14 Fun Summertime Activities to Teach Kids about God

Pam Kanaly

What’s a single parent to do when summer’s here and you have active kids on the weekend with budgeted funds? As a former single mom with two young children, I found myself getting creative in both keeping the kids busy and giving them something to do besides sit in front of the TV. And it was especially lovely if I could use their activities to teach them about the character of God. You can make “God lessons” amusing without them even noticing it!  Here’s a list of activities that might bring a new spark into your summertime family fun.

It doesn’t take much to build lasting memories with the children. Though you might be tired as a single parent, the kids remember when you engaged them in entertaining activities. My children don’t remember the stress I was experiencing as a single mom, but today as adults they do remember the nature walks, the arts and crafts at the kitchen table, and the goofy stuff we did with sticker charts, pots and pans, string, and empty boxes. God says in James 1:5 – “If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask and it will be given to him.” Ask the Father to show you how to maximize the short time that you have with your children, and he will surely do it.

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I know being a single parent has its challenges, but seize the fleeting moments called “fun times.” What’s keeping you from investing not only in their present moments but future memories?

Pam Kanaly, popular author of The Single Mom and Her Rollercoaster Emotions and one of America’s leading advocates for single mothers, serves as cofounder of the single mothers’ conferences – Survive ‘N’ Thrive. Pam exudes with a God-given passion in seeing women know their value in Christ the King. She is the co-founder of the national organization Arise Ministries, having been featured on the 700 Club and other national programs. www.ariseministries.net

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Publication date: July 17, 2014

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