ACTIVITY: Story Swap
What You Do
Tell your child that it’s time to play a game. Say, “Let’s tell a story to-gether. Only, how about we do it in a super-creative way? I’ll start. I’ll say one part of the story, then you continue the story by making up the next part. We’ll go back and forth until the story is finished. Let’s see where the story goes!”
If your child can read, have them start a few of the prompts for you. Challenge yourself to go back and forth at least three times with each prompt before moving to the next!
Use these prompts to tell as many stories as you have time for:
Talk about the Bible Story
Who told you the story of Jesus for the first time?
When Jesus told His followers to be the salt and light of the world, what did He mean? (Jesus wants us to tell others about Him and His story.)
Have you ever told someone about Jesus? If so, how did it go? If not, is there something that makes you nervous about telling Jesus’ story?
What are some creative ways we can tell others about Jesus? (Write them a note, invite them to a Small Group sleepover, be kind and loving no matter what.)
How we live our lives can point others to Jesus, just as much as what we say—and sometimes even more so! Let’s make a commitment as a family to use the creativity God gave us to show others that we know and love Jesus. God created us to share His story.
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“God, we are thankful for the gift of your Son, Jesus. Because of Jesus, we can be in Your family forever. Help us look for creative ways to share Your story with others. Help us to live lives that make it obvious that we love and follow You. Thank You for creating us. Thank You for loving us. Amen.”