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Splink | Make Right Priorities

What Matters Most Items Needed: A plastic bag for each child, a bag with a Bible, family picture, and a special gift from your child Before going on a picnic or out to eat, give your child five minutes to pack a bag with 3-5 of his/her most important belongings before...

Splink | Forgive Others

Forgiveness Forgiving others when they hurt us is not always easy. We must teach our children to forgive. Ask your child to write down or draw a picture showing how they were offended, insulted, or hurt. How did you feel when you were insulted or hurt? (Sad, mad, left...

Splink | Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated

Lean On Me Ask each family member to find a partner and sit on the floor with his/her back to one another. (Partners with similar height work best.) Instruct each pair to link arms and stand up without unlinking arms. (Partners will have to lean on one another in...

Splink | Help Others

A Special Gift Items Needed: Gift card to an ice cream shop Wrap the gift card and give it to one family member. After he/she has opened it, ask, “What would like to do with your gift?” (Hopefully, he/she will say, “Use it!”) Are you willing to share your gift with...

Splink | Rejoice In the Light of Jesus

How Many Toys Do You Have? Send your child to his or her room to count the toys and then report 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...

Splink | Let Your Light Shine

Weighed Down Items Needed: backpack filled with books or weights or heavy objects Run a race weighted down with heavy items to show that even though we have the ability to do certain things, it may not be a smart choice. Mark a starting point and an ending point. Load...

Splink | Follow the Light

Struggling? Watch the metamorphosis from a monarch caterpillar to a butterfly. Just as a butterfly needs to struggle to get out of its cocoon, we need to struggle to learn some important life lessons. God is wise enough not to remove all trouble and suffering from our...

Splink | Jesus Is the Light

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

Splink | God Is Amazing

Treasure Hunt This week your child learned about dinosaurs. Discuss with your child how scientists have discovered dinosaur bones. Explain to your child that what scientists have discovered lines up with the Bible and proves that dinosaurs are real. Talk about the...

Splink | God Sees Everything

Overflowing Love This week your child learned about where different races came from. Different languages and cultures began at the Tower of Babel. We must remember there is only one race of people, and we should treat each other as valuable creations made in the image...