The Bible says in Proverbs 3:27, “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” In other words, what we think is what we become. WOW, scary for us as parents if we aren’t providing teaching opportunities for our kids to learn how to think wisely. To learn that as life presents opportunities, how they respond to those opportunities will either draw them closer to God or push them away.
We found a great game that does just that. It is called Abundant Harvest. Here’s what the website says about it.
ABUNDANT HARVEST® is a one of a kind board game designed to help families open the door to more effective communication, encourage more effective decision making and reinforce the principle of “you reap what you sow”.
Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
We like this game because it provides opportunities for families to draw cards that tell of difficult situations. These situations then provide a discussion point for how one might solve this problem. Thus kids have the chance to think through situations before they are in the middle of them. We love the teen version as “many of the situations deal with the difficult issues of drugs, family conflicts, peer pressure and the complex and unpredictable nature of being an adolescent and/or adult in today’s world.”
Hope you check out the Abundant Harvest board game for your family this summer.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.