May 12: Mother’s Day—Be sensitive to preschoolers who are not with their biological mothers. This could lead to a personal or Women on Mission® group ministry outreach to the families.
May 27: Memorial Day—This marks the beginning of summer in many areas. Do you have Mission Friends classes during the summer? Make plans now for substitutes for teachers who are on vacation and for some special sessions, perhaps outside at the church, a home, or a park.
Patterns and Sequences
Red, blue, blue, green. Red, blue, blue, green. Alex places colorful wooden beads on a string to repeat the pattern. At first the patterns are simple, and then the patterns become more complex as preschoolers learn to follow the arrangement of the beads.
Two games in one!
Directions: Print out the pictures and place them in front of you.
Lead your preschooler to toss a large button or coin on a picture.
Use the information below to talk about that picture.
Repeat until you have talked about all the pictures.
Laundry Help: Mr. Weaver’s church helps neighbors wash their clothes by putting coins in the machines at the self-service laundry.
Pam Whitehead, Mission Service Corps missionary in Watkinsville, Georgia, presents some fun spring activities to help you and your family be on mission in May!
Share your family missions activities with Mission Friends® teachers and parents on Facebook!
Terrorist attacks, bombings, war between nations—each of these crises has affected everyone, including our children. How can we help children cope in these difficult times? As they see the news of these crises the foremost question for children is, “Will this happen to me?” What can teachers of preschoolers and children at church do to help in dealing with these disturbing events?
As you teach children in Mission Friends®, Girls in Action®, Royal Ambassadors®, or Children in ActionSM, you will have questions from children about these crises. Children need reassurance during troubling times. Children’s teachers at church (and parents) can give this reassurance as children sort through their feelings about these tragedies and those that will come in the future.
Ideas for parents:
Make a scrapbook of your family engaging in the Family Time pages ideas, as well as other missions activities you do.
Talk about the Family Time pages. Ask your preschooler what else your family can do.
After completing the I Can Do It Myself activity, ask your preschooler to share other activities he can do and celebrate with him.
The mighty Mississippi is how those who live along the Mississippi River choose to refer to it. Southern Baptists have been making an impact on those living along the Mississippi river for the past couple of decades through Mississippi River Ministry (MRM), a ministry of eight state conventions—Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee along with the North American Mission Board and WMU®.