Disclosure: We have partnered with Family Time Training, in order to bring you a great giveaway that your family will benefit from spiritually. We have used these Bible Activities in our own family and all opinions are 100% ours. Enjoy!
God is fun and creative! He has provided so many ways for us to dig into His Word so it will plant in our hearts and grow! Sometimes, we mistakenly think that having a Bible study has to be boring. Family Time Training proves this myth wrong.
If you were anything like my husband and I when we first had children, we wondered how in the world we were going to teach them Bible principles at home. We started with songs and bible stories from children’s bibles.
Then we found Family Time Training and it gave us an amazing tool in our Bible teaching toolbelt. Like God, it’s fun and creative and helps God’s Word stick in our kids’ hearts. Not to mention ours as well.
What’s so great about Family Time Training?
1. They do all the planning for you.
Yes, all you have to do is pull out a lesson, read over it, gather the materials and you are ready to go. They even put in bold the main phrases parents should say, so it makes preparing for a Bible lesson very easy, especially if you don’t have time to prepare a Bible lesson during the week.
2. It helps bring your family together so you can plant the Word of God in their hearts!
Sometimes, the hardest part of studying the Bible with our kids is just getting in the habit of doing it. Family Time Training suggests picking one night a week that you have an easy dinner so you can quickly come together afterwards and have fun studying the Bible. Of course, you can always choose to do it another time, like on a Saturday afternoon or whatever suits your family best.
3. They make it FUN!
Yes, fun and studying the Bible can go together. It doesn’t have to be dry and boring. With Family Time Training’s activities your kids will not only have fun but they will learn about the Bible in such a way that sticks.
4. Lessons that Stick
Because the lessons have fun activities, kids typically remember them more easily. We could be driving down the street and a topic comes up. In trying to relate it back to God’s word, it’s easy to say,
“Hey, do you remember when we wrapped you up in toilet paper (or did such and such activity)?
Do you remember which character in the Bible you were pretending to be when we wrapped you in toilet paper? Yes, Lazarus.
Well, did Lazarus need help getting unwrapped? Yes!
Why? Because he couldn’t do it by himself.
Your right and there are times in life when we can’t do things by ourselves. From whom should we ask for help? Right! God.
5. Easy to find exactly what you need!
Family Time Training does have physical workbooks for all ages, but my personal favorite is their Total Access. Total Access is an electronic database that allows you to search through over 300 activities in seconds to find the perfect one you need.
Do you want to do a Bible lesson on Abraham? Just type in his name. Or maybe you want to find a lesson that will help a certain child with a bad habit…type it in and voilà, there it is.
Watch how easy this is….
6 – Very Affordable!
Total Access so awesome and easy to fit into the budget. For only $6/month or $60/year, you can quickly access as many activities as your family needs. A congregation can even purchase a yearly membership for $400, which allows ALL of it’s members unlimited access to the activities.
Yes, Family Time Training’s goal is to make it easy and affordable for family’s to be able to teach their kids Biblical principles and values in the home!
FREE gift for you!
The Chocolate Milk Activity
Family Time Training graciously agreed to give you my favorite Bible activity to for free! There are many reasons why the following activity is my favorite:
#1 – It introduces kids to the “stirring” of the Holy Spirit and how He acts in our lives. Truly, how many of us as adult have a difficult time explaining to other adults about how the Holy Spirit works, let alone explaining it to our children?
#2 – It uses chocolate milk! And come on, who doesn’t like an activity that involves chocolate milk.
Isn’t that an awesome activity? Download it now:
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Family Time Training has also developed a fantastic team curriculum for training groups of people who are passionate about investing in the lives of children and passing their faith on to the next generation.
The Family Time Team Curriculum includes:
- 2 DVDs and 1 CD-ROM
- Leader’s intro video and guide
- 12 Team Sessions with participant guides
- 12 Family Activity demonstration videos
- 72 printable Family Time activities
Learn more here.
Enter now to Win access to all of Total Access’ Bible Activities for an ENTIRE Month!
Giveaway end July 7 at 12:00am Central time.
The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. (emphasis added)