Explain to your family that they are trying to guess a secret object. You will give them a hint such as “This is a person, place, or thing.” Let each person one at a time choose a number between 1 and 20 and whatever number is chosen, read that number clue. After hearing the clue, the person will try to guess the answer. See who will be the first person to discover the hidden object. For fun, you can also have your family create more turns by choosing and developing their own “20 Questions” which you can play following your family devotion.
Hint: I am a Thing
The answer can be found at the end of the clues.
1. I help you talk
2. I am kind of pink
3. You might want to brush me
4. I am a muscle
5. You might accidently bite me while you’re eating
6. I’m in your mouth
7. I fit behind your teeth
8. Some sentences might be hard for me to say quickly
9. I have buds on me
10. I might change colors when you’re sick
11. If you bite me, I might get a sore
12. I might give you bad breath
13. I am usually wet
14. It hurts if you bite me
15. It’s rude to stick me out
16. The Bible talks about me
17. I’m small
18. I can fit in your mouth
19. I might have a coat when you feel ill
20. I taste things
ASK: Did you know your tongue is one of the most powerful weapons in the world? How can your tongue hurt people? Has anyone ever hurt your feelings with their tongue? What are other ways we can do damage with our tongues?
SAY: Listen to what the Bible says about how powerful the tongue is. These verses are going to talk about several ways that tongue is dangerous. Listen for what sticks out to you the most.
Read James 3:2-12
ASK: What part sticks out to you the most? How can we guard our tongues from doing evil? How can we use our tongues to do good?
Take prayer requests and PRAY for your family to use their tongues wisely.
If you want, you can have a tongue competition too—See how far they can stick out their tongues; can anyone touch their nose with their tongue; can anyone twist their tongue upside down; can anyone talk without moving their tongue.
(EXTRA: Make the word “Tongue” your Word of the Day and see how many times your family can use it in conversations in the next 24 hours.)
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