A Bible activity created to show kids that God wants families to
Bible Activity: No Family Feud-Form two teams. Have
teams each list the top 10 ways a family can get along, according
to Ephesians 4.
After teams have completed their lists, collect the lists. Then
have teams take turns guessing the answers that were on both lists.
Afterward, discuss how easy or difficult it is to get along with
family members and how the listed ways can help them get along
Craft: A Peaceful Target-Give kids red and white
construction paper, glue and scissors. Have them each design a
target, using construction paper cut into graduating circles. Then,
have them write in the center of the target "Peaceful Home." Tell
children to hang their targets on their refrigerator. Give each
child a magnet to mark how close their family is to God's aim: a
Snack: You'll need: Fortune cookies, slips of paper,
pencils and sandwich bags.
Directions: Have kids write each family member's name and
an encouraging note on a slip of paper. For example, kids may
write, "Mom, thanks for making such good meals for me." Help
younger children write their notes. Insert each of the slips into a
different fortune cookie-one to give to each family member. Then
have kids put their cookies in a sandwich bag to take home. Let
kids eat the leftover cookies.
This lesson was created for GRADES 3 AND 4
FOR ALL AGES
Get families together for a Family Appreciation Dessert. Children
can make and serve a simple dessert such as brownie sundaes or
decorated cakes. Kids can present handmade awards and tell why they
love each family member.
Contributors: Nancy Paulson, Cindy Newell, Heather Ward,
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