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Our summer vacation actually started back in May. We worked hard to get all the schoolwork done early because I knew May was going to get hectic fast!
We spent most of May packing up our home in the Yukon (with a 2 week old baby!) and June 1 moved back to the Northwest Territories for the summer. May was busy!
Then the first few weeks of June were spent settling back into a routine. I feel like each week we are working on a different aspect of our routine. This week we are really working on getting back into morning devotions with the kids.
This morning I sat with the kids at the table and we each opened our Bibles to the same chapter in Proverbs. I decided we would read a Proverb a day for now. I read while they followed along. At the end of each verse I would pause until they said the number to the next verse. This made sure they were following along.
Then at the end we chose a verse from that Proverb to memorize. They each wrote out that verse and then we played a couple memorization games together. Even my 3 year old participated. She drew a picture about the verse instead of writing out the actual verse.
I really encourage you to do something in the Bible with your kids this summer. It’s so easy to get out of routine (at least for us) with the relaxed summer schedule. This is not something you should forget about during the summer and then pick up again when school starts.
(This goes for us adults, too, not just the kids!)
When it comes to doing devotions with kids I have found it doesn’t have to be long. They all have different attention spans. Read together, talk about it, draw or write something about it, play a review game, sing a song, etc. These are all things kids of any age can participate in. Keep it fun and exciting! If you aren’t excited about it they definitely won’t be!
To help out with morning devotions I created a simple bullet journal style print out for the kids to use. They can write the date, reference, memory verse and thoughts about the verse. I kept it simple and easy to use!
I want to share my print out with you in hopes that you will open the Bible with your kids this summer. This isn’t limited to kids, though. Feel free to print one out for yourself, too! I made a cover page as well as the actual log. I made a green version and also a pink version of each.
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