Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kim's Compassion: Just Curious...20 prompts to get kids thinking!

My children are 4, 5, and 7 years old. Needless to say, I get asked a lot of questions about the world. While I don't have answers for every question, I am happily prepared to answer some of them--or at least ready to look up an answer!

Why not invite our sponsored kids to get curious?

Encouraging kids to think about and understand the "why's" in this world may lead them to think about the "why not's?"! 

We have access to answers for them. I made a list of questions based on things that children in the developing world may be able to observe but not explain.

There are things on this list that I don't quite I can learn something too!

1. Where does the sun go?
2. How do butterflies develop?
3. What causes waves?
4. Where does rain come from?
5. What makes thunder and lightning?
6. How do birds fly?
7. How do plants grow?
8. How many is a million?
9. What is the sun?
10. How many stars are there?
11. What causes people to get sick?
12. How big is the earth?
13. What are the seasons? Why do they happen?
14. What is inside the earth?
15. Why is the sky blue?
16. What is an earthquake?
17. What do clouds feel like?
18. Why do people speak different languages?
19. How does my body grow?
20. What makes a rainbow?

The answers to these questions can also lead to a lot of great devotional conversations. Consider including a Biblical truth in your answer.

At the end of your letter, offer your child the opportunity to ask some questions about how the world works!

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