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Week of February 9, 2020: Salt and Light (Ages 0-4)

Updated: Mar 25


Faith To Go Podcast: Salt and Light

Hosted by the Faith To Go team in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, David Tremaine and Charlette Preslar, and joined the each week by a special guest, the Faith To Go Podcast highlights themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week.






Activity Time: Salt is More Than Food

Supplies: white glue, table salt, watercolor paints, card stock


Salt can be used to create beautiful pictures as well as for seasoning food. Follow this link to create your own beautiful salt pictures at home: https://www.onecrazymom.com/salt-painting/



Story Time: This Little Light of Mine

Watch this video together and then use the discussion questions below to reflect as a family.


Discussion Questions:

1. What are your favorite salty foods?

2. Why do you think salt is good?

3. What happens to light if you cover it with a bowl? Does it go out?

4. Why do we need light?



Dinner Time: Loving and Helping

Below is a prayer with which to start your meal and then discussion questions to explore this week’s topic with your family while you eat.



Prayer -

Dear God, Remind us that when we focus on your love that we have everything we need. Remind us that we use your love to shine our light on the world. Help us to remember that reading the Bible, loving our families, and caring for each other are all ways that help our light grow. In Jesus name we pray. Amen



Questions:

1. Who are some people you see every day that love you and help you grow?

2. Who are some people that you only see every once in awhile that love you and help you grow?

3. Who are people outside of your family that love you and help you grow?

4. How does God’s love help you grow?




Bedtime: Reflections for Children at the End of the Day

During your bedtime routine, invite your children into a time of reflection about their day, maybe by saying, "Did you know that God really wants to know what happened in your day today, and that God is always listening whenever you need to tell God something?" Then continue with these questions:


1) What are some things that happened today that you want to tell God about?

2) What is one happy thing that happened today? What is one sad thing that happened today?

3) Did you see God or feel God with you when those things were happening? Where did you see or feel God when those things happened today?

4) Read to your children this week’s scripture selection, then ask the questions that follows.

Matthew 5:13-20 (God’s Word, My Voice)


Jesus said these things:


You are like salt, which is only good when it’s salty. You, like salt, can make a big difference.


You are like light that everyone in the world can see.


You are like a city on the top of the world that no one can hide.


You don’t light a lamp and then put a bucket over it. You put it on a table in the middle of the house and then it can light up the whole house.


You should let people see your light because when they see the good you do in God’s name, they will turn to God and thank him.


My job isn’t to wipe out everything everyone before me has said or done. In fact, my job is to do the right things, according to the law. The point of the law is to have it followed. So don’t tell people to break the law or the commandments; that certainly won’t make you right with God. But know what the law and the commandments really mean for people, and teach them that. You’ve got to be better than just following the law, thinking that will get you right with God.


Did the story remind you of anything that happened in your day today?


5) What are some things that you want to tell God that you are grateful for today?

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