Family Experiences

Central has partnered with Ministry 2 Parents to provide our families with Family Experiences.  These focus on age-appropriate moments that parents can use to build faith into their kids lives.  Each experience includes a Kickstarter, Parent’s Guide, and a Developmental Guide.

3rd Grade

This is the year that children begin to see clear differences between themselves and others, which can lead children to suppress their individuality. We need to help children see that they are uniquely made. This is the year that children’s interests in multiple areas can peak, leading to increased chaos in scheduling.

Kickstarters

Activity 1

Activity 2

Developmental Guide

Parent’s Guide

4th Grade

The biggest change in development for 4th graders is the change in friendships. All of a sudden, they care what others think of them and want to fit in. Your child probably has at least one very close friend this year that they enjoy spending time with.

Kickstarters

Activity 1

Activity 2

Developmental Guide

Parent’s Guide

5th Grade

Fifth graders still want your encouragement, but they will rarely ask for it. This is the year that teasing and gossiping take center stage, and with your child’s desire to “fit in,” it can lead to a compromise of values. These big shifts make it even more important for you to help your child see how they are designed differently, on purpose.

Kickstarters

Resource Materials

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Developmental Guide

Parent’s Guide