KIDS’ CHARACTER CAMP – HOME EDITION!
Do you wish you could be more intentional about developing godly character traits in your children? Do you want to raise children who value honesty, kindness and generosity? Do you want some fun activities for your kids to do this summer? Then join our FREE Character Challenge for Kids – DIY Summer Camp!
WELCOME TO OUR DIY SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS!
A group of Faith Bloggers have united together to bring you seven days full of fun, meaningful activities that will help you cultivate Christ-like character in your kids. Our FREE DIY Summer Camp is designed to start on a Monday but feel free to adjust the schedule according to what works best for your family. If doing one character trait each day doesn’t work for you then spread it out between two weeks. Get more details HERE!
- Day 1 – Be Kind by Inspired by Family
- Day 2 – Be Honest by Not Just a SAHM
- Day 3 – Be Content by Laurie Christine
- Day 4- Be Respectful by Frugal Lancaster
- Day 5 – Be Obedient by Families with Grace
- Day 6 – Be Faithful by His Purpose in Me
- Day 7 – Be Generous by Raising Everyday Disciples
As parents, we have a responsibility to train our children and teach them to be more like Jesus. However, it is ultimately the work of the Holy Spirit in their hearts that will create any lasting change. Don’t get discouraged when you have to remind your kids to be kind over and over (and over and over!) again. God is using you to shape the hearts of your children, even if you can’t always see the results.
Remember the Fruits of the Spirit? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Notice, these are not “the fruits of my hard work as a parent.” They are the fruits… of the SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit, that is. He is the one who will produce these character qualities in the lives of our kids, and in our own lives as well!
So, what’s our job? As parents, our responsibility is to teach our kids about God’s love, forgiveness, and holiness. Our job is to love our kids unconditionally and gently lead them to Jesus.
“We will not hide these truths from our children. We will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty works… So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands” Psalm 78:4, 7 (NLT).
In these verses, the psalmist declares that the Israelites will not hide God’s truth from their children. They promise to tell the next generation about:
- God’s glorious deeds
- God’s power
- God’s mighty works
For what purpose? So that each generation will:
- Set their hope on God
- Remember God’s glorious miracles
- Obey God’s commands.
As I tell my children about God’s glorious deeds, his power and mighty wonders, my prayer is that they too will put their hope in God, that they will remember the glorious things God has done for them, and that they will obey his commands.
“When we face the Lord at the end of our lives, God will ask us: ‘What did you do with those precious eternal beings that I entrusted into your hands? Did you sacrifice your own life to give them My life? Did you pass on My purposes? Did you do the work in your children that will result in praise to My name throughout all of eternity?’ Let us hope that we may all answer yes, and that we may hear, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’”
— Sally Clarkson, Mission of Motherhood