Do you ever tell your kids to stop being so foolish? Plead with them to use common sense? Wish they’d make better decisions?
What they really need is WISDOM!
Do you want to help your kids respond well in any situation? Become respected and successful? Help them develop biblical wisdom.
Wisdom is not common. No one is born with it. Wisdom is developed through purposeful training and modeling.
Think that’s a big job? You’re right.
Thankfully, God has given us the Bible, a book full of wisdom. One part, Proverbs, contains Solomon’s instruction to his own son on how to develop wisdom! Yet Proverbs is so full of information, it can be hard to know where to start.
Let me introduce Lads & Ladies of Wisdom, a character curriculum based on the book of Proverbs. This set of lesson plans was created by Kathie Morrissey (of The Character Corner). It is designed to help you present your kids with a clear picture of biblical wisdom.
I’ve had the privilege of reviewing both the curriculum (lesson plans) and the activity book. I think they’re great! (Yes, I received free copies. That has not affected my opinion!)
Wisdom is something we’ve been trying to instill in our kids for a long time. I’ve often thought, “I know the Bible; I should be able to come up with little lessons about _______.” Its not always that easy! “Coming up with” something takes time and effort.
We do read Scripture as a family regularly and include biblical principles in a lot of our instruction. Even so, Lads & Ladies of Wisdom has made my life much easier in regards to presenting my children with a complete picture of biblical wisdom.
Thank you, Kathie, for doing all the work!
- 20 weeks of lesson plans (material for 4 days; review on the 5th)
- weekly memory verse
- Bible verses to read each day
- easy-to-remember, bite-sized “keys” derived from the verses
- short explanation of each concept (read verbatim or use your own words)
- simple activities to reinforce the lesson
- suggested prayer; vital reminder that we must rely on God to develop wisdom in ourselves and our kids
- optional activity book includes a variety of word puzzles for each lesson as well as both cursive and print copywork pages
Go HERE to see the complete Table of Contents and download a free lesson.
Lads & Ladies of Wisdom is truly a “grab-and-go” curriculum. As long as you have the week’s pages printed out ahead of time, there is no preparation required. That makes it a winner for me!
The lessons are short! That makes them a winner for the kids!
The “keys” are easy to remember. I’ve enhanced these by devising motions for the kids to perform when they say each one. Here’s an example:
The kids enjoy earning jewels (printable included) to add to their treasure chests when they can say the keys and verses. (I offer jewels daily since the kids involved are young.) A printable treasure chest is included, but I let the kids draw their own.
After just two weeks of material, I’ve been able to incorporate the truths learned into daily instruction and correction.
This is an e-book. Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with e-books! I like to get my hands on things and flip through them while sitting on the couch. However, both the curriculum and the additional activity book are quite lengthy! The e-book format allows the cost to remain low and lets me print only the pages we actually use, including multiples when necessary. (Your kids don’t tear up papers when they get upset, do they?)
Lads & Ladies of Wisdom is designed for elementary age students. The content is beneficial for every age! I have been using it with my 2nd grader and 5 year olds. I have incorporated my 5th graders by having them help with the activities and listen to the others practice the keys.
For pre-schoolers: Check out Little Lads & Ladies of Virtue.
Using this curriculum will not MAKE your kids wise! No, only God can do that. Learning these principals will help increase their desire for biblical wisdom. They will also start to recognize their dependance on God to develop that wisdom.
My prayer as we continue to make our way through these lessons comes from these verses:
GIVEAWAY! Ended 4/21/15
Kathie is graciously allowing me to giveaway TWO copies of Lads & Ladies of Wisdom! Please leave a comment below if you are interested in entering the drawing. Two winners will be randomly chosen on April 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM, EST.
Winners are: Creative K Kids and Owen & Theresa. You should receive your file by email no later than midnight 4/23/15.
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