Whether seniors are planning a family reunion or just enjoying a weekly meet-up with their friends, there are plenty of entertaining pursuits that they and their loved ones can do together. While its common to pick traditional pastimes or hobbies when creating a list, believers looking for inspiration can try using these four fun faith-based activities as an opportunity to deepen their faith and their connections with family and friends.
Playing games is an activity that every age group can enjoy, and Bible-based versions of old classics, such as Apples to Apples, Bibleopoly and Scattergories, can potentially promote learning during the fun.
Since these games are usually based on memorizing or identifying Scriptures and trivia, the verses and facts that come up can prompt questions and encourage discussions among your family.
Official editions aren't the only way you can get the family playing together. Simple games, such as charades and scavenger hunts, only require a little creativity or a few pieces of paper to get started.
Worshiping God together can have a powerful affect on a group.
It's common for each generation in your family to have grown up with different types of music, which can cause individuals to be unfamiliar with a song or singer that is beloved by someone else.
Though this can make it difficult to pick a song list that appeals to everyone when a large group is involved, it also presents the opportunity for members to share their favorites and explain the reason why these songs are so important to them.
These conversations can not only introduce your family members to music and songs that are new to them, but also help you learn more about each other and understand one another better.
Movie nights are a tried-and-true activity for any gathering. While each year sees the release of new films to explore, there are many titles that have remained popular since their release. Here are a few ideas, old and new, that you may wish to include in your line up.
The Gospel of John
The Miracle Maker
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Perfect Stranger & Another Perfect Stranger
Facing the Giants
God's Not Dead 1 & 2
The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Chariots of Fire
I Can Only Imagine
Cartoons can be fun at any age, and they often blend thought-provoking lessons with comical characters that can have children and adults in stitches.
Theo, a simple series about a pastor and two mice living in a cozy cottage in England, does a good job teaching theology while triggering giggles, as does the space-themed 3-2-1 Penguins.
Fans of Route 66 and the Cars movies will enjoy seeing the Auto B. Good series, which originally aired on PBS and has won multiple Emmy Awards.
CBN's Superbook is a remake of the 1980s classic and its sequel The Flying House. It features detailed animation and a talented voice cast, and viewers who create a free member account can stream select episodes any time.