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The Promise of Hope

Rock Solid Items Needed: RocksColorful permanent markers Ask the children to go outside and find a rock they like. (Needs to be larger than a pebble, about the size of their hand) The rock you chose is a reminder that God’s promises are strong and give us hope. God...

Boldly Honoring God’s Word

Lost and Found Items Needed: MoneyBible Hide a few dollar bills or quarters in your children’s rooms without telling them. Assign a certain amount of time (30 minutes?) and tell them to clean their rooms as quickly as possible. You might even want to tell them that...

Choose to Obey

The Choice Items Needed: Two index cards for each childMarkers Help each child write YES on one card and NO on the other. Help them think about the choices they make. For one whole day, ask them to use the cards to answer when you ask them to do something—remembering...

Faithfully Following God

Superpowers Over dinner, ask the children: If you could have any superpower, what power would you like to have? Why would you like to have that power? How would you use your power to help others? Superheroes and superpowers are just pretend – make-believe stories. But...

Fighting for the Faith

The Standard Send the children outside to find a straight stick. When they return, hold their sticks (one by one) beside a ruler. Is this stick crooked? How do you know? Do this with several other sticks – some very crooked and some that look almost straight. Hold...

Demonstrating Your Faith

Show Your Faith Paul encouraged Timothy to show his faith by following Christ’s example. What can you and your family do to show your faith this week? It doesn’t have to be something big to make a big impact—little kindnesses mean a lot. Here are a few ideas to get...

Genuine Faith

Jump! Do you know what it means to have faith in someone? (to believe that the person will do what he or she says they will do) Let’s practice what it means to have faith. (For example: Stand at the bottom of the stairs and ask your child to jump into your arms from a...

Rejoicing in Christ

Lasting Joy As you watch television with your children, talk about the commercials and the desire for more things. (Because of streaming, commercials might not be available. Look up some commercials on YouTube and watch them as a family.) Ask your child the following...

Knowing Christ

Do You Know Him? Item Needed: Picture of a friend Show your children the picture of one of your friends. Talk to your children about how you met and how you spend your time together. Share one of your favorite memories. Emphasize to your child that spending time with...

Thinking Like Christ

Pure? Items Needed: Water bottleDirtBible Grab a water bottle and while the children are watching, add a tablespoon of dirt to it. Ask, Would you like a drink of this water? Why or why not? Christians are called to be pure, to be holy. What does it mean to be pure?...