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 1 Kings 3 & Proverbs 8
- Wishful Thinking: Family movie night! Grab some popcorn and watch Aladdin with your family. What are Aladdin’s wishes? If you could ask God for one thing, what would it be? Do you think God would be pleased with this request? Why is God pleased with Solomon’s request? Read James 1:5. How does God respond when we ask Him for wisdom?
- Breakfast Banana Split: Have your mom or dad help you make a healthy banana split for breakfast one day this week. Here’s the recipe. As you’re eating your breakfast, talk with your family about Solomon’s judgment to “split” the baby in 1 Kings 3:16-28. How did you react to this story?!
- Metallic Medallions: Follow these simple instructions and make your own foil pendants. As you work, have someone in your family read Proverbs 8:10-11 out loud. Do you agree that wisdom is more precious than silver, gold, and jewels? Why or why not?