The Key to Making Devotions Fun

Another Parenting Tip from The National Center for Biblical Parenting …
The language of children is activity. When teaching children spiritual truths it's best to speak in their language.  A family devotion time should be the most fun part of the week. If you use their language they'll not only enjoy family time but they'll be eager for more.

Here’s one idea: Complaining can be a problem in any family, and not just among children. You might start by reading the story in Numbers 14 about the time that the spies complained and refused to follow God’s leadership and enter the land. You’ll learn that God disciplined them by sending a plague. Then get out the cold oatmeal and play the "Cold Oatmeal Plague Game." Have kids pretend to complain like the spies and then put some cold oatmeal on their bare arms. You can have some "grace wipes" handy to illustrate how God's grace cleans up our lives. Kids will have a lot of fun with this and most importantly, will remember the lesson forever.

As you take time to talk about complaining versus gratefulness, you're teaching a practical application of God's Word in family life. You might share the Bible verse in Philippians 2:14 that says, “Do everything without complaining and arguing.”

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