I am beyond excited to share 2 amazing things with you today that will bless your families! the first is my friend, Ashley, from the life-giving, creative blog The Littles & Me. Her heart is so pure and bright with the love of Christ – you must follow her. Second, Ashley is sharing an incredible new resource to help your kids grow in the Lord this summer! You are going to love this!
Hi friends, Ashley here from The Littles & Me. Summer is here and my heart is leaping for joy! I don’t know about you, but this year more than ever I am craving less of the crazy and more of the good stuff. More moments to pause, notice, and savor the little gifts God gives us each and every day.
I’m so thrilled (& honored) that Julie asked me to share with you about an exciting tool to help you dive into the Bible with your family this summer. If you’re looking for ideas to point your kids to Jesus and grow together as a family, then I want to invite you to come join us for Camp Littles & Me: The Fruit of the Spirit.
Camp Littles & Me was designed as a resource to help families connect, play, learn, and grow together. I do all the planning work for you & give you the supply list, instructions, and any printables you might need so you can spend less time on your phone trying to come up with ideas and MORE time being present with your family. This year I’m so excited to be diving into The Fruit of the Spirit with so many families from around the world!
Here’s a few details:
1. Camp Littles & Me: The Fruit of the Spirit is a 9-week hands-on study of Galatians 5:22-23 that’s aimed to help your family connect, play, learn, and grow in God’s Word together.
2. Each Friday I will share the FREE printable packet, supplies list, any printables you’ll need,
and any additional instructions within the blog post.
You’ll be able to find all of the Fruit of the Spirit weekly packets HERE.
3. Each packet has a print that has all of the activity ideas on it with the following categories:
•Verse (Scripture to memorize together)
•Read (Includes a suggested Bible story in the Jesus Storybook Bible as well as a passage of Scripture that shows more in depth what each fruit looks like in everyday life)
•Create (Get creative with an art project/activity)
•Hands-On (Engage your senses with object lessons and hands on activities)
•Make (Get your kids in the kitchen making some fruit-filled snacks)
•Fruit in Action (Simple ideas to get your kids involved and practice each fruit)
4. The activities were designed for ages 3-8, but can be modified based on your kids ages.
The best part is that you don’t have to do every single activity. It was created in such a way that you can pick and choose what activities your family wants to do together. Besides, it’s not really about the activities anyways. Are they fun? You bet! Necessary? Nope!
Pointing your kids to Jesus happens best in the normal everyday moments of our days, but I pray that this is a helpful tool the helps spark conversations in your home about who God is and His incredible love for us.
I would absolutely love for you and your family to dive into learning about The Fruit of the Spirit with us this summer in an engaging and hands-on way.
I should also mention that this study really can be used year round, but with all the fresh fruit in season, summer is definitely a great time to enjoy some seasonal favorites while exploring the Word of God.
Ready to get started?! Be sure to head on over HERE to my blog to download the FREE packet for each week.
I’ll end with one last thing, because it really is the heartbeat behind all of this. My prayer is that
we would be mamas who know God and that the overflow of our love for Him would be contagious to a dark and hurting world. I also pray that the Holy Spirit at work in our hearts and in the hearts of our families would produce good fruit that makes the world a brighter place.
Come join us for a fruit-filled summer!
About the Author
My name is Ashley. I’m a wife + mama to two girls. I believe in celebrating everyday moments, the power of play and spreading freshly squeezed joy along the way. Here you will find our favorite kids activities, simple ideas for family fun + encouragement for your mama heart.