Theme: “He who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys.” (Prov. 18:9)
- Review Proverbs 10:6
- Bible: Read today’s theme verse together. Do your children know what “destroy” means? Let them destroy something – rip paper, knock down a block tower, smash some cans, etc. When they aren’t thorough in completing their jobs, they are like destroyers. Is that what they want to be?
- Make a Snack: If you don’t do a job completely, it can cause trouble down the line! The first way to illustrate this is by making Bat Chips (though for us, they’ll be star chips). Work with your kids to create the chips, put them in the oven, set the timer, pull them out when the timer is done and, oh no! Mommy didn’t turn the oven on! Talk to your children about how you were “slack in your work” and what the consequences were. And then, of course, turn the oven on and get those snacks a’baking!I was hoping my girls wouldn’t notice that the oven was off when we put the tortillas in. This was a great object lesson…when the timer went off and we all went to check on our chips, Happiness said, “Oh no!” as she discovered they weren’t baked. Wonderful springboard into reminding them of the importance of diligence.
- Make a track: There are two ways to do this one. Either you use a pre-made marble track or you build one out of cardboard tubes and duct tape! Build a track, but leave out an integral part so that the marbles fall to the ground before reaching the bottom. Have your children diagnose the problem, and then tell you how some “due diligence” can fix it!
- Pray: Pray for a person or request in your family prayer journal