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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...

Trusty Treats

Image: Shockingly Delicious This activity will use Rice Krispie Treats to demonstrate the concept of trust. Show the family a box of Rice Krispies or similar cereal.  Read the claims on the label and review any commercials that anyone remembers about it.  Ask if they...

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