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Family Time with God: April

Daily Bible activities for families

For Christian parents, integrating faith into family life is a top priority. One of the best ways parents can model a living, active relationship with Christ is to emphasize the importance of the Bible in your family's day-to-day life. You can hide God's Word in your own hearts and the hearts of your children by learning verses as a family and discussing together what those verses mean in your lives. These calendar pages from Awana will help you do just that!

How To Use These Pages:

To help make this a family project, we've divided the verses into three parts. Preschoolers memorize the words printed in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Older teens and parents learn the complete verse.

Calendar Highlights

April 19 Lily craft You'll need:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Green pipe cleaners or straws
  • Tape or glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Trace your children's handprints on the construction paper, then cut out the drawings. Curl the fingers of the handprints outward by wrapping them around the pencil. Then form a cone out of the palm of the handprint and tape it closed to make a "lily." Attach the lily to a pipe cleaner or straw. Cut out leaves from green paper and attach them to the stem. Gather all your lilies to make a beautiful bouquet.

—from enchantedlearning.com

What is Awana?

Awana is a nondenominational youth ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve him. Each week, more than one million kids in over 110 countries attend Awana clubs where they play games, memorize Bible verses, and learn practical truths from God's Word. From preschool through high school, Awana offers a fun environment in which children and youth hear the life-changing message of the Bible. To learn more about Awana and locate an Awana club near you, visit www.awana.org/about.asp.









Week #1 Christ Prepares the Disciples
John 14:1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.

1 Happy April! Did you know that April's flower is the daisy?

2 Read John 14:1-6

3 Learn John 14:1

4 What does it mean to trust someone? Talk about trust with your family.

5 How does trusting God help us feel less "troubled"?

Week #2 Peter denies Christ
Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ,the Son of the living God."

6 Write a letter to God telling him why you love him. Keep it in your Bible.

7 Learn Matthew 16:16.

8 Read John 18:15-27. Why do you think Peter said he didn't know Jesus?

9 Decorate plain sugar cookies to look like lambs. (Put mini-marshmallows around the edge, and draw faces with gel icing.)

10 Bring a plate of lamb cookies to your neighbors.

11 Read John 21:15-19. What did Jesus mean when he told Peter to "feed his sheep"?

12 Whisper Matthew 16:16. Sing Matthew 16:16. Walk around the kitchen while you say Matthew 16:16.

Week #3 The Crucifixion of Christ
John 20:31But these are written that you may believe thatJesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

13 Today is Palm Sunday. Read Matthew 21:1-11 with your family.

14 Look up the word Hosanna. What does it mean?

15 April is National Card and Letter Writing month. Send a letter to someone special.

16 Learn John 20:31.

17 Why is it important for us to tell the story of Easter each year?

18 Read John 19 and talk about Christ's trail and death.

19 Do the lily craft. Write your verse on your picture.

Week #4 The Resurrection of Christ
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.He who believes in me will live, even though he dies."

20 Happy Easter! Read John 20

21 Write a newspaper article as if you were a reporter at the time of Christ's death and resurrection.

22 Learn John 11:25.

23 Wear white today as a reminder that Christ washed away your sins.

24 The word April means to open. Why is that appropriate for spring?

25 Plant a patch of daisies.

26 Help your dad or mom clean the house today.

Week #5 The Ascension of Christ
John 21:25Jesus did many other things as well. (If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.)

27 Listen for songs about God's love at church today.

28 Read Acts 1:1-11. What events led up to Christ's ascension?

29 How many books do you think the whole world could hold?

30 Learn John 21:25.

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