WHAT YOU NEED:
Medium-sized playground ball (or beach ball) and permanent marker (Note: If you don’t have a ball and marker, you can write down two sets of the Activity Questions on strips of paper and take turns drawing them from a hat or cup.)
What You Do
Before you begin, write down the numbers one through six on different sections of the ball.
Say, “We’re going to take turns tossing this ball back and forth. When you catch the ball, look where your right thumb is located. Whichever number is closest to your thumb, I’ll read the corresponding question. You answer the question, then toss the ball back to me, and then it’s my turn to answer a question.”
If you get the same question twice, toss the ball up in the air and catch it again. Keep tossing the ball back and forth until both you and your child have answered all the questions.
1. How do you know that God loves you?
2. What is one thing you think is cool about God?
3. What is something God has given you that you are thankful for?
4. What is something cool that God made?
5. When can you talk to your friends about God?
6. What is something you’ve learned about God lately?
Talk about the Bible Story
Were any of those questions tough for you to answer? Which ones?
Why do you think Jesus wanted His friends to know who He really is?
How did Peter answer when Jesus asked Him, “Who do you say I am?” (Look up Matthew 16:16 to find the answer.)
Who can you talk to when you have questions about God?
Parent: share about a time when someone talked about God with you.