Chasing after the wind

Getting into nature

Spend time outdoors trying to catch the wind, and flying a kite.

Discussion point: Pursing pleasures for their own sake is unsatisfying.

This activity is based on Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 and Psalm 39:6. On a windy day, go outside and ask your kids to try and catch the wind. Take nets, buckets, a kite and the questions for discussion with you. After you have tried to catch the wind, enjoy spending some time playing with the wind using the kite instead. Thank God for His gift of the joy in being physically active. Use the questions for discussion while you are enjoying the outdoors or after you get back.

Questions for discussion
  • Can you feel the wind?
  • Can you smell the wind?
  • Can you taste the wind?
  • Can you hear the wind?
  • Is the wind real?
  • How come you cannot catch it?
  • Is there anything that you want that is like chasing the wind?
Relevant Scripture

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11.

Psalm 39:6 “Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.”