Family devotions don't have to be formal sit-down events. Use these quick ideas to connect with your kids during meals, in the car, or at bedtime. The more involved "Family Night" ideas will help you create memorable evenings (or afternoons) with the whole crew. Whether you use one of these ideas each week or only manage to squeeze in a couple during the next two months, you'll be teaching your children that any time is a great time to learn about God.
Getting to Know You
Tell your child what you were like when you were young, and follow up with questions about him. Encourage him to ask you questions, too.
- When I was your age, my favorite song was. … I liked it because. … What's your favorite song?
- I wanted to be a. … when I grew up. What do you want to do when you're grown up?
- I liked my mom because. … I liked my dad because. … What do you like most about mom and me?
Give your child a small gift, like stickers or a new book. Ask, "Do you like getting presents?" Then explain that God also gives us gifts. They are called talents. List some of your child's talents. Be sure to include character traits like kindness, generosity, or patience. Talk with your child about ways he can develop his talents and use them for God.1