Can You Guess?
Play 20 questions to guess something that will help you make Mom or Dad happy.
Place a Bible inside a bag or box so kids can’t see it. Hold up the bag and invite kids to ask 20 questions (that can be answered with a yes or no) to see if they can guess what is in the bag.
Read 2 Timothy 3:16.
How does God’s Word help us? (it is good for doctrine and teaching; it is good for correction and instruction; etc.)
Mom and Dad are very happy when you obey God’s Word, the Bible!
Obey the Instructions
Items Needed: slip of paper with the name of a destination written on it (oak tree in backyard, dryer in laundry room, trunk of car, etc.)
Reward (treat of food, bag of cookies, small gift, whatever you like)
Hide a reward at a specific destination without the kids knowing it. Announce that there is a reward hidden for them but they must follow your instructions to get it. (All the kids can do this together or you can do it one at a time if you have a smaller family.) Verbally give clues (a little at a time – go ten steps and turn left; look until you find a yellow flower; go where there is something we use to cut the grass; etc.) or write them on slips of paper and give them at the appropriate time.
After the reward has been found and enjoyed, talk about it:
What might have happened if you had NOT followed the instructions? (we wouldn’t have found the reward; we would have wandered around; etc.)
Why are instructions important? (they help us find the way; they help us know how things work; they guide us; etc.)
Where are God’s instructions? (Bible)
Why is it good for us to obey God’s instructions? (so we can know the right way to live; so we can know how to get along with others; so we can know how to love God; etc.)
Read Psalm 19:9-11.
What do these verses tell us about God’s law/words? (they are true, fair, better than gold or honey, and there is a reward for keeping them)
God’s instructions are found in the Bible and there is a great reward when we follow them!
Honor and Obey Mom
Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday so forward this to Dad (or a good friend who will step in to help your kids). Even if you’re a single mom, it is okay to talk about how you will all celebrate. Teaching kids to honor and obey mom is life-giving!
- Make a card – Write 5 things I like about Mom
- Buy flowers – potted plants are cheap and beautiful now – let kids decorate the pot with markers or stickers.
- Make a special meal or snack.
- Make sure she is treated like a queen on this day (no chores or cooking).