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Jesus teaches me to forgive.
"God rejoices when the lost are found.”
Fixing Mistakes Activity
Ask your children to work together to build the home of the father and two sons with blocks. Provide action figures for the people, pigs for the pig sty, and coins for the inheritance. When they are almost finished building their home make a ‘mistake.’ Accidentally knock over some of the blocks. Then talk, while you are rebuilding the home (fixing your mistake) talk about how you made a mistake, but it is okay because you are fixing it.
Say: The younger son made a big mistake whenever he left his father’s house and spent all of his inheritance money. But when he went back home his father forgave him and celebrated his return. Jesus does that too. If you ever make a mistake, like I did when I knocked over the blocks, Jesus will forgive you and welcome you back. He will always forgive you.
Coin Sort Game
Dump a bag of coins on the table. Work together to sort the coins (dimes, quarters, etc.). Ask your children to share what they would like to buy if they had an inheritance. Explain that it would be fun to have what we want right now but better to save our inheritance for when we need it.
Party Hat Craft
Roll construction paper into a cone shape like a party hat. Staple the edges together. Let the kids color or decorate their hat with stickers and wear it.
Say:The younger son was afraid that his dad would be mad when he went home but instead his father threw him a party. Why do you think his father did that? Let the kids discuss this. My answer would be because he loves his son and forgave him, just like Jesus always loves and forgives us.
God is with us and wants us to GO!
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
What you need:
What you do:
Who else has God sent to people?
Write the names of the Biblical people God sent on large arrows made out of paper or cards. Each arrow should point towards the next Bible character. Make a fun hunt with the arrows by placing them on walls around your house or outside. Each arrow should point towards the area where the next arrow is hidden. The kids can then search to find each of the arrows. Once they have grabbed all of the arrows you can discuss why and how God sent each of the people.
Names of Bible characters:
Jesus | Jonah | Abraham | Joshua
Moses | Gideon | Elisha | Elijah
Ezekiel | Paul | Jeremiah | Angels
Peter | Shepherds | Samuel
Jesus loves, Jesus forgives and Jesus lives!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
What you need:
10-20 pairs of socks (socks that have matches)
What you do:
Have two family members battle it out to see who can find the matches, roll them into a ball, or an Easter Egg and toss them into a laundry basket in one minute.
For this one, you need a laundry basket and socks. LOTS of socks. Clean or dirty, doesn’t matter, as long as they have a match.
Next, choose two people to play. You’ll also need two people to be scorekeepers.
To get started, dump all the socks on one side of the room. And don’t worry, those socks will make their way back to the basket real soon. Then, place the basket on the other side. When the host says “Go,” players will grab a sock, go through the pile to find the matching one, roll the socks together in the shape of a ball, or an Easter Egg and then toss them across the room into the laundry/Easter basket.
The player with the most sock-eggs in the basket at the end of the timer wins. If you don’t have scorekeepers to help you count, you’ll have to keep up with that number on your own! That means everybody’s on the honor system, alright?
Parents, I’m looking at you!