Activity – The Extra Mile
What you need
About 20 index cards, and something for you and your child to write with
What You Do
Divide the cards between you and your child. Say, “Let’s write down some of the tasks and chores we do on a daily basis—one per card.”
(Take a few minutes to write down five to 10 tasks while your child does the same.)
Then say, “Now, let’s flip the cards over and write down one way we can go ‘the extra mile’ with that task or chore—in other words, how we can do more than we have to do.”
Talk about the Bible Story
Why is going the extra mile a great way to show kindness? (It shows people that we value them.)
When has someone gone the extra mile for you? How did it feel?
What usually keeps us from going the extra mile?
What can you do this week to go the extra mile? Think about homework, schoolwork, friendships, chores at home, relationships with family, sports practice, instrument practice, etc.
Parents, share an example of when someone went the extra mile for you.