Family Fun Night

Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids (on vacation from school), or extended family (visiting over the holidays)?  This great idea was emailed from Theresa:

“Our family loves to act out charades and this evening the theme was “Advent/Christmas”.  I made up about fifteen index cards with different Advent/Christmas events to act out.  We divide into two teams (because our children are still fairly young) and take turns acting out and guessing the events.  Our rules include allowing props to be used, like a baby doll, and only Scripture can be quoted aloud, otherwise no words should be spoken.

Some of the events we use are:
First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation
Second Joyful Mystery – The Visitation
Third Joyful Mystery – The Nativity
Fourth Joyful Mystery – The Presentation
Fifth Joyful Mystery – The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Attending Mass
Angels Singing Glory to God
Epiphany – The Wise Men bringing gifts to Jesus
Caroling
Wrapping gifts
Opening presents
Baking Christmas cookies
Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem”
What a fun way to bring family together and keep the focus on the Christmas story!  Her topics are simple enough that young children can participate, but older players will enjoy it also.
Remember – we would love to hear from you!  Share your creative ideas for using Family Formation or other ways you pass on the Faith in your family through the comment boxes or by contacting one of us.

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