Discernment

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These fun ideas require very little preparation, making it easy for you to share some simple but memorable lessons with your kids. Choose just one or two ideas that will appeal to your children.

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  • Cartoon critics

    Any time, Drive time

    Invite your children to evaluate some TV shows and discern which shows are acceptable for your family.

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  • Discerning noses and taste buds

    Fun with food

    Have fun conducting some blind smell or taste tests with your children.

    Discussion point: The ability to discern good from bad is an important life skill.

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  • Forbidden fruit

    Fun with food

    Create a “temptation in the garden of Eden” experience for your children by forbidding them from trying one type of fruit.

    Discussion point: Adam and Eve’s story shows the importance of resisting temptation and peer pressure.

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  • King for a day

    Drama / Role play

    Read aloud the story of Solomon’s wisdom in 1 Kings 3 and have your children dress up and act it out as you read.

    Discussion point: God is pleased when we ask for wisdom; He’ll help us decide what’s good and right.

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  • Our conscience is our compass

    Science with a twist

    Show your kids how a compass helps you read a map correctly and find your way.

    Discussion point: Your conscience works like an internal compass, pointing you toward God’s way.

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  • Playdough pressure

    Creative crafts

    Teach your kids about peer pressure using a meddlesome stuffed toy who insists your playdough creations need some improvements.

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  • Plugged in to God’s power

    Fun with food

    Secretly unplug the microwave, toaster or toaster oven and see if your kids can determine why it’s not working.

    Discussion point: We need to pray to "plug in" to God's power and wisdom.

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  • Seeking wisdom treasure hunt

    Physical activity

    Create a treasure hunt for your kids using Scripture verses as clues.

    Discussion point: We need to continually be seeking wisdom from God’s Word.

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  • Temptation alley

    Any time, Drive time

    Use these scenarios and What would you do? questions to discuss peer pressure with your kids.

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  • Tempting tales

    Any time, Drive time

    Tell your kids a story about a time when you resisted peer pressure as a child and why you're glad you did.

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  • Wisdom boot camp

    Physical activity

    Create a mini physical fitness camp for your kids.

    Discussion point: Just as we train to be physically fit, we need to train to be spiritually strong too.

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