One more thing we accomplished this summer- we learned the 10 Commandments. I found this great DVD set, K10C, that illustrated each of the commandments in a very kid friendly way. It had a great activity book that followed along with it. I know, I know...teaching my kids about adultery and murder?? Awk!
Commandment Number 6: Do Not Murder..the example was a thief who killed a donkey. Thank goodness it was simple and the kids understood it.
Commandment Number 7: Be Faithful in Marriage....dealt with a woman who wanted to sing with a man who was not her husband. Ok...good example. Kids got it and had no questions. whew.
What I liked best about learning these, is we can use the rules in our house as "God's Rules". We obey Mommy & Daddy as a way to honor your Mother & Father. And we do not tell white lies because which of God's commandments wants us not to? And why is it better to say "Oh my goodness?" It has really been working well. Well, most of the time. My kids aren't angels.
So here are my kiddos, 6 weeks later and they still remember them all. I guess they really do absorb what we teach them. Most of the time...