I’m always on the lookout for fun and engaging ways to bring Biblical truth into our everyday experiences in our home.
With 5 small kids, the reality is that most days are composed of daily household essentials — get dressed, change diapers, eat breakfast, brush teeth, grab backpacks, drive to school, drive to work, get home, review homework, sign papers, make dinner, pack lunches, clean kitchen, work some more, get ready for bed — and repeat.
While I desperately want to plant truth into the hearts of the little people in my care, during this season it’s often woven into the everyday experiences instead of looking like some big elaborate family Bible study.
The Family Honor Plate is both a one-time family painting activity and a long-term tool that can be used ongoing to celebrate “catching” one of your children or your spouse exhibiting one of the fruits of the spirit.
The kit comes with a white plate, a painting set, and instructions. Thankfully if you make a mistake, the paint wipes right off until you bake the plate in the oven to “set” it and make it safe for use with food.
I’m excited to start using the plate to highlight when my kids make good choices.
Lately we’ve been battling a certain 2 year old’s use of the phrase “stupid dummy” and I’d much rather be celebrating positive behavior and kind words than constantly reminding her that we don’t use those negative mean words.
I like that the Family Honor Plate, with regular use, has the ability to facilitate a family culture of building one another up in love.
While I’m certainly not the most crafty person around, thankfully you don’t have to be to still have a pretty, festive plate! 🙂
A sample of the Table Thyme Discussion Cards come with the Family Honor Plate but the full set is worth investing in as well.
There are some really fun questions like “would you ever go sky diving and why or why not?” and then others that are more serious in nature. I really love this one below, because I think it gets kids thinking about the responsibility of the parents to teach the kids obedience.
Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.
Learning communication skills is a lifelong process and it’s critical that we start the process early in our homes.
I’m all for “experience” type gifts that create memories and opportunities for connectedness. These do both!
Here’s to more family connectedness through the holidays and all year long!
Thanks to FlyBy Promotions for sharing a review copy of these with me. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used in this post.