ACTIVITY: Habit Charades
WHAT YOU NEED:
Index cards (or ¼ sheets of paper), writing utensil
What You Do
Say, “Let’s play a game. There are four Ask your child about what it means to have a habit. Then, ask them what some good habits are (brushing your teeth, eating healthy, praying at bedtime). Write each habit you come up with on a card.
Do the same with bad habits (biting your nails, talking with your mouth full, interrupting, running indoors, standing on couches or chairs). Write each of those habits on a card.
When you’ve got around 10 cards total, shuffle them together. Then play charades! Involve everyone at home, if possible. Take turns drawing a card from the pile and silently acting out each habit while everyone else guesses what it is.
Talk about the Bible Story
What happened during the first Passover? (God saved His people from the last plague in Egypt by passing over the houses of the people who had lamb’s blood painted on their doorframes.)
Why did people continue to celebrate Passover? (to remember that God rescued them from slavery)
What are some of the things that were part of the Passover celebration? (People ate a meal with lamb and flat bread.)
Who celebrates communion, or the Lord’s Supper? (people who follow Jesus)
A good follow-up question is: What makes someone a Jesus-follower? (They believe that Jesus is their Savior and choose to follow Him.)
Why do followers of Jesus celebrate communion, or the Lord’s Supper? (to remember that Jesus rescued us by dying on a cross for our sins)
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“Dear God, when You sent us Jesus, You gave us the one thing we can always be grateful for every day. Even on our worst days, we can be thankful because we know You are watching over us and Your plans are always good. Help us to remember what You’ve done for us, and to thank You often. In Jesus’ name, amen.”