Summer Project Challenge

Teachable Moments

Memorial day has come and gone.  Another school year has come to an end.  The temperatures are starting to rise, pools are now open, and no alarm will be required for two whole months.  It is summer!  Let the fun begin!

Last week, Joy wrote a post about making the most of this time with our children.  We all want to have fun and let our kids be kids, but we also want to use this time wisely to share God’s Word, develop good spiritual habits, and encourage their spiritual gifts.  This is quality time that we are able to invest in the eternal future of our children.

The contributors at Raising the Light would like to take on the challenge to be intentional about our summer plan to each create a project or study for our kids to do during the school break.

Below are our plans for our families.  As moms with kids that vary in age, interests, and giftings, we have each chosen projects specific to our  children or family.

Brianne: (5 year old boy, 3 year old twins- 1 boy and 1 girl)

The Summer Story Series- Each week we are going to read a bible story, do an activity, craft and snack that correspond to the story.   Check out the lesson plan for the weeks ahead here!

Summer:  (8 year old boy, 5 year old girl)

Memorizing Scripture- Each week, we are committed to memorizing one verse of scripture.  I am praying that the Lord will somehow connect the scripture with our memories for that week…and I know He will.

Nicole: (9 year old boy)

Praying for the Unreached- Each week we will choose an unreached people group and we will learn about them, pray for them, and find scripture that relates to their situation.  The Joshua Project has a great website to help us do this!

Joy: (11 year old girl, 8 year old girl, and 5 year old boy)

Subject Study- Each child will be studying and memorizing scripture based on their current stage of life.  Check out what each child will be learning here!

Now, it’s your turn!  We are challenging you to do the same- to create a project plan for the summer.  Are you up for the challenge?  Feel free to use one of our projects for your family, or create your own.

Tell us how you plan to invest into your kids this summer.

We look forward to hearing about how God moves through this intentional time with your children!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

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5 thoughts on “Summer Project Challenge”

  1. Ann - May 31, 2013 12:52 pm

    We are doing the Fruit of the Spirit this summer. My boys are 5 & 7. I got some printables and a story on each from We are really concentrating on putting them into action as we learn them.

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  4. Kerrie - June 4, 2013 4:17 am

    It is so true that all our children want is us. I was playing tennis with my children today and a little boy approached us. He was there with his teenage cousin, who was busy socializing with other teenagers. At first I just wanted to play with my kids and he didn’t have a tennis racket; however he was persistent. When it was time to go home, he wanted to know if we would be back tomorrow. I realized this was going to be a long summer for this sweet boy without playmates. Please pray for all of those children who have no or inadequate care over the summer to stay safe and know God’s love. God, please help my children to realize how very blessed they are to have a mom who can spend all day with them. Please turn my heart so I will always be open to helping those in need of comfort. And please help my children to do the same.

    1. Raising the Light - June 4, 2013 12:06 pm

      What a great reminder for us all this summer, Kerrie! Thanks for sharing. I pray that we all have eyes to see those opportunities as God places them in front of us.


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