It was 2013 when Disney’s Frozen hit the big screen. Fast forward to 2015 and kids are still talking about it. As someone who works with kids, I hear the movie’s music all the time. I mean all the time. I try to turn a cold shoulder to it. I’m telling you, that movie is walking on thin ice with me. I might sound cold, but there’s snow way I can hold it in. I’ve got to let it go.
All joking aside, something about the movie has stuck with kids, and that’s why I loved the idea of Faith UnFrozen. I was so excited to bring it to our church after reading about it in Children’s Ministry Magazine. The idea is to have crafts and games that play off the frosty theme, but to have a faith connection with each activity. Adding to the fun, we had families come together during the night to play and discover more about faith together. Here are some pictures from the night:
If you missed the action, here is a simple activity modified from a game we played that you can do at home:
Grab a family member and a piece of ice. Try to hold it as long as possible. When you hand gets uncomfortably cold, give the ice cube to your partner so you can warm up a bit. Keep switching until it’s all melted.
Read Philippians 1:28-30: “Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself. For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.” (NLT)
Questions to answer as a family:
- How was the ice like or unlike the struggles we face in real life?
- How was having a partner like or unlike having God in our lives?
- What’s one way you know God is always with you even when times are hard?