This lesson is part of God's Story of Work for Kids, a 12-week curriculum that teaches children to see work through God's perspective. To see all materials in this curriculum go to God's Story of Work for Kids Table of Contents.
Parent's Take-Home Sheet for Lesson 6: I've God Work to Do!
This Week's Focus: God has work for me to do.
This week we learned that work is a big part of all our days - whether we are kids or adults. The definition of work is "effort put in to produce or accomplish something." In the Bible, the word "work" shows up 555 times. This shows how important work is, how much it matters to God, and that it is a central part of our existence. Work is a big part of all our lives, and important part of the life God designed for each of us, and goes beyond just paid work.
Do This Week's Workout: How Do We Work?
The Weekly Workout is a great way you can work out the week's focus with your child. Invite the whole family into this time. God is at work.
Ask each other: What kind of work do you do? Which work do you enjoy most?
Put every family member's name into a hat and take turns pulling a name out.Pick a work task that this person normally does and do it for them this week. For example, a child might fold laundry for mom, while mom might do yard work for dad. Pick a time to meet again as a family to talk about the experience.
Or, pick and activity that one person in the family normall does alone, and work on it together as a family. It could be a household chore, a fixing project, a shopping errand, etc.
Talk about it: Go around the family circle and share the answers to these questions:
- What was fun? What was hard?
- What did you learn by doing someone else's work?
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