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Hands-on options

Hands-on options

These fun ideas require very little preparation, making it easy for you to share some simple but memorable lessons with your kids. Choose just one or two ideas that will appeal to your children.

Balls of butter

Fun with food

Beat some cream into whipped cream and butter to draw your kids’ attention to Proverbs 30:33 and teach them that teasing and irritating others isn’t cool. Discussion point: God wants us to be peacemakers, not troublemakers. View option

Cause and effect

Science with a twist

In this activity you’ll run some toy cars down a ramp to introduce kids to some simple laws of physics, then compare them to God’s “laws of consideration.” View option

Considerate drivers

Any time, Drive time

While you’re out and about on errands, observe the driving habits of others to teach your kids about consideration. View option

Dominoes train

Drama / Role play

In this exercise, you’ll watch a chain reaction of toppling dominoes to show your kids how upsetting someone else can have a much worse outcome than we ever expected. View option

Heart check

Science with a twist

In this object lesson you’ll stain a cloth or paper towel with coloured water to dramatically illustrate how a person’s attitude affects how they speak and can lead them to hurt others. Discussion point: We can ask God to send His Holy Spirit to clean our hearts and give us right attitudes. View option

Home sweet home

Any time, Drive time

Set up a heart-to-heart family meeting – a chance for each family member to talk about times when they feel others are not showing them love, respect or consideration. View option

Solving problems Jesus' way

Creative crafts

When people disagree or argue they often also speak and act thoughtlessly. This treasure hunt for a kit full of craft supplies will give kids biblical answers to the question, What should I do if someone sins against me or wrongs me? View option

Tactfulness trivia

Any time, Drive time

Run these scenarios by your kids and have them come up with both an inappropriate response, and a response that shows consideration for others. View option

Walking in your shoes

Drama / Role play

For this activity, you’ll take turns guessing what emotions your kids are acting out, assisted by unusual props: just the right pair of shoes! View option

Walking in your shoes

Drama / Role play

For this activity, you’ll take turns guessing what emotions your kids are acting out, assisted by unusual props: just the right pair of shoes! View option