We readily admit we are not perfect about having a family Bible time each and every night, but it is a highlight of most evenings in our home.
For many families, the problem is getting started. The good thing is that you don’t have to do the same thing each night. You can vary it, and if something doesn’t work for your family, you can move on to something else.
So, in this post, I want to share with you three things we have done (or still do) that are fun and that a family can do together.
IDEA #1: Bible Charades
I will admit, we haven’t done this one often, but it is something we did more when the kids were smaller. The idea is quite simple: just let your kids act out their favorite Bible person or Biblical account and guess. This works well when a Bible school curriculum at the congregation is comprehensive, because your children know a lot of people in the Bible, instead of just one or two.
(Of course, you can do similar games with drawing or other artistic ways of depicting these things.)
IDEA #2: Bible Outburst
This one isn’t free, but it is so fun. In fact, our family played another round just this week (which is where I got the idea for this article this week)!
If you are familiar with the board game “Outburst!” then you know about this game. It is the same rules (trying to guess a list of facts), but all pertaining to the Bible. Several Christian bookstores carry this game, and you can also find it on Amazon here. We love this game for a simple Bible time night, but one where we laugh and learn together.
IDEA #3: Sing
I can’t stress this one enough. It’s just you and your family, so who cares if all the notes are right? Just get out a songbook, or just sing some favorites from church from memory. Without really meaning to, this has become our Saturday evening routine for Bible time, as we typically sing five or six songs together, and try to mix both old and new hymns.
This is fun because everyone can pick out a favorite or two and there is also the fun of trying to learn new songs together, or of teaching old family favorites to your kids.
So, there you go. Three ideas. Which will you use, even this evening?
AUTHOR: Adam Faughn