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Kick-off craft

Kick-off craft

For this kick-off craft, you will make flags for each family member to remind your family to be kind.

Kindness flags

Directions
  • Make one small flag for each person in your family. On one side of the flag, paste a family member's picture and write their name. On the other side, write a memory verse of your choice. You will also need to make a flag pole holder. This can be done by filling a plastic vase or cup with decorative sand.
  • Over the course of the day, when a family member practices kindness, their flag gets placed in the flag pole holder. Encourage your children by reading 1 John 4:12: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete is us.” To further heighten awareness that it is God's love in us that allows us to be kind, sing the song Castle of My Heart (lyrics below).

    Love is a flag flown high from the castle of my heart,
    From the castle of my heart,
    From the castle of my heart.
    Love is a flag flown high from the castle of my heart,
    For the King is in residence there.

    So let it fly, let it fly, let the whole world know,
    Let the whole world know, let the whole world know,
    So let it fly, let it fly, let the whole world know,
    That the King is in residence here.
    (Public domain)

Each day, make it your goal to have all of the flags in the flag holder by suppertime. During the meal, review the ways family members were kind. Take time to thank God for opportunities your family members have had to share kindness with others.