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Fruity fun

Fruity fun

Earn fruit for a fruit salad by speaking “words of life.”

Discussion point: Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life… those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Your goal for this activity is to work together as a family to “earn” enough fruit to make a fruit salad – a tasty reminder of Proverbs 18:21.

Begin by placing an empty bowl in a visible location. Let your children know that you will be listening for “words of life” and rewarding positive communication by allowing them to place a fruit of their choice in the bowl. Explain that when the bowl is full, they will be able to “eat its fruit” in a fruit salad.

“Award” fruit when you hear your children speaking in a kind, loving and/or encouraging way. Be especially watchful for situations where your children speak politely despite a difficult situation.

Once enough fruit has been collected in the bowl, cut it up for fruit salad. As you prepare the fruit, talk about what it means to “speak life” and what it means to “speak death.”

Relevant Scripture

Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”