Yay! It’s the first challenge in the Hero Training series! To start off the series, we will begin with the character trait helpful.
If you haven’t read the introduction to the series yet, check it out here (it has all the instructions and info you’ll need).
Hero Trait: Helpful
Definition: Serving others with a joyful heart
Super Hero: Robin (because he helps Batman)
Memory Verse: In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give then to receive.” (Acts 20:35 NIV)
Examples of Jesus Displaying this Trait:
- Washing the disciples feet (John 13:1-17)
- Calming the storm (Mark 4:35-41)
- Healing the blind man (John 9:1-12)
- Christ as a servant (Philippians 2:1-18)
- When was a time that you were helpful?
- What is something that someone has done to help you?
- Can you think of a time that Jesus was helpful?
- How can you be more helpful?
- For the purpose of this character trait, we made it to essentially be synonymous with serving. So, any story where Jesus is serving someone would be perfect to talk about (there are lots to choose from!).
- Since K is only 3, I just summarized the passages we talked about for him. You can also read the story from a children’s bible if you can find it in one. Or, if your child is older, go ahead and read directly from a Bible.
- This week’s verse is the longest one! It helped us to make up some motions to go with it. Also, since K is pretty young, I did shorten it just a little bit for him.
- Not every superhero fits perfectly with their character trait – but Robin sure does! As Batman’s right hand man he is a great example of being a helper!
- Every week we listen to the song “Jesus is my Superhero” to remember who is the best super hero of them all! We talk about how Jesus is the best hero because he saved us and about how he is the only one who can do all the hero traits perfectly. I found this awesome version (Lego stop motion!) of the song on youtube and K loved it!
Memorize this week’s verse!
Help with a chore in the house that you don’t normally do.
Help cook a meal or bake a treat.
Do something helpful in your neighborhood.
Helping Hands Craft
Choose one of your pieces of paper to be your heart and cut it out. Glue the heart to the other piece of paper. Trace your child’s hands onto the sides of the heart (alternately, trace and cut out of another piece of paper or make handprints with paint). Write “my hands are for helping” on the top. Let your child decorate more if they want.
If you followed the tutorial here and made your own super hero cape and character badges, your child will have earned his or her first badge once all the challenges are complete!
I seriously do not know what is up with his crazy smiles lately!
If you come up with another way of giving “badges” (or something similar) to keep track of your child’s progress – I’d love to see it! I’d also love to see how you complete the challenges! Tag your post with #herotrainingcc on Instagram or Twitter!
Well, that’s it for week one of Hero Training! If you join in, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know how it is going in the comments!
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