A few weeks back I had a day all to myself with no kids, so I treated myself to a trip to the local antique store. Is that a pregnancy craving… antique shopping? Cause I have that.
Anyway, I found this fun little wood-framed window screen. I didn’t know what he was for, but I needed to bring him home with me. 🙂
In the meantime, I found myself thinking about all the things I want our kids to know (practical stuff) and be (character stuff) so I was wanting to make some type of visual for them to remember our behaviors and virtues.
Hello, little window screen.
I decided to focus on 4 practical tasks each month, and one character quality per month, that I’m taking from Galatians and the fruit of the Spirit list. With each “fruit,” I looked up a few words that describe it and put them as a definition (one that kids would understand).
On the crafty side, the screen is metal, so it was great for magnets. I covered the fronts of the magnets with fabric (glued) and made a little pocket that could hold the future cards. The cards, I just printed on the computer and cut out. Voila.
I’m hoping that this will encourage us to work on our character, as well as simplify our learning; we can still work on other behaviors, but we’ll be especially intentional to learn and work on these 4 practical skills, then move on to 4 more… and more independence!
What behaviors or skills would you include on a list for kids under the age of 10? Also, if you’re interested in a pdf download of the cards I made, let me know!