06 Oct Director’s Blog – Oct 2018
Here are some ways that Halloween can be an opportunity to share God’s love with your children and those around you!
Carving pumpkins is a fun experience for families. The Pumpkin Gospel by Mary Manz Simon is a wonderful book to read during this activity to explain the Gospel message. Written by Liz Curtis Higgs, The Pumpkin Patch Parable is another precious story comparing us to pumpkins and relating how God can turn a simple pumpkin with all of its yuck inside into a beautiful pumpkin shining His light.
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiana is a fun rhyming book celebrating differences and how our differences can be of help to one another.
- “Fruit of the Spirit” Jar
The abundance of candy can be a problem after Halloween, but fill a jar with all the collected candy and label it “Fruit of the Spirit.” Sit down with your child and explain that your family is going to help each other develop the “Fruit of the Spirit” using the candy jar. Every time someone is “caught” displaying that behavior, he or she gets to take out a sweet treat from the jar. Encourage the kids to look for other family members displaying the “fruit” as well.
- “Taste and see that God is good! Psalm 34:8
Have your children help you tape this scripture verse to each piece of candy that you pass out to trick or treaters!