In May, I am picking a relevant scripture each week to focus on. My conversations with my kids will be about the verses, and bonus! – I’ve picked a craft to help us (and you!) talk through spiritual things.
Don’t forget – you’re the primary influencer in your kids’ lives, so be intentional about sharing God’s truths with them! I’d love to hear if you have success with these. Share in the comments!
This week, we’re going to do a free-form art activity called I Love You Because. I was inspired by this post, but I’m modifying the activity.
I’m going to put the words I Love You Because on art paper, and I’m going to let the kids fill in (words or drawings) what they love about their mama. Then, on the back, we’re going to write I Love You JUST Because – because loving your mama should be free haha!
It feels a little strange to ask your children to make you something, but I actually do teach my children that they have a good mama. I tell them they have the best mama in the whole wide world (don’t worry; you can tell yours the same!). I am their mama, so it is true. 😉
No, really. I want my children to value their mom. Thankfully, my husband teaches them this by example, but let’s be real – I’m with them most of the time. I surely want my daughters to feel worthy of respect as a mom one day, and I surely want to teach my son to respect the mommy of his children. I think it starts here.
The verse focus is:
Her children rise up and call her blessed (Proverbs 31:28, ESV)
Listen, my child, to the instruction from your father, and do not forsake the teaching from your mother.