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…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Children with strong family ties and school support are more likely to try to stop bullying when they see it, new research suggests. The study included 450 sixth-graders and 446 ninth-graders who were asked about their relationships with their family, friends and teachers. The…

Chasing Wisdom Run a race with balloons. Make a starting point and a finish line (about 15 feet apart). Give each person a balloon and line up everyone on the finish line. At the signal to go, each one must blow air into his balloon and then let it go. Wherever it lands is where…

What Is Wisdom? This week we started studying the book of Proverbs. Wisdom is a main theme of the book and something we all could use a little more of. Do a wisdom search. Write each letter of the word “wisdom” on an index card or piece of paper—you may even want to make a…

  Something Better Collect some items from the recycling bin (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, ribbon, bottles, construction paper, etc.), some glue, and scissors. Make something “new” from the salvaged items. Read James 1:3-4. What comes from trials (troubles)? (Patience) What is the end result? (It will make you mature and complete, stronger, etc.)  …

  I Need Help! Ask your kids to complete a job that is too hard for them. (Give them a hard puzzle to complete. Ask them to stack ten blocks without them falling down. Give them a hard math problem to complete. Activity will depend on the age and skill of each child.) As they…

  Remember… It’s not easy to know what to say when someone dies, but it can be very comforting to talk about the one who died. Show an item that belonged to the loved one or an item that was a gift from the loved one. Tell why the item is special. Ask each family…

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?…