Fun Activities for Kids
you’re looking for fun activities for kids, you’ve come
to the right place. At the National Center for Biblical
Parenting we know that the language of children is activity.
That’s why we’ve created several resources that will not
only stimulate fun in your family, but they’ll teach valuable
lessons as well. Your most important job is to pass on
spiritual values to your kids. Learn
Jesus used parables to teach his disciples.
Why? Because the parables used common illustrations to
teach biblical concepts. We do the same thing with our
activity books. Children learn biblical truths through
activity. Here are some of those resources.
Hero Training Camp
Training Camp uses the life
of David, activities, songs, crafts, and science experiments
to teach children what it means to be a hero now in four
areas: do what’s right, deal with wrongs, be honest,
and care about others.
Kids will learn how to handle mistakes and
offenses, face the challenge of being honest under pressure,
take initiative to help others, how to be a
one minute hero, and the skill of seeing things that need
to be done and doing them. These are all qualities of heroes.
The training starts now!
Kids Honor Club
Honor changes people and it changes family life. Lesson
two of the Kids Honor
Club asks kids if they are a drain or a fountain.
Are they draining energy out of family life or are they
adding to it. All kids need to learn to add energy to
life. The Kids Honor Club gives them practical ideas
about how to do it.
Honor means treating people as special, doing
more than what’s expected, and having a good attitude.
This definition is taught to children in practical ways
in three lessons. Another three lessons focus on sibling
conflict and the honor-based solutions that produce sibling
Each lesson of the Kids Honor Club contains
a Bible story, memory verse, activities, a craft, games,
and a snack idea, all tying into the theme of that lesson.
It’s fully reproducible so that you can use it for your
family or with a group of children.
The Kids Honor Club contains thirteen lessons
to be used in a classroom or in a family. When using it
in your family, you’ll likely want to do one lesson a week
and spread out the activities over several days.
When you use the Kids Honor Club in your
home it will change the way your family relates. Obedience
gets the job done and that’s what most parents focus on
in order to keep kids moving and accomplish their goals.
Honor is different. It’s like the oil in a machine. It
addresses how you relate. Every family needs honor and
the Kids Honor Club will help you develop it in your family.
The concepts taught in the Kids Honor Club
are developed for parents in the book Say
Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes, in
You and Your Kids. Although you don’t need that book
to teach the children’s material, there is an introduction
to each lesson that tells you where to read in the book
should you want to read along.
The Treasure Hunters
God has hidden within the family treasures that children
need. In fact, eight of those treasures are developed in
the children’s lessons entitled The
Treasure Hunters. The first lesson, for example has
to do with following instructions. Children learn about
Samuel, a boy who knew how to come when called. They play
a traffic game, do a fun craft, and follow a recipe to
make a snack. Children learn that following instructions
is a part of life. They develop skills that will help them
to be better employees someday, better teammates, and they’ll
learn how to listen to God as well.
The Treasure Hunters teaches kids to value
the treasures of family life and practice skills that will
help them for the rest of their lives. Kids learn the value
of a good attitude, how to accept no as an answer, and
why it’s important to respond well to correction.
The Treasure Hunters has eight lessons. Activities,
Bible stories, games, and snack ideas, all help children
catch a vision for responding well to many of the common
challenges of living in a family. The curriculum is fully
reproducible so that you can use it in a classroom, or
with a group of children. If you are teaching it in your
family, you’ll likely want to spread each lesson out over
several days to bring home the truth.
The book Parenting
is Heart Work is for parents and can be used to complement
this material. The beginning of each lesson in the Treasure
Hunters contains an introduction that refers parents
to the book should they want to glean more information
on how to parent in a way that touches the heart. The
Heart Work Training Manuals and CDs walk parents through
the same eight lessons as children learn in The Treasure
Hunters, focusing on instruction and correction with
a heart-based perspective.
Family Time Activities
Time Activities Books help parents energize their family
with spiritual training. God has entrusted parents to be
the primary spiritual trainers of their children. These
books will help you have fun and exciting devotion times
with your kids. The National Center for Biblical Parenting
published these books written by Kirk Weaver.
Each book starts with instructions for developing
a regular Family Time. It just takes 20-30 minutes a week
of formal Family Time and you’ll have informal spiritual
lessons to talk about for weeks to come. The activities
contained in the books are high-energy games or intriguing
science experiments and object lessons for kids and their
parents. Here’s an example
of one of the activities used to teach the story of
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who were thrown into the
fiery furnace. Just do this one activity with your kids
and watch their eyes light up when you ignite the cardboard
cutouts. Dads love this activity too!
Three of the books are for all ages, two
are for preschoolers, and one is for teens. When you teach
children using activity, not only do they enjoy it, but
they remember the biblical truths. It’s a great way to
get your kids connected to the scriptures and to teach
them that the Bible is relevant and exciting.