Footprints in the snow

Physical activity

While you’re outside having fun in the snow, challenge your children to see if they can walk in your tracks.

Discussion point: We need to walk as Jesus walked.

Later, ask these questions to start a discussion time:

Questions for discussion
  • Did Jesus walk with a swagger and expect others to treat Him like a king?
  • Can you think of any Bible stories that give us clues about how Jesus treated other people?
  • How can we care for others as Jesus did?
Key concepts

Share with your children that you try to “follow in Jesus’ footsteps” i.e., live as He lived. Point out to your children that Jesus “walked” or lived in a way that showed He was always looking out for the needs of others. Jesus gives us His Spirit to live in us so that we can live and love like He does.

Pray and ask Jesus to fill each of your family members with His love so you have lots of Jesus’ love to share with others. Introduce the theme Jesus in me means I care for you. During the holiday season, use this phrase as a way to affirm your children when you notice them being respectful or considerate, or treating others with kindness or gentleness.

Relevant Scripture

1 John 2:5-6 “But if anyone obeys His word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.

Matthew 11:29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Ephesians 4:2 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.