MR says: Looking for a way to keep busy little bodies entertained while still keeping the Sabbath spirit? Then check out this list of fun Sunday activities.
When my children were younger, I would hear “There’s nothing good to do on Sundays”…..about every 7 days, to be exact! I meant to prove them wrong and started creating a list! That list turned into a book that focused on the “Do’s”, rather than the “Dont’s.”
The list turned into my book “Sabbath Solutions: More Than 250 Ways You Can Worship on the Lord’s Day”Create several stations around the house where different Sunday activities take place, such as watching church videos, reading church magazines, writing letters to missionaries, making cookies for others, creating visual aids for tomorrow’s Family Home Evening lesson, etc. Use a timer and have the family rotate through the stations every 15 minutes or so.Make “Quiet Books” using photographs of your family members being reverent in different ways. Small children can look at the books during Sacrament meeting to remind them to be reverent.Make a collage or draw pictures showing your blessings.Make charts for family members to show their progress in scripture reading or memorizing certain passages.Make puzzles out of pictures from old church magazines.Make play dough and create people and shapes from favorite scripture stories such as a Liahona, the gold plates or Noah’s ark.Create a family mailbox to keep inside your home that you fill with sweet letters to each other.Make a gift or treat for your Bishop, home teachers, a Seminary class, or other church leaders who bless your lives.Create a family flag or banner to display in your home.Decorate a pillow case with scriptures or other sweet thoughts to fill your mind as you drift off to sleep.Learn about the traditions and foods eaten during Passover. Find out if there is a special Passover event nearby where you could attend as a guest.