Singing the Blues This week’s Psalm (psalm means song) is the number 44. If you had to describe the kind of song, it would definitely be a song of blues. The writer wrote/sang about their sadness and trouble. But why? Life can be like a puzzle. It seems hard to figure out all the…

  Give Thanks…Even for Trouble Make popcorn the old-fashioned way and talk about how hard times can bring something good. Pour the oil in and get it hot; then pour in the popcorn and listen for the pops. Talk about how hard the kernels are before you popped them. What do you have to do…

  Walk With the Wise and Become Wiser Talk with your child about making wise choices in friends. Read Psalm 1:1. What does this verse tell us about who we hang with? We will be blessed if we don’t choose friends who do wrong things. No one is perfect, but we want to choose friends…

  What Goes Together? While riding in the car, play the game of things that go together. One person will say an item and the others will try to think of something that goes with it. For example, the item might be hot dog; what goes with it? (This is very subjective—someone may think that…

  My Story Paul shared his testimony—his story of God’s work in his life (2 Corinthians 6:3-11). He told the story of how he came to know and serve Jesus whenever he had the chance (Acts 22:6-21). What is a testimony? According to the dictionary, a testimony is evidence or proof of a claim. Paul…

Southeast Raleigh Handout- 2018

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  I Am _________ While you are driving in the car, guess the identity of famous people. Announce a category of famous people that your kids would know (historical figures/presidents, TV personalities, cartoon characters, singers, etc) and invite one person at a time to pick a person (but not tell anyone). The others will ask…

  The Treasure Fill a plastic container with sand/uncooked rice/uncooked beans, etc. and hide coins (or little toys) inside the container. (It would ideal for each child to have his own container, but you can use one container and add coins/toys after each child finds the treasure.) Adapt this to fit what you have available….

  I Changed My Mind Tell your child that you will do something together after dinner (watch a movie; play a game; take a walk; etc). After dinner, when they ask you to do the activity, say, “I changed my mind. I don’t want to.” Ask: How did you feel when I said that I…