Tis The Season Parent Cue


 LUKE 1:26b-35, 37-38

Hope means trusting in a bigger picture.


LUKE 2:14, ISAIAH 9:6,

Peace is found through God.


JOHN 1:14, JOHN 3:16

Love requires action.


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 




Have a conversation about one thing that you’re excited about and one thing that stresses you out during the Christmas season. Ask your students for their answers first, and then share your responses as well.


One night, have your family all get in their pajamas with hot chocolate in hand and jump in the car. Turn the Christmas music up and drive around looking at Christmas lights. If you’re feeling competitive, judge the Christmas lights and displays you find and pick the winner at the end.


As a family, find a few places you can serve together this season—maybe a local nonprofit, soup kitchen, or charity in your community. Let your kid choose which place they’d like to serve, and set up a time to go together. Letting your kid choose gives them a little ownership and will help them be more excited to serve.


Have a family Christmas contest before bed. It could be a coloring contest, a gingerbread contest, an ornament making contest, or a Christmas caroling contest. Be sure to have a fun prize for the winner!


Advent Calendar for Your Family!

Every good and perfect gift comes from God. In fact, His most perfect gift was His only Son, Jesus.

Gather your family and continue reading the story of Christmas one day at a time using the Advent Calendar.

The Scripture and prompts will take your family on a journey to generosity, leading you to appreciate the season together in a whole new way.

Click on the Downloads Below.




52 Dinner Discussions

1.If we could have any celebrity over for dinner whom would you want us to have over? Why
them? What do you think we would serve them? Why that?
2.If you could plan a dinner for our family at any location in the world, where would you plan it
and why?
3.If our family had our own cooking show on TV, what would be our specialties and style of
4.What is one restaurant that we have never been to as a family that you would like to try
5.If you could be any food item, what food item would be and why?

Parent Cue: Playing With Fire


A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 



It’s easy to forget the power of our words—no matter how old we are! As your kids leave for school today, remind them to use their words to build someone else up. Tell them that you’re going to try and do the same thing, too!


Play song wars with your kids in the car this week! You pick the first song to play. Then, have your student pick the next one. Keep taking turns picking songs throughout your drive time, trying to top one another’s song choices as you go.


When’s the last time your family intentionally encouraged each other? During a meal this week, make the time to do just that! Go around the table and have each person say one positive thing about the person sitting to their right.


Share a story about a time that someone used their words either to wreck you or build you up. It’s important that your kids hear your stories so that they believe you can understand the way they feel right now.