Encounter Fun

The Encouragement Tree

Everyday Resources: a mini tree or branch/stick with a few twigs on it, tags and string, pens, Bible, storybook, pictures

May the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.

1 Thessalonians 3:12

Chat with your child about how it feels when someone encourages us. Explain that you are going to create an encouragement tree for your family.

Find a stick with twigs on it or purchase a small fake tree.

Make some simple tags with string looped through so they can hang on the tree.

Choose a tag. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you an encouragement for someone else. Often when we ask Holy Spirit to speak the first thing that pops into our mind is from Him! Take note of what you are thinking about or hearing, feeling or sensing. The Holy Spirit will show us good and kind things that match up with the Bible.

You could also use some pictures and Bibles or storybooks for inspiration too.

Write or draw your message on the tag. Add the tag to the tree and pray for the person it is for. When there are a few tags on the tree choose one for yourself!

Be encouraged that someone has listened to the Holy Spirit and prayed for you!

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