Use this guide to help your family learn what
God has to say about individuality
First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!
One Body but Many Parts
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Activity – Hand-y
What you need
Paper, scissors, writing utensil
What You Do
Trace your child’s hand and let them cut it out. Help them brainstorm all the ways they can use their individuality to make a difference for others. For example, maybe they’re funny, or generous, or forgiving. Maybe they have special gifts or talents.
Allow them to decorate their hand with those words and phrases, then hang it somewhere they can see it daily. Try to remind them of all the wonderful ways God has gifted them to help and serve others—as one of many parts in the body of Christ.
Talk about the Bible Story
How can we use our gifts together to make a greater difference at school? At home?
Have you ever thought your gift isn’t all that important? What should we do when we find ourselves comparing what we can do to what someone else can do?
How can using our gifts together help point others to Jesus?
Parent: Share about a time when you used your gifts together with other people. What did you learn about yourself?
Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:
“God, thank You for making us in such an amazing and wonderful way. Thank You for giving each of us individual gifts and talents. Please continue to show us the gifts we have. And please continue to show us ways we can use them to work together so we can make a greater difference. We love You, and we ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.”