Category: Family time

Thirty Days in Psalm 103 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 15: Memorize

  Psalm 103 has 22 verses, just as the Hebrew alphabet has 22 letters. We’ve studied two acrostic passages in past Busy Mamas Bible studies. Proverbs 31, which we studied in July, is an acrostic poem, and Psalm 37, which we studied last March, is also acrostic. Each verse of the passage starts with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet, so that the entire alphabet is used by the […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

Teaching Tools for Good Friday

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day we remember Christ’s death on the cross. Tomorrow is another opportunity to remind our children again of the gospel. Here are a few ideas for the day: Spend part of the day reading aloud the account of Jesus’s betrayal, trial, scourging, and crucifixion. Perhaps you could read different portions at breakfast, lunch, nap times, dinner, and bedtime. Start at Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

Activities for Resurrection Sunday!

Make Resurrection Day memorable and meaningful with one or more of these ideas! Easter Gift Reading. You will need a small wrapped gift or plastic egg filled with candy for each person participating in the game. (If you use eggs, use different kinds of candy to fill different eggs.) Give each person a gift, read the Easter account as given in the link, and have players pass their gifts to the left […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

A Scavenger Hunt for Palm Sunday

I get to spend today and the next three days with all my family — my husband, our children, and our grandchildren — at the beach! This means we will have 9 children just barely-five-years-old and under all in one place for 76 hours! So — I am making preparations! I’m going armed with Play-doh, tempera paints, cookie dough, and empty plastic Easter eggs to stuff with finger food for an […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

More Family Fun with Drama!

Don’t forget! The deadline for our Bible Drama Video Contest is less than two weeks away (March 5)! If you decide to do some story-acting with your children, even if you’re not going to enter the contest, (but hey, there’s great prizes!), take advantage of the different ways you can enjoy this family activity! Besides reading the story from the Bible and then acting it out, try out some of these ideas: Let […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

A Valentine’s Day Activity

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Here’s an idea for an afternoon of activities that will help you celebrate, while you also teach your children about love. Listed below are ten different portions of 1 Corinthians 13. Each portion has been assigned a related gift or activity. In italics, ideas are given to help you explain the reason for each gift. Copy each portion of 1 Corinthians 13, as they are listed […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

One of the BEST Ways to Teach Your Children Bible Stories!

So . . . are you all gearing up for our Bible Drama Video Contest? 🙂 You’re going to have so much fun acting out stories together as a family (this was one of our favorite Sunday afternoon activities when the kids were little), and after all the entries are sent in, we will all have the fun of watching each other’s videos! It doesn’t have to be complicated. (And you don’t have to […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

Announcing: The Doorposts Bible Drama Contest!

When I was growing up, many Sunday afternoons were spent re-enacting the crossing of the Red Sea, Gideon’s attack on the Midianites, the Philistines being struck down by Samson (usually my little brother Benjamin) with his stuffed-sock “jawbone,” and more. Now my own children are just starting to discover the fun of acting out Bible stories! Today we want to launch an exciting event that will inspire you and your […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

Bible Drama Contest – Prizes to be Awarded

Special thanks to Majesty Music and The Bible in Living Sound for generously donating prizes for this contest! Their audio recordings have been our long-time favorites, and we know you’ll enjoy them too. All other prizes are courtesy of Doorposts. First Prize Package 16 GB iPod Touch 5th generation (Apple certified refurbished) Great for taking videos and pictures, listening to your audio Bible, and lots more! Complete set of 450 […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »

It’s Coming!

Stay tuned! Before the day is over, we will be posting news about an exciting new contest Doorposts is hosting — lots of great prizes,  lots of learning, and lots of opportunity for good family times and creativity! While you wait, check out this great post about getting your children’s wiggly bodies involved in family worship and Bible study! Let them move! They’ll learn lots better, and have fun while […]

Read More →
« « Previous post| Next post » »