Splinks for the week of January 12-18, 2020 Jump, I’ll catch you! To demonstrate faith, ask your child to do a simple thing and come through for him/her. (For example: Stand at the bottom of the stairs and ask him/her to jump into your arms from a few steps up or stand in the pool…

Splinks for the week of January 5-11, 2020 Connect the Dots Item Needed: Dot-to-dot page (make a simple one by thinking of a simple design and drawing an outline of dots.) Ask kids to complete the page. Did you know what picture it would make when you started? (Probably not) You were able to complete…

Splinks for the week of December 15-21, 2019 Shelter of Peace Create a blanket fort under your dining table or using couches, chairs, and pillows in the Living room. Gather your family together in the fort and ask them to think of situations where they had to seek shelter or someone they know had to…

It is so interesting that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in the middle of winter, when darkness comes early. For thousands of years, God’s people lived in darkness, waiting. John called Jesus “the light of men” (John 1:4) and “the light in the darkness” (John 8:12). I will never forget the year we…

Splinks for the week of December 8-14, 2019 Tumbling Down Items Needed: Blocks Instruct each family member (or do partners) to build a tower or building with blocks. After the towers are built, allow someone to pull out one of the lower blocks from each tower. (The tower should tumble down.) What happened when we…

Splinks for the week of November 24-30, 2019 No Words Allowed Play a game of Charades where you act out ways to serve or help someone else. Suggestions: Medical help Serving food Repairing something Bagging or ringing up groceries Washing a car Loading or unloading a dishwasher Teaching Have fun with the game and talk…

Splinks for the week of November 17-23, 2019 Treasure Hunt Create a Treasure Hunt that leads to a special treat or an announcement about a trip or family outing. Provide clues that must be followed in the correct order for the treasure to be found. Suggested rhyming clues for readers: “When Daddy gets tired, he…

Splinks for the week of November 10-16, 2019 Book Reports Assign a day for each family member to tell about his or her favorite book (other than the Bible) and why it’s a favorite. Spread this out over a few nights or do it all on the same night. It’s fun to learn about new…

Daily Charades Play a game of charades to portray activities and actions that take place daily for members of the family. Encourage each family member to participate in both the acting and guessing. Suggestions for charades: Brushing teeth Eating food Caring for pets Getting dressed Cooking food Making a bed Folding clothes Driving a car…

  Kindness Matters! Items Needed: Slips of paper (with each of the following written on a slip – lonely, sick, afraid, new to a situation, disappointed, hurt, tired, hungry) Bag or basket to hold the slips of paper Instruct each family member to pick a slip of paper and read it aloud. Brainstorm ways that…

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