DetailsResearch has discovered that one of the most effective strategies parents and grandparents have for raising healthy, well-adjusted kids is to frequently eat meals together as a family. Family meals can include both fun and faith talk which can pass on a faith in Christ that lasts. Make Mealtime Family Time™ Kits will be loved by your congregation’s parents/grandparents, children, and teens. Each Kit is designed to engage the total family in fun-n-faith during a shared mealtime at home or while out.
This special Thanksgiving Celebration Kit is part of the monthly Make Mealtime Family Time™ Kits. Parents and grandparents can use the fun-n-faith activities in this Kit to create memorable Thanksgiving mealtime moments with their families.
This is a “Total Family Resource” which is to be used by families: parents/grandparents, children, and teenagers together. (As you already know, many of your teenagers have younger siblings). This Kit provides Christ-centered activities that include the whole family—teenagers and children. Not every activity included in this Kit will be used by all of your parents/grandparents, but the Kit includes enough activities that all families with kids in your congregation will benefit from receiving one.
• Great giveaway to parents/grandparents
• Use and giveaway at youth group and Sunday school events where parents/grandparents are present.
• Awesome for mealtimes at family retreats/camps
• Use at special events, family dinners, and cross-generational events before Thanksgiving
• Attractive gift for visiting families with pre-teens/teens
This Resource Includes:
• Read This First (pdf), overview for leaders
• 4 Thanksgiving Conversation Coasters (one pdf), energizes family fun-n-faith conversation
• Thanksgiving Scripture Napkin Rings (pdf), five gratitude Bible verses
• Thanksgiving Crazy Story called Turkey Time (pdf), for family fun
• Gratitude Leaves Plate (pdf), for expressing family gratitude
• Left-over Gratitude (pdf), to show gratitude while eating left-overs
• Create-Your-Own Thanksgiving Place Mat (pdf), for prayer requests, doodling, faith questions, and more
• Editable Letter From You (pdf), you can personalize
• Editable Flier (Word), promote your Kits
• Editable Letterhead for Make Mealtime Family Time (Word), for notes of personal encouragement
• Editable PowerPoint Promo Slide), promote your Kits
• Editable Table Leader’s Guide (Word) to train those staffing giveaway tables
• Table Sign (pdf), identifies giveaway table