From Wednesday’s post: Did any of you guess a tent?tent.jpgBecause we want to encourage you to talk to your kids about important issues, and spend some good old fashioned quality time with them, we’re giving away a Coleman Sundome 4-person Tent in a lovely leaf green. It houses over 63 square feet of sleeping space and it’s designed to keep the rain and dew out.
And if you need some starting points for those tough discussions with your kids, Vicki Courtney’s 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son Bible study and 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter Bible study are perfect guides to equip you.
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So… What’s your favorite activity to do with your kids?
To enter, leave your answer on this post between now and Tuesday, August 14 at Noon CST. We’ll choose the winner by random drawing.
Happy weekend!
And the winner is… Angie Williams! Angie, we’ll send you an email to get your information. Check your inbox!


  1. Jessica Barron says:

    Awesome tent!! My husband has been wanting to take me and our daughters camping, but we haven’t gotten a tent yet. I’ve never been camping so I’m a little nervous lol.

  2. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    We love being outside together in general. Biking, jumping on the trampoline, and camping!

  3. My favorite thing to do with my kids is read the Bible. I love to see the wheels turning and I love to see there love for Christ grow. As a mother, this is so rewarding.

  4. Christy Winn says:

    Oh gosh. It usually ends up being when we chase each other through our house. We have a really big downstairs space from the living room down the hall, through the kitchen and dining room. That is when we have the most fun together. All of us being silly and running after each other. Usually its me after them but i tend to go really slow so they dont run into anything. But we just keep going and going and going. They love it and so do I. They are 8, 4, and 3. Any they are all my babies! Dont know what I would do without them.

  5. One of my all time favorite things to do with my kiddos is bake cookies and decorate them. We get to be creative and talk all at the same time.

  6. Dori Cook says:

    Believe it or not, our favorite thing to do with the kids is CAMPING! :) No electronics or gadgets…just us, nature and lots of talk time!!!

  7. Lindsey Low says:

    Awesome tent, right up my alley! I have 3 boys ages 8,5,& 2. My Husband & I love taking our boys on hikes in the hills out here in the 4 corners. We get to be outside with the Lord & it brings us closer together as a family. Way better then sitting in front of the tv! Thanks!

  8. lisa mize says:

    There are so many, the things I love do the most, is to just cuddle with them. It is such a good feeling.

  9. Sarah Austin says:

    We love to fish as a family. We have a couple different boats so we can do different kinds. The kids have good patience so we always have a nice time.

  10. Phyllis R. says:

    We are a homeschooling family so we spend LOTS of time together! I wouldn’t have it any other way. One of our favorite activities is fishing!

  11. I have’t been camping since I was a Girl Scout. My children are grown, but I have grandchildren….would love to share this tent with them….they would love it.
    Thank you for the giveaway!!!!

  12. I love to go on vacation with my boys…we always seem to connect better because we are around each other more than normal :)

  13. We really enjoy traveling together and exploring new places. I’d love to say that we enjoy cleaning the house together, but we’re all there yet ;)

  14. Lyn Blubaugh says:

    We have four kids and camping is our favorite family activity!! It’s inexpensive way to connect, being outside brings up spiritual conversations, because we are surrounded by God’s creations. No electronic devices allowed!! Camping is also a way my husband and I enjoy getting away together to strengthen our relationship!!

  15. Debbie Morgan says:

    My favorite thing is Girl Scouting. My daughter and I are leading a troop for my granddaughters and all girls in our community. It’s a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of the girls. Camping is one part of the experience and this tent would be a fantastic addition to our troop’s gear. (So far we just have a pop up shelter!)

  16. We love to be outside…swinging, biking, gardening…a tent would be AWESOME…backyard camp outs here we come:)

  17. Jessica Bonesteel says:

    Swimming, road trips, and reading together are some of my favorite things to do with our girls!! Lately, we’ve been reading a book with questions about God that has sparked some great conversation.

  18. We love taking road trips as a family. This summer alone we have been on three road trips, over 13 different states, almost 9K miles, and 5 state high points.

  19. Catherine Moore says:

    My son has been asking to go camping for a while now and this tent would be great!!
    My favorite thing to do with my kids is just hanging out with them and talking to them about what is going on in their lives…what they think about school, church, friends, TV, whatever they want to talk about. It’s in those times that I make a true connection with them and can share nuggets from the Bible with them that stick with them.

  20. I can just see several of my grandchildren ‘camping’ in my daughter’s fenced-in back yard.

  21. play in the back yard!

  22. Strange, but true. . .And, I don’t really know if it’s considered an activity. But my kids are a little older and I love driving in the car with them. Talking, singing and laughing. We have the best times :)

  23. Snuggling first thing in the morning :)

  24. Rebecca Anderson says:

    We have three boys, all within a year of each other (now grown and starting their own families.) One of the absolutely coolest things we ever did with them was when they were 16, 17 & 18 – we attended a 3 day Christian music festival, and camped out right at the site in Flagstaff, AZ. Amazing weekend of fun, music, God, great discussions, and the last big family trip we took together.
    Looking forward now to camping with our grand children :D

  25. Camping was our family vacations when my children were younger. We hit all the Tn State Parks. Miss those days. Maybe it’s time for some “grown-up” camping experiences!?!

  26. Our favorite activity is going to the beach.

  27. Diana Gardner says:

    Play board games.

  28. Vacation time — which means camping and hiking and being outdoors!!

  29. Christy McLemore says:

    I think me and my girls’ favorite thing is story time every night!

  30. Heather Maze says:

    This summer our favorite activity has been a toss up between swimming and going to the library for the summer reading program!

  31. Tonya Parker says:

    My dad passed away in April of this year. I have a 15 year old son named Taylor and he is a handicap child. He loves swimming, the outdoors and riding. My dad left us his golf cart and now we ride everyday on it. My son loves it and I love seeing him ride.

  32. Marcia Squires says:

    We have teenagers. On evenings when we can all be together we love to gather around the kitchen table and play “Cranium”. It can get very loud, but we always laugh and have a great time.

  33. christy r. says:

    My favorite thing to do with my son is to simply talk to him. It would be fun to go out camping and get in some great conversation under the stars.
    Thanks !

  34. Deana Nunley says:

    Kayaking during family vacations to the beach is tops. A close second is playing board games, especially Settlers of Catan.

  35. Reading! Whenever I’m around little munchkins, I love reading with them!

  36. Night time bike rides with the kids. My husband leads, the 3 kids go next and I’m always the “caboose”.

  37. In our family, we all share a love of hiking. We are blessed to live just minutes from a National Forest and we are very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is beautiful and we all love being outdoors together.

  38. Angie Williams says:

    Ther are so many favorites. I guess if I have to choose is getting under the covers, turning on a flashight and studying scripture.

  39. Amanda Elliott says:

    My husband and I have a 7 year old girl and a 9 year old boy, and we absolutely love to camp! It is definitely our favorite thing. We don’t get the chance to camp as often as we would like, so we dug a fire pit in our backyard in order to enjoy a campfire and s’mores (the kids’ absolute favorite) frequently!!

  40. Becky Mitchell says:

    I don’t have children of my own but I do have nieces and nephews! When I’m with them, we like to do crafts together especially paint.

  41. As a grandmother, my favorite game with the grand kids, we call Coma; we see who can lay still the longest. I always win!

  42. Laura Dare Morgan says:

    We love anything outside…walks, 4-wheeler rides, & especially swimming. :)

  43. My favorite activity to do with my kids is the best activity in the whole world: laugh with them!
    It’s free, fun and if you do it long enough, which we can and do, it’s a work out for the abs!
    To hear their guffaws, giggles and squeals is the most happy sound I’ve ever heard. I’m blessed I get to hear it daily.

  44. Working on the ranch!

  45. I love to go on hikes with my 5 year old and 2 year old boys. They get so excited over every ant they see, every bird that flies by, and every flower we come across. To see the world through their eyes is always an amazing time!

  46. Just being together and enjoying them to the fullest!!

  47. Missie Elliott says:

    Love the tent! Our family went camping for the first time this year! Our girls 6&10 love it. We went camping with our church and we will be doing it again. We had to borry a tent so this would be a great addition to our family!

  48. colleen gonzales says:

    My kids love the outdoors. We take them fishing, camping and hiking. I was nervous when we took our four boys to the North Carolina Mountains to see different water falls because the youngest is five. But to my surprise he was like a fish walking in the water, turning stones. We look forward to taking them back.

  49. Camping is by far my favorite activity with our kids. In fact, we leave tomorrow for tent camping.
    PS – It stinks that if you get the captcha wrong, you have to rewrite your comment.

  50. My favorite activity with my four children is tucking them in at night and holding hands while they say their prayers.

  51. Leslie Messer says:

    My daughter and I listen to music together. We both love all types of music and it’s something we’ve always shared. My Husband also likes to take my daughter and I golfing, (they golf, i drive the cart and sit in the sun lol) we just love spending time with our daughter! We have never camped as a family it would be a first time experience.

  52. We love to go to the beach right after school ends for the year. We’ve made it an annual thing for the past 4 years and really look forward to it. We love to build big sand castles surrounded by a moat.

  53. Going on walks with them. No phones, video games, no distractions.

  54. Leanne Eldridge says:

    We love to go camping together! We also love hiking and tubing.

  55. April Smith says:

    Camping, hiking, biking are our go to for kids.

  56. We love the outdoors…taking hikes, swimming in the river, looking for special rocks, enjoying God’s creations.
    A tent would make a great addition for our grandsons.

  57. My family loves to go camping, fishing, and boating. It is great to be in the outdoors with those you love.

  58. Brittany Clapp says:

    playing outside, laughing, running, chasing :)

  59. We love to travel and camp… reading five conversations right now as a matter of fact… it is past the deadline, but on FB it said to enter, so I am! Thanks.

  60. Camping. Hundreds of days spent inside canvas walls are my best memories. My husband and I met while working for the Boy Scouts many years ago. Now our teenage sons love to go camping on our 160 acre farm. My larger family is planning a multi-generational camping trip….can’t wait!!

  61. Hiking and geocaching, we love to do anything outdoors. I am going to check on the book too. Sounds awesome.

  62. We love to spend our time racing.. be it working on the race cars and go karts or at the track in the pits racing them. Often we have to stay in a hotel near the track and this tent would help save lots of money and get us even closer.

  63. Beth Bishop says:

    Since my husband and I grew up camping with our families it was a natural thing to do with our kids. Many adventures in the rain!! Now we have a grandson we’re eager to introduce to camping so this tent would add to the family compound.

  64. Kristin B says:

    We just love to hang out…. no electronics, no busyness– just spend time together, making up silly games, laughing, talking, and exploring together.

  65. Holly Smith says:

    My husband and I are trying for our 1st child!! However, growing up my family went camping every summer,sometimes twice during summer break. I loved it. It is something that will be with me forever and something my husband and I will do with our children. Looking forward to our first family camp out with our little ones!! :)

  66. My son is three and right now I love to read with him. He loves books and gets excited about new ones as well as reading the favorites over and over and over again. :)

  67. Vicki Moffitt says:

    We have family camp outs on our farm for our children & grandchildren. Everyone brings a tent, the grandchildren enjoy running & playing & nighttime around the campfire is great family time.

  68. My kids are 10 years apart and both very different, when the oldest was young it was all about sports, playing or watching – the oldest has no use for sports but he rides a motorcycle and we all ride together. We have had more conversations in the car or at a rest stop about big things in their lives. Any time an opportunity arose we tried to take advantage.

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