a vase or leave o a neighbor’s door step. Decorate a pot using stickers or paints or by gluing ribbon, buttons, etc. on it. Then plant a flower or seeds in it. Be sure to water your plant/seeds and watch them grow.