Scripture is such an important part of our lives…it gives us hope, faith, wisdom and guidance. Lately, Troy’s been having a hard time sharing with Wes and has a sour attitude when he has to. Since we’ve discussed the Bible with him and he knows a couple verses, I thought it would be good activity today to learn a new verse. This is the verse I chose:
“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit” -Proverbs 15:13
We talked about what makes him happy and what makes him sad. We also talked about how when we are happy, our face shows it. So, we practiced what that would look like:
We had a good discussion about the verse and practiced saying it a few times.We talked about how God wants us to have a cheerful, happy attitude. We’ll continue to work on it. (P.S. I love this post about what to do when your kids hate each other– great tips!)
To enforce this even more, we did a little craft.
He ended up with a paper full of scribbles.
Lastly, I added it in a frame. We have it on an end table so he can see it frequently. It’s really cute because when he is having a hard time having a happy heart, I’ll say something to remind him of what we talked about and then he looks or points right to the verse.
I’m hopeful that this will help remind him of having a happy heart. If you’re looking for tips for stoping the whining and complaining, check out this post.
What verses do you think are important for little ones to know? Happy Day!