Activities

Treat Walk

Treat Walk

When was the last time you took a family walk? Planning a family walk that ends with a yummy treat is a fun way to exercise our self-control this month and maybe start a new family tradition. As you walk, take the time to catch up with every ...
Coin Sorting

Coin Sorting

Practice sorting coins as you talk about the Prodigal Son and the fortune he spent! Supplies Various coins Cupcake liners (or small bowls) Instructions Work with your kid to sort coins by type into cupcake liners. Talk about things you can ...
Doctor’s Kit

Doctor’s Kit

Craft felt bandages to put on your stuffed animals just like the Good Samaritan put bandages on the hurt man. Supplies Felt sheets (tan, white, red) Scissors Glue Stuffed animals Instructions Cut 3x1” rectangles out of the tan felt. Round the ...
Lost Sheep

Lost Sheep

Play a game to find the lost sheep, just like the shepherd went to find his lost sheep. Supplies Small cups Cotton balls (or pom poms) Instructions Hide cotton ball “sheep” under upside-down cups around the room. Be sure to leave some cups ...
Painted Rocks

Painted Rocks

Paint rocks as you talk review the story of the house built on a rock!Supplies Rocks Paint pens (or paint and brushes)Instructions Paint the rocks and let them dry. Get creative! Place the rocks around your yard. Review the story of the ...
Barn Toast

Barn Toast

Enjoy a yummy snack shaped like a barn as you remember the story of the farmer who didn’t share his food. Supplies Bread Jelly White cookie icing (optional) Instructions Cut the crust off the bread, shaping it like a barn with a roof on ...
Rainbow Suncatchers

Rainbow Suncatchers

Good things come to those who wait! These Suncatchers will be beautiful in your window, garden, or porch. With a few supplies that you may already have in your home, every family member will be able to make these simple and beautiful ...
Wait for It Cake

Wait for It Cake

Making a delicious cake and NOT eating it right away takes a lot of self-control. Who doesn’t love cake? Although waiting can be hard, having self-control will definitely pay off when you enjoy this ooey-gooey cake! This cake will take time, but
Family Game Night

Family Game Night

It’s time to have a family game night. In our fast-paced world, full of school, work, sports, and activities, we tend to forget about making time as a family to have fun. When you hear the words “self-control” you may not necessarily think of ...
Family Christmas Caroling

Family Christmas Caroling

We have been given the greatest gift of all, Jesus. As a family, go out and share the celebration with Christmas carols. Join a neighborhood caroling event, surprise friends/family with carols, or go Christmas caroling at a retirement home. ...
Shepherd’s Staff (S is for SHEPHERD)

Shepherd’s Staff (S is for SHEPHERD)

Make a staff like the ones used by the shepherds whom the angels visited to share the amazing news that Jesus was born! Supplies Pipe cleaner CheeriosTM Scissors Instructions Cut the pipe cleaner in half. Round one end of the pipe cleaner to
Stable Search (J is for JESUS)

Stable Search (J is for JESUS)

Play a game of hide-n-seek with stable animals while reviewing that Jesus was born in a stable!Supplies Nativity animal (farm) figurines Toy stable (No stable? No problem! Use any other toy house you have on-hand, or even a ...