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Often, we are consumed by the busyness of day-to-day living and we forget to look for opportunities to teach our children God-honouring character traits. These ideas require very little preparation, making it easy for you to share some simple but memorable lessons with your children. Read over the suggestions at the beginning of your week and choose one or two that will fit your schedule.

"I love you" is forever

Drama / Role play

Repeat your wedding vows before your kids, and discuss your promise to be faithful to each other. Discussion point: God intends for husbands and wives to be faithful friends. View option

"I won't be your friend"

Drama / Role play

Learn to be loyal by practicing “blessing” others, even when they have mistreated you. Discussion point: God is a faithful friend who never deserts us. View option

A faithful mouth

Drama / Role play

Role play several scenarios underscoring that we are faithful when we keep innocent secrets, forgive hurts, keep our word and refuse to repeat gossip. View option

A faithful son / daughter

Any time

Discuss how the disciples were faithful in sharing the gospel, and assign children simple tasks they can show themselves faithful in. Discussion point: Faithfulness earns trust. View option

Faithfulness can mean sacrifice

Any time

Look for ways to make sacrifices for friends and family members by sharing. Discussion point: God provides for us, so we should be faithful friends who share. View option

Faithfulness in nature

Getting into nature

Tell this story about a mother goose who sacrificed herself to protect her eggs from a raccoon. Discussion point: God sacrificed His Son so our sins could be forgiven. View option

Faithfulness is enduring

Drive time

Be on the lookout for older model cars and trucks. Discussion point: When we are reliable and trustworthy, people like to keep us around. View option

Faithfulness to the sky

Physical activity

On a clear day, go outside and talk about the vastness of the sky. Discussion point: Just as the sky goes on forever, so does God’s faithfulness. View option

God is our rock

Science with a twist

Build a small structure on a rock, then try to build the same structure on sand. Discussion point: The Bible describes God as being like a rock; He is dependable. View option

Man's best friend

Getting into nature

Consider all the ways that a dog shows faithfulness to its owner. Discussion point: There are many ways we can show faithfulness to God, and to family and friends. View option

Sing to the Lord another new Psalm

Any time

Read Psalm 136, then create your own psalm listing ways God has been faithful to your family. Discussion point: God is faithful, and that’s yet another reason to praise Him. View option