It’s that time of the month again. We’re sharing what we’ve been up to with Experience God. This month, we’re learning about how God asks us to love our neighbors and our memory verse is from Mark 12:31.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
The forgiveness bracelet bible story art from this month’s curriculum was so cute. And the little guy of course had a blast with it. We’ve done so many activities with pipe cleaners and beads and yet this kind of stuff never gets old. We’ve explored molecules, made wire sculptures, and even created rainbow art. Talk about a few really versatile supplies, don’t ya think?
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you probably already know that each month, we receive an awesome box of preschool curriculum from Mother Goose Time. And you know what, they’ve clearly thought of everything because they offer a Christian supplement too. Did I mention that we’re kinda in love with it? I’m sure that isn’t exactly a surprise, though. Lol…
If you’re interested in making your own Forgiveness Bracelet with your little kids, then definitely keep reading.
Visual Arts (32.2), Fine Motor (5.1)
What you’ll need
- Pipe Cleaner
- Bowl of Water
Here’s how to do it
Ask: What should you do after you hurt someone?
- After each child shares an idea, explain that when we hurt someone, our hearts break in many pieces just like these many beads. Show a handful of beads.
- We must ask for forgiveness. Jesus washes us clean. Put the beads in water.
- Invite children to use a spoon to catch the beads in the water and then thread them onto a pipe cleaner to create a forgiveness bracelet.
Explain: When we hurt others, we should admit our wrongs and ask for forgiveness. God will heal the brokenness and put the pieces back together for us.
We kinda switched things up a bit. I let the little guy put each of the beads into the water and then he threaded them onto a pipe cleaner.
I love that activities like this encourage fine motor skills. And of course, when it’s all said and done, he’s created something totally unique too. You know, his own little piece of art.
Threading the beads onto the pipe cleaner was definitely easy for him. Like I said, we’ve done quite a few similar activities over the course of the last few years.
The cross on the other hand, was a bit trickier. I wasn’t sure that he’d be able to do it on his own, but he did. He was all kinds of proud of himself.
When he finished his bracelet, I secured it for him and trimmed the ends of the pipe cleaner. He thought it was so cool and just had to try it on.
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