I all. I hope you and your family are able to use some of the ideas I have shared for spending time together. Family time is so important! Please make it something that you do on a regular basis, no matter what time of year.
I thought I’d throw this discussion question into our summer ideas because I just did this with my grandkids for my post on faith.
“What is faith?” Even younger kids brought up in the church may have ideas about this. (Maybe 6 or 7 years old). If they can’t find the words to define it, they might be able to give you an example.
For young kids: “What is praying?” “Why do we pray?”
Don’t expect this discussion to be long, just let it go as long as the kids are comfortable.
Turn on your favorite music, and DANCE! Kids love to dance, no matter what age they are. Actually, I love watching very young kids moving to the music, because they are so spontaneous and natural.
If you give yourself and your kids 20-30 minutes of dancing, you have done your exercising for the day! And you will have had fun doing it!
Check your family prayer journal, or start one. I really believe that our kids need to see Jesus at work through the Holy Spirit. See if you can find prayers in your journal that have been answered, and how.
Another thing I think is super-special to do with kids, is to pray individually with them and hold both of their hands when you pray. I believe that the kids see this as you giving them one-on-one undivided attention, and shows them the importance and “specialness” of prayer.