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Follow Jesus’ Example

I’m Hurting…Can You Help Items Needed: Sling, bandana, ear plugs, etc. Try to understand how others might feel and talk about the love of Christ. For one hour after dinner, put an arm in a sling, bandage a hand, put a blindfold on, put in ear plugs, etc. Give each...

Saved by Grace

Gift of Grace Items Needed: Grab bagGift cards To help your children understand the concept of grace, allow each child to pull a gift card out of a grab bag. Take them to the restaurant or store to spend their gift card. Talk about it on the way home: What did you...

Blessings in Christ

A Good Way to End the Day Start a new habit. Every night, before bed, ask, “What three things are you thankful for?” If your children are reluctant to share or have trouble thinking of something, go first and share three things. It doesn’t have to be material things....

Delighting in God’s Word

Hidden in Plain Sight Items Needed: FlashlightsBible Send one family member out of the room and choose another one to place the Bible in plain sight. Call the finder into the room, flip off the light, and ask him to find the item. He must shine the flashlight around...

Praising God for His Goodness

No Expiration Date! Send the children to the pantry or refrigerator to find the expiration dates on several foods. Why is the item stamped with a date? What does it mean that something expires? (It is no longer suitable to eat.) God’s name, words, reign, and love will...

Seek God in Suffering

Praise Him! Items Needed: Construction or copy paperMarkersStickersYarnTape Make a praise banner. Encourage everyone to think of ways God has taken care of you in hard times and make a banner to thank Him. Cut the construction paper into pennant shapes or just leave...

God Blesses the Righteous

God’s Blessing Items Needed: BiblePost-it notes (or slips of paper)MarkerFlashlights (optional) Review the Bible verse the children are learning. (Psalm 119:105) Write the words from the Bible verse on post-it notes. (You might have to review only a part of the verse...

The Right Way

Sowing and Reaping Allow everyone to pick out their favorite vegetable (or fruit) at the grocery store, prepare them, and share them at dinner. As you are eating, talk about… What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit? What would happen if a farmer didn’t plant any seeds?...

The Spirit-Led Way

Spilling Out Make water balloon piñatas. Items Needed: BalloonsStringWaterPlastic batBlindfold (optional) Fill the balloons about half full with water. Tie the neck in a knot and attach a long piece of string to each balloon. Hang them from a high spot (tree limb,...

The Only Way

The Truth Items Needed: Index cardsWriting utensil Some of the Christians in Galatia said a person could get to Heaven by keeping the law—the rules. But what is the TRUE gospel? Write each of the following TRUE statements on an index card. Pass them out and let the...