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Monday, June 24, 2013

Bringing our children unto Christ, Week One.

30 Weeks to bringing our children unto Christ using the nursery manual found on lds.org.

Each morning, we begin our day with breakfast at the dining room table. 
Before we start our hectic day, we take some time to be still...
We pray together and we learn of Him.
In just a few moments a day, we plan to complete one lesson each week. 
Lesson one is:
I Am a Child of God
This sweet print out is available at the Lily and Thistle Blog.
How learned this concept last week: 

1. Song. 
The beautiful song, I Am a Child of God, is easy to learn with cheerful repetition. Actually in just two lines a day, the first verse and chorus were committed to our memory by the end of the week. We also sang the song through out the day using sign language and in Spanish too. (You may remember that we have set the goal for our daughter to learn 100 words in sign language and 100 words in Spanish, what better way to learn than by music?)

2. Read the bible.
Psalm 82:6 reads, "All of you are children of [God]" and Moses learns of his relationship to God in Moses 1:4, "Behold, thou art my son."

3. Talk about it!  
You are a child of God. Mommy is a child of God. Baby brother is a child of God...

4. Personalize it. 
For this activity, I printed off a page that reads: I Am a Child of God; Soy un Hijo de Dios at the top. (Great way to help her to recognize those important words too!) Then, I printed off pictures of family members. Nothing fancy, I don't even have a color printer. The point is, my daughter knew who they were and she loved talking about them. We picked one picture out of a bag each day and talked about how they, (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle...) were a child of God. Then, my daughter had the very important job of taping their picture to the Child of God paper. We chose to stick it to the fridge all week! She loved this and starting asking for it first thing when she woke up! Maybe we'll continue it on this week; we certainly have a large enough family to keep it going for a long time!

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