It’s week three of Hero Training and we are having fun learning about how to be creative!
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: Creative
Definition: Doing something in a new way.
Super Hero: Iron Man (because Tony Stark is an inventor who is always creating new things)
Memory Verse: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
Examples of Jesus Displaying this Trait:
- God created the whole world! (Genesis 1:1)
- Jesus heals a blind man with mud. (John 9:1-12)
- Miracle of a coin in the fish’s mouth. (Matthew 17:26-27)
- What are some ways that Jesus was/is creative?
- How are you creative?
- Why do you think it is good for us to be creative?
- Have you ever solved a problem with a creative solution?
- This week we mainly focused on God’s creativity shown through creating the world (which Jesus was a part of – see John 1:1) – although He did have some creative miracles! We talked about how God is the most creative of anyone, because he created everything!
- We enjoy a lot of artistic type creative endeavors, but this week we also explored how we can use creativity in lots of areas, including solving problems.
- 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!
Build an invention/creation out of recycling materials (we always keep a box of good materials in the craft area).
Brainstorm five ways to solve a problem you have.
This was K’s first time trying out brainstorming. We used his white board easel and tried to solve the problem of his messy room! I suggested #5 and he thought it was hilarious. Number 6 was all his idea! haha 🙂
Learn about the days of creation.
First we read the creation story in the Rhyme Bible Storybook. Then, I made six square on a piece of paper and K drew a picture for each day of creation. You could also try something off of this page.
Do an art project.
K chose painting! We set up a big piece of paper outside since it was a beautiful day!
Note: Have a child that isn’t a big fan of art? Substitute any type of creative project!
Once you’ve completed all the challenges you’ve earned another character badge! Find the tutorial here to make your own super hero cape and character badges.
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 two 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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