November 7, 2018 | Amy Fenton |  The Saga If you have any contact with a kid over age 8, I’m sure you have heard of Fortnite. If not, simply say that word around a kid and you will get a reaction. Especially boys. It is the latest and greatest in the App Store, Xbox,…

October 29, 2018 | Matt McKee | The next time you go to plug in one of your electronics or one of your kids’ electronics, look at the plug. Have you ever wondered why an electrical plug has 3 prongs? And what are those 3 prongs are for? Is it important to have all 3?…

  Trapped Show the kids a mouse trap. (If you have creative kids, ask one of them to think of a story about a mouse and the trap.) A mouse is a pesky little creature that eats through packages of our food and leaves nasty droppings—ewwwww! Why do we set a mouse trap? (If you…

  Who Can Cure It? Brainstorm situations with your kids about needs and cures. Some scenarios are listed below to get you thinking: You are very sick and need special medicine. Who do you need…a doctor or an artist? You are ready to go to school but the car is not running. Who do you…

  Short of the Mark Go outside and compete to see who can jump the longest. Mark a starting point and measure 29 feet and 4 ½ inches from it (the current distance of world’s record). Take turns running and jumping to see how far the kids can jump. Allow them to stand in the…

  Great Truths Give Courage Make a banner of five great truths about God (students learned this week). God is powerful (Jeremiah 32:17). God can be trusted (Proverbs 3:5-6). God will always love me (Romans 8:38-39). God will never leave me (Hebrews 13:5b). God will do what is best for me (Romans 8:28). Write each…

  Sin…A Bad Choice Act out the Bible story that kids learned this week. Assign parts (Ahab, Jezebel, Naboth, man from Jezreel, Elijah, and town leaders if you need other parts). Read 1 Kings 21:1-21 aloud and pause so each character can act out what was just read. When finished, talk about it: What choice…

  We all need a little help! Walk an obstacle course without running into anything and with no assistance. Choose one person to be “it.” Blindfold her and send her out of the room. Quickly set up a simple obstacle course with pillows, large stuffed animals, chairs, etc. Bring the blindfolded one back into the…

  Closer and Closer Gather some marshmallows or plastic eggs or individually wrapped candy or ping pong balls or any item that can be safely tossed and play a simple game to talk about being closer to God. (If weather is nice, play outside.) Pair up family members and players stand opposite of each other…

Choose! Play choices. Stand in the middle of the room and tell the kids you will give them two choices. They will go and stand on the side of the room to indicate their choices. (If you like _______, go the left side, pointing to the left. If you like ________, go the right side,…