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The Standard of Love

Love Your Family Day Declare a “Love Your Family Day.” Each family member should write their name on a slip of paper and throw them in a bag. Ask each one to draw a name, but not let anyone see it (to add a little suspense). The name they draw is the person they must...

The Gifts of the Spirit

Given to Give Buy a special treat that can be shared—cookies, candy, small toys, etc.—that your children would like and give it to one child. (Talk with him privately before giving it and make sure he is willing to share it.) As you give it to him, ask, “If I give you...

Contentment in Christ

How Many? Send the children to their rooms to count their toys and then report back with the number. Ask: Do you have enough toys? Why or why not? How many toys do you need to be satisfied or content? Read Philippians 4:11-12 aloud. What does it mean to be content?...

Purity in Christ

Just a Little? Show how sin affects the whole body of Christ followers by making a dessert (or any type of food) together. Assign each child an ingredient to add. As they add the ingredients one at a time, talk about how good it will taste. When all the ingredients...

Unity and Wisdom in Christ

Arguing Is No Fun Plan a special meal to teach your children about unity. Announce each course (appetizer, main course, vegetables, drink, dessert) and invite each family member to share what they would like. (Expect lots of different opinions!) Ask each one to...

Peace on Earth

Christmas is Coming! Give a small candy cane to your child one night this week. Ask your child how the candy cane reminds them of Jesus and the Christmas story. Here are some possible responses: The candy cane looks like a “J” and that’s the first letter of Jesus’...

Hope for Anxious Hearts

I Need Help! Ask your kids to complete a job that is too hard for them. (Give them a hard puzzle to complete. Ask them to stack ten blocks without them falling. Give them a hard math problem to complete. The activity should depend on the age and skill of each child.)...

Comfort for Broken Hearts

A Broken Relationship Restored Drag out the bikes and outside toys and scrub off the dirt and grime. Repair anything that needs fixing. Ask your children the following questions: Do you know what it means to restore something? (To bring it back to its original...

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...