STORY TIME WITH MISS BETH
Beth is reading a special story to the kids each week! Click on the links below to see the videos. We are also posting these videos to the Freshwater Kids Facebook group.
FEATURED WEBSITE: FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Find resources for families, activities for children of all ages, and encouragement for marriages on the Focus on the Family website.FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING?
Your kids are probably asking why they can't see their friends or go to church or school. This video provides a great, age-appropriate explanation for why we are staying home right now!
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS
THINGS TO SEE ONLINE
Your kids likely have some hard questions about what is going on in the world right now. D6 Family Ministries has put together guides to help with these challenging topics!
WEBSITES, APPS, & PUBLICATIONS
Check out these resources for videos, articles, curriculum and more to help your kids grow closer to Jesus while you are together at home.
PARENT CUE APP
An app to help every parent do something each week to help move their child toward a deeper faith and a better future
SPLINK EMAIL NEWSLETTER
These weekly emails give parents ideas to help them capture teachable moments with their kids
HOMEFRONT MAGAZINE (DOWNLOAD)
A spiritual parenting publication that equips families to create fun, spiritually forming times in their homes
THE CHOSEN APP
The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.
GEMS & TRAIL LIFE USA
Find out more about our upcoming mid-week programs for Gen Now Kids.
DADS BUILDING TEAMS PODCAST
Every week Jeff or Jeremy interview another dad to find out how he is building his multi generational family team on mission.
JAVA WITH JULI PODCAST
Juli Slattery sits down with guests over coffee and you get to join them. We have honest conversations about sex, marriage, pornography, intimacy, singleness, truth and God's design for sexuality.
CHRISTIAN SINGLE MOMS PODCAST
The Christian Single Moms Podcast is a place where single moms who love Jesus can find hope, healing, and encouragement. We also talk about issues like divorce, domestic violence & abuse, parenting, relationships, dating, and more.
REAL LIFE PODCAST
Jeff and Alyssa are a married couple with two toddlers running around their home talking about faith, culture, and take listener's questions with a little dash of random sprinkled in.
FIVE MINUTE FATHERHOOD PODCAST
Jeff and Jeremy take five minutes every day (M-F) to chat about quick tips and encouragements that will equip you as you build your multi generational family team on mission!
AROUND THE MESSY TABLE PODCAST
The Messy Table is an ordinary space for real women, imperfect stories, and Gospel-infused hope. Hosted by Jenn Jewell and partnered with Life.Church Sisters, this conversation-style podcast aims to meet and encourage women right where they are.
THERE IS MORE
Do you believe there is even more to experience in your relationship with God? Join Hannah Nitz as she talks about a growing desire for God and your interaction with Him.
DREAM BIG PODCAST
Discover, declare, and realize your big dreams so you can have a fulfilling life and impact the world for good
ADVENTURES IN ODYSSEY PODCAST
Faith lessons that parents appreciate with characters and stories that kids love
GEN NOW KIDS BLOG
by Beth Falkenberg, Children's Director
Are We Having Fun Yet?
God Show Us Your Favor
How’s your Fear Factor right now?
BIBLE READING PLANS FOR FAMILIES
FOUR EASY PRAYER ACTIVITIES TO TRY WITH YOUR KIDS
Getting your children excited about prayer can be challenging. Here are some easy activities to help your family pursue God through prayer.
SUBMIT YOUR PRAYER REQUEST
If you need prayer for your kids, family, or for yourself right now, please submit a request below and we will pray for you!
ACTIVITIES TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT HOME
- If kids are missing their school friends or other family, try video chats to stay in touch.
- Practice multiplication, division, addition and subtraction with your kids. That’ll put them in a REALLY good mood.
- For older kids, break out the practice tests.
- Build a fort with blankets or cardboard boxes.
- Make time for active play. Bring out the blocks, balls, jump ropes and buckets and let the creativity go.
- Do that mending and ironing you’ve been putting off since 2004.
- Go for a walk around your neighborhood.
- Make freeze-ahead dinners. The ones you wish you had right now.
- Make mazes or puzzles for each other to solve.
- Make homemade mini pizzas.
- Download an app and learn how to edit videos.
- Call your elderly neighbors and see what you can do to help. Make happy notes and leave them on their door.
- Play Monopoly with the rules that make the game go slower.
- Create a treasure hunt for them (leaving clues around the house or yard).
- Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking; consider keeping a journal where you write down things you are grateful for or that are going well.
- Do a science experiment.
- Go through clothes (for you and your children) in drawers and closets. Try on and donate.
- Pitch a tent inside and have a family campout.
- Take out all the beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards and make a beach day in your living room.
- Create a schedule for your day – but don’t put too much pressure on yourself to stick to it.
- Make fun decorations for Easter and decorate the house with them.
- Collect all the pennies from the corners of the house, coat pockets, sofa cushions, jeans in the laundry. Maybe you’ll have enough for a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Then again, maybe not.
- Play this fun game with your kids: Let’s Clean the Bathroom!
- Do shadow puppets in the dark.
- Play family-friendly spin the bottle with your chore list. Hope it doesn’t point to you when it’s time to clean toilets.
- Experiment all day on devising the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. Tasting mandatory.
- Sleep. Glorious sleep.
- Have a reading or movie marathon.
- Take turns saying tongue twisters.
- Send messages to your friends and relatives with your favorite memories with them.
- Build paper airplanes and have a flying contest.
- FaceTime grandparents-it will make their day!
Pilgrim's Progress for Kids
This movie could be scary for our little ones. Parents, please use your discretion.