WHAT YOU NEED:
Index cards and something to write with
What You Do
Before you begin, write down the following words on index cards (one card per word). Save a few blank cards.
Flying a plane
Braiding your hair
Training a dog
Learning the Bible
Ask your child to think of a few things that are important to practice. Then, ask them to write down their ideas on an index card (one per card). Add those cards to the ones you’ve already prepared and shuffle them together.
Say, “If you want to get better at something, you have to practice. But sometimes, it’s hard to know what’s MOST important to practice. I want you to go through this list of things we can practice and put them in order of most to least important. There’s no right or wrong answer. Ready? Go!”
When your child is finished, ask them to explain their reasoning.
Talk about the Bible Story
What do you love/not love to practice?
What makes us feel like quitting something, even though we know it’s important to keep practicing and getting better?
How does practice help you?
Parent: share a situation where you committed to something and were glad you did.