Mondays 4:15-5:30pm or Wednesdays 4:15-5:30pm
Drop off at the Prayer Garden, behind the gazebo.
What is F.R.O.G Time?
FROG Time is a weekly storytime WFUMC has created for kids ages K-5th grade to escape the screen time and online school, get outside in the fresh air, read together, discuss God's word, and be around other kids in a safe environment. We will meet each week at the WFUMC Prayer Garden where we will read a book and Bible verse together, have some discussion, go on a campus walk, play some games and maybe even do a craft some days.
Now, some of the book titles may seem a bit young for some kids, like for example, “Goodnight Moon.” Please don’t let that stop you from signing up a child, because we are taking a special spiritual look into each of these books and will have discussion questions for all ages of children to engage in. Kids may discover things about these popular books they might have never known.
Each week of “FROG Time” will focus on a different book, and we are offering FROG Time two different days of the week. The same book is offered both Monday and Wednesday to give more children the opportunity to participate since we have to keep our numbers low.
So that we can keep everyone safe, parents/guardians must sign up their kids in advance. We can only have 10 kids max at a time due to safety precautions. We ask that everyone please wear a mask, and we will practice social distancing. There will be times when we can have the kids take their masks off safely, at a safe distance.
Below is a list of the different books we will read and discuss each week...
September 21 & 23 - “God Made You Nose to Toes” by Leslie Parrott
Help little ones understand that God created each part of their bodies so they can enjoy life and everything in it. In this delightful book by well-known author and family therapist Leslie Parrott, little ones can follow along with Toucan – with his great big nose – as he helps them learn God loves each one of them completely. Bible Verse: Psalm 139: 13-16.
September 28 & 30 - "God’s Paintbrush” by Sandy Eisenburg Sasso
Children speak about God in ways that are different from adults. They ask many questions about God, questions that can be startlingly direct. Oftentimes adults―parents, grandparents and teachers―feel uncomfortable answering them. Who is God? This book encourages children to explore the wonder of God through an interactive format. Colors, joy, and multiculturalism invite children to think of God as someone Who loves them and is a friend to them.
Bible Verse: Matthew 16:13-17.
October 5 & 7 - "Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown
A touching portrayal of a rabbit’s bedtime ritual. While bidding goodnight to its surroundings, the rabbit prepares for a peaceful sleep. Bible Verse: Psalm 4:8.
October 12 & 14 - “The Pumpkin Patch Parable” by Liz Curtis Higgs
This charming story illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Bible Verse: Matthew 5:15.
October 19 & 21 - “This Land is Your Land,” by Woody Guthrie
Since its debut in the 1940s, Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" has become one of the best-loved and most timely folk songs in America, inspiring activism and patriotism for all. This classic ballad is now brought to life in a richly illustrated edition for the whole family to share. Kathy Jakobsen's detailed paintings, which invite readers on a journey across the country, create an unforgettable portrait of our diverse land and the people who live it. Bible Verse: 2 Chronicles 7:14.
October 26 & 28 - “What’s Wrong with Timmy?” by Maia Shriver
What is the response when a child points out that a disabled child or adult looks 'different'? Shriver tells the story of Kate, who finds that making friends with a special needs boy helps her learn that the two of them have a lot in common. This is a sensitive and generous story about what happens when Timmy, a child with a disability, looks and acts differently. Ms. Shriver tells a beautiful story that helps parents and children talk about differences while embracing the things people have in common. Bible Verse: Romans 12:6-8, 15.
November 2 & 4 - “How Full Is Your Bucket?” (Kid’s Version) by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
An illustrated adaptation of the long-running bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? for kids — told through the story of a boy who learns a valuable “bucket filling” metaphor and watches it come to life as the day unfolds. Every moment matters. Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day. In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well. Follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers and family members. Before the day is over, you’ll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else’s bucket also fills his own. Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:32.
November 9 & 11 - “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats
Lavish illustrations celebrate the majesty of a snowfall. This Caldecott Medal winner invites readers to go outside and play with a young African American boy. Making tracks in the snow, building a snowman, and making a snowball are all part of the wonders of a snowy day. This book provides an excellent opportunity to explain the beauty of God’s creation, and to discover the spiritual value of play. Bible Verse: Psalm 144:15.