I'm sure you'll come up with a few of your own but here are a few I suggest. Challenge them to:
- Read a chapter of the Bible every day for a month.
- Write a letter (not an email and not a text or phone call) to your grandparents.
- Lay on the ground (on your back) with a few friends for at least 15 minutes and look at the sky and just think and talk; not about people but about life, God, and faith. If it's too cold outside lay on the floor in the church sanctuary and feel God around you.
- Sit with somebody you don't know during lunch at school.
- Ask a parent or grandparent to tell you a story of when they were a kid.
- Disconnect from technology for an hour every day and use that time to connect with family members.
- Write your prayers down for a week.
- Tell your teachers or other adults in your life that you appreciate them. Watch their eyes light up!
- Notice an older person in your congregation and strike up a conversation with them.
- Choose an old hymn to sing to yourself or listen to every day for a week.
- Choose a Bible verse as your theme verse for a week. Say it out loud every morning.
- Stop. Look. Listen. Notice what other students are saying and doing in one of your classes. Is there somebody to whom you can be a blessing?
Kids these days are over-scheduled. Encourage them to pause, reconnect, and reflect.