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31 Ways to Grow Your Family’s Faith Through Summer Fun – Egg Toss

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Summer. Life moves slower, time is more plentiful, and the days never seem to end. Summer is the perfect time to be intentional in building faith and in building relationships while having some fun, too.

So an egg toss doesn’t ‘t necessarily have to be an outdoor activity, but I would think you would want it to be! What a mess it can be!

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Eggs is all you need for this activity. Pair up members of your family who are able to take part. Then give each pair an egg. You will want to have them stand across from one another, but the distance will depend on the age of the kids involved. The idea is for them to be able to gently toss it back and forth to one another without dropping or crushing it – at least a few times! If you want, you can keep count to see which team gets the most successful tosses. Hopefully, each pair can try it more than once since they will get better at it after they determine exactly how to toss and catch it the best in a trial and error sort of way.

When the activity is completed, ask your kids what they discovered through this activity. What worked best? Which pair was the most successful, and why? Ideally, they will discover that the pair who handled the egg in the most gentle way possible did the best. Being successful in this activity really required each person to act as a team and to be in sync with one another and to toss and catch gently.

Then, grab your Bible and read Colossians 3:12, which says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Spend some time talking about how just as the eggs needed to be handled with care, so should we handle the hearts of those around us with care. This Bible passage commands us to clothe ourselves with kindness and gentleness among the others virtues that help us treat others with care. Just as we handle the eggs with care, we need to handle others with care.

Close your time together in prayer. Thank God for giving us the gift of others who enrich our lives. Thank Him for the gift of family and friends both new and old. Thank him for the Bible that teaches us how to live and for the ability to have fun during the summer and to grow as a family.

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