Main point: God made me to help others.
Bible story: David Helps Mephibosheth ● 1 Samuel 20:14-17; 2 Samuel 9:1-13
As a family, watch this week’s video and discuss these questions together:
- “Whose family did David promise to help take care of?” (Jonathan’s)
- “Was there anyone left from Jonathan’s family for David to help and care for?” (yes)
- “Did David give Mephibosheth a place to live, or did he send him away?” (David gave Mephibosheth a place to live.)
- “Did David take care of Mephibosheth just like he promised?” (yes)
- “David helped Mephibosheth, even though it was a big thing to do! Did God make you to help others, too?” (yes)
Family Activity: Helping Charades
WHAT YOU NEED: no supplies needed
WHAT YOU DO:
- During the Activity: Act out a few scenes that depict helping (e.g., cleaning the floor, setting the table, picking up toys, wiping the counter, putting away clothes, sweeping or mopping, washing dishes, etc.) and encourage your child to guess what you’re doing. Repeat for as long as your child is interested.
WHAT YOU SAY:
- Before the Activity: “Today, we learned God made us to help others. That’s a BIG thing God made us to do! I will act out a way to help. I want you to watch what I do and see if you can guess the way I’m helping. Ready? Here we go!”
- After the Activity: “Great job! There are so many ways we can help. The good news is God made us to do big things like helping others, and He will be there to help us! Who made you to do big things?” (God made me to do big things.)