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The Kingdom of Heaven

Fakers Items needed: fake (play) food Serve fake food (borrow from children’s play set) for a meal. Put it in a bowl or on their plates. (Of course, keeping real food hidden somewhere.) Why don’t you want to eat this food? Serve the real food. What’s the difference...

Receiving God’s Word

Planted in Good Soil Items needed: Packet of seeds, flowerpots, soil Plant some seeds (that can later be transplanted into your garden or yard) as a way to talk about how the different kinds of soils (hearts) received the seed (the Word). Some questions to ask: Does...

Jesus Sends His Disciples

Follow the Command Give simple commands for your children to follow. Hop on one foot at least 7 times without putting the other foot down. Rub your belly while at the same time patting your head. Touch something blue (add other colors: red, green, yellow, etc.) For...

Jesus Is Our Healer

What Can You Do? Items Needed: Paper, writing utensil, bowl, or basket Write down a specific ability of each family member on the pieces of paper. Also include a couple things that only Jesus can do. Fold each paper and place them in a bowl or basket. Choose one at a...

Jesus Displays His Power

Just In The Bible? As you put your child to bed, ask: Are miracles only in the bible or do you think God still performs miracles? God promised He would do great and mighty things if we call out to Him (Jeremiah 33:3). Do you think God will perform a miracle when we...

Sanctity of Life

Don’t Forget! Items Needed: Post-it notes or slips of paper and tape, marker Review Psalm 139:14 with your children. Write the words from Psalm 139:14 on Post-it notes. (You might want to review only a part of the verse depending on the ages of your children.) While...

Job

Target Practice Items Needed: Paper, writing utensil, bow and arrow set or balled up sock Draw a simple target and take turns trying to hit the target with a child’s bow and arrow. (If you don’t have a bow and arrow set, ball up a sock and throw it at the target.) It...

God Sees Our Pain

Five Truths of God Items Needed: Bible, paper, writing utensil God is powerful (Jeremiah 32:17).God can be trusted (Proverbs 3:5–6).God will always love me (John 3:16).God will never leave me (Hebrews 13:5b).God will do what is best for me (Romans 8:28). Write out...

John the Baptist

What’s Your Job? Describe several jobs to your children and allow them to guess the occupation. Here are a few suggestions: teacher, doctor, dentist, astronaut, trashman, chef, etc. After the guessing game, tell your children about John the Baptist and how his job was...

Jesus Is Born

You’ve Been Socked! Items Needed: Stocking, goodies, card, writing utensil Celebrate Christmas through this fun way of giving to others. Fill a Christmas stocking with goodies—small candies or treats, small toys, pencils, etc. Write a simple note saying, “You’ve been...