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 how Jesus healed the paralytic from Mark 2: 1-12 and Luke 5: 17-26. 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.
Psalm 103: 2-3 “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Teach your child the songs “Walking & Singing” and “Jesus Can” by Mary Rice Hopkins http://maryricehopkins.com/ These songs are available on itunes. Or since the story is about a paralyzed man who was able to walk again, sing “Every Move I Make” by Uncle Charlie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqeFiwr0exo
Do some online activities together with your child at the Garden of Praise http://gardenofpraise.com/bibl48s.htm
Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson. https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/jesus-heals-the-paralytic/