Fun Stuff to Do at Home
At Home Activities
Week of December 3, 2017
Make a card or gift for someone who needs comfort.
Did you know? Isaiah was comforting the people while they were exiles in Babylon. Prayer: Shepherding God, draw us near to you that we may know your comfort. Amen.
Week of December 10, 2017
John the Baptist ate wilderness foods: locusts and wild honey. Eat a meal or snack using local foods.
Prayer: God, as Christmas approaches, help us to remember that sharing your love is more important than getting perfect presents. Amen.
December 17, 2017
Mary's prayer included the words, "God has filled the hungry with good things." Gather up nonperishable food items to take to a food bank.
Did you know? The name Elizabeth means "God's promise." Prayer: Thank you, God, for giving us the ability to make wise choices. Amen.
Week of December 24, 2017
Share favorite Christmas memories with your family and/or friends. Is there a new tradition you would like to start this year?
Did you know? Augustus was a title rather than the name of the Roman emperor. His official name was Gaius Julius Caesar. Prayer: Thank you, God, for calling us from around the world into one body. Amen.
Week of December 31, 2017
The angels sang about peace on earth. Draw or paint an example of what that might look like.
Prayer: Loving God, we welcome you into our hearts and home today. Amen.
January 7, 2018
Jesus calls us to follow him. Discuss with your family and/or friends what it means to follow Jesus.
Did you know? The fish caught by Simon and Andrew were probably salted and dried to preserve them. Prayer: Help us, God, to work together to connect others to your love. Amen
January 14, 2018
Share with your family the best thing a friend ever did for you.
Did you know? Palestinian houses had flat roofs made of reeds covered with mud? The mud dried to tile-like hardness. Prayer: God, thank you for friends who support us in times of struggle. Amen.
January 21, 2018
Jesus healed many people who were sick. Prepare a meal for someone in your neighborhood or church who has been sick. Be sure to check for any food allergies first.
Did you know? Jesus was speaking Aramaic when he said "Talitha cum." Prayer: God, help us love and care for each other. Amen.
January 28, 2018
Jesus prayed on a mountainside. Choose an outdoor place to pray today. If you are not sure about what or how to pray, simply sit in quiet and listen.
Prayer: Thank you, God, for comforting us in times of fear and doubt. Amen.
February 4, 2018
Look at a world map online. Point to a location. Say, "God's love is for the people of________________(name of place)." Do this for several different locations.
Did you know? The area around Tyre was famous for purple dyes made from shellfish. Prayer: God, we are your children. Help us to remember that everyone is important to you. Amen.
February 11, 2018
Skip rope, color a picture, or play a children's game with your family and/or friends.
Prayer: God, your love is for all people, young and old. Inspire us to love as you do. Amen.
February 18, 2018
Some choices are harder than others. Ask your family and/or friends "would you rather" questions. For example: "would you rather eat ice cream or play games?"
Prayer: God, help us to spend more time caring for people than worrying about things we have or want. Amen.
February 25, 2018
Option 1 - Show love to others by making a point to say hello to everyone you meet this week.
Option 2 - Take a walk together in your neighborhood. Take along a bag and pick up litter as a way to care for neighbors.
Prayer: God, help us to remember that you love us and we love you. Amen.