Whether or not you participate in Halloween, you will most likely see skeleton decorations as you are out and about. They don’t have to be scary for children. Try this study and when you see bones as you are out, let them serve as a reminder that God has created our bodies and living for Him will bring health to our bones!
Whooo is God? An Autumn Family Bible Adventure
Skeletons: God is the Giver of Life and Health
Intro: Do you know anyone who has ever broken a bone? What would our body be like without bones?
Check out some of these interesting facts about bones.
Thoughts to Ponder: We are born with about 300 bones. God created each every one for a specific purpose. He must have put great thought and consideration into how to make our bodies. He also give us instructions in the Bible about how to stay healthy.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for giving us our bones and our bodies. Thank you for giving us guidelines to take care of our bodies and be healthier. Please help us to listen and obey. In Jesus name, Amen.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8 NIV
“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24 NIV
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
You might want to check out Ezekiel 37:1-14 with older children.
- In these verse, what did God say would make us healthy? What will make us unhealthy? Is this surprising to you?
- How can you trust God and cheer up when you are having a hard time?
- Take a few minutes to speak some gracious and kind words to each member of your family.
Sing “Dem Bones.”
Prayer: Ask God to forgive you when for times that your words may not have been kind and gracious. Pray for someone you know who may have a “crushed spirit” right now.
Spread the Love:
- Make skeletons in a bag to give to someone who needs encouragement. Attach one of the above Bible verses.
Check out the skeletons on my Fall Pinterest Board for more ideas.
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