To start off our Be His Good challenge, we honor our Police Force.
Whether you are a boy or girl, if you hear sirens... you immediately stop, try and find where the noise is coming from and get all excited and a conversation takes off about which bad guy they are going to conquer. Or is that just in our house?
A police car. Do this car exactly or create a version of this. If you don't want to use a paper plate, just use scrap paper. If your child isn't old enough to cut out your traced lines on the plate, you cut out the shape of the car. Same goes for the wheel and star. Don't want to get messy with paint, then use a blue marker, or let them scribble and create graphics that makes get inspire the next police car look. It's less about how the project looks and more about the purpose of the project. Take the time and explain what police officers all do, teach them how courageous and kind they are, enlighten them that rules are needed and police officers help enforce those rules to keep us safe. Maybe even go all biblical on them and tell your children that God gives us rules called the 10 commandments to keep us safe and moms and dads are here to help teach those so we stay safe. Even go to the local library and find books to read.
After the project is finished, write a simple thank you whether on the back of the artwork or a separate card. Find your local police station and drop it off. If that seems daunting, find their address and mail it off. Or quite simply, if you see one in your neighborhood, stop, walk up to them and say thank you with your beautiful artwork.
Then spread the word!
Take a photo and post on Facebook or instagram and use the #BeHisGood. Then encourage others to join you in saying thank you to our Police Force for all that they do. In my opinion, we don't say thank you to the men and women who serve in this way nearly enough. Instead we complain. Can you imagine what our cities would be like without them? Think about it.
Thank you for joining us this week in being His good.