WHAT YOU NEED:
Eight Index cards (or squares of cut paper), writing utensil
What You Do
Ask your child to write down four random objects, one per index card, while you do the same. (If your child is just beginning to spell or read, let them draw pictures instead.) Shuffle the index cards and place all eight cards between the two of you, face down.
Say, “You’re going to flip over two index cards. Then, you’re going to tell a story that has the two things on your index cards in it—no matter how silly it sounds!”
Take turns flipping over the index cards and telling each other made-up stories. If time allows, shuffle the cards again and play another round.
When time is up, say, “Those stories could have gone on forever, right? Kind of like the story we heard today—a never-ending story!”
Talk about the Bible Story
How was our Bible story a “never-ending” story?
(Because God loves us forever and Jesus wants to be our friend forever)
Why did Nicodemus visit Jesus? (To ask Him questions, learn more)
Let’s read John 3:16 together. (Read John 3:16.)
The writer of this verse is telling us about eternal life. Who gets to have eternal life? (Anyone who believes in Jesus as their Savior)
What does eternal life mean? (To be in God’s family forever, while in this life, and after this life is over)
How does it give you confidence to know that God sent Jesus for you?
Parent: If you’re a follower of Jesus, share about how you came to be a believer. If you haven’t put your trust in Jesus, make a pact with your child that both of you will look up at least three more verses about what it means to put your faith and trust in Jesus. Then, if you have more questions, be sure to follow up with some at your church or a friend who follows Jesus.