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Hands-on options

Hands-on options

You don’t need exotic or expensive props to reinforce what your children are learning about obedience. These options will help you create “memorable moments” using materials you have on hand. Choose one or two activities that will fit your schedule.

"Flopped" cookies

Fun with food

Make two batches of oatmeal cookies. (The first one will flop, but it makes good ice cream topping.) Discussion point: The importance of obeying God, and your parents. View option

A beary important lesson

Any time, Drama / Role play

Share a story about a disobedient bear cub. Discussion point: Just as Mama Bear teaches her cubs survival rules, parents also teach rules that keep kids safe. View option

Celebrating obedience

Fun with food

Plan a meal or snack where all the food is shaped like an “O,” then make a poster that says, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” View option

Follow the leader

Physical activity

Play the traditional game of Follow the Leader. Discussion point: Since we are followers of Jesus, we try to live like Jesus did, following His example. View option

Going on an "O" hunt

Drive time

Look for “Os” in traffic signs, and sing, “Going on an O Hunt.” Discussion point: Just as traffic signs keeps us safe, God’s rules keep us safe and at peace. View option

Mom says / Dad says

Physical activity

Play a modified version of Simon Says by replacing the phrase “Simon says” with “Mom says” or “Dad says.” Goal: Have fun reinforcing obedience. View option

Oh joy!

Any time

Set aside some special “one-on-one” time to spend with each child. Discussion point: Let your child know they bring you joy when they are obedient. View option

Precious obedience

Any time, Drive time

Discuss which would please parents more: Giving up fabulous food (alternatively, loads of toys), or obeying their instructions. Discussion point: 1 Samuel 15:22, “To obey is better than sacrifice.” View option

Shining for Jesus

Science with a twist

Stage two attempts to clean pennies with a salt and vinegar solution. (The first fails by not following instructions). Discussion point: The Holy Spirit helps us obey God’s instructions. View option

The "Os" have it

Creative crafts, Fun with food

Decorate a special jar, then reward each act of obedience with Cheerios® or Fruit Loops®. Goal: Build a habit of obedience, and realize obedience brings blessing. View option