The Friday faith-filled family fun blog is a series of weekly posts with fun activities based around Bible stories. Today's activities go with the story "Jesus walks on the water."
I could be wrong, but I think a lot of people believe that the Bible and Bible stories need to be taught in a very formal way. Some families want to teach their kids about God, but leave that task to the church and Sunday school teachers. Other families do a great job teaching their kids at home, but they always use the same format (reading from the same devotional book, perhaps). Church, Sunday school, devotional books—I love all of those things, but I also love just sharing Bible stories with my kids when we are having fun together!
Some activities just lend themselves to certain Bible stories. Summer water fun activities provide the perfect opportunity to share stories. While your kids are drying off after playing in the pool, it can be just the right time to say: "All that splashing reminds me of a story from the Bible . . ." There are SO many water-related stories in the Bible (the disciples were fisherman, after all!).
Do you have a book of Bible stories handy? Grab it and read about Jesus walking on the water. Then follow up with one of these fun activities:...