Do you have a toddler in the family? Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are the most curious bunch. Around this time, they become little explorers, asking more questions and having a better capability to reason.
If you belong to the Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) LDS community, this is the perfect opportunity to help them grow with the Church’s teachings. Children’s minds are receptive, and their hearts are open to the word of God.
To help enrich their spirituality, consider the following:
1. Lesson Helps for Teaching Children
LDS churches have schools for your pre-school children, but you can supplement that with lesson aids provided by the church. These materials include games, activities, and Bible stories that are easily understandable and appreciated by the young ones. You will also receive weekly thoughts and tips to encourage, inspire, and help you plan these lessons.
2. Holy Land Tours
There’s a huge difference between reading stories and experiencing them. Introduce Jesus to them in a more intimate way by participating in an LDS Holy Land tour. The experience is priceless. It’s also a good way to bond with your children and grow in your faith
While you can always plan your own itinerary, it’s highly recommended to work with a full travel agency for your safety and convenience. A planned day-to-day activity is also practical when you have kids in tow.
3. Arts and Crafts
Take advantage of your child’s eagerness to learn and be creative by doing arts and crafts. For example, for Easter, you can create a Jesus in the Tomb paper plate or bake resurrection cookies together. You can make DIY frames of biblical quotes, or let them draw their interpretation of these Bible stories. You can display their work and make them feel proud of their faith.
Children don’t stay young forever, so use the precious time when they are still young to grow together as a family in the LDS faith.