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Overflow

Jill Tomey You will need a cup, a dishpan or large bowl and a measuring cup that is twice the size of the first cup. Place the empty cup into a dishpan or large bowl. Fill the measuring cup with water. Gather the family and begin a discussion about being grateful for...

Domino Game

For this activity, you can use dominos or any toy that can be set up like a domino chain. You can even use boxes of pudding or other food products. Set up the chain of items. The family can help. Once all of the items have been arranged, just sit and look at it. Do...

Reduce!

If you read any organization books or books on simplifying your life, you will find that the first step is always to reduce what you have to organize making the job of being orderly easier. This activity starts with that first step of Reduce. Start a family discussion...

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....

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