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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...

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...