March 31, 2011

Family Connect for April

So, my ministry partner, Amy, and I have been working on a new way for parents to take what we're teaching their kids on the weekend and to stretch the learning even further at home with a family night activity.  Speaking from my own experience as a mom, I often have FABULOUS intentions, but not enough creative energy to actually plan out activities, gather the supplies and execute them.  So, what if we took the planning work out of the equation for parents, and did it for them?  Last month was the pilot month for Family Connect, and I haven't really heard any feedback yet.  But, maybe no news is good news?!

I'm super excited about this month's Family Connect though, because it's all about EASTER!  The curriculum we use at VAC Kids is 252 Basics.  It is an incredible curriculum, that I will go ON and ON about if you let me!  This month we are learning about HUMILITY: putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.  And who better to be an example of that than Jesus, right?  So, this weekend we are looking at the story of Jesus washing his disciples feet.  Followed by Jesus in Gethsemane and his arrest.  Then, his crucifixion and finally his resurrection!  I am just so excited to be talking about Jesus all month, and to be a vessel for the Holy Spirit to call these kids to Himself.

Back to Family Connect!  So, for the next month, I'm going to be posting our Family Connect activities on my blog, and I plan on doing them with my family, so hopefully there will be pictures as well!  Some of the ideas are ones that I found on some other really great blogs by moms I've come across in the last couple of weeks.  Enjoy!


  1. We used 252 Basics and I really loved it!!! Good luck!!

  2. Nice...we also use 252 Basics at our church, and are going humility this month=)

  3. It is my absolute favorite curriculum. It's pretty much spot-on all the time, and the kids really seem to retain what they learn long-term, not just from week to week!