#Week13: Self-control | Children@Apostles

This week brings us to the end of our time looking at the fruits of the spirit, and the last fruit is self-control for lots of people this is the hardest one! We have added some bonus questions to the bible bit anyone who answers them and posts them on the comments on Facebook or HA virtual Caffe will get a bonus point for each right answer. Next week we will begin looking at people meeting Jesus in the bible.

Bible Bit
Read 1 Samuel 24:1-23
or watch the story here: 

Bonus questions
1. How many soldiers did Saul take with him to look for David?
2. What did Saul do when he was in the cave?
3. What did David do to Saul in the cave?
4. What helped David not to kill Saul?

3 Things to think about
1. How can you have self-control when you play with friends, or when you have to do homework, or not eat too much cake and sweets?
2. Why is it important to have self-control?
3. Do you think you need self-control to pray?

Songs
Our song for this term: 

And here is our song for next term! 

Activities
1: A Self-Controller
You need: a box, something to stuff in the box to make it solid, egg old carrier bags, foil to cover the box, stick dots, things to decorate it, pens.
+ the words for this week’s memory verse, note it is different to the words on the picture.
Follow the instructions here:
https://passthebaton.wordpress.com/?s=self-control&submit=Go

2: Make a Poster
What you need: A4 or A3 sized paper and art materials of your choice.
What to do: Design and make a poster which encourages other children, to refuse to fight and hurt others.

3: Self Control Traffic Lights
What you need: Red, yellow, green and black construction paper, Scissors, Glue sticks, Markers, A circle to draw round about the size of a yoghurt pot

What to do: Cut out a circle in red, yellow and green paper write stop on the red circle, think on the yellow circle and act on the green circle. Put your circles in a line like traffic lights and cut out a rectangle of black paper big enough to stick your coloured circles onto.
Stick you circles onto your black rectangle and put it somewhere where you will see it to remind you to have self -control.

Fun Fact- Children who learn to have self-control usually become successful adults💭

Prayer Time
Say this prayer with your family today:

Heavenly Father, help us to have self-control and to always think about the consequences of what we do. Help us to wait patiently to receive rewards. In Jesus' Name. Amen!

Don’t forget to keep saying the Lord’s Prayer at noon.