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Jesus Has Power Over Death

I Spy Items Needed: Bible, paper, writing utensil (Optional: phone or camera) Go on a nature scavenger hunt. Make a list of items the children will need to find (rock bigger than your hand, three kinds of leaves, two insects, flower, worm, piece of bark, blade of...

Jesus Has Miraculous Power

Be Creative! Items Needed: Bible, paper, colored pencils, playdough, blocks, Lego® bricks, etc. Let each person in the family create something—draw a picture, make play-dough animals, build something with blocks or Lego® bricks, etc. When the “creations” are complete,...

Jesus Transforms Lives

What Changed? Divide your family into pairs and spend a minute looking carefully at one another. Then have one of the partners turn their back while the other makes a change. (It can be as simple as putting a strand of hair behind the ear or rolling up a sleeve.) When...

Jesus Gives New Life

Two Birthdays? Items Needed: Baby pictures, Bible, writing utensil Bring out baby pictures and talk to your children about the day they were born. Talk about the pictures and how happy you were. If they were adopted, talk about the happy day they became part of your...

Jesus Is God

How Well Do You Know Jesus? Talk to your children about how we get to know others. Remind them that learning about people helps us know them better. Come up with several questions and let your children “interview” you. (You might want to record the interview.) What...

Foundations of Discipleship

What’s The Word? Item Needed: Bible Read John 1:1, the Verse of the Month, together. Choose different actions to do when you say Word. Practice the verse together several times emphasizing Word with a variety of actions. Ask:What was in the beginning? (the Word)Who...

Heaven

What’s Missing? Items Needed: Bag or pillowcase, items listed below Gather the following items and put them in a bag or pillowcase. (A plastic bag is fine if you can’t see through it.) Tissue (no more tears)Flashlight (no more night/darkness)Medicine or pain reliever...

God Is Worthy of Worship

Worship With a Joyful Noise Items Needed: Paper and pen to write verse, magnet or tape, variety of objects to make instruments, Bible, rewards Make instruments (spoons and pans; dried beans in a plastic container; comb; etc.) Play music and invite the children to sing...

God’s Word to the Church

Beauty of Jesus’ Holiness Items Needed: Rocks, diamond ring or piece of jewelry Ask everyone to go outside and bring back one rock. Lay them on the table. Then place a diamond ring or beautiful piece of jewelry on the table. Ask: Which item seems different than the...

God Is Love

Filled With Love Items Needed: Object of your choice (one per person) Share a simple object lesson about being connected to Jesus, the One who can give us what we need to love others. Ask one of your children to give an item (something he or she doesn’t have—a candy...