Greetings from Jill
This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day by honoring the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country to protect our freedom. You and your children could write patriotic messages with sidewalk chalk or take a moment of silence before a meal as you gather. Also, this weekend traditionally marks the start of the summer vacation/travel season and opening of community pools. Our celebrations and plans will look different while we continue to safely distance. However, we can be creative with family fun, with activities like outdoor hikes, picnics in the park, and water balloon games. Ask the children to help come up with ideas or lead the festivities, or help cook the meal.
It is very tempting for my family to get together with neighbors, friends, and family in groups as the weather warms up, but I am cautious to avoid contracting the virus. Our children's bible story and puppet video this week is focused around the first and second commandments in the Bible. Love God with all your heart, and love others like you love yourself. In this regards, I will continue to practice safe precautions as I decide to gather with others or venture out to businesses or in public. So, enjoy time with your family and stay safe.
To help illustrate this bible lesson to children, we encourage you to click on the puppet show link below.
We have also put all of our family resources together on the
Heart & Home page
on our website for easy reference.