Family activity PDFs and videos.

These family night activties are designed to help you intentionally talk to your kids about God and faith in a fun and meaningful way.

Session 1

Upstairs/Downstairs

(filmed exercise for It Starts at Home Session 1) Helps children understand that God did for us what we could not do for ourselves (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8–9). 
Suggested Age: Preschool/Elementary

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Just Like Air
Even though you can’t see God, He is real and has great power (Romans 1:20).
Suggested Age: Preschool/Elementary

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Light to My Path
The Bible is our main source of guidance and truth about God, ourselves, and the world we live in; it lights our path for life (Psalm 119:105).
Suggested Age: Elementary/Pre-teen

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Life Mile Markers
Instill dignity and respect in your child by celebrating how they are a special blessing to the family and to the world (Psalm 139:13–16). Suggested Age: Pre-Teen/Teen

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Session 2

One Team

(filmed exercise for It Starts at Home Session 2)
God designed marriage to be the union of one man and one woman who work together as one team under His guidance for life (Gen 2:20–24). Marriage requires mutual sacrifice, teamwork and compromise. Suggested Age: Elementary/Pre-teen

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Date Nights
Spend quality time with each child and teach them a biblical perspective on life, relationships, and marriage. Suggested Age: All ages

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Commandment Seven
Learn about the special gift of sexuality. Sex was given to adults as a gift to be enjoyed only in marriage, as a sign of commitment and trust (1 Thess 4:3–8 and Ex 20:14).
Suggested Age: Pre-teen

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Letter to Future Spouse
Instill in your teen the importance of waiting until marriage to engage in sexual activity, and the long-term benefits that will bring in their future marriage. Suggested Age: Teen

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Session 3

Who is My Friend

(filmed exercise for It Starts at Home Session 3)
Explores how to choose friends who will help us grow in faith. They’ll learn that it’s what is on the “inside” that counts when choosing friends—God looks at the heart (1 Sam 16:7 and Gal 2:6). Suggested Age: Pre-School to Pre-Teen

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Frozen Arms
Help your children learn about what it means to be a servant (Mark 10:43–45 and James 1:27). Suggested Age: Preschool/Elementary

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Why Obey?
Teach kids the importance of responsibility, which includes submitting to authority (1 Sam 15:23; Exo 20:12; John 14:15).
Suggested Age: Elementary/Pre-teen

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Movie Night
Watch films together with your teens with the intent of discussing how certain films or scenes within a film reflect a view of God and life that is either consistent or inconsistent with a Christian perspective. Suggested Age: Teen

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Session 4

Truth Treasure Map

(filmed exercise for It Starts at Home Session 4)
Shows that the difficult path may be the best path (Prov 2:1–5).
Suggested Age: Elementary/Pre-Teen

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God Made All Things
Instill in your child the truth of God’s creation (Gen 1 and 2).
Suggested Age: Preschool/Elementary

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Group Think
Teach your children the importance of remaining faithful to what you know is true, even when others pressure you to do otherwise (Prov 1:1–2; 14:12). Suggested Age: Elementary/Pre-teen

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Dinner Table Debates
To help your teen better grasp and be able to defend what they believe. Suggested Age: Teen

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Session 5

Can’t Take it Back

(filmed exercise for It Starts at Home Session 5)
Teach your children that they are responsible for what they say—both good and bad (James 3:3–12). Suggested Age: Pre-School to Pre-Teen

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Nighttime Blessing
To begin a nightly tradition that lets your child know that you are committed to them, that you love and value them, and that you and God see a special future for their life (Numbers 6:24–26). Suggested Age: Preschool/Elementary

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Following Directions
Teach your child that God has given us the Bible as a “life map” and that it is wise for us to obey its directions (2 Tim 3:16–17).
Suggested Age: Elementary/Pre-teen

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Report Card for Parents
Our children are far more likely to embrace our values if we maintain a healthy relationship with them, which takes time. Take a moment to get some honest feedback from your teen on how your relationship is doing (Prov 22:6).
Suggested Age: Pre-Teen/Teen

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Session 6

Waverly’s Family Serving Together 

(filmed exercise for It Starts at Home Session 6)
Make a difference in the life of someone else while you deepen your relationship with God and with each member of your family by serving together (Matthew 20:24–28). Suggested Age: All ages

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Romans One Field Trip
Teach your kids about God, His creativity and His power (Rom 1:18–20). Suggested Age: Preschool/Elementary

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Stewardship Blocks
Teach your kids the importance of being good stewards of their time (Ecc 3:1 and Matt 25:14–29). Suggested Age: Elementary/Pre-teen

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Serving in Your Community
Follow Christ’s example and serve others (Phil 2:5–8). Suggested Age: Teen

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