“…so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” – Romans 12:5
sensitivity – Using my senses to perceive the true attitudes and emotions of others.
Reason Chosen: Sensitivity is important for our kids to learn because it’s a way they can evaluate the needs of others based on the signals they are sending off. They can then recognize those needs and learn to truly respond in a loving and helpful way. This ability comes more naturally for some, but it should be taught and reinforced for all. We are, in general, very ego-centric beings. I know I struggle with this tremendously. This week we will learn to listen, watch facial expressions, notice tone of voice, try to imagine what it is like in someone else’s shoes and respond in meaningful ways by showing that we care. We can demonstrate God’s real love and care as we become sensitive to the needs around us.
Word Ring At the beginning of each week, the craft will be exactly the same because we will simply be adding a new word to our already established word ring. Materials Needed * Stock Card Paper (I had a whole stack like this – found at any craft store) * Assorted Sticker Letters (I just bought a bunch on clearance at Michael’s) * Binder Clips (Craft Store) * Paper Cutter or Scissors * Hole Punch The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “sensitivity.” They took turns finding the letters we needed and sticking them on the paper…they’re kids – the letters will not be stuck on perfect. I then cut the paper to the same size as the paper from last week. We punched a hole in the corner and stuck it on our binding clip. Each week, a new word will be added to the clip in similar fashion. I then wrote the Bible verse on the back. If your kids are older, have them do it themselves. We’ll spend this week learning the word, meaning and memorizing the scripture.