Some of the everyday things you put in your grocery cart are great ways to talk to your kids about God.
I love integrating food with faith principles because the promise of a snack is an extra incentive for kids to listen up. And, while they’re enjoying their snack you’ve got a captive audience for some follow-up conversation. And it’s just plain fun.
Use this after-school or before-bed smoothie video to make your own smoothies and talk about God’s goodness. So often with kids we talk about God in terms of RULES. “God says ‘don’t lie’ ‘don’t steal’, etc.” we tell our kids. But God’s Word as well as our own house rules are supposed to be for good. God is so GOOD!
Below are a few talking points and tips and the recipe for the smoothie.
Let me know how it goes!
Blender Brain – Notes and tips
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8)
Putting It into Action
- Make a smoothie with your kids based on the video above. Emphasize the phrases “this is what we put in” and “this is what we keep out of the smoothie.”
¾ c. orange juice from orange (or just use oj)
a couple of scoops of ice cream (optional)
- Explain that God shows us his goodness by telling us what to put in and keep out of our minds (eyes, ears).
- Ask your child about some of your own house rules and explain how those rules do the same thing—keep bad things out and put good things in their mind, eyes, ears, etc.
- Pray together.
Dear God, you are so good! You show me how good you are giving me the Bible. You show me in the Bible what to put in and what to keep out of my brain (mind, head). Amen.