Read Genesis 11:6 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Why did God see the people’s ability to take care of themselves as a bad thing?
Parent Note: Being able to take care of ourselves is not a bad thing. God gives us all of the skills and talents required to live a good and successful life. The problem God saw growing in this community was that they were starting to take credit for their ability to take care of themselves. They had forgotten who gave them those abilities. Forgetting God and their growing independence quickly led to them disobeying God by not going out and populating the whole earth.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for taking care of me.
I know that all I have is a gift from You.
Help me to depend on You for all that I need.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.