Looking for family fun activities this summer

Looking for family fun activities?

Here’s one with benefits that last a lifetime . . .

by Bret Nicholaus, Tom McGrath

When you think of family fun activities, you likely think of activities in the truest sense of the word: swimming, biking, sledding, and the like—in other words, doing something that involves activity. While all those things are, in fact, fun family activities, there’s likely one key element missing from them: real conversation—the kind that helps you get to know the most important people in your life and helps them get to know you!

Consider trying a NEW kind of family fun activity—learning about the ones you love.  To do it, you only need a few questions to spark fun conversation. That’s right—having conversations with your family can be downright fun. How?

Well, grab a bowl of popcorn, gather your family, and try the questions listed here for starters (excerpted from The Meal Box):

  • What has been the most exciting moment or event in your life to this point?
  • If you could change one thing about the way your favorite holiday is celebrated, what would you change?
  • Kids: What aspect of being an adult are you looking forward to the most? Adults: What aspect of being a kid do you miss the most?
  • If you had to describe your personality in terms of a farm animal, which one would it be?
  • When you consider our amazing earth, in what particular aspect of it do you find it easiest to “see” God?

 


Bret Nicholaus 

Bret Nicholaus is the coauthor of the national best-selling question book The Conversation Piece (over 200,000 copies sold), as well as more than a dozen other books designed to get people talking.

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Tom McGrath 

Tom McGrath is the author of Raising Faith Filled Kids, The Meal Box, and is one of the authors of the God’s Gift series.

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Books by Bret Nicholaus

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The Meal Box

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Pass the salt and pepper–along with The Meal Box. Creatively fun questions combined with helpful family faith tips spice up every mealtime conversation. 54 cards in plastic case.

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En Las obras de misericordia las palabras tomadas del Evangelio de Mateo se presentan en un hermoso diseño. De un lado se muestran las obras de misericordia corporales y del otro las obras de misericordia espirituales.

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The Beatitudes for Families (50-pack)

In The Beatitudes for Families, the Beatitudes are beautifully presented with original artwork. On one side, you will find the words of Christ as found in Matthew 5:3-10. On the other side, you will find an adapted version of the Beatitudes written specifically for families by Tom McGrath, author of Raising Faith-Filled Kids.

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