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Race to the Finish

Start with a discussion what an obstacle is. You may even move furniture or use dining chairs to create an obstacle course. Next talk about obstacles that keep you from reaching goals or from being the Christian you want to be. Have prepared some pieces of paper that...

Fake or For Real

You will need several pairs of items that look alike but are different. Examples: two containers of “sugar,” where one is salt; two “diamond” rings, where one is a fake; two capped containers of “water,” where one contains white vinegar. Show the items and have the...

Prodigal Snacking

Pick a treat that all family members enjoy and prepare two small bowls for each person. Read Luke 15:11-13. Make sure everyone knows what an inheritance is. Have each family member eat the snack in one of their bowls. Liken it to the son who spends his inheritance....

A Fruity Puzzle

Make a puzzle out of a picture of a piece of fruit or a fruit grouping. You can make the puzzle as simple or as elegant as you would like. The simplest would be to find a picture of fruit in the weekly store flyers and cut it into random or puzzle-like pieces. A...

Freeze Frame

This game will help children be attentive to a specific command. The command is Freeze Frame. Let them be silly and move around or dance until you call out “Freeze Frame”. When they here that they are to Freeze where they are and listen. Once they have frozen say...

Bounce Back

For this activity you will need foil (or anything to protect the surface), 2 hard-boiled eggs (or raw if you are daring), and a superball – any high bouncing ball will do. You can do this demonstration yourself, or you can ask someone to do it while you narrate. First...

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