Devotion for Kids to Strengthen Sibling Love
They're fighting again. It's breaking your heart.
Everybody said one of the best gifts you could give your child is a sibling. You imagined that they'd play together, laugh together, and share the special childhood memories only siblings can.
Now you wonder if they'll even speak to each other when they are adults.
You can imagine what healthy sibling relationships should look like, but you don't know how to get there from here. Instead ...
- You feel guilty. You wonder if all this fighting is a sign you're doing it wrong.
- You feel overwhelmed. Relationships are such complicated things.
- You feel powerless. You don't know how to communicate such big ideas effectively.
You're a good mom. This is how I know.
You want them to see one another as God sees them - with tenderness and compassion.
You need a clear, simple plan to foster healthy, life-long relationship skills.
You know the Bible contains that wisdom, and you need a way to confidently share it with them on their level.
What if you could replace heart break with heart knowledge?
The next time the kids start fighting (because you know they will) you remain calm. You don't panic or mutter something in frustration under your breath.
Instead, you feel prepared. You just had a conversation about this yesterday, during a moment when everyone was at peace and they could really listen and think carefully.
You were able to address the struggles proactively instead of always being caught off-guard and reacting impulsively.
And you realize, with a note of relief and gratitude, that the simple sibling conversations you've been having in times of non-conflict have lead to a clearer heart-level understanding of the unique children God has given you.
Each Volume of Sibling Investigations Devotions for Kids includes ...
Four weekly lessons written in kid-friendly language. Just open, read, and discuss!
Pick and print the appropriate extension activities for each child's age and ability level. Choose from ...
- Read-to-me and draw a picture
- Trace in print and draw a picture
- Trace in cursive and draw a picture
- Print copywork
- Cursive copywork
- Scripture journaling and reflection questions for older kids
Weekly prayers and Scripture memory related to each lesson. Attractive, whole-page layouts so you can print and display for daily reference.
Fun printable activity to assist with Bible verse memory each week, such as ...
- Verse puzzle
- Connect the word dots
- Word bank activity
Hands-on, visual activity to wrap up each volume for deeper understanding.
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Additional benefits of Sibling Investigations Devotions for Kids ...
One price for the whole family. Purchase once; print as many copies as you need for the children in your household.
Super low-prep. Kick off the week by just flipping open your laptop, tablet, or phone and reading the first lesson. Then print the pages you'd like to use to follow up.
Flexible for a wide range of ages. Choose the sheets that match the children in your home and print only the ones you need.
Yes, even your teens. Specially designed Bible-journaling pages encourage tweens and teens to look up related Scripture, make comparisons, and reflect on their experience with the content during the week.
Material for a full month of sibling relationship study materials for all the kids in your home.
Save over 15% on three months of sibling relationship study materials for all the kids in your home.
In case you were wondering ...
What happens after I order?
If you purchase only the single volume, as soon as you complete the checkout process, you'll see a screen with a link to download the entire PDF file:
- Sibling Investigations Volume 1: Who Am I?
You'll also immediately receive an email receipt with the same download link.
If you purchase the three-volume bundle, as soon as you complete the checkout process, you'll see a screen with a link to download the entire PDF files of:
- Sibling Investigations Volume 1: Who Am I?
- Sibling Investigations Volume 2: The Fight for Peace
- Sibling Investigations Volume 3: Trusting and Being Trusted
You'll also immediately receive an email receipt with the same download links.
How long will it take to use this material each week?
You're a busy mom. Your schedule is already full of really good things. Sibling Investigations are designed to be simple, low-prep and to fit neatly into your routine. Even if all you did was to read and discuss the lesson each week, you'd be well on your way to great sibling conversation and growth.
Reading the lesson will take about five minutes, plus any time you need for discussion. Read it over dinner, on the way home from church, at morning time, or bedtime. And if it takes longer because the conversation is still going, well, there couldn't be much better ways for you to use your time!
Then you can choose which of the other pages in each lesson to print and use. They fill in as part of your child's Bible or writing work in a homeschool, or as a quiet Sunday afternoon activity.
How much preparation is needed to use Sibling Investigations?
Almost none. You can read the lessons right from your computer or other device. Just download the PDF, save and go. Or, print a hard copy if you prefer.
The extension activities require simple household supplies like pencils and crayons or colored pencils for drawing.
The printable memory work activity may require only a pencil, or a few additional supplies like scissors and glue sticks.
The hands-on activity at the end of each Volume is the only part that may require slightly more preparation. Supplies are clearly listed and include easy-to-find items like balloons, candy, or pennies.
Can I see a sample Lesson before I purchase?
Here's a quick-start guide to using the material in this download.
1. Read and discuss the lesson with your kids. (Hint: Don't focus so much on whether or not they "get the right answer" as what their comments share with you about their perspectives and their hearts.)
2. If you wish, you can print the mini-posters to hang in your home as a reminder of the memory verse and prayer.
3. Print any of the accompanying materials you'd like to use with them. Younger kids can just draw a picture to go with the verse. Older kids can use it as copywork. Tweens and teens can journal their reflections and observations.
4. Use the memory verse activity at the end as a cut-and-paste for younger kids, or as a speed-sorting challenge for older ones!
(The full volume includes more parental support resources, three other lessons, and a follow-up, hands-on activity to wrap up the month of study!)
Can I use Sibling Investigations in my church or Sunday School class?
The purchasing options above are for a single family license only. While you may print as many copies as you need for yourself and the children in your own family, you may not share either the digital file or printed copies with people outside of your household.
If you would like to purchase a classroom license, please contact me at lynna (at) lynnasutherland -dot- com.
What if I still have questions?
If you don't see an answer to your question here, please feel free to contact me at lynna (at) lynnasutherland -dot- com.
Are you at the place of heart-break over sibling fighting?
Or are you moving towards heart-knowledge?
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