Week four of Hero Training brought a new word to learn – attentive! While this may have been a character trait K had never heard of, it was definitely something he needed some practice in! We kept things simple this week to pair with the learning of a new concept – but we still had lots of fun!
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: Attentive
Definition: Paying attention and ready to act.
Super Hero: Batman (because Batman is always attentive to the Bat Signal – ready to spring into action)
Memory Verse: Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight (Proverbs 4:20)
Examples of Jesus Displaying this Trait:
- Jesus being attentive to the woman who touched his cloak (Matthew 9:18-22)
- Attentive to the little children in Luke 18:15-17
- Attentive to the blind man on the side of the road (Luke 18:35-43)
- What are some ways that Jesus was attentive?
- What was a time that you were attentive?
- Can you think of a time that you weren’t attentive?
- Why is it important to be attentive?
- Although I only gave a few examples, Jesus was very attentive to what was going on around him. He was always paying attention to others, ready to act.
- Since this was a new word, we talked about what it meant a lot. Being an easily distractible little boy, K got plenty of opportunity to practice this character trait!
- 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!
Play “Simon Says“
This game requires paying close attention! We even changed it to “Batman Says.”
Come right away when called 10 times.
If your child needs to work on another area of being attentive, feel free to adjust this challenge to reflect that. (Side note: You can get that preschool routine printable you see on the fridge here)
UPDATE: A kind reader emailed me a fun Batman chart she made to use with her son for this challenge. She wanted me to pass it on, so if you’d like it, download it here.
Go outside and pay attention.
Close your eyes and listen closely. What can you hear? Keep your eyes closed for as long as you can and then talk about all the things you were able to hear when you payed attention.
Design your own Bat Signal to remind you to be attentive like Batman.
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 four of Hero Training! If you join in, I’d love to hear from you. Let me know how it is going in the comments!
Affiliate links included.