Caring Friend

Recreation

Requirements

  • Explain what it means to be a Caring Friend. Find, read, and memorize 1 Peter 5:7.
  • Talk to a person and ask the following:
    • The day and month they were born
    • Their favorite animals
    • Two of their favorite colors
    • Three favorite foods
    • Four things that are important to them
    • Have your new friend tell you some interesting thing that has happened in his or her life.
  • Visit a shut-in or older person and take something to them. Use the questions listed above as you talk together.
  • Tell one of the persons you visit how Jesus loves you and that He loves them also.
  • Demonstrate how you can be a caring person to your parents by:
    • Helping to keep your room clean
    • Helping with food preparation or cleanup after a meal
    • Doing extra chores without being told
  • Tell about something special you have done for a friend.

Answers

  • Discuss ways Adventurers can be caring friends. For example, be kind to an older person, your playmates, or siblings. Take a cool glass of water or a bouquet of flowers to someone who is ill. Share a book or game. Make a list as the children describe ways to be a caring friend at home, church, and school. Learn and discuss 1 Peter 5:7.
  • Have the Adventurers write down the birthday (month and day) so they can send or take a card or flowers to surprise their new friend on his or her birthday. The questions are designed to encourage the children to visit with their new friends.
  • Encourage the Adventurers to take something to a shut-in and to visit them using the questions in requirement two as a basis for their conversation. Suggestions: a basket with flowers, a picture the child has drawn and colored, or a craft item the child created.
  • Discuss with the children about their feelings toward God and how they can express His love to others.
  • Encourage the children to do “sweet surprises” or find ways where they can be helpers at home without being asked to do a certain task.
  • Encourage the Adventurers to share their experiences with the group.
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