Chasing Bubbles Go outside and blow bubbles! (If you’re super ambitious, make your own bubble solution—see recipe below.) Bubbles Recipe: 1 quart (4 cups) warm water 1/2 cup sugar or corn syrup 1/2 cup dishwashing liquid (Dawn is a great choice.) Combine the sugar and the warm water. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Add…

Chasing the Wind Run a relay to see who the first person can be to get their balloon from point A to point B. Line up everyone at point A and give each one a balloon. (Let them start to stretch it so it will be easier to blow up.) At the signal to go,…

December 13, 2018 | Parent Cue | One of the bottom lines of parenting is not just raising obedient, or even happy kids, but rather raising responsible adults who love God, love others, and love themselves. In fact, the way your kids love God has a profound effect on everything else. It will impact how…

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Daily Discipline Watch an athletic event (or musical event) together (something that requires practice and more practice). Ask your kids: What does it take for someone to be able to compete on a team (in an orchestra)? How many hours a day do you think they practice? In order to do something really well, a…

YouTube is the second-most popular website in the world, with over 400 hours of content uploaded every minute. On average, teens spend more time watching YouTube than any other video platform, including TV, Netflix, and movies. It’s the go-to place for videos for nearly everyone in the world — and for this reason, there is…

Opposites While driving in the car, play the “Opposite” game. Say a word and the others will have to say the opposite of the word. (Whoever guesses it, can think of a new word.) After playing awhile, start the discussion on selfish and selfless. What does it mean to be selfish/selfless? (A selfish person is…

Why? Because! Play Why? Because! Gather some slips of paper or index cards, pencils, and two small bowls (to hold the slips of paper). Give each person two slips of paper and a pencil. Ask them to write a question on one that starts with Why? (Why is milk white? Why do I have to…

You Pick Put a kitchen utensil in a bag (one per bag) and allow each family member to choose his eating utensil for dinner (no touching to see what might be inside either). Each person must eat their dinner using ONLY the utensil he/she chose. (Hopefully, there will be some laughter!) What would have made…

Obey the Instructions Hide a reward (treat of food, bag of cookies, small gift, whatever you like) at a specific destination without the kids knowing it. Announce that there is a reward hidden for them, but they must follow your instructions to get it. (All the kids can do this together or you can do…