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Living in Hope

Surprise! Items Needed: what you need for a special treat or outing Announce to your children that you are planning something special, but don’t tell them exactly when it will happen. (You will probably get lots of, “Is it time yet?”) At a random time, say, “Surprise!...

Growing in Grace

Follow Me! Items Needed: materials for special treat, game, or activity of your choice Walk through the house and say to each person, “Come with me” (not telling them where you are going or what you are going to do). If they follow you, take them out for a treat, play...

Principles of Prayer

Follow His Example Items Needed: Slips of paper Writing utensil Bowls God is a loving Father who prays for His children. We can follow His example and pray for others. Write out the names of family and friends on slips of paper. Write out ideas of prayers to pray on...

Standing Against Opposition

Want to Get Stronger? Items Needed: Devotional book Bible One of the best ways to help your children get stronger in their faith is to help them get into the habit of having a “quiet time” each day where they read the Bible and pray. Give them a good devotional book...

Standing Against Idolatry

Number 1 Items Needed: Children’s choice of 3-5 toys Ask your children to bring some of their toys to dinner. After the meal, let them organize their toys from most favorite to least favorite. Why did you put that toy in first place? (I love to play with it; I’ve had...

Standing For What Is Right

Make A Guess! Play charades together as a family. Pick a topic to make it easier for the children to guess (animals, self-care, sports, etc.) After everyone has had a turn to act out the topic, discuss the activity together. Our actions showed others who we were or...

Courageous Faith

Let’s Be Brave! Items Needed: Construction paper Printer paper Crayons Scissors Variety of craft items Spend some time making bravery bookmarks together. You can pre-cut the printer paper and write one of the following phrases on them: Be Bold; Be Brave; Choose...

Return of Christ

What Are You Waiting For? Items Needed: Family favorite treats Before dinner one night, display your family’s favorite dessert or treats in the center of the table. As you sit down to eat, talk about the treats and how delicious they will be. Ask if anyone would like...

Resurrection of Christ

Where should I Look? Items Needed: Various items Brown lunch bag Gather various items that will fit inside a brown lunch bag (sock, keys, small toy, etc.). Instruct the children to turn their backs or close their eyes while you place an item in the bag. Allow a child...

Suffering of Christ

Imagine… Imagine you wake up tomorrow to discover you are one of Jesus’ disciples. You are with Him when He prays in the Garden of Gethsemane, and you are there when He is arrested. How do you think you would feel? Would you have fallen asleep when you were supposed...