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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?...

The Example of Christ

Follow His Example Items Needed: Slips of paperPenBowlNotecardsSupplies to make cardsBible Jesus is our best example. We should follow Him and live like He lived. Jesus was humble, obedient, and forgiving. Write out the names of family and friends on slips of paper....

Living for Christ

Light of the World Item needed: Flashlight Turn out all the lights in the house. Close the curtains if you have bright streetlights. Give each child a task to do with no lights on. (Go to your bedroom and bring back a pillow; Go to the kitchen and bring back a snack;...

Prepared for Battle

Time for Battle! Items Needed: Cotton balls (or stack of paper to make paper balls)Masking tapeCookie sheet, cardboard, etc.Timer Mark a line with masking tape. Divide family members into two teams, one team on each side of the tape. At the signal to go, each team...

Faith and Family

Obey and Reward Items Needed: PaperBibleMarker Write each of the following Bible verses on a piece of paper: Ephesians 6:1; Ephesians 4:32; Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 4:29. Write each of the following rewards on a piece of paper: Stay up 30...

Follow Jesus’ Example

I’m Hurting…Can You Help Items Needed: Sling, bandana, ear plugs, etc. Try to understand how others might feel and talk about the love of Christ. For one hour after dinner, put an arm in a sling, bandage a hand, put a blindfold on, put in ear plugs, etc. Give each...

Saved by Grace

Gift of Grace Items Needed: Grab bagGift cards To help your children understand the concept of grace, allow each child to pull a gift card out of a grab bag. Take them to the restaurant or store to spend their gift card. Talk about it on the way home: What did you...

Blessings in Christ

A Good Way to End the Day Start a new habit. Every night, before bed, ask, “What three things are you thankful for?” If your children are reluctant to share or have trouble thinking of something, go first and share three things. It doesn’t have to be material things....

Delighting in God’s Word

Hidden in Plain Sight Items Needed: FlashlightsBible Send one family member out of the room and choose another one to place the Bible in plain sight. Call the finder into the room, flip off the light, and ask him to find the item. He must shine the flashlight around...

Praising God for His Goodness

No Expiration Date! Send the children to the pantry or refrigerator to find the expiration dates on several foods. Why is the item stamped with a date? What does it mean that something expires? (It is no longer suitable to eat.) God’s name, words, reign, and love will...