Growing Together

Week 10: Am I honest?

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Getting started

Help your family to be active this week with three fun sessions:

  • Involve everyone – anyone can lead!
  • Adapt for your family
  • Encourage each other
  • Challenge yourselves
  • Don’t exercise if it causes pain

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Warm up 512

Day 1: Warm-up

Grab the object

Stand in a circle with an object on the floor in the middle. Start in a squat position. A leader gives random cues such as “head”, “shoulder”, “knees”. If the leader says “head”, everyone touches their head, and so on. When the leader says “object”, the first one to grab it from the floor wins. Everyone else does three jumping jacks.

Do five rounds.

Rest and chat briefly.

What does it mean to be honest?

Go deeper: Do you think honesty comes naturally to you?

Move 512

Day 1: Move

Sit-ups

sit up process 900

Lie on your back with legs bent and feet firmly on the floor. Curl your body towards your knees to “sit up”. Return to start position.

Watch this move in action

Work in pairs. One person does sit-ups while the other holds their feet down. Alternate between five sit-ups and five squats.

Complete five rounds.

Go harder: Increase the number of repetitions.

Challenge 512

Day 1: Challenge

Sit-ups draw lots challenge

Write the following tasks on small pieces of paper, fold, and place in a container:

  • 5 sit-ups
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 15 sit-ups
  • 20 sit-ups
  • Give someone a hug
  • Give someone a high five
  • Give someone a massage
  • Get a glass of water for everyone

Take turns to draw lots and do the task picked. Help one another as needed.

Go harder: Increase the number of sit-ups.

Explore 512

Day 1: Explore

Dishonesty is devious

Read 2 Kings 5:20-27 from the Bible.

Naaman, a wealthy leader, was healed from a skin disease when the prophet Elisha told him to wash in the River Jordan. Naaman wanted to thank Elisha with a gift but Elisha refused because it was God who had healed Naaman. Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, realized he could benefit so he took the initiative to get something from Naaman. Look what happens next.

Discuss:

This story is made for drama! Get some simple costumes and act out the story together.

What dishonest plan did Gehazi devise?

Ask yourself the question: Am I honest?

What parts of your life are not lived out honestly or truthfully? In quiet, ask God to reveal that to you. Spend a few moments praying.

Play 512

Day 1: Play

Candy challenge

Sit in a circle on the floor with a bowl of candies in front of each person and an empty bowl one meter behind.

Without looking, each person throws the candies one by one into the bowl behind them.

Give one point for each candy in the bowl. See who wins.

Health Tip

Eat well.

Warm up 512

Day 2: Warm-up

Follow the leader

Choose one person as leader for each round and start by jogging. The leader names a movement and the family must move like this. Mix up the moves.

Do three rounds.

Rest and talk together.

Is there such a thing as a small lie or a big lie?

Go deeper: Apart from words, what other ways do we lie?

Move 512

Day 2: Move

Sit-ups

sit up process 900
Watch this move in action

Sit in a circle facing each other. Do 50 sit-ups as a family. One person starts. Tap out to the next person when you need a break. After 50 sit-ups, run as a family to a marker and back. Run to pace of slowest runner. Then start sit-ups again.

Do three rounds of 50.

Go harder: Increase the number of rounds.

Challenge 512

Day 2: Challenge

Squat tag

squat process

Find a space where you can all run around. One person is the ‘tagger’ who chases everyone to tag them. When someone is tagged, they stop and do three squats. They then become the new tagger.

Play for three minutes or until everyone is exhausted.

Go harder: Play for five minutes.

Explore 512

Day 2: Explore

Dishonesty is telling lies

Read 2 Kings 5:20-27.

Take turns to make two statements to your family – one true statement and the other false. The rest of the family decides which is the lie.

Read the Bible story again looking for the two lies Gehazi told. Why did he lie to Naaman and Elisha?

Why do we tell lies? When do we sometimes ‘stretch the truth’?

Work together to make a Family Honesty Covenant. Write three ideas that express the value of honesty in your family. Use these as a focus of prayer together.

Play 512

Day 2: Play

Sequence memory

Everyone faces a leader who thinks of three or more different workout movements in a sequence (for example, jumping jacks, lunges, jogging). The leader demonstrates the sequence of movements and the others mimic the routine in the right order as quickly as possible. Whoever completes the sequence first correctly becomes the next leader.

Health Tip

Eat well.

Include children on a roster to help prepare each family meal.

Warm up 512

Day 3: Warm-up

Clean-up to music

Put on a favorite up-tempo song.

As the music plays, everyone moves quickly to pick up things and put them away for about two minutes (bring clothes to wash, tidy the yard or put away toys and books).

Rest and chat briefly.

What results from being honest?

Go deeper: What are the consequences of being dishonest even if you are not found out?

Move 512

Day 3: Move

Sit-ups

sit up process 900
Watch this move in action

Do as many sit-ups as possible in 60 seconds. Do three rounds.

Try to beat your personal record every time.

Go harder: Increase the number of repetitions each round.

Challenge 512

Day 3: Challenge

Hip shuffle race

Sit on the floor with legs straight in front. Move legs alternately forward for five meters. At the five meter mark, turn and crawl like a bear back to the start. Do three sit-ups between rounds.

Do three rounds.

Make it a race!

Go harder: Increase the distance to eight meters.

Explore 512

Day 3: Explore

Dishonesty has consequences

Read 2 Kings 5:20-27.

Take turns to read a sentence of the Bible story. After each sentence, call out Honest or Dishonest depending on what happened in the story.

What was the consequence of Gehazi’s dishonesty?

Make a poster headed with two columns: Honesty and Dishonesty. List the consequences that flow from each.

Name and pray for members of your community or nation who may have acted dishonestly. Ask God to help them to be truthful and honor Him.

Play 512

Day 3: Play

Ants on a log

Everyone stands on a ‘log’ (a line or a bench). The goal is to reverse your order on the log without anyone falling off. Work together so everyone is successful. Set a timer.

Health Tip

Eat well.

Drink water before the meal so you will eat less.

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