Mara's Temptations

posted Feb 28, 2011, 6:25 AM by Jundo Cohen   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 7:40 PM ]
Have your children promise to give up something they love for a day (adults can give up three things) or for several days ... candy, dessert, television, video games or the like that kids are so attached to nowadays. Try to play a game among your children, or parents and children, in which members of the family try to temp each other to "give in". Children and parents also promise to avoid all expressions of anger. Use the day and game as an opportunity to teach kids about attachments to things, luxuries and necessities, moderation and the like. Also, consider to make construction paper Mara masks, to decorate the house for the day and for the "tempter" to wear during the game.