2PK Sunday Storytime
Hello friends!! I miss each of you so much and can't wait to get back to seeing you at church. Until then, I thought we could spend some time together each week with a book!

This week's book is "Are You My Mother" by P.D. Eastman. I have provided an online reading of the book and posted discussion questions below. I encourage older children to find the scripture in the Bible and read it aloud to the family before listening to the video and then read it again afterward to see if a connection can be found.

Luke 18:1-8
This parable in some versions of the Bible is called the parable of the persistent widow. There are important concepts of justice, prayer and faith in this parable but persistence will be one that young listeners understand. In the widow’s search for justice, it is her dogged persistence in asking for it that gets her what she needs!

In our book "Are You My Mother," a young bird hatches while his mother is out looking for food for the bird. The young bird sets out on a quest for what he desperately wants to find – his mother. He asks a cat, a dog, a car…..on and on and on he goes, asking anyone and anything he can find. His persistence pays off when he asks a power shovel who deposits him in his nest just as his mother arrives with a worm and he recognizes her for who she is.
Discussion Questions
How is the bird like the widow?
How did the bird feel when he finally found his mother?
How do you think the widow felt when she received justice?
How can we be like the widow when it comes to caring for other people?
Birds in their nest treat ! Melt peanut butter chips in a bowl and stir in Rice Krispies and Choy Mein noodles. Drop on wax paper and form into nests. Add Peeps bird and jelly beans for eggs!

Movies that promote persistence: Finding Dory(2016), Monster's University(2013), WALL-E(2008), Finding Nemo(2003)Homeward Bound (1993)