Editor's note: See the PDF for the accompanying pictures and activities (p. 22):
Below is a list of people who worked together in different ways. Match the people to things they did together.
People who worked together
What they did together
Noah and his sons
visited Pharaoh together
Jesus and a little boy
looked after a garden together
Moses’ mother and Miriam
traveled and preached together
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
made tents together traveled
Craftsmen and weavers
and lived together
Ruth and Naomi
stood up for right together
Moses and Aaron
fed 5,000 people together
Paul and Silas
prayed together for Jews to be safe
Priscilla and Aquila
built the ark together
Adam and Eve
worked together to create the tabernacle
Esther and Mordecai
worked together to keep Baby Moses safe
2 Hands are better than 1
Many things are easier to do, and more fun, when we have someone to help us. Most jobs are also easier when we have two hands. Challenge your family to try doing these activities with one hand. See who can do it the fastest!
• Tie a shoelace or tie a knot in a piece of string
• Make a sandwich or your favorite snack
• Fold a piece of paper and put it into an envelope
• Peel and slice a banana or another kind of fruit
• Put a sock on your foot
• Draw a circle and cut it out Now ask someone to blindfold you with a soft scarf. Try doing the same things without being able to see.
1 body--lots of parts
Lots of chores are easier and more fun when you do them together. Circle all the chores that you could do with someone else. Circle the chore twice if you have done it in the past week.
• Help prepare dinner
• Make a bed
• Empty the trash
• Tidy up your toys
• Set the table for dinner
• Water the plants
• Sweep leaves in the yard
• Hang up the laundry to dry
My Helping Diary:
• Take a plain sheet of paper and fold it in half lengthways.
• Unfold, then fold it in half the other way, and then fold it again in the same direction.
• Open the paper out flat. You should have a sheet of paper with eight rectangles.
• In the top left rectangle write, “My Helping Diary.”
• Label the other seven rectangles with the days of the week.
• Each day of the week, use a blue pen to write down all the ways you helped others. • Each day use a red pen to write down the ways other people helped you.
• At the end of the week, thank God for everyone who helped you, and thank Him that you can help others too. How can you help more people next week?
We need each other!
Jesus knows that we all need friends to be there for us. As He was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, He really wanted His friends to be with Him. He needed them to comfort Him, encourage Him, and pray for Him. So He was very sad when they left Him alone and went off to sleep under a bush. But we can help our friends and family in many different ways. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about how we can help each other. (All verses taken from the New International Version.)
for each other. James 5:16
one another. John 13:34-35
one another. Galatians 5:13
one another. Romans 15:7
one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 (extra letter needed in some English-0speaking countries)
with one another. Romans 12:16
with those who Romans 12:15
with those who Romans 12:15
each other's Galatians 6:2
Be and to one another. Ephesians 4:32
Find all the answers. Then work together with your family to think of how you can put these Bible verses into action.
• List 10 ways you can pray for family members.
• List 10 ways you can pray for other people.
• List 10 ways to show love to each other.
• List 10 ways you can serve each other.
• List 10 ways to be kind and caring to the people in your community.
• List 10 ways to show respect and honor to people older, younger, and the same age as you.
• List 10 ways to show acceptance to people who are different from you, to people who have hurt you, or to those who have made mistakes.
• List 10 ways to live in harmony or peacefully with other people.
• List 10 ways to comfort people who are sad.
• List 10 ways to celebrate with people who are happy.
• List 10 ways you can work together to “carry a burden” or share each other’s chores.