Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened. You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.
Today we learned about John the Baptist from Matthew 3: 1-17 and Luke 3:1-18. Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.
Here are a few activity ideas…
Help your child memorize the verse.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Read the story “Hold Your Nose” from Keys for Kids http://www.cbhministries.org/ForKids/KeysforKids/ReadListen.aspx?ID=7703
Have your child solve a memory puzzle http://songsofpraise.org/imagepuzzle.php?puzzleid=9 or a jigsaw puzzle featuring Jesus’ Baptism. http://dltk-bible.com/jesus/baptism_puzzle.htm
Have your child make a story wheel about baptism and talk to your child about what baptism means. http://www.request.org.uk/main/dowhat/baptism/baptism_wheel.pdf
Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson. https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/john-the-baptist/