Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson

Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development19 October 2020 (updated)

Have Fun With Play Dough!

Have fun with play dough! Use rolling pins and tools for molding and shaping dough. Talk to your child about…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development15 October 2020 (updated)

Learn About Safety

Inside the house, talk to your children about safety. Plan a fire escape route. Caution about hot water, oven, and…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development15 October 2020 (updated)

Your Name Is Special

Tell your child why they have their name. How was it chosen and what makes their name special? <!--…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Science15 October 2020 (updated)

Whether the Weather Will Be Good?

Have your child be the meteorologist for the week. Have him or her let you all know what to wear…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Music15 October 2020 (updated)

Songs From Distant Lands

Have your child listen and/or dance to worship songs from other countries. Do they use different instruments, or just voices?…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math15 October 2020 (updated)

Count Your Days

Count the days of the week, and talk about how God made each one. 1-Monday, 2-Tuesday, etc. <!-- /wp:paragraph…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math15 October 2020 (updated)

Count Your Blessings!

Count your blessings in groups! One Blessing: One beautiful day. Two Blessings: Your two teachers at school. Three Blessings: Your…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
FamilyApp
|Activities & Travel,Sponsor Stories12 October 2020 (updated)

Faithful Beginnings School Readiness Guide

Faithful Beginnings develops great content to help parents and educators prepare children for kindergarten. Check out the school readiness guide!

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

Make Hand Washing Fun!

Teach your child about hand-washing, and make it fun! Sing a song as you lather up the soap, like "Jesus…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

Red Light, Green Light!

Play "Red light, green light!" Teach your child when to stop and when to go. Big…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

Play Dress Up

Play dress up with your child. Encourage them to practice the snaps, zippers, and buttons by themselves, and as you…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

Let's Play Ball!

Play ball with your child. Start with rolling large balls back and forth. Then have them bounce and catch a…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

Construction Paper Projects

Have your child practice cutting construction paper. If they're starting to cut, just have them make random cuts however they…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

Build a Block House

Provide different blocks for your child to build a house, tower, and wall. Have them build on a firm surface…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

Dance, Dance, Dance!

Dance with your child using music and props. Materials: Any type of prop…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development01 July 2018

The Battle of Jericho

Act out the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (Joshua 5:13-6:27). Build a wall out of blocks or…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development,Music01 July 2018

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!

Sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!" Big Idea: God created you in a…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Social Studies01 July 2018

Chore Time

Have your child help you with a chore (cleaning room, setting the table, etc.) Talk about how their work is…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Music01 July 2018

Church Field Trip

Take your child on a church field trip or two, where the music is very different than the church you…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Music01 July 2018

Do the Hokey Pokey

Sing "The Hokey Pokey". Big Idea: God has given us instructions to follow.…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Music01 July 2018

Family Band

Have a family band with your child and use different instruments to praise God. Materials:

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Music01 July 2018

Scripture Songs

Choose a favorite scripture or Biblical concept and set it to a familiar tune: Yankee Doodle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Social Studies01 July 2018

Grocery Shopping

Take your child grocery shopping with you. Let them make some controlled choices, like selecting between Gala or Fuji apples,…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Social Studies01 July 2018

Simon Says

Play games like “Simon Says,”“I Spy,” and “Verbal Scavenger Hunt” giving directions to locate an object in the room. …

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Social Studies01 July 2018

Pathways

If you're outside, create a path with sidewalk chalk from one object to another. Have your child follow it. You…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Social Studies01 July 2018

Favorites Then and Now

Show your child a few favorite baby toys, and compare those with their favorite toys now. Talk about how they…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Social Studies01 July 2018

Bible Dress-Up

Costumes for Bible dress-up. If you don’t have costumes, make your own. You can use household objects like a pillowcase…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development01 July 2018

Getting Along

Go to a playground, and practice taking turns, waiting in line, and sharing toys. Big Idea:…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development01 July 2018

Following-the-Leader

Play a follow-the-leader game with your child. Instead of the child following you, have them follow 2-3 step directions given.…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development01 July 2018

Organizing

Have your child help you organize toys, clothes, or supplies and decide where they belong. Big…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development01 July 2018

Feelings

Ask your child to tell you a time when they were happy, excited, or afraid. How did God help them?…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development01 July 2018

Road Trip

If you're going on a trip or doing something new, map out the experience with your child to make them…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development01 July 2018

A Child's Prayers

Pray short prayers—one or two sentences—with your child. Focus on one thing that’s going on in your child’s life and…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Personal & Social Development01 July 2018

Help, Please!

Let your child know that it's okay to ask for help, and that you need help sometimes, too. Let your…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Science01 July 2018

Seeds that Grow

Plant seeds in containers and watch them grow. Materials: Seeds, dirt, containers …

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Science01 July 2018

Take a Nature Walk!

Go on a nature walk with your child, and take a bag to collect "treasures" like leaves, rocks, flowers, seashells,…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Science01 July 2018

Recycling

Teach your child how to use the recycle bin, and to understand which objects can be recycled here.

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Science01 July 2018

Patty Cake

Provide your child with different sized cups, sifters, funnels, scoops, and bowls and let them explore with sand and water…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Science,Social Studies01 July 2018

Experience a Solar Eclipse

If you're able, go outside with your child to watch a solar eclipse. Talk about the way the moon goes…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Science01 July 2018

Look at the Sky!

Look at the sky at night and in the daytime. What do you see? How is the sky the same?…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math01 July 2018

Nature's Sounds

Talk about the different sounds that God made in nature, and sounds that man makes. Go outside and listen -…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math01 July 2018

Fur, Fin, Feather!

Play "Fur, Fin, Feather." Either with studied animals, or pictures in a book, have an assortment of different types of…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math01 July 2018

Nature's Shapes

Look for shapes in creation. What types of circles did…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math01 July 2018

Scavenger Hunt!

Go on a number scavenger hunt and look for different numbers around your house (clocks, dates on the calendar, numbers…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math01 July 2018

Nature's Variety

Get many different kinds of food- peas, carrots, cereal, crackers, tomatoes, etc. and sort them by shape, colors, and size.…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Math01 July 2018

Roll the Dice

Roll two dice together. Count up the dots between the two when you roll them. For added learning, compare the…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Visual Arts01 July 2018

Natural Paintbrushes

Go on a nature walk with your child, and pick up things you find like sticks, straw, pinecones, or leaves.…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Visual Arts01 July 2018

Draw a Rainbow

Take a box of crayons, chalk, or markers, and draw a rainbow or sunrise. Help your child to name the…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Visual Arts01 July 2018

Pen Pals

Write a note to your child. Tell how the scriptures are God's note to us. Have your child write a…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

Variety in Art

Take your child to an art museum, and look at different styles of art. Talk about how God loves all…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Visual Arts01 July 2018

Multi-Colored Coat

Tell your child the story of Joseph and the multi-colored coat his father gave him in Genesis 37. Ask your…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Visual Arts01 July 2018

Creation Story

Read the story of Creation (Genesis 1-2) with your child. Make your own drawings or creations. …

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

Word Emphasis

Teach your child a Bible verse and emphasize different words each time you read it. Here's Proverbs 3:5 (NIV) as…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

When I Grow Up!

What do you want to be when you grow up? Talk about all of the wonderful possibilities that God has…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

Letter Games

Introduce letters to your child. Cut out different letters you want them to know, and place them in a visible…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

Build an Ark!

Use a Bible story for pretend play. Pretend to be Noah building an ark and gathering and matching animals. You…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

Bible Stories

Read an exciting Bible story like: Noah's Ark (Genesis chapters 6-9), Jonah and the Whale (Jonah 1), David and Goliath…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

Manners Matter

Remember your manners when you pray. I'm sorry-Tell God you're sorry for ways you've hurt him or others. Thank you-Thank…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

Prayer Journal

Teach your child to talk to God like they talk to a friend. Keep a prayer journal with your child,…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Language & Literacy01 July 2018

God Made

Choose a letter and work with your child to come up with different things God made. B- Butterflies, Babies, Beans…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
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