It was a time for school at home.

Are you always taught at home? Or did your school close because of the COVID-19 virus? Then all of you had school at home.

But did you also have fun? Did you build forts? Have a picnic? Help others?


READ MORE: It was the first time in your lives that the whole world was fighting the same nasty virus. Leaders wanted you to be safe. Schools were closed. Maybe you couldn’t go to church. Could you FaceTime or Skype with Grandma or friends? Did you ride your bike? Did you take a neighbor’s trashcan to the curb? Did you memorize a new Bible verse? Pray for others? Your parents must watch over what you are learning even if you will not be home schooled for long. Read Deuteronomy 6:6-9 to learn what God tells them to do.


Lesson #1: ​Home, Neighborhood, Community, the World.​ Perhaps your children have learned about their community this year. To stretch their understanding a bit, you might have them ask relatives or friends who live in different places to send newspaper or magazine articles or pictures of their communities. Talk with the children about the similarities and differences between those places and the place where you live. Another idea, which could stretch through the summer and beyond, is to let your child find a pen pal from another community or country. Think about a child in a missionary family your church supports. The internet has many sites that might be helpful to you, as well. “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:24)