Episode 29: Encouraging Children to Have a Grateful Heart

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches! In this episode, we highlight a favorite Bible2School lesson from teacher, Leslie McCarthy: the Thanksgiving lesson. So, what does Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving have in common? Gratitude! Leslie dives into her favorite lesson and provides practical ways we can encourage the children in our lives to have a grateful heart, no matter what season we’re in.

Ready to learn some simple ways to teach the Bible to children and how to get them to go deeper into what they’re thankful for? Leslie provides some great tips and resources she uses with her own kids to make it fun, easy, and effective! Let’s go….

LESLIE MCCARTHY is one of our Bible2School teachers and loves teaching Biblical truth to 3rd graders! She lives in Manheim, PA with her husband and 3 children. Leslie also has a passion for artwork and enjoys painting in her spare time! Her love of painting is a result of the inspiration she finds in her family, her friends, her faith, places she’s traveled, and stories she’s heard.

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Valentine's Day Card

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to share the concept of loving others with your children! Remind them that God loves them and that the Bible is one huge love letter from God to us! Use this resource to make a hand-made card for your child to give to someone.

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road…Deuteronomy 6:5-7