Splink 1:  How Many? Send kids to their rooms to count their toys and then report back the number. Ask: Do you have enough toys? Why or why not? How many toys do you need to be satisfied or content? Read Philippians 4:11-12 aloud. What does it mean to be content? (To be satisfied; to…

Splink 1:Just a Little? Show how sin affects the whole body of Christ followers by making a dessert (or any type of food) together. Assign each child an ingredient to add. As they add the ingredients one at a time, talk about how good it will taste. When all the ingredients have been added, pick…

  If you haven’t read THE TALK – Part 1, I would recommend you check it out before reading further. The Talk – Part 1   Recently, I had THE TALK with my third-grade daughter.   Do you guys remember the TV show Blossom? It aired in the 90’s on NBC and dealt with issues…

Splink 1:  Different, but United Give your kids choices at dinner to teach about unity. Give a couple of choices for each “course” (appetizer, main course, vegetables, drink, and dessert) and invite each family member to pick what they would like. (Expect lots of different opinions!) If you don’t want to do this for a…

  Part 1 – THE TALK You know which talk I’m talking about. THE “TALK” talk. THE TALK that no parent looks forward to, but all parents know is critical. THE TALK that reduces most of us to our middle-school-selves, all tongue-tied, darty-eyed, and fidgety. THE TALK parents desperately want to do well, but THE TALK…

  Fifth graders are weird. Okay, maybe that’s too strong. But you have to admit they can seem a little hard to understand at times. They act like they love you one minute, but ignore you the next. They play with childhood toys, and also beg you for a cell phone. They crave your affirmation,…

Splink 1:  No One’s Looking What is integrity? (Doing the right and honest thing even when no one is looking.) Discuss the following situations and ask, “What is the right thing to do?” – Your mom made some cookies for dessert, but told you not to eat any before dinner. You are hungry. What is…

Splink 1:  Know Truth…Live Truth Job was a man of integrity. He believed the truth about God and then he stayed true to his beliefs. When trouble came, he didn’t sin or curse God. He held to the truth that he knew about God. He did what was right. He worshipped God even when he…

Splink 1:  What’s Inside? Invite your kids to look in the pantry and choose the vegetables and/or fruit to eat for dinner. Why did you choose those? (Because I like them; they taste good; etc.) Would you be disappointed if you choose one and there was something completely different inside? We would all be disappointed…