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 Judges 6 & 7
- Trumpets and Torches Trail Mix: Ask your parents to pick up some Bugles or the Korean version, “GgoGgal Corn”, (trumpets) and either cheese curls or Cheetos (torches) when they run to the store this week. Put a couple of scoops of each of these snacks into a large ziploc bag with whatever other snacks you like (i.e., pretzels, Cheerios, Chex cereal, popcorn, etc.) Shake it all up to mix, then munch away! As you enjoy your snack, share with your family how you think Gideon and his men might have felt as God gave them victory over the Midianites.
- Drink Dash: Two family members will compete in this race. Grab two identical soup or cereal bowls and fill each one with ½ cup of drinking water. One person will drink water out of the bowl by scooping it up with one hand and drinking it out of their hand (like a dog!). The other person will drink water directly from the bowl with their mouth (without picking up the bowl). The first person to finish drinking the bowl of water wins! After you’ve dried off and stopped giggling, talk about why God wanted to shrink Gideon’s army to just 300 men.
- How Do You “Dew”?: Observe how dew forms in this simple experiment. Talk with your family about why you think Gideon keeps testing God and asking Him for signs. Do you ever test God and ask Him for signs?