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Here is an example activity:
Clothes from God
As your child is getting dressed, ask:
- Did you know the Bible tells you what to put on?
Read Colossians 3:12-17. (If you don’t have time to read the verses right then, tell them some of the characteristics listed and read them together later, maybe at bedtime when you are picking out the next day’s clothes.)
Write each characteristic they are to “put on” on a slip of paper. (Some include: love, forgiveness, mercy, kindness, humility, patience.) Put the slips of paper in a cup and ask each member of the family to draw out one characteristic they will “put on” that day. Evaluate how it went at the end of the day. Ask:
- What chances did you have to show the characteristic you picked today?
- What was hard or easy about it?
Reward your children at the end of the day by reading an extra book or playing a game together. Put the slips back in the cup and pick a new one each day of the week, if you like.
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