Table Talk

Have you considered how you would like to stimulate and encourage meaningful conversation while enjoying your Easter meal together?

A selection of Eight Table Talk questions may be just what you are looking for!

On the download below you will find a list of the Eight Table Talk questions to print and use. There is also a page with suggestions as to how you might like to prepare and enjoy answering the eight questions as a family.

May your table conversation be overflowing with joy this Easter!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Matthew 28:6

Are you praying about what Bible verse to enjoy with your little children this Easter? You might like to consider Matthew 28:6!

Let’s take a look at three ways to enjoy this verse with your little children. Read, talk and chair walk!  

THREE WAYS TO ENJOY MATTHEW 28:6

1. Read

Read Matthew 28:6 from your Bible to your children.

2. Talk

Talk with your child about what Matthew 28:6 is saying. Talk to God together thanking that Jesus died and rose again for you and your child. 

3. Chair Walk! 

PRINT AND CUT:
Print and cut apart the Bible reference and word cards to Matthew 28:6 found in the following download: 

Or if you prefer, write the words of Matthew 28:6 on cards, one word per card. Include two cards with the complete Bible reference on each card. 

DISTRIBUTE CARDS:
When your family is sitting at your Easter table, give one person the first Bible reference card. Then continue to go around the table. Distribute the other cards, one card per person, in verse word order. 

You will need to go around the table more than once as you distribute the cards in order, unless you have a large family.

TAP AND WALK:
Have your little child stand by the person who has the Bible reference card with a numeral 1 at the corner of the card. Instruct your child to tap that person. When she does, that person is to say: “Matthew 28:6.” Then encourage her to walk to the next chair and tap the person in that chair. Each time a person is tapped, they are to say the word on the card that is the next word in the verse.

Extra!
You may like to have family members who are saying the word on the card that is in front of them, to also add an action that would relate to the word on their card.

For example:

“not” – shake head no
“risen” – raise hands
“said” – put hand to side of mouth
“come” – beckon with the hand
“see” – point to eye
“lay” – lay head on folded hands
 

If you have a family of 5, your child will walk around the table a number of times before the whole verse is said. 

TAKE TURNS:
If you have more than one little child, they can take turns going on a Chair Walk! As your family becomes familiar with what to do, your children can start to walk faster and faster around the chairs! Fun! 

KEEP GOING!
Ready for more? After Matthew 28:6 has been said, you can collect all the cards and redistribute them, giving someone else the first Bible reference card. In doing so, everyone will receive different word cards to use. Choose a child to be the ‘walker’, and enjoy the verse again!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Hallelujah Game!

Looking for a fun game to play as you review Bible memory verses with your children? Play the Hallelujah Game!

Supplies

– 16 Bible memory verse cards

– 1 game board for each child

– Stickers (One sticker of the same kind for each verse card and for each game board. Example: if you have three children, you will need four of each kind of sticker. One sticker for the memory verse card and one for each of your three children’s game boards.)

– Game pieces (Suggestions: raisins or nuts or small crackers or small blocks or buttons etc. If you use food for your game pieces, it is fun to enjoy the food after the game as a snack!!)

Preparing the Game

Put one sticker on each memory verse card.

Download and print the game board on cardstock.

Put a sticker in each square of each game board. (Each board will have the same stickers. Important! Put the stickers in a different order on each board.)

Idea: Put each game board in a plastic page protector. This will protect the game board from food crumbs and oils. It also makes it easy for the game board to be stored in a three ring Bible Time notebook in between playing the Hallelujah Game.

Why the Teddy Bear?

The Teddy Bear in this video is letting you know that the idea shared is great for little children too! If your children are not old enough to quote the Bible memory verses, you can say the verses while they listen. You may also like to make the game board with a 3×3 grid instead of a 4×4 grid.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Draw the Word

Draw the Word is an effective way to think about a Bible verse and memorize the Bible verse with your children. 

Melanie – 14 years old
Kristen – 13 years old
Melissa – 10 years old

Suggested Verses to Memorize

For Little Ones and Beyond
These memory verses are great for children ages 2 and up.

Topical Memory System

These memory verses are great for many children ages 10 and up. These verses are also great for adults.

Organize!

Give each child their own 3 ring notebook. After memorizing a new verse, have your children put their Draw the Word page into their notebook using page protectors.

You may want to include dividers in each notebook to help organize different groups of memory verses together. (Dividers were helpful for our family as we memorized verses found in the Topical Memory System.)

Review!

Refer back to the Draw the Word pages in your notebooks for Scripture memory review.

Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

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