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2 Activities to Help Your Family Connect with Jesus and Each Other

Use these activities to celebrate your family’s past and future. 1. Family Timelines—You’ll need a 6-foot piece of butcher paper, markers, masking tape, and a Bible. Tape the butcher paper to a wall. Together, create a timeline of your family’s journey with God using words, drawings, and Bible verses. Include marriages, birthdays, and milestones, such as when a child entered preschool or when you moved. Add fun memories and difficult times that affected everyone (illnesses or injuries, vacations, job or school changes, and so on). Afterward, discuss these questions: “What are our best memories? What difficult events have we overcome? How did those events make us closer? How have you seen God moving in our family through the years? How have we experienced God’s faithfulness? What are our future dreams for our family?” 2. God’s Path—You’ll need a map of your hometown, a highlighter, a Bible, and a red marker. Mark important spots on the map, such as your home, school, church, friends’ houses, and more. Highlight the roads your family uses most often. Read aloud Psalm 139:1-3. Say: “God always knows where we are, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. He has big plans for us as we grow and get to know him better. God loves us and will always be with us.” With a red marker, draw a large heart around all the map sites you’ve highlighted. Hang up the map as a reminder of God’s promises.  

Use these activities to celebrate your family’s past and future.

1. Family Timelines—You’ll need a 6-foot piece of butcher paper, markers, masking tape, and a Bible. Tape the butcher paper to a wall. Together, create a timeline of your family’s journey with God using words, drawings, and Bible verses. Include marriages, birthdays, and milestones, such as when a child entered preschool or when you moved. Add fun memories and difficult times that affected everyone (illnesses or injuries, vacations, job or school changes, and so on).

Afterward, discuss these questions: “What are our best memories? What difficult events have we overcome? How did those events make us closer? How have you seen God moving in our family through the years? How have we experienced God’s faithfulness? What are our future dreams for our family?”

2. God’s Path—You’ll need a map of your hometown, a highlighter, a Bible, and a red marker. Mark important spots on the map, such as your home, school, church, friends’ houses, and more. Highlight the roads your family uses most often. Read aloud Psalm 139:1-3. Say: “God always knows where we are, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. He has big plans for us as we grow and get to know him better. God loves us and will always be with us.” With a red marker, draw a large heart around all the map sites you’ve highlighted. Hang up the map as a reminder of God’s promises.