Sunday, May 29, 2016

Faithful Families Resources May 29 2016

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
~ Bo Bennett

Family Closeness

Twenty One
This is a memory game where you substitute words for numbers. Your family members take turns counting from 1 up.  On multiples of 7 the person who says the number also makes a rule where one number becomes a sound or a word. So the person who lands on 7 might say, “from now on, 4 is “abracadabera” Then the counting continues, and the person who lands on 14 might say, “the number 9 is now Sponge Bob.” The person on 21 makes a third rule, and then the counting starts over at one, with the new rules in place. The object of the game is to get to where all numbers have been replaced by something else. Whoever forgets to replace a number must perform a task like sing a song or tell a joke.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family. 
  • What is usually your first thought when you wake up?

With your family read:  Luke 7.11-17

 Questions for Discussion:
  • What surprised you about this story?
  • Why did Jesus do what he did?
  • Why do you think the people were afraid?         

Prayer and Celebration

Prayers by flashlight
Make prayers before bed special by huddling together under the sheets to make a little prayer tent. Turn on a flashlight and prayer together.
Family Activity
Crazy shopping night.
This is a strange idea but good for teaching your children about the use of money. Go to a shopping centre on a relatively quiet night and provide your children with a small amount of money, maybe four dollars. Their goal is to see how much they can buy using that amount of money. 

(This material is based on and draws from earlier Faithful Families emails by Stephen Harrison and Richard Browning: An Unless Ideas Production.) Unless otherwise noted all material on this blog is copyright Stephen Harrison and Richard Browning

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