WORD Family Night
In this family night (or day) adventure, we are going to explain how the Bible can help us make decisions about life!
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
What to Do:
First, I suggest making a fun meal as a family. Generally I like to make themed meals. Since this theme is about the Word, let me suggest Alphabet Food Night!
During alphabet food night, make as many foods as you can using letters of the alphabet.
My suggestion: Alphabet soup with apples and peanut butter, raw veggies and dip, and bread. For dessert make a healthier banana split sundae
Green Pepper slices
Soup (Alphabet soup, no less)
For Dessert: Bananas, Strawberries, Yogurt, granola, pineapple chunks, cherries, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream!
Another option would be to pick one letter—say S—and make a meal of only things that start with that letter:
Spaghetti with squash and salad with strawberries for dessert.
Be creative and let your children help out in coming up with the menu. And let your children help prepare the meal (even little ones will love putting forks on the table or washing produce) and clean up afterwards.
The main activity for the night is an obstacle course.
Prior to starting family night, find a room and set up an obstacle course using ropes, blankets, furniture, boxes, pillows, etc. Some ideas are to hop from one pillow to another, go through a blanket tunnel, crawl over a chair, etc. Make the course appropriate for the age-level.
To do the obstacle course:
- Show your children the course with the lights on.
- Have your children go through the obstacle course IN THE DARK. Time them.
- Now give your children a flashlight and have them go through the course with the light on. Time them again.
- Discuss which was easier and why.
- Explain that God’s Word, the Bible, is like a flashlight because it guides us as we go. It gives advice, helps us know what to prepare for, encourages us, and helps us not to be afraid.
- If your children want to, have them go through the course again just for fun.
There are lots of other fun “word” activities you can do, especially with older children.
- Play Scrabble
- Do Mad Libs
- Go on an alphabet scavenger hunt (find one object for each letter of the alphabet).
Memorize the family night verse.
Pray together as a family.
About family night:
In my home, family night is an intentional time of fun and togetherness dedicated to learning about Jesus. Not your style? You can omit the Bible verses and discussions and enjoy the food and activities.