King (or Queen) for a Day Make homemade crowns from poster board (or ask for some from Burger King) and decorate them with fake jewels, stickers, feathers, glitter, or any suitable items. While you’re decorating, ask: What is a king? (The person in charge of a country.) What makes a good king? (He makes…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. A new study suggests that parents should be mindful of how much time their children are spending in extracurricular activities, such as music lessons and sports clubs. The findings, published in the journal Sport, Education and Society, unveil the pressing social demand for kids…

  Beauty of God’s Holiness Ask everyone to go outside and bring back one rock. Lay them on the table. Then place a diamond or fine gem (a diamond ring or beautiful piece of jewelry will work) on the table. Ask, Is there one item that seems different than the rest? (The diamond, of course.)…

  Actions Show Who You Are Write some actions on slips of paper and act them out (without using words). Some ideas to get you started: Pretend that you are: Walking through a giant tub of Cool Whip Riding your favorite ride at an amusement park Washing the dog Eating an ice cream cone Laughing…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral.   New research links curiosity in young children with later academic success.   The new study from researchers at the University of Michigan found that curious children are better able to grasp basic math and reading.   Researchers also found that for children…

That’s Not Fair  Play a game of kickball to see the need for an impartial judge. (If it’s too cold outside, play a game of balloon volleyball—play as usual but with a balloon.) Divide the kids into two teams. Set up the bases and home plate. Flip a coin to see who goes first. Tell…

Going through the explore God series? Extend the lessons at home with your children.

Our Family  Make a family shield. Pass out copy or construction paper and markers and invite kids to draw a large shield. Divide it into sections and let kids draw interests and items associated with your family. Does your family love animals? enjoy sports? enjoy books? Love camping? (Optional idea for older kids is to…

What I Really Need  While you are riding in the car, review the simple truth that we need Jesus to get to Heaven by filling in the blank, What I really need is __________. The first person will think of a situation where someone needs help and the other will guess what is needed. For…

Stand on the TruthPaul told the Galatians to stand firm in the truth about the way to be right with God. They could never be right with God by keeping a bunch of rules. They could never be good enough to be saved. He wanted them to KNOW and STAND FIRM in the truth that…