Use this Sunday school lesson on Avoiding Family Feuds to help kids get along with their families.
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 better.
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 peaceful home.
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.
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, Walter Norvell