Kids Faith Krate

As a Christian Mom, I am always looking for ways to talk about Jesus with my children. I recently was introduced to Kids Faith Krate. Kids Faith Krate (KFK) is a monthly, boxed, curriculum for you and your children. KFK arrives by mail and ready to go. Each week you are guided through an activity to do with your child. The activity includes reading from the Bible, discussing what you read, child-friendly scripture memorization, prayer, and a craft.

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The Krate arrives before the beginning of the month so you are ready to start. The lessons are written by educated, gifted, christian moms that understand the limited time you might have and how to get a big impact with a simple lesson. Your Krate arrives with EVERYTHING you need. This is huge for any momma. You can begin each lesson and be assured you have everything you need for your craft and lesson.

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I know sometimes as a mom, I feel lost when daily guiding my children to Jesus. As an educator, I always want a well-thought out lesson that is meaningful and is at their level. Sometimes I struggle for the right words or questions to ask. Kids Faith Krate breaks it down each week where I can wrap my thoughts around one big idea or concept.

One of my favorite parts is the guiding questions that are ready for you. (Because, I can struggle with this and I have a degree in it!) KFK has a whole section dedicated called Talk Together. Right there, questions are supplied for you to discuss while you craft, while you are getting ready for bed, while you eat, and when you are on the go! (Complete GOLD to this momma!)

I have loved going through the KFK weeks with my 4.5 year old, Whitaker. He is an energetic guy that likes to be active and engaged. I was not sure if the Krate would hold his interest. Well, I was proved wrong. Whitaker is excited when I tell him we have an activity to do in our Krate. He sits down at the kitchen counter and gets ready. The activities are very kid-friendly so he can be a part of the whole project. I feel prepared with all supplies and great curriculum to guide me. The best part is Whitaker feels really proud of the project he has created. The art/project become part of our home decor and can quickly prompt a question or discussion later. He loves telling his dad and brother (13 years old) about what we created for the day. Throughout the week at dinner and bedtime, we talk about the concept/lesson as a family.

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Being a momma is tough. It is a high calling with great responsibility. I am so thankful for Kids Faith Krate. This tool has given me another resource as I navigate through christian parenting. Are you looking for a tool to help you? Do you like having meaningful activities to do with your children? I encourage you to check out Kids Faith Krate. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Click here for more information.

When ordering, use promo code 5OFF (for $5 off your first month) It will be ending on 2/28.

Be sure to place your order before 2/28 in order to get March’s box!

Looking Forward,
Amanda

The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross

Here in Atlanta, trees are beginning to bud, daffodils are blooming, and every one is beginning to complain about their allergies.  Yes, Spring is on its way.  I love watching all of God’s creativity show this time of year.  The incredible colors and breathtaking views of a new season get me excited.

With Spring on the way, We know EASTER is almost here.  We will put bunnies, eggs, and baskets in our decorations.  We will make plans for a perfect Easter dinner with family and friends.  We determine the best Easter Egg Hunt to take our children to.  We coordinate our family’s wardrobe to make sure we look our best on Easter Sunday. And we shop for the perfect items for our children’s Easter baskets.  We will talk about the Easter story and why we have a Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  But for many years, I felt that my children needed to know the Easter story but maybe I would leave out parts because they were not ready.  I felt maybe saying “Jesus died on Good Friday” was a little too much for my preschooler.  I would do the “Good Christian Mom Thing” and make sure there was a Bible story in their baskets along with chocolates and prizes.  We went to Easter Sunday Service and at Easter Dinner our prayers thanked God for sending Jesus to save us.  I felt good about what I was doing and then….

It was so clear the day I realized I had been watering down Jesus to my children.  I had not been talking about how we were sinners and God sent his only Son to Earth to ultimately die for us.  My words never said because of Jesus we have hope.  Easter was about Jesus to us but not letting them know how it is only about Jesus was my conviction. I would teach them that Jesus taught us how to live, love, and obey God.  I guess I didn’t want to scare my preschooler.  I didn’t want them to worry about death and how Jesus was beaten and hung on a cross for them.  But why?  It is the story they need to know more than any other story out there.

Don’t get me wrong.  I love to decorate with all the beautiful eggs, sweet bunnies, and monogrammed baskets. I will create yummy Easter treats and attend a fun Easter Egg hunt.  However, I am clear the whole purpose of Easter is to celebrate Jesus.  It all points to Jesus and what He did for us.

Recently I found the best book for children.  The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross is beautifully illustrated,  Biblically accurate, and captures your child’s attention. The book begins with God’s creation of The Garden of Eden.  Quickly we learn about how our sins keep us from living in a perfect garden with God.  We had a true separation from God. But God had a wonderful plan.  He sent His son, Jesus, to come live on Earth and die for us.  After Jesus had died on the cross, He was placed a in tomb guarded by soldiers.  But spoiler alert:  On the third day, the tomb was empty!  Jesus arose!  He conquered the grave.

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As a mom, I want to make sure that I am representing the truth of Jesus to my children. We read from the Bible on many nights.  When we read other Bible stories that are not out of our Bible, I want to make sure they are telling the true, Biblical story.

The Good Book Company has published this wonderful book and so many more.  The talented Carl Laferton and Catalina Echeverri made this book come to life.  I encourage you to check out their other books.  I hope to feature more soon.

And now……

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I am so excited to announce my FIRST giveaway!  The great people over at Good Book Company have given me FIVE copies to giveaway to those who follow Sing and Dance in the Kitchen blog, Instagram & Facebook.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow this blog.  Follow Sing and Dance in the Kitchen on Instagram and Facebook.
  2. Comment on this blog and tell me what you love about Sing and Dance in the Kitchen and what you would like to see more posts about.
  3. Tag at least 3 friends in the comments of Instagram and Facebook.  Make sure they begin to follow and you will get extra entries.
  4. Winners will be selected at random and will be announced on Friday, 3/9.  Good Luck!