Families on Mission

Sharing God's love together is sure to ignite a lifelong passion for missions in your family! Use these resources at home to reinforce what preschoolers are learning at church. Talking about and praying for missionaries will spark creative ideas for helping others in your own community.  

WMU has developed resources that can help your family reach out to others.

Play and Learn June 2017

Play Bilboquet

Supplies: 2 dowels or unsharpened pencils, glue, 2 pieces of string, 2 small plastic cups

Look at the picture of the bilboquet [beel-boh-KAY] at right. Say: This was a favorite game of the French Canadians and the Inuit people. The game’s name comes from two French words. The word bille means ball. The word bouquet means small piece of wood.

In this game, a ball or ring is attached by a string to a stick. A player holds onto the stick and flips up the ball or ring and tries to use the handle to catch it. Share with your child that he can make a bilboquet for himself and one for a friend.

Using the listed supplies, encourage your child to tie the string around the dowel or pencil. Have your child rub glue around the tied string to make it stay. You will need to poke 2 holes in the cup for your child. Next, help tie the string through the holes in the cup.

Encourage your child to follow the same directions and complete another one to share with a friend. As the final step, guide your child to write on the cup with a permanent marker: Jesus loves you.

Tell your child to practice seeing how many times it takes to flip the cup up and catch it. Let your child share with you which friend to give it to. Encourage your child to tell the friend that Jesus loves him and invite him to church. Say: Missionaries tell people about Jesus and you can, too.

by Becky Rainey, Bessemer, AL.






This Month 

Creative thoughts for family missions activities. Discover more about this month's featured missionary, including prayer requests and fun facts to share with your preschoolers.

  • This month's missions focus - What is your Mission Friend studying? Find lots of ways for your family to be on mission together and to learn about the missionaries this month.

Families on Mission Calendars 2016–17

Preschoolers and their families learn about missionaries and pray for them, help others, and learn some Bible thoughts together on page 4 of each month's leaflet of Mission Friends at Home.  Ask your child's Mission Friends teacher for a copy.

Looking for more resources?

Find storybooks, helpful books, Missions Bank, Mission Friends T-Shirt, parent-child leaflets, and Fair Trade items especially for preschoolers and teachers on our preschool products page.



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