There’s no doubt about it – family worship is important. But sometimes it can be hard to come up with new and engaging ideas to keep everyone interested. Never fear – I’ve got you covered! In this post, I’m sharing 15 fun activities that will help you make the most of family worship time. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
The family that prays together, stays together. That’s why family worship activities are so important! They help to create a bond between parents and children that can last a lifetime. I have so many precious memories of my family gathering for worship in our living room or around the dining room table.
As a Christian mom, you know how important it is to instill a love for God in your children from a young age. One of the best ways to do this is through family worship. Family worship is a time set aside each day (or each week) when the whole family comes together to read the Bible, pray, and sing hymns or praise songs.
If you’re not sure how to make family worship fun and engaging, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with 15 different activity ideas for family worship. Just pick one that works for your family and get started!
15 Fun Family Worship Activities
Here are 15 different activity ideas you can use during family worship:
#1 Play a game such as Bible Jeopardy or Bible Family Feud.
Bible Jeopardy is a great way to get everyone involved, and it’s a great way to learn about the Bible too.
Family Feud is another option that’s sure to get everyone laughing and chatting. Whichever game you choose, make sure to take some time afterward to discuss what you’ve learned. You might be surprised at how much your kids know!
#2 Put on a skit or puppet show.
The next time your family is looking for a fun and creative way to worship together, consider putting on a skit or puppet show. This activity is not only enjoyable, but it also provides an opportunity to share your faith with others. Skits can be written to illustrate Biblical stories or to teach moral lessons, and puppet shows can be used to tell Bible stories in an engaging way.
An easy way to do a skit if you don’t want to spend a lot of time writing it is to just have the narrator read a Bible story and have your children act out what they hear as you read. If you have a few Bible costumes, your children could dress up for the skit too!
Putting on a skit or puppet show is a great way to deepen your family’s connection to God. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! So dust off those old puppets and get ready for a faith-filled good time.
#3 Have a family talent show.
A family talent show is a wonderful way to showcase the God-given talents of each family member while also spending quality time together. To get started, everyone can brainstorm ideas for acts. You’ll want to make plans a few days before you want to have the show so everyone has a chance to practice if needed.
The day of the show, set up a stage in your living room or backyard. You could even invite friends and church members to come watch and/or participate. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy watching your loved ones shine!
#4 Make a family collage or vision board.
To get started, the first thing you’ll want to do is choose a Bible verse to represent your family. Add this verse to your collage or vision board.
To make a family collage, simply gather up some family photos, scrapbook paper, and glue. Then, let your creativity run wild! You can arrange the photos and paper however you like, and add in any other mementos that represent your family. Once you’re happy with the design, just glue everything down and hang it up for all to see.
Another interactive activity you can do is making a vision board on a large poster board. This is essentially a giant mood board that everyone in the family contributes to. Each member can paste down images and words that represent their hopes and dreams for the future. Not only is this a fun activity, but it’s also a great way to start conversations about what’s important to your family.
Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
#5 Do a Bible scavenger hunt.
A Bible scavenger hunt is a great way to get the whole family involved in worship. Hide different items around the house, each representing a different Bible story. For example, you could hide a lamb for the story of Abraham and Isaac, or a cross for the story of the crucifixion. As your children find each item, have them read the corresponding Scripture passage. You can even make it a competition, with prizes for the child who finds the most items.
#6 Write prayers together as a family.
Writing prayers together as a family is a great way to get everyone involved in worship. It can be as simple as taking turns each day to write a prayer, or setting aside some time each week to brainstorm ideas and compose a prayer together. Prayers can be about thankfulness, petitions for help, or intercessions for others.
Writing them down also helps to make them more concrete and tangible, and gives everyone a chance to reflect on the words later. Best of all, it helps to create a stronger sense of closeness and unity within the family as everyone works together towards a common goal.
#7 Read a devotional together and discuss it as a family.
The perfect way to start your day – or end the day – is by reading a devotional together as a family. Gather everyone in the living room or around the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Take turns reading aloud, or have someone read aloud while others follow along in their own copies. As you read, take time to discuss the passages and reflect on their meaning. What did you find especially meaningful? How can you apply this to your own life?
Family worship is a great way to start your day on the right foot and deepen your connection with God and each other.
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#8 Go on a nature walk and look for things that remind you of God’s love.
Going on a nature walk is a great way to spend time together as a family and explore God’s creation. As you walk, take time to look for things that remind you of God’s love. Perhaps you’ll see a beautiful flower and be reminded of how God created the world and all its beauty. Or maybe you’ll hear the sound of birds singing and be reminded of how God provides for His creatures.
Taking the time to notice the little things can help you to see God’s hand at work in the world and appreciate His love for us.
related: Family Worship: Lessons in Nature
#10 Take turns leading family worship each week.
One way to make worship more meaningful for everyone is to take turns leading the service. This allows each family member to contribute in a unique way and share their talents with the group. When everyone takes an active role in worship, it can be a more powerful and enriching experience for all.
Encourage your children to take an active part in worship by rotating who’s turn it is to lead, pick out songs, choose the devotion, etc. This will help them to feel more ownership over the worship time and be more engaged in what’s going on.
#11 Read a Bible story together as a family.
Reading Bible stories as a family is a great way to learn about God’s Word while spending quality time together. If you have young children, look for a storybook that is specifically designed for them. For older children, you can read from a standard Bible. Take turns reading aloud, or have each family member read a different part. As you read, ask questions and encourage discussion. You may even want to act out the story as you go along.
Some of my family’s favorite Bible story books are The Bible Story, 10 Volume Set by Arthur S. Maxwell. Our children grew up on these stories and my husband and I purchased the 10-volume set for each of our kids to have in their own homes.
#12 Make homemade instruments and use them during family worship.
Making homemade instruments is a great way to involve the whole family in worship. Not only is it a fun activity, but it can also help everyone feel more connected to the music. Plus, it’s a great way to teach kids about rhythm and sound. There are a variety of easy-to-make instruments that can be used during worship, such as shakers, drums, and maracas.
Once you’ve gathered your materials, you can spend time together decorating the instruments however you like. When it’s time for family worship, everyone can join in by shaking or tapping their instrument along with the music. Homemade instruments are a great way to add some fun and excitement to family worship time!
#13 Use props to act out a Bible story.
Use props to act out a Bible story. Be creative and have fun with this activity. You can use anything you have around the house to help tell the story. For example, if you are acting out the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, you could use old clothes to create a coat. Or, if you are acting out the story of Jonah and the whale, you could use a large box – you could even have your kids decorate it like a giant whale. This is a great way to bring the Bible to life for your kids and help them understand the stories in a new way. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! So get creative and enjoy acting out some of your favorite Bible stories with your family.
#14 Draw pictures of what you are learning about during family worship.
One of the best ways to ensure that your kids are engaging with and retaining what they learn during family worship time is to have them draw pictures of the concepts your family is reading about or discussing. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy – a simple piece of paper and some crayons will do the trick! And it can be a great way to review the material afterward, too.
This is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and visually represent the concepts that you are learning about. It also allows everyone to share their own unique perspective on the material. You can hang the pictures up in a designated spot in your home, or even create a scrapbook that you can refer back to in the future. Either way, this is a great way to make family worship time more meaningful and fun.
#15 Write your own songs about what you are learning.
You can easily write your own songs about Bible stories and verses that you are learning with your family. This is a great way to get everyone involved in worship, and it can be a lot of fun, too!
- To get started, choose a Bible story or verse that you would like to focus on.
- Then, work with your family to come up with a catchy melody. An easy way to do this is to choose a simple and familiar tune your family already knows.
- Once you have the music, start brainstorming some lyrics that reflect the message of the story or verse.
You can even involve younger children by having them draw pictures that represent the song’s lyrics. Once you have all of the pieces in place, it’s time to start singing!
Family worship doesn’t have to be complicated – just choose activities that everyone can enjoy and that will help you all to grow closer to God. Whether you choose to use one of the topics we shared today or come up with your own, family worship is a great way to connect with each other and grow closer to God. I hope you’ll take some time this week to gather together as a family and worship Him.
I hope these ideas have inspired you to try something new in your family worship time! I can’t wait to hear about what God does in your lives when you start worshipping together as a family!
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