I like to work learning into all parts of our day. Sometimes it is fun to ask the kids questions when it is not “school time”.
Today Gideon asked if he could play outside. I was fine with him going outside, but instead of just saying, “yes”, I replied, “First you have to tell me one of the Fruits of the Spirit.” After a few seconds, he said, “Being good?” I told him that “goodness” was one of them. Ruthie and I said the whole list, and then I sent him outside.
Then Isaiah asked to go outside (he was smiling, so I could tell he was ready to be questioned too). “Tell me one of the Ten Commandments.” He quoted, “Have no other Gods before Me.” I commended him and sent him on his way.
Ruthie was waiting patiently, also with a big smile, and then asked if she could go outside. “Name one of David’s Mighty Men.” Ruth said, “I don’t know.” “Well then you better look it up.” She got a Bible and I helped her find the right passage. “Eleazar!” I asked her to tell me something about him. She told me that he was the son of Dodo, which is a funny name. Then she went outside.
They found Elijah and all excitedly told him about the questions they had to answer. They thought it was very fun.
I hope you can use this idea with your kids. Don’t use it every time they ask for something, but try it out once in a while. You could use it with Bible knowledge, memory work, or anything else.