Family Prayer Activities

Family Prayer Activities

Family Ministry
Life is stressful. Life with children is normally even more stressful. As parents we know that we should have spiritual conversations with our children, but often we find it hard to create those moments in the course of a normal day. Here are a few ideas for adding prayer to your time with your small children. In Car Prayers The Idea: Families spend lots of time in the car so why not redeem some of that time as a time to pray prayers of praise. Before You Start: Before you crank the car inform your children that part of your trip will be a prayer of praise by saying the following silly rhyme. We're in the car for another ride and we need something to pass the time. So from…
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Playground Prayers

Playground Prayers

Family Ministry
Most Christians parents know that they should spend time talking with their kids about God. But when you have small children sometimes just getting through the day without pulling your hair out is an accomplishment. So here are a couple of ideas that you can add to your next trip to the playground to help open up a spiritual conversation between you and your children.   The Idea Use your time playing on the playground (or your backyard swing set) as a time for prayer. Before you start Tell your children that as you play today you are going to come up with new ways to pray. This would be a good time to explain that prayer doesn't always mean that we have to bow our heads. It is important…
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Old Sitcom Family Quiz

Old Sitcom Family Quiz

Games, Youth Ministry Ideas
This quiz contains 10 questions about old sitcom families. It may be a little tough for a younger audience, but for a parent meeting it would be perfect. We used it as the opening to our discussion on families. You can download the PowerPoint file or the image files for use in other screen presentation software from the links below. Sitcom Family Quiz PowerPoint Sitcom Family Quiz Image Files How It Works: Divide your group into teams. I normally give the teams 30 seconds to come up with a team name to add a bit of whimsy to the activity. Give a piece of paper and pen to each team and have them write down the answers as you go through the questions. When you are finished teams should trade paper…
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Chick Flick Trivia

Chick Flick Trivia

Games, Youth Ministry Ideas
This is a 10 question quiz about chick flicks. We used it to kick off a girls study we did with our youth group. You can download the PowerPoint file or the image files for use in other screen presentation software from the links below. Chick Flick Quiz PowerPoint Chick Flick Quiz Image Files How It Works: Divide your group into teams. I normally give the teams 30 seconds to come up with a team name to add a bit of whimsy to the activity. Give a piece of paper and pen to each team and have them write down the answers as you go through the questions. When you are finished teams should trade paper to grade the quizzes. Give a small prize to the winning team. Smaller groups…
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Love at the Movies Quiz

Love at the Movies Quiz

Games, Youth Ministry Ideas
This is a quiz of 10 questions based on romance at the movies. There are questions about obvious romantic movies as well as some questions about the romance in some "guy" movies so that everyone can at least get a couple right. You can download the PowerPoint file or the image files for use in other screen presentation software from the links below. Love at the Movies Quiz PowerPoint Love at the Movies Quiz Image Files How It Works: Divide your group into teams. I normally give the teams 30 seconds to come up with a team name to add a bit of whimsy to the activity. Give a piece of paper and pen to each team and have them write down the answers as you go through the questions. When…
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