Supplies: a small clean rock (palm-sized) for each person; paint or markers; construction paper;
text of Matthew 7:24-28
Please take pictures while you are completing this project and share with Miss Margaret for inclusion in the Newsletter.
Option 1: Kindness Rocks
Each person should choose a rock and decorate it with colors and encouraging words! You can use paint or markers or both (see image above for examples.)
Each family can decide what to do with their rocks. They can display them in their homes to inspire each other, give them to family or friends or leave them in places for strangers to find! (Google “kindness rocks” to learn more.)
Option 2: Kindness Cards
Cut construction paper into small note cards or fold in half for larger cards. Decorate the front of the card with words of encouragement, shapes, pictures, etc. On the inside of the cards, write a note to someone who you haven’t seen for a while and mail it to them to brighten their day!
Option 3: DO BOTH!
FAMILY TIME AT HOME
Use the Kindness Rocks/Cards as your dinner centerpiece for Family Time.
Blessing: (in a chant-like way, each person in the LOGOS Home takes a turn saying the first line, followed by all saying the last line together)
Rock, Rock, Rock of Ages, (repeat…)
Thank you for this food.
Table Talk: Tell about a time when you climbed on a really big rock. How did it make you feel when you stood on the top? Have you ever tried to lift a really, really big rock? Have you ever seen someone move big rocks?
Jesus liked telling stories called parables to help people understand what he was trying to teach them. In this story, Jesus tells the story about a wise house builder and a foolish house builder. Each built perfectly good houses except for one thing!
Read Matthew 7:24-28.
Matthew 7:24-28 24"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." 28When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
Talk about Scripture together
1. Tell about a time when you tried standing on something that moved, was slippery, like on a beach when waves come in and sand is pulled out from under your feet. How did you feel? Wobbly? Worried you might fall?
2. Think about a time that you stood on a large, flat rock or something else that was very solid. How did that feel different than sanding on something that was moving?
3. Wonder together about why the crowds were surprised and astounded at this story.
Read Psalm 18:1-2 while LOGOS Homes use American Sign Language (ASL) for the bold words – love, God, strong, rock, and shelter. Before reading, teach the signs included with the text. Consider recording the reading and sending your video to Miss Margaret.
Love: cross your hands over your chest with your fists closed.
God: swipe your dominant hand in front pulling downward, thumb toward your body.
Strong: flex your arms in front of your body with fists closed and move both arms toward the front at the same time.
Rock: make two fists and bump them together.
Shelter: with one hand make roof and the other a fist under the roof.
I love you, Lord God, and you make me strong. You are my mighty rock, my fortress, my protector, the rock where I am safe, my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter.
Closing Song: “Here I Am”
Don’t forget to hold hands in a circle!
Here I am, wholly available. As for me, I will serve the Lord. Here we are wholly available. As for us, we will serve the Lord.