The following activities can help you teach your children the truths discussed throughout the book. Although most are designed for ages 4-12, there are several activities that work for teenagers too!
When’s the best time to do an activity like this? That varies from family to family, but we suggest doing one once a week following a meal. Why after a meal? Simply because the family is already together around the dinner table, so it’s a logical time to share something fun with them.
If your kids are old enough to read, have them read the Bible verses shared. You might even want to have everyone create their own “poster” or “reminder card” of the memory verse after each activity. They can be created on a 3 X 5 card or on an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of computer or construction paper. Each person can decorate their card however they’d like and then choose where they’d like to post it so they’ll be reminded of its truth.
If you were raised in a family that didn’t do activities together to learn about the Bible, this might initially feel awkward to you. That’s perfectly normal! What I’ve learned, however, is that you’ve got to push through awkward to get to a new normal! If you want it to feel comfortable—or normal—to talk to your kids about spiritual truths, this is a great way to start!
Special thanks goes out to Kirk Weaver of Family Time Training for creating these activities. Kirk is a favorite speaker at Hearts at Home mom conferences. If you choose to use these activities and would like more of the same, you can find a treasure box of resources at www.famtime.com.