Archives For March 2011

April Fool's Ideas

March 30, 2011

April Fools is a great day to plan a family night! Here are a few Web sites with great ideas for planning a night for your little pranksters!

Food and Fun

Family Fun has Great ideas for planning your menu, crafts and pranks. You will find great ideas like Faux French Fries!

How about a meatloaf cake for dinner? You can find full menus for April Fool’s Day at AllRecipes.com. Even Martha has some great ideas for pranks on April Fool’s Day!

Bible Passages

Some great verses to share with your family on April Fool’s Day center on wise words and choosing them carefully.

18 Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death 19 is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” Proverbs 26:18-19

People throw out the words, “I am only kidding” and think that it somehow negates the insult or funny words they just spoke. We make a choice to speak life into others or speak death into others. Our words are like a “maniac shooting flaming arrows of death” when we veil how we really feel and then claim we are “only joking.” We have all been in those conversations where we are just joking with others and slide in a taunt or insult, which often conveys how we really feel. It is pretty obvious how God feels about deception, foolish talk and “only joking.” Spend time talking about speaking life into others, being an encourager and someone who chooses their words carefully. Have each family member tell of a time when other’s words have encouraged them and made them feel valued. You can also talk about a time when the words of others have hurt them. Challenge each family member to speak words of encouragement to others this week and practice choosing their words wisely!