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A Changed Heart

Who Can Cure It? Brainstorm situations with your children about needs and cures. Some scenarios are listed below to get you thinking: You are very sick and need special medicine. Who do you need…a doctor or an artist? You are ready to go to school, but the car will...

Missing the Mark

Short of the Mark Items Needed: Masking tape, sticks (things to use as place markers) Go outside and compete to see who can jump the longest. Mark a starting point and measure 29 feet and 4 ½ inches from it (On August 30, 1991, Mike Powell of the United States, in a...

Confess and Repent

God’s Gift Items Needed: Small gift for each child (favorite candy; small toy; gift card for fast food or ice cream; favorite treat; etc.); Gift box or bag Wrap and give each child a small gift. Talk about the importance of confession and repentance. Discuss the...

A Heart for God

Too Many If weather permits, go outside and tell the kids that you are going to give them commands of things to do. They are to listen carefully and do whatever you tell them. Give a command, but just as the kids start doing it, change your command. For example: say,...

Standing Up in Faith

Keep Going… Run a relay race with a twist. Divide into two teams and make two lines. Mark a starting point and a turn-around line. Each team must run to the turn-around line with a book balanced on the head and arms at one’s side. If the book falls off, the person...

Choosing Obedience

Obedience Has a True Reward Put a small reward (food or candy) on one side of the room and line up kids on the opposite side. Share some actions and ask them to decide if it is a good or bad choice. If they think it is a good choice, they may take a step forward. If...

From Generation to Generation

Follow Good Examples Teach your child a skill you know, but they might not yet know. Some ideas—How to: • Stand on your head • Eat an Oreo the correct way • Sew on a button • Dribble a basketball • Catch a fish • Play a new game (one you learned as a kid) Why is it...

Living Out God’s Word Every Day

Follow Me 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 a fun game, or do an activity they will enjoy. Ask: Are you glad you...

Walk in Integrity

No One’s Looking Bake a batch of cookies (or another treat), count them and put them on a plate on the kitchen counter. Add a sign that says, “DO NOT EAT!” Then leave the room. After a couple of hours, count the cookies to see if any are missing. Call everyone...

Walk in Truth

Can You Believe It? Spend some time sharing some unbelievable facts about a variety of animals. Possible examples: A snail can sleep for three years at time. Octopuses have three hearts. There are a million ants for every one human. A bat can eat 1,000 insects per...