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The Risen Christ

Eggs-Citing Items Needed: Plastic Easter eggsStrawsBowlsBasketSpoons Keep the celebration going! No one knows for sure why we associate eggs with Easter, but some say the egg is a symbol of new life. Just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out,...

The Crucified Christ

The Price is TOO High Announce a fun event (movie night, ice cream run, etc.) When you arrive at the special destination, announce that anyone who wants to participate must pay a certain amount of money (an amount bigger than they could pay). Talk about how the price...

Surrendering Our Rights

Balloons and Scripture Items Needed: A balloon for every two peopleBible Read Galatians 5:25 together as a family. Practice saying the verse a few times. Instruct each person to find a partner. Blow up and tie a balloon for each pair. Give each pair a balloon and have...

Submitting to Authority

But Why? Items Needed: Slips of paperPencilsTwo small bowls Play a game called Why? with your children. Gather several slips of paper, pencils, and two small bowls. Give each person two slips of paper and a pencil. Ask them to write a question that starts with why on...

The Transformed Life

Changed One night when you’re eating dinner, think about the changes in different foods and drinks and discuss them with your children. Ask: What foods change when they are cooked? What foods change when they are frozen? For example, spaghetti or macaroni noodles are...

Led by the Spirit

Someone to Help Assign a specific chore to each child—one that is hard to do alone. As they struggle to complete it, ask if they would like some help. Complete the chore with them. What helped get the chore done faster and better? (having another person to help) Just...

Set Free from Sin

Who Am I? While you are driving in the car, guess the identity of famous people. Announce a category of famous people that your children would know (historical figures, presidents, TV personalities, cartoon characters, singers, etc.) and invite one person at a time to...

Make Wise Choices

You Pick Items Needed: BagsKitchen utensils Provide one bag with one kitchen utensil inside for each family member. Allow each person to choose his/her eating utensil for dinner (no touching to see what might be inside the bags). Each person must eat their dinner...

Standing for Truth

Great Truths Give Courage Items Needed: MarkerConstruction paperCrayons, stickers, sequins, etc.TapeTwine/Yarn Make a banner of five great truths about God.God is powerful (Jeremiah 32:17).God can be trusted (Proverbs 3:5-6).God will always love me (Romans...

Seeking God’s Presence

Closer and Closer Items Needed: Marshmallows, plastic eggs, wrapped candy, ping pong balls, etc. Gather some marshmallows, plastic eggs, individually wrapped candy, ping pong balls, or any item that can be safely tossed and play a simple game to talk about being...