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 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

Technology and Inductive Bible Study- Unlikely Allies?

“Kids these days with their whatzits and their gizmos! All they do is stare at the ding-dang things…”

Admit it. You’ve heard someone express this opinion. (Was it you?) Believe it or not, technology and Inductive Bible Study can be allies. Unlikely allies, maybe. But they can definitely help each other out, and the winner is the young Bible student.

Unlikely Allies: Tech & Inductive Bible Study [youngbiblescholars.com]

There’s no doubt that there are some ways technology can work against kids’ Bible study. I think there are two biggies: Continue reading

FIVE Reasons Kids Can (Absolutely) Do Inductive Bible Study

Most people hear “Inductive Bible Study” and think it sounds very complicated and is for the super brainy. But that’s not the case. The great thing about Inductive Bible Study is that it CAN be very complicated and appealing to the super brainy, but it doesn’t have to be. And it doesn’t start out that way. Your study can deepen over time, but the basics are, well, basic.

5 Reasons Kids Can Do Inductive Bible Study

So, can kids actually learn how to do Inductive Bible Study? I can tell you from first-hand experience the answer is a solid “yes.” I’ve seen children from ages 6 to 12 learn it and love it. Does that mean Continue reading

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.