Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Family Night - Abundance

We have been hit or miss with our family nights more recently and I am ok with it because I have individual spiritual time with each of the girls to instruct and love on them.

With Thanksgiving next week I wanted to reinforce just how much we have to be grateful for and what an abundance of blessings God has given us.

We started the night by asking the girls to walk around the house and choose 5 of their favorite things, whatever they may be. The girls put their favorite things on the couch and we talked about whether or not that was all they had or if they had more. They obviously understood they have many more favorite things. I asked them to recall 5 things they had eaten that day and they each had more than 5 things to say. We talked about abundance and blessings and just how much we have to be thankful for.

We talked about Psalm 100:4 - Give thanks to Him, and praise His name! (memory verse) and how we can thank and praise God. We then used the idea of abundance to fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. God has given us so much and out of our abundance we want to give to others who don't have as much. The girls really enjoyed it and we had a good time.

We ended the evening coloring a cornucopia (horn of plenty) and we will write things we are thankful for everyday on this paper. God bless you and your families!

To find out how other families are teaching and instructing the next generation to know and love God check out Raising Rock Stars. Thanks for reading!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing that. Great exercise with the family. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I love your hunting idea. God bless you!

  3. I LOVE this, great idea, thanks for sharing. I found your blog from 1+1+1=1 I'm joining in the Raising Rock Stars "project" (for lack of a better word). Hope to get inspiration and accountability in our homeschool.



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