It’s important to teach kids to respond to God’s Word every time they read it. A response can be a question, something that made you smile, or another story in the Bible that this reminds you of. Responding to God’s Word can also be something you do: acting out what you read, building the story out of Legos, or praying about something God said. There are no right or wrong answers, it’s about teaching your children to read God’s Word and respond to Him. Each week we will post new questions and activity ideas to get you started. Don’t feel pressured to get through them all– just pick a few that fit your family and see how they lead to great conversations about who Jesus is!

After you read Lamentations 5

Response Activities:

  • But Why?: Check out this website and find a podcast topic that you’re curious about. Listen to it with your family. Did you learn anything interesting? Afterwards, take a minute to talk with your family about questions you want to ask God about. It could be anything that you’re curious about or something that makes you sad, mad, or worried. Take turns asking God your questions.
  • Puzzle Prayer: Create your own homemade puzzle with just a piece of cardboard, paper, crayons/markers, scissors, and glue. Here are the instructions. Give your puzzle to a parent or sibling to put back together. Then, talk with your family about some things you see around you that are broken and you want God to fix. Take some time to pray with your family and ask God to restore these things.
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