"The solution is to be found through the sanctification of the parents. Become saints and you will have no problems with your children." Father Porphyrios , Wounded By Love

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Simon Says


A really fun activity for little ones and big ones alike is to play the game of "Simon Says" with an Orthodox twist. Substitute out Simon for one of the Saints, Panagia, or Jesus and select actions that reflect our faith. Here are a few examples to get you started...

Panagia says...
1. Make the sign of the cross
Panagia says...
2. Find an icon in the room
Panagia says...
3. Give a kiss to that icon (venerate)
Panagia says...
4. Touch the floor (like a metanoia)
5. **Point your finger at another person in the room**
(oops, Panagia didn't say to do that!)
Panagia says...
6. Sing "Kurie Eleison" like the leader
Panagia says...
7.Give someone in the room a high-five
8. ** Cover your eyes**
(oops, Christ wants us to walk in His light not stay in darkness**
Panagia says...
9. Get down on your knees to pray
Panagia says...
10. Say Amen
Panagia says...
11. Give someone a hug
12. ** Tell your neighbor a secret **
(oops, Panagia doesn't want us to gossip)

Encourage actions that are related to good-behaviors and mix in a few un-Christian behaviors without asking them to hit each other for example! Have fun!
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