These resources support parents as they live out and engage our themes with their children. Playing off our monthly theme question of “What does it mean to be a people of Wisdom?”, we invite parents to ask “What does it mean to be a parent of Wisdom” or “What does it mean to be a family of Wisdom?”
Each month we will provide a list of table topics which are questions based on the monthly theme that will open up discussion during meal times, family time or just time of contemplation. The first half of the questions are at a higher age level and life maturity. The second half of the list of questions
(in blue text)
are kid friendly. You can find the March
WISDOM Table Topics here
. Print them out and have them available or cut the questions into strips and place them in a table topic jar.
Story To Read Together
The Wisdom of your Body: I am Jazz
(for Transgender Day of Visibility Mar 31)
by Jessica Herthel (Author), Jazz Jennings (Author), Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator)
“The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.” - Amazon
The Wisdom of Simplicity: Make a Kite
A simple activity is building and flying a kite. You can make one for under $1 out of a plastic garbage bag, two dowels, tape and string. Here are the instructions:
For a group, we recommend making some pre-measured templates so the children can use them as a guide to cut their bag to the right shape, instead of measuring it. Reflect on how the building of the kite teaches you the wisdom of careful following of instructions.
P.S. There is an inexpensive small box of crayons provided in the kit. We suggest also using permanent markers on the Tyvek surface of the kite for more satisfying graphics.
Family Movie Night Ideas
Song of the Sea
“.. But what really makes Song of the Sea such a winning and delightful film is its focus on the two siblings, the use of traditional music, and the stories within the story. Ben is the keeper of his mum's stories (all of which are true, we learn), and Saoirse is the keeper of the song that will set the fairy spirits free from their imprisonment. It may sound a bit complicated, but in the context of the movie, even young kids will understand what's going on and how the various stories interconnect..” - Common Sense review
Theme Connection: There is wisdom in stories. Stories teach us how to live a good life.
(Support for Adults as Faith Formation Guides)
The Wisdom of Play