Intentionally pick a place and time to gather your family together and use this activity to begin Family Worship Night.
PLAY a version of "Simon Says", called "Monkey Says", having kids take turns being the monkey. Kids can make up their own motions or use some of the following:
- Act like a monkey
- Pretend to canoe
- Pretend to swim
- Act like a frog
- Make a jaguar face
- A boy in Tanya's class keeps picking on her. He calls her mean names and gets other kids to laugh at her. He even put a fake snake in her desk, and she screamed in front of everyone. She felt so embarrassed and alone.
- Sometimes unfair things happen to us that are completely out of our control. Even when we feel alone, what can we remember about God: that He sees and knows us OR that Ignores us and our problems?
- Yes! We can remember that God sees and knows everything we're going through, even when we feel alone.
- Jonathan wants a goldfish for his birthday, but he hasn't told anybody yet.
- Even though he has never told anyone that he wants a pet fish, does God know what Jonathan wants? (Yes)
- God knows everything we hope for--whether it's a birthday gift or dreams we have for our future. He sees us and knows everything about us!
- Did you know there are over 40,000 different types of plants that can be found in the Amazon?! That's crazy!
- If God can see and know every single plant that grows in the rainforest, does He see and know everything about you, too? (Yes)
- God knows more about you than you even know about yourself! He knows every thought you will ever have and even the number of hairs on your head.
- He knows every good and bad thing that will happen to us, and He even knows what you will be when you grow up.
HAVE FUN TOGETHER
ASK the following questions
- Would you rather eat spiders OR worms to survive in the Amazon?
- If you could visit any place the world, where would you go?
- Would you want to be a contestant on a game show? Which one?
- Where would you rather try to live for a week: the Amazon rainforest OR the African jungle?