The book of Proverbs is full of pictures! Children love pictures and will remember the truths that the pictures represent. Make their learning fun with this modified version of Pictionary! Print out this PDF and cut each page into strips with one verse on each strip. Toss these strips into a box or plastic container. You will also need a stack of paper, a dark pencil or felt pen, and […]Read More →
Time for a Treasure Hunt!
The Hidden Art of Homemaking, by Edith Schaeffer, is a book that profoundly influenced my thinking and actions while our children were young. I love Mrs. Schaeffer’s infectious creativity, and the joy she took in making the lives of others more beautiful. One of Mrs. Schaeffer’s ideas that I grabbed hold of was the “Treasure Hunt Meal.” We had so much fun with these meals! I can hardly wait until […]Read More →
Focus on Serving
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4, NKJV) Focus on selflessness for a day and turn it into a game! Read Philippians 2:4 with your children. Talk about what it means. Then brainstorm together. Discuss the many opportunities for serving others in your household. How can they serve and please their younger siblings? Their older siblings? […]Read More →
Learning to Listen Carefully
“Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth” (Proverbs 5:7). Do any of your children ever offer the excuse, “I didn’t hear you,” when they have failed to obey you? A child is responsible to listen carefully any time his parents are speaking to him. Listening is part of showing honor, and is necessary if the child is going to be able to […]Read More →