WHAT YOU NEED:
Two sheets of paper; tape; something to write with.
What You Do
Before you get started, read Colossians 3:15 out loud to your child. Spend a few moments talking about what the word “peace” means.
Write down the words “NO PEACE” on one sheet of paper and “PEACE” on another sheet of paper. Tape them to two different sides of the room.
Tell your child that you’re going to give them a scenario. They have to decide whether or not the action brings peace or does not bring peace. They can answer by running to the side of the room with the sign that matches their response.
There’s a new kid in your class who acts differently, and the other kids stay away from her. You ask her to play with you at recess.
There are two cookies left in the box. Instead of eating both, you eat one and give one to your brother.
There’s only one piece of Easter candy left. You take it and eat it before your sister figures it out.
You let your friend choose which game to play.
You run and push ahead so you can be first in line on the slides at recess.
You and your friend have a fight. You say you’re sorry first.
There’s a kid at school who looks different from you. You invite him to your party so you can become friends.
Talk about the Bible Story
For the “no peace” scenarios in our game, let’s come up with some ways we could make peace in those situations. (Guide your child to think of some hypothetical peacemaking solutions for the “no peace” situations from earlier.)
Is there anyone you feel like you’re always living in “no peace” with? What can you do to make peace with that person?
Who can you talk to when you need help figuring out how to make peace?
Parent: share a situation in which you had to create peace in a difficult relationship.