101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent‐Child Connection
Devotions, Tips, and Activities
By Michael and Tiffany Ross
"On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
king of kings and Lord of Lords."
Today’s activity is especially suited for young children. Using gold-colored poster board or purple and yellow construction paper, help them create a “King of Kings” crown. Encourage them to color it and then decorate the royal headpiece with sequins, glitter, and other shiny treasures. In addition to the crown, help them make hats for a cast of other characters in your make-believe castle: a queen, a prince and a princess, brave knights, even a crazy court jester. Next, pick a chair that will serve as your throne, and gather some old coats and shawls that the kids can use as robes and formal wear. When the stage is set, have everyone pull on a costume and take part in a magical celebration. Let them take turns ruling the party as king. End with a reading. Have everyone sit quietly on the floor and listen as you share Revelation 22:1–5. (We recommend using The Message.)
Talk It Out
· The Bible verses I just read give us a beautiful picture of our King and His kingdom. What will it be like to see His face?
· What does a king do? How important is it that a king is good?
· How can God be your King?
· What do you think the ultimate kingdom—heaven—will be like?
The point of today’s activity and lesson is to help your child understand the lordship of Jesus Christ and to begin seeing Him as the King of kings. It’s also designed to help a young heart grasp that heaven is a real place—the ultimate kingdom; our destination as Christians. It’s the eternal garden where we will walk with Him “in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8) and “be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). It will be a place without fear or shame, a place without pain, suffering, hatred. . .or regret. Just perfect harmony. Point out that getting to heaven is not about how good we are or how many good deeds we do. The only way we can someday live there “forever and ever” is to be friends with Jesus Christ. This means believing that He is our Lord and Savior and then asking Him to live in our hearts and to be the King of our lives. If you haven’t yet done so, invite your child to give her heart to Jesus. End today’s lesson in prayer.
Talk to God
As you pray, encourage your child to (1) thank God for being our King and Lord and (2) ask Him to help us honor Him with respect and love.
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