Free Family Time Activities: Christian Living

I’m grouping some Family Time activities that relate to Christian living. These would be good to do in a series as a way of talking to your kids about what it means to live out their faith. What arefamily Bible study the disciplines of our faith, and why are they important? These activities create a fun, interactive atmosphere to start having these conversations. As you “walk along the way,” I would encourage you to look for opportunities to refer back to these lessons in everyday life. That way, kids connect Christian living with their real lives beyond Family Time evenings or church.

 

  • The prayer activity covers the four ways God answers our prayers. The object lessons are great, but heads up, they require some advance planning.

Family Time Activity: Answers to Prayer

 

  • The schedule activity is about making Jesus a priority in our lives and not letting other things crowd Him out or make it difficult to follow Him. This one has an obstacle course, and what kid doesn’t love an obstacle course?

Family Time Activity: Don’t Schedule Jesus Out

 

  • A cool card trick teaches that God loves everyone, sinners and believers alike. This is an important lesson as kids begin to learn who God is, and what His nature is.

Family Time Activity: God Loves Everyone

 

  • Praise and worship should be an attitude we take with us throughout the day. In this activity, children learn that worship is so important, and God is so worthy of it, that even the rocks will cry out in worship.

Family Time Activity: Rocks Cry Out

 

  • Children are definitely not too young to start learning the importance of evangelism. In fact, they have friends that they are uniquely positioned to reach, even better than a grown-up can. This activity is all about sharing with friends.

Family Time Activity: Share Faith with Friends

 

  • The last activity is focused on maturity by teaching your child about remembering and honoring his or her personal history with Jesus. Remembering times when we felt closest to Him keeps us running after Him.

Family Time Activity: Signs

Free Family Time Activities: Palm Sunday, Passover, and Easter

Easter is coming early this year, so if you haven’t dusted off the Resurrection Eggs, pulled out your Easter storybooks, or gotten any of your other family Easter traditions in order, it’s time!

Here are a couple of Family Time activities you can incorporate into your family’s celebration of the Easter season. They really help kids get into the spirit of the history of Easter, they may want family Bible studyto do them every year. The Palm Sunday activity is a way of play-acting the events of Palm Sunday, and since you make your palms (and possibly, a donkey), the kids can play it over and over in the days leading up to Palm Sunday.

The Passover activity is an abbreviated seder meal, complete with comments on Christ’s fulfillment. Hosting a Christian seder is a popular way to see God’s big picture, and a lot of families have taken to doing this yearly. Family Time gives you a shorter version that children in a range of ages will enjoy and learn from.

Download and print these off today, gather the items you need, and look forward to a fun and meaningful time with your kiddos.

Happy Easter! He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Family Time Activity: Palm Sunday, Easter

Family Time Activity: Passover and Easter

Free Family Time Activity: Thinning (Don’t Worry, It’s not about Dieting!)

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It’s that time of year, my friends. We’re looking for meaningful things to do together as a family, and as Christian parents, we’re fighting the culture and trying to keep Christmas about the birth of Christ, serving others, and feeling loved by God.

It ain’t easy!

Here’s a Family Time activity that will hit all those soft spots.

Bonus #1: You can do it one evening.

Bonus #2: You can make it a Christmas tradition.

Family Time Thinning

It’s about recognizing your family’s abundance and showing gratitude by letting some of your material things go as a way to bless someone who doesn’t have as much. The activity will walk you through every step, including Scripture to accompany the activity and how to use it with younger kids and older kids. This one can’t miss!

If you like it, go check out famtime.com. You can be added to their email list and get a free activity every month, and you can also check out their selection of books full of these activities.

Merry Christmas!

Free Family Time Activity: Peter Storyboard

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This Family Time activity is totally different than the last one, which makes it easy for you to mix things up! In this activity, you get to tell a story, and kids love a good story. Not only will they learn about the life of Peter, but they’ll have a chance to make a game of it. What I really like is that this one has a follow-up a few weeks later to see what they remember. So, grab your phone and set a reminder! It’s worth it!

FT Peter Storyboard

And don’t forget to swing by their website, Family Time Training, to learn more about this fantastic ministry, and how you can get your hands on more of these activities.

Free Family Time Activity: Chocolate Milk

Family Time Activity Review, youngbiblescholars.com

If you read my review of Family Time, then you know that we are big, big fans of this ministry. In short, it’s about offering parents object lessons and activities they can do with their kids to teach biblical lessons. Gold mine. If you go to their website and sign up to get their emails, once a month, you’ll get a link to a free activity to try out in your own home. They have given me permission to repost those here, so yea!

Here’s one that uses chocolate milk, if you can believe it, to teach about hearts open to Jesus, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. As the activity sheet states, “We need to let the Holy Spirit be our helper so that Jesus may be part of everything in our lives.”

Try it out tonight or this week or this summer, but try it soon. It really is a whole lot of fun!

Family Time Activity: Chocolate Milk

Be sure to come back and let me know how it went. Did your kids enjoy it? Did you take a picture of everyone with their chocolate milk mustaches? I want to hear all about it!