Category Archives: Family Fun

Treasure Quest

You Will Need: 

  • Hidden clues to the treasure
  • Something to be the treasure such as a candy bar or a coupon for an ice cream cone, etc. Be creative.
  • A Bible marked at Psalm 119:11


Copy the following clues on individual slips or pieces of paper. Then hide all but the first one at their designated spots. Tell your children that you’re sending them on a treasure hunt.

CLUE #1 

Don’t hide this one. This is the first clue you’ll give to your children.

Search the backs of closet doors for Clue #2.

CLUE #2 

Hide this on the back of a closet door.

Go to a mirror to look for Clue #3.


Hide this on a mirror.

Go to a toilet to look for Clue #4.


Hide this on top of a toilet lid.

Go to a bed to look for Clue #5.


Hide this on or in a bed.

Go to the shower to look for Clue #6.


Hide this in the shower.

Go to the kitchen to look for Clue #7.


Hide this somewhere in the kitchen.

Look under a shoe for Clue #8.


Hide this underneath a shoe.

Try to get around Dad (or Mom) and to the couch to find the treasure.


After the hunt is finished, sit down with your children.

ASK—Would it have been easier or harder to find the treasure without the instructions?

ASK—What instructions has God given us as a guide for living?

SAY—The Bible is God’s instruction book on how to live life and you’ll never find what you’re looking for in life unless you follow Jesus and what He says in the Bible. Listen to what the Bible says about how to stay away from doing bad things.

Read Psalm 119:11 from your Bible.

PRAY—List prayer requests and thank God for Jesus and the Bible and for giving us instruction on how to live. 

FOR EXTRA FUN—Get a box of brownies but don’t use the instructions. Let your kids choose how much of each ingredient to add, at what temperature to cook them and for how long. It’ll probably make a mess. Then talk to your kids about how we make a mess in our lives when we don’t follow God’s instructions. Then cook a batch of good brownies following the instructions.

Build a Fort

You Will Need: 


Have your family “ransack” the house to get pillows, blankets, chairs, and whatever else they can find to build a fort. Take your time making it and let your kids be creative with it. (For example, they might want to make a tunnel entrance.) Build it big enough for everyone to fit inside. 

From inside the fort use your flashlight to read Psalm 56:3.

ASK—What is something you’re scared of? 

SHARE—Share something you were scared of when you were a child.

ASK—What should we do when we’re scared? (Trust God.)

ASK—Why can we trust God? (He’s faithful. He’ll never let you down. He’ll always keep His Word, etc.)

Read Psalm 18:1-2 from your Bible.

ASK—How is God like a fort (fortress, stronghold) for you? (In old days people went inside a fortress to be safe. Its walls protected them from harm. God is a shield for those who follow Him and like a fort, you are safe in Him.)

ASK—Does this mean that bad things will never happen to someone who is living for Jesus? Why or why not? (Bad things still happen to good people, but there’s nothing so bad that God can’t turn it to your good.)

If they want a further answer, explain that sometimes we do wrong things and these bad choices bring “bad” things into our lives. But sometimes we do everything right and someone else does something wrong and we get hurt because of it. Even so, there’s nothing your children will ever do that is so bad that God can’t forgive them and there’s nothing so bad that can happen to them that God can’t turn it around to their good if they love Him and are walking with Him. (See Romans 8:28 for a great promise.)

PRAY—List prayer requests and thank God that He will always take care of you. 

CLEAN UP—After you’re done playing in the fort, feel free to have a pillow fight or time your family to see how fast they can tear the fort down and put everything away. Have fun and enjoy!