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Wednesday
Mar042015

0–5 Lesson Plan: You May Be Small, but You Matter!

Note to parent or teacher: This is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan about children God used.

Read Loaves and Fishes.”

ReadAre You Small Enough?

Discuss the outcome of what the above two stories would have been had the children involved not done what they did.

ReadYou May Be Small, but You Matter!

Think of children mentioned in the Bible or from history who made a difference. List or draw those you’ve talked about on a whiteboard or big piece of paper. Leave them up for a day so you can be reminded of these inspiring stories.

Talk about how prayer is one of the most powerful ways we can effect change. Read “Make a Difference.”

Popcorn praises for each other's gifts and talents and for how they may be useful in the future.

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 © 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: You May Be Small, but You Matter! (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: You May Be Small, but You Matter! (Spanish)

Wednesday
Feb252015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objective: “Learn of the role of guardian angels, and how they are always with us.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1f)

Read Angels, God’s Police Protection.”

Read Angels Who Help.”

ReadElisha’s Secret Army.” Ask the children to recount other times angels appeared in the Bible. [Some examples: The Angel Gabriel appearing to Zacharias, Mary, and Joseph in the Christmas story (Luke 1 and Matthew 1); the angel who spoke to Hagar in the wilderness (Genesis 16:7–11); the angel that Balaam’s donkey saw (Numbers 22:21–35).]

Color Your Ever-Caring Angels

Pray one of the prayers of “Pray a Way: Angels.” (Coloring pages can be found here.)

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: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1f

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Guardian Angels (Spanish)

Friday
Jan302015

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True” is a 20-minute Level 2 lesson plan on setting goals and making dreams come true. It highlights the following lesson objectives: “Learn to set goals; learn to focus on one task at a time in order to accomplish one’s goals.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Perseverance-2d)

Read Setting Goals.”

Read The Plan: Making Dreams Come True!

Discuss what goals your children would like to achieve this year, or goals you may have as a family for the new year. Next, go through each of the steps outlined in the article listed above.

Read Bite-Size Goals!

Talk about how achievements in sports, architecture, literature, art, and in almost every field were accomplished through small steps that, over time, turned into something great. Ask the children to see if they can think of any examples that illustrate this point.

Read the verses found in “Crazily Cool Card Set: Want Some Power?” Have your children pick out their favorite verse to memorize. Optional: Print out, color, and place somewhere visible.

Additional reading:

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: Personal Responsibility: Perseverance-2d

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

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PDF: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Making Dreams Come True (Portuguese)
PDF: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Making Dreams Come True (Spanish)

Monday
Jan052015

0–5 Lesson Plan: Happy New Year!

“Happy New Year!” is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan for a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day devotional.

Listen to "I'm Gonna Praise You.”

Take turns to discuss what the highlights of the last year for your family. Spend some time sharing favorite memories and milestones from the past year. You could prepare some fun photos that were taken over the past year to display on a mobile device or computer screen.

Give each person a turn to say what he or she was personally most thankful for from the past year, or what each person considers one of his or her greatest achievements of this past year.

Share what your prayer or goal for the New Year is.

ReadBright Pebbles: Jesus Leads Us.”

Close with a prayer for the New Year and thank Jesus for all your blessings.

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.

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

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Happy New Year! (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Happy New Year! (Spanish)

Wednesday
Dec032014

25 Christmas Activities and Fun

Day 1

My Christmas Events (color) or Coloring Pages: My Christmas Events (black/white)

Christmas is a special time of year with plenty to look forward to! Print out this poster and write down some of the events you can enjoy this Christmas season. 

Day 2

My Christmas Giving Wheel

Throughout the Christmas season, spin this wheel to discover what activity you can do to give love and kindness to Jesus and others.

Day 3

Story/audio: As Little Ones

Coloring Book: As Little Ones

Listen to this precious story of little ones who gave Christmas gifts to Jesus. If your child wishes, color the book.

Day 4

Christmas Paper Stocking

Color and decorate your own Christmas stocking to use as a card or to keep for yourself!

Day 5

Nativity Finger Puppets

Tell the Christmas story using finger puppets. Fun for everyone!

Day 6

A “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Cake

Everyone deserves cake on their birthday… even Jesus!

Day 7

Family Hands Christmas Tree Craft

Get your family together to create this cute Christmas tree to use as a house decoration or Christmas card.

Day 8

Be the Artist: Jesus Is Born

Create a Christmas card for your friends or family.

Day 9

Merry Christmas Diorama

A paper craft manger scene that is easy to prepare and fun for little fingers.

Day 10

Video: An Unexpected Christmas

A dramatized story of the heavenly throne room prior to the first Christmas as told by the kids of St. Paul's Church, Auckland, New Zealand.

Day 11

Give to Jesus—Calendar: A pre-Christmas activity

Children can open the flaps to find out one action they can do to give a gift to Jesus during Christmas. Some preparation required.

Day 12

Saying Merry Christmas Around the World

Learn how to say “Merry Christmas” in many different languages! (Tip: Enter each text and language name in Google Translate to listen to how each one sounds.)

Day 13

Sparkly Paper Plate Angel

You’ll need scissors, a paper plate, and some glitter glue—but that’s all you’ll need. This is the simplest paper plate angel we’ve ever seen!

Day 14

Coloring Page: Such Love!

“For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11 AKJV).

Day 15

Coloring Page: The Visit of the Magi

Talk about what gifts your children would like to give to Jesus if they were in the magis’ place.

Day 16

NEW on My Wonder Studio: Nativity Paper Dolls.

Another fun paper craft for you to do with your child.

Day 17

Coloring Page: A Child Is Born

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us… And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NLT).

Day 18

Coloring Book: Jesus Is Born

Flannelgraph: Jesus Is Born

Make your own storybook of the first Christmas.

Day 19

NEW on My Wonder Studio: Video: Christmas Means Love

Beautifully illustrated Christmas hymn video.

Day 20

Why not learn and sing traditional Christmas carols as a family.

Day 21

The Best Christmas Gift (Coloring Booklet)

A wonderful Christmas coloring booklet to fill your time with something enjoyable and meaningful this Christmas season!

Day 22

NEW on My Wonder Studio: Baby Jesus in the Hay: Coloring Book

Day 23

Build a Nativity Scene or Decorate a Christmas Tree

A little computer activity.

Day 24

A Donkey’s Tale (audio included)

Read or listen to this original Christmas tale.

Day 25

Video: The Christmas Story

The story of Christmas as told by the children of St. Paul's Church, Auckland, New Zealand.

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

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DOC: 25 Christmas Activities and Fun (Portuguese)
DOC: 25 Christmas Activities and Fun (Spanish)

Wednesday
Dec032014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Keep Clean?

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan highlighting the following learning objectives: “Learn that one’s appearance affects how others view a person; it also affects how one thinks about oneself, as well as one’s actions toward others.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Health and Personal Care-2a)

ReadWhat Does It Mean to Be Made in God’s Image?” Highlight how knowing that God loves and values us should encourage us to take care of ourselves physically.

ReadWhy Tidiness?

ReadClean House and Heart.”

Discuss what happens to your spirit and to those around you when you're sloppy and don't take care of yourself or your surroundings.

ReadThe Hygiene Experiment.”

TakeThe Personal Hygiene Contest.” Encourage your child to make an extra effort in the areas that he showed himself weak in.

Additional resources:

ReadTemple Care.”

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: Personal Responsibility: Health and Personal Care-2a

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

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Keep Clean? (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Keep Clean? (Spanish)

Wednesday
Nov192014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Tips for Joyful Living

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a lesson plan that you can break up into two or three 15- to 30-minute sittings. It highlights the lesson objective: “Learn that obedience can’t be decided on the basis of one’s desires or feelings, but rather that it is a habit one must cultivate in order to live a safe and happy life." (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Obedience-1e)

Read Experience Joy,” and then take a closer look at each action found in the text by reading the accompanying scripture and article, as well as discussing how the action can make one happy.

  • Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body” (Proverbs 16:24 NLT).

ReadDora and the Garden.”

Ask the children to think of a time when they were pleasant and how it made them and others happy. If you know of a time when being unpleasant made things difficult, talk about a more pleasant way to have handled that situation.

  • “I have stored up your word in my heart” (Psalm 119:11 ESV).

ReadA Promise for Every Need” or “Remember Roy.”

Talk about how memorized scripture can bring happiness into one’s life.

  • “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105 ESV).

ReadBe More Like Jesus.”

Ask the children to think of things Jesus did that would have made Him happy because He saw that it made others happy. For example, when He prayed for someone, or when He cooked for His disciples (John 21:9).

  • “Pray for all people” (1 Timothy 2:1 NLT).

Pray one of these prayers for your friends and loved ones.

  • “Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them” (Matthew 7:12 ESV).

Pray a prayer from “Pray a Way: Respect.”

ReadFocus on the Donut.”

Look for the positive side of a recent disappointment that one can be happy about.

  • “An encouraging word cheers a person up” (Proverbs 12:25 NLT).

Listen to or read “You Are God’s Ray of Light.”

Make a plan to encourage another, and talk about how that will bring happiness to the receiver as well as to the giver.

  • “Be kind and compassionate to one another” (Ephesians 4:32 NIV).

Pray the second prayer of “Pray a Way: Easter.”

  • “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:9 ESV).

ReadWe’re Having Guests.”

Recall a recent visit from someone, and talk about the joy all experienced by making the visitor feel welcome.

ReadSkills Exhibition.”

Look ahead with the children at the joy they will experience by progressing in a new skill they are currently studying or practicing. For example, they will be able to play a song on the piano that will make Grandma happy.

  • “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them” (Matthew 18:20 NLT).

Read The Fountain of Believers.”

Discuss what they like about a having a Bible class when friends join in.

Sing or dance along with “Joyful Singing.”

  • “The Lord is close to all who call on him” (Psalm 145:18 NLT).

Read I Love to Listen.”

Silently take time to talk to Jesus for one minute. Have the children reflect on the peace and joy that comes from knowing Jesus heard them. “He hears the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29).

Conclude by rereading the last page of “Experience Joy.”

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: Obedience-1e

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Tips for Joyful Living (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Tips for Joyful Living (Spanish)

Monday
Nov032014

0–5 Lesson Plan: God’s Beautiful Creation

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 0–5 lesson plan on God’s beautiful creation.

Read the story of creation from a children’s Bible, draw it out on a whiteboard, do a flannelgraph, or tell the story using LEGO or any other toy pieces you may have around. Let your child help you with the story telling. You can also read the creation story here, on page 2: “3D Calendar Old Testament: January 2014: In the Beginning.” (Here is a coloring page for the story.) 

Read the verse, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1 ESV). Discuss what this verse means.

ReadCreation + You and Me.” Discuss what is meant by the verse Psalm 19:1.

ReadMy Little Talks with Jesus: My beautiful creation.” If you have a nice view, sit outside as you read this article. Or on your next walk to a park, thank Jesus for anything you see that you are thankful for.

ReadAll Things Bright and Beautiful.” If you like, memorize the first stanza. Add motions to the poem to help your child remember it.

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: God’s Beautiful Creation (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: God’s Beautiful Creation (Spanish)

Friday
Oct312014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: What Is Maturity?

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan highlighting the following learning objectives: “Understand that being responsible for something shows maturity and generates trust.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Responsibility-2a

Discuss the meaning of “maturity.” One dictionary lists it as the full development of someone or something. Children, therefore, are on the path to becoming fully developed adults.

Talk about how the goal with any kind of instruction that you give is to help your children grow into mature people capable of making their own wise and responsible decisions for themselves. Ask the children if they can list some actions of a mature individual, whether child or adult.

For example, a mature individual…

  • Ÿ  takes responsibility for his mistakes
  • Ÿ   doesn’t need someone to remind him to brush his teeth or perform some other basic means of personal care
  • Ÿ   is able to control his emotions
  • Ÿ   makes wise choices, thinking about what would benefit him most in the future, versus only what might be nice in the present

ReadAre Daily Decisions Really that Important?” Discuss how the choices one makes daily either accelerate or hinder growing in maturity.

The following articles provide tips for developing more maturity:

Print out, color and cut out “Crazily Cool Card Set: Training for Excellence.” Have your child choose one verse from this set to memorize today.

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: Personal Responsibility: Responsibility-2a

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

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: What Is Maturity? (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: What Is Maturity? (Spanish)

Wednesday
Oct222014

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Showing Respect

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that highlights the lesson objectives:

Pray the first prayer of “Pray a Way: Respect.”

Look up the word “respect” in a dictionary and ask the children how they can apply respect to their everyday lives. Bring out how showing respect is about showing people loving consideration.

ReadJesus Lived Love.”

ReadPuppendorf: Scary Shumba.” Highlight how showing Nosey respect for his good qualities helped him overcome being jealous of Shumba.

Read Be Kind,” and follow this up with the “‘Be Kind’ Supplement.”

ReadDanny Pays Attention.” Discuss how paying attention when someone is trying to talk to you is an important way of showing respect.

Pray the second prayer of “Pray a Way: Respect.” Together, see if you can come up with everyday examples in your own lives of the seven ways of showing respect to others brought out in this prayer. (For example: Last night Suzy thanked Daddy for playing a game of dominoes with her.)

Have fun by coloring the “Coloring Page: Pray a Way: Respect.”

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: Social Skills: Respect-1a,b,c

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Showing Respect (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Showing Respect (Spanish)

Monday
Sep292014

0–5 Lesson Plan: Growing up

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 0–5 lesson plan on how childhood is a time for growing and learning.

WatchLittle Things.” Talk about how most everything that is big started off as something small.

Discuss how childhood is a time for learning and mastering important traits and habits that will help a person throughout life. 

ReadDiscipline Helps Me Grow.” 

ReadWith Jesus’ Help.” Highlight how, even though it might be difficult to learn new things, Jesus can help make the learning process easier. 

ReadPray a Way: Challenge” as a closing prayer.

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: Growing up (Portuguese)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Growing up (Spanish)

Friday
Sep262014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Kindness

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2h)

ReadPower-Up Devotional #8: Spirit Fruit: Kindness.”

Memorize or print out the following and place somewhere easily viewable throughout the day: “Kindness is an action of love: it is the visible part of a caring heart.”

Discuss how kind deeds begin with thinking about others and their needs. Read “Love Memory Joggers,” Part 1 and Part 2.

Do the “The Loving Deeds Contest” and praise your children for the areas they do well in, and encourage them in the areas they can do better in.

Optional: Print out on cardstock the pages of “The Loving Deeds Contest,” cut out the eight bookmark-shaped pictures, and color them. You can then use these as bookmarks in your schoolbooks, a magazine, or to mark a favorite recipe in a cookbook. Spread them around in ways that you see them here or there as reminders, or give them out as gifts.­­

Here are some articles on kindness that can be read when you have the time:

Ÿ   Let It Pass

Ÿ   Hurt by Unkindness

Ÿ   1 Corinthians 13 for You Today!”

Ÿ   Fill Up to Pour Out!

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: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

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

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Kindness (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Kindness (Spanish)

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