For the month of May, we are focusing on the character trait of patience. I have put together some simple activities to help teach your child patience. These activities are perfect to incorporate into your regular family time. As a mom, I find that with focusing on one character trait a month, we are able to dig a little deeper. Plus, let’s be honest, I often need these reminders myself.
One thing I try to remember as we dive into the different character traits is that this is not a checklist to be worked through. Just because we work on having patience this month, does not mean it will be conquered by June. It is key to keep this in mind and to remind your kids of it. No one is perfect. We are all works in progress. In our house we like to remind each other that we can choose to go forward not backward; so when someone is not practicing patience, we can encourage them to move forward, ready to grow.
Activities to Teach Your Child Patience
As with the past character traits, there are different activities to focus on that will help teach your child patience.
- Bible Verse
- Connect Questions
- Grow Activity
- Create Activity
- Serve Activity
- Play Activity
The idea is that you will start the month off reading the Bible verse and talking about the connect questions. We like to put our Bible verse on a chalkboard that is in our dining room. This helps keep it at the forefront of our mind. The free character building guide includes a verse printable for the kids to color and a verse printable to display in your home.
Over the course of the month, you can then choose to do one activity a week or do a few in one day. How you set this up will depend on your unique family.
Remember to read through the tips to help you get started with a regular family night. The goal is to focus on cultivating a thriving family by carving out time to grow, serve, play, create, and connect together. Everyone is going to do this differently, so focus on what works best for your family and do that!
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