Redeem those minutes (or hours) spent driving your children to and from school, church, practices, club meetings, and play dates.
Teaching Time: varies by project
Materials: varies by project
- Care for the homeless: While driving throughout town, we often see individuals standing on corners or in parking lots with signs asking for help. Prepare several care packages in brown paper bags to keep handy in your car. They can include non-perishable food items, gift cards to local fast food restaurants, a bottle of water, etc. Include a note of encouragement or prayer from your family.
- World Exploration: Buy or check out a handful of multicultural books from your local bookstore or library. These could be Christian books, like Window on the World, an atlas with fun facts like Lonely Planet’s Not For Parents Travel Book: Cool Stuff to Know About Every Country in the World, or picture books on different countries and regions. On your drive, take turns picking a book and exploring a different place in the world. As you do, talk about what it would be like to live there. What would you eat? What people would you meet? How would you get around?
- Are we utilizing time together in the car to grow our relationships to each other as family and our relationship to God?
- How are we using car time to learn about God’s heart for people and how we can serve them?
Ask God to give your family ideas for making the most of time spent in the car.