Entries in contentment (5)

Wednesday
Jun242015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: How to Be Content

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 15- to 20-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objectives:

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ReadLove, the Greatest Commandment, Part 2: Worship God, Not Things.”

Read Think on These Things.

Review Ephesians 5:20, which you can find here in “Crazily Cool Card Set: Praise and Thankfulness.” (If you want, you can also print out and color the illustration accompanying this scripture.)

ReadChoose Things of Value: Rich Here or Rich There?

Start the “30-Day Rule” (point 8 on this list) for something your child wants but does not necessarily need.

Listen to the audio “Joyful Singing.”

ReadTaste the Joy.”

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-1a,b,c

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: How to Be Content (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: How to Be Content (Spanish)

Monday
Jun302014

0–5 Lesson Plan: Be the Best

Note to parent or teacher: This 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan is on the unique gifts that God has given to every person and a reminder not to compare but to be content and do the best with what God has given them and made them to be.

Watch Be the Best.”

WatchInstruments of the Orchestra.”

ReadThe Moth and the Butterfly.”

Discuss how God has made each person unique; no two people are exactly the same. If everyone were the same, the world would be a pretty boring place. But since God has created everyone to be different, we can enjoy the many different skills and talents and personalities that surround us. Take a few moments to appreciate the unique traits of different members in your family.

Read3 Things I Can Be This Christmas” and adapt it for all times of the year. Talk about how a part of being the best that they can be is by doing their part to make their family and home life a joy. This could mean being happy to help mommy or daddy when help is needed, or it could mean cheering up a brother or sister if they are looking down.

Pray a prayer of thanks for the wonderful way that God has made your children.

Additional resources:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Be the Best (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Be the Best (Spanish)

Monday
Jul292013

0–5 Lesson Plan: Happy Being Me

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 15-minute 0–5 lesson plan on contentment.

WatchThe Garden,” Treasure Attic music video. Or read the story here.

ReadAs Little Ones.” The story as a coloring book is also available here.

ReadLinking Lionel.” A coloring page is also available here.

Talk about the unique talents and aspects of your child that are a blessing and encouragement to your family and others.

ReadYou May Be Small, but You Matter!” and “Are You Small Enough?

Praise Jesus for the things you like best about your child. Your child can also do the same.

Read and memorize Psalm 139:14 (NIV), “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.”

Additional material:

Ÿ   Color Coloring Page: Grumble, Bumble Bee

Ÿ   Read “Twinkle and Sparky.” A coloring page is also available here

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2013 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Happy Being Me (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Happy Being Me (Spanish)

Wednesday
Jun202012

Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Gift of Being You

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the following lesson objective: “Learn that God creates each person with unique talents and looks, and to be grateful for God’s creation of oneself." (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-1d)

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ReadPuppendorf: ‘Mitten Hands.’”

Memorize Psalm 139:14, “I will praise You; for I am wonderfully made” (paraphrased).

ReadThe Tree that Wanted to See the World” and then use this supplement for further discussion on the story.

Read Rejoice in How God Has Made You.” Encourage the children to pray the prayer included in this article, and then take time to write down a list of the positive characteristics God has created them with.

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-1d

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Gift of Being You (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Gift of Being You (Portuguese)

Friday
Aug122011

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Mastering Emotions—Comparing

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20-minute lesson plan on comparing. It highlights the following lesson objective: “Recognize thoughts that are rooted in envy, covetousness, greed, and discontent, and the negative effects such thoughts can have on one’s happiness; learn what steps to take in order to be content again.” (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2e)

The general target age for this lesson plan is 8 through 12. You can, however, adapt, simplify, or expound on this lesson plan to better suit your child’s comprehension level.

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ReadThe Comparing Debate.”

Discuss together how thinking about what you have compared with what someone else has can lead to negative emotions and negative comparisons. Possibly share a personal experience along this line.

ReadCut Down Rosa!

Talk about how Veronica’s unhappiness in “Cut Down Rosa” was due to her comparing negatively with Rosa. Talk about how comparing causes one to be unhappy and dissatisfied with what one has.

Look up and read from the Bible these verses about God’s wisdom and love for every one of His creations: Isaiah 40:28, Isaiah 55:8–9, Romans 8:32, Psalm 139:16, Luke 12:7. Read a verse, and then pause to reflect on it. Then talk about each verse in your own words and what it means to you.

Discuss with your child various activities that he/she can do when he/she feels discontent. (For example, memorize Bible verses on contentment, write out a list highlighting positive aspects of whatever he/she is having difficulty with, etc.)

ReadSpecial Gifts.” Discuss the gifts and talents that your child has, or has the potential to develop.

Memorize “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” (1 Timothy 6:6–8 NIV)

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2e

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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DOC: Plan de clase nivel 2: Dominio de las emociones: Compararse (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Mastering Emotions—Comparing (Portuguese)