Create crazy hairstyles, play a zany balloon game, host a wedding ceremony or hear “the Prodigal Son” as you’ve never heard it before!

Choose your favourite activity ideas to help your kids:

  • recognize that joy isn’t found in possessions, activities or other people
  • find joy in God’s goodness, presence, protection and sovereignty
  • be joyful in all circumstances.

This lesson also helps address anxiety, a negative outlook, dissatisfaction and overreacting to minor issues.

Recommended resources

The Berenstain Bears: God Loves You!
by Stan, Jan and Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2008. Ages 4-7

Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook
by Stephen Elkins. Tyndale, 2015. Ages 4-7.

The Grumble-Free Year
by Tricia Goyer. Thomas Nelson, 2019.

Auto B Good: Fruits of the Spirit (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2011. Ages 2-6.