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  • Game : Hide From Pride Tag

    Play a game of tag, using an umbrella to identify a “safe” zone.

    Pride often leads us to disobey. Humbly following God’s rules,
    keeps us safe.

    Play this game to teach the concept that God protects us (from pride) like an umbrella. While you play your game of tag, have an adult hold a large umbrella that serves as a “home free” base. Runners can only stay under the umbrella for a count of ten. Ideally, arrange to play this game with a larger group of children in a play-date setting or with friends.

    Use the discussion questions below to help your children understand that God wants to protect us. When we are prideful and think we can do things on our own, refusing to follow God’s way, we often end up in trouble. So let’s stay humble.

    Questions after playing:

    Have you ever thought that you knew better than your parents and chose not to follow a rule? Which rules in our home were made to keep you safe?
    If you chose not to follow these safety rules, what could happen to you? Can you think of any rules God gives us in the Bible?
    How would life be different if we chose not to follow God’s rules?

  • Outing : Other’s First Day

    Being humble is putting someone else first, which isn’t always easy. Plan a day with a friend or family member (that does NOT live in your house) and make the day all about them and what THEY want to do. Sometimes this could be hard because they may want to go to places you wouldn’t pick or eat food that may not be your favorite. However at the end of the day the person you have chosen to put first that day will feel so happy and loved by you and your family and that’s the best way to spend a day!

  • Recipe : Humble Pie

    There’s nothing humble about the ingredients — delicious peaches and berries — but the simple shaping method for the crust keeps this pie from taking on airs!

    CRUST
    1 2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 tablespoon dried buttermilk powder (optional)
    1/4 cup vegetable shortening
    1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
    1 large egg
    1 to 2 tablespoons water

    FILLING
    1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
    2 to 3 peaches, peeled and sliced (12 ounces before peeling)
    2/3 cup sugar
    1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    1/4 cup white sugar for garnish

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. To make the crust: Whisk together the dry ingredients, and cut in the vegetable shortening and butter.

    2. Whisk the egg and water together, then sprinkle over the flour mixture.

    3. Knead together, adding a bit of extra water to make the dough cohesive, if necessary.

    4. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it well, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    5. To make the filling: Toss the berries and peaches with the sugar and enhancer or flour. If the berries are frozen, don’t thaw them. If they’re dry (like blueberries), run them under water first; this makes easier to combine them thoroughly with the sugar/thickener mixture.

    6. To assemble the pie: Roll the crust into a 13” to 14” round, and transfer it to a pizza pan or baking sheet.

    7. Mound the sugared fruit in the center of the crust, leaving about a 3 1/2” margin of bare crust all the way around.

    8. Fold the crust up over the fruit, pinching or pleating as you go, leaving 5” or so of fruit exposed in the center.

    9. Spritz the crust with water and sprinkle with sparkling white sugar, if desired.

    10. Bake the pie in a preheated 425°F oven for about 35 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the edges of the crust are brown.

    11. Remove it from the oven, and cool for 15 to 30 minutes before cutting into wedges.

  • Craft : Blindfolded Drawing Challenge

    Drawing blindfolded can be humbling, however this will be the funniest craft project you’ve ever done as a family.

    What you will need:

    Blindfolds/bandanas
    Paper
    Markers
    Time (phone might be best)
    List of random words: Cat, House, Boat, Tree, Car, Hat, Earth, Star, Ice Cream Cone, Flower, Chair, Mickey Mouse, Pineapple, Spider, etc.

    Each family member gets a piece of paper, marker, and a blindfold. Decide on a time limit as a family and pick a word from the list. Everyone will draw the same “word”. Put blindfold on and start timer and have fun drawing! As a family choose a winner for each round. Have Fun!