I have been a little behind updating the blog! So I am going to update rather quickly today. I apologize that my writing is about quantity verses quality today. I just want to share the bible verses and explanations that we did daily for our elf on the shelf.
Things are getting pretty busy in our house, as I am sure they are for you too. I hope you can use the ideas and resources. I also want to let you know that these explanations are purely my own interpretation of the bible verse, it is my way of explaining it in ‘kid language’ so my girls can better understand.
Day 17- Elfie was laying in a baby doll stroller since this verse is about children. Here is the verse and explanation the girls received. Click here for kindness elf day 17
You have had a lot of bible verses about kindness, and that is important, but today’s is about behavior.
Proverbs 20:11 says,
Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.
What does this mean? Well, conduct is another word for behavior, and pure and upright mean good, innocent, and right. So this means that EVERYONE’S, even children’s behavior is a reflection of themselves. Our actions show what is in our hearts. We are all sinners and all make mistakes, but God forgives! Is your heart good? Do your actions show this? Spend today thinking about making good choices in your actions and in your heart.
Day 18- This one was about gifts. We get so wrapped up in the gifts that I wanted the girls to know that God gave them special gifts too…the most special things are not usually THINGS at all. Click here for Kindness elf day 18
Elfie was dressed up in Daddy’s fancy tie today!
Today’s verse is from 2 Corinthians 8:7
“Since as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
What does this mean? Faith is very important. Learning new things is also very important. But we should also try to be honest, loving, and generous. It is said that we should show our honesty, love, and generosity by the way we live.
Remember that grace means gift. We should be really good at giving. This doesn’t mean we have to buy presents for people all of the time. It means we should give ourselves, we should share. Sharing toys is a great thing, but also sharing a smile with a stranger. Sharing a sweet conversation with someone can even be a gift!
The girls had a chart to fill out today. They had to think about ways that they could share with others. We tried to focus on personal gifts rather than material things. I wanted the girls to know they are special, God gave them gifts, they can make a difference too.
Day 7 is from from John 15.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
My girls have had a hard time getting along lately (as all siblings do). So I thought this was perfect. Elfie explained the bible verse, saying that God loves us NO MATTER WHAT. Their act of kindness today was to tell each other how much they loved one another.
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We went away for the weekend. Elfie met the girls at the hotel in the morning! What a great surprise! This verse is from Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Elfie brought the girls a sweet treat for this sweet bible verse! I wanted them to have the experience of kindness too. Elfie was doing random acts of kindness for them. They were instructed to use sweet words just like Jesus today.
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