“For the Spirit God gave us did not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
The ability to do something that frightens one.
Strength in the face of pain or grief.
Reason Chosen: Part of the reason I chose courage this week is because Abigail has started to have bad dreams. I’m trying to give her some tools to help her when she feels scared. It is really important that our kids learn to be brave and strong to be able to face things they might encounter in life. The most important thing for them to realize is that this courage can come through God’s strength and power. I want my kids to learn how to take risks and be willing to stand strong in tough circumstances.
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 “courage.” 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.