March Family Connections Calendar

Draw closer as a family this year with the Family Connections Calendar and Scripture reading plan. Each month includes simple and easy ways to connect as a family as well as a Scripture plan to read aloud together.

March Family Connections Calendar

It’s a new month and a fresh opportunity to connect with your family in meaningful and intentional ways. March welcomes spring and the important observance of Holy Week as Easter falls on Sunday, April 1st.

Each month, you will receive a calendar with thoughtful, yet intentional, activity ideas for your family that doesn’t require much preparation and are almost always free! You can view January’s calendar here and February’s calendar here.

You will also receive a Scripture reading plan to read aloud one chapter from a specific book of the Bible together.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these calendars:

Family Activity Calendar

Included in the activity list are seasonal appropriate ideas as well as conversation starters to have at mealtimes.

These are simple and easy activities to do with your family no matter what season or stage you are in. They can also be adapted to meet the needs of your specific family.

Don’t have kids or are an empty nester? Connect with your spouse with some of these ideas!

Have itty bitty little ones? Older children or teens? There are plenty of ideas that appeal to all ages!

Are you single? Grab a friend or serve your neighbors and family with some of these ideas!

The best part of this calendar is that it is designed to help you and your family better connect this year. So whether you do 2 things off the list or all 31, the point is that you are being intentional!

How to Use

Print off the list and stick it on your refrigerator or place near your family command center. Go through the list today and pick at least 5 activities and schedule them on your family calendar.

Almost all of the ideas are free or require things you probably already have on hand in your home. Some do require a little bit of preparation and making room in your calendar but get your family on board to help with the planning!

You can also just pick and choose the activities that best fit into your family’s schedule and routine. Maybe this list even gives you some new ideas!

Make this connection calendar work for your family and watch how just a few simple activities can really draw your family closer together!

Family Scripture Reading Plan

Perhaps the best way you can connect as a family this year is to spend time reading the Bible together.

Last year one of my favorite books I read was a simple account of a mom starting the practice of reading aloud her Bible to her young kids.

Not a children’s Bible but the actual Word of God.

The results were profound and it seriously convicted me to read the Word aloud to my kids too. But sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start.

This family reading plan makes it simple for you!

Each day you only have one chapter to read aloud. That’s it!

Five days of chronological Scripture reading with a selected Psalm or Proverb for the weekend and a built-in Grace Day because we all know life is unpredictable and busy!

How to Use

Print off the Family Scripture Plan and place in your family Bible, your Bible book basket, or somewhere you and your family will see every day.

Pray together as a family before you read the Bible aloud and then just read.

If your children are old enough, take turns reading aloud or you can even use the YouVersion Bible app to listen to Word if reading aloud is hard.

Both the Family Connections Calendar and Scripture Reading Plan are free to download when you sign up for the email list and then once a month, the new calendar will be delivered straight to your inbox!

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I pray these simple ideas and passages from the Bible help draw you and your family closer together this year as well as water those seeds of faith.

Here’s a peek at February’s calendars:

March Family Reading Plan

This month, we will finish Genesis, along with Psalms 9-13 on the weekends. We will also read the accounts of Holy Week through each of the four Gospels.

March Family Connections Calendar

March Family Activities & Discussion Questions

  1. Visit the library to check out St. Patrick’s Day themed books
  2. Decorate your home with spring & Easter decor
  3. Make a favorite Saturday morning breakfast of pancakes, egg casserole, or homemade cinnamon rolls, then while you eat together as a family, listen to the audio version of the Bible (you can listen free on the YouVersion app)
  4. Write in one child’s memory journal or write a letter to a family member
  5. Mealtime discussion question: What is one thing you are thankful for today & why?
  6. Since March and rainbows go hand-in-hand, spend some time researching what causes rainbows, do some scientific investigation to make your own rainbow or search Pinterest for some rainbow inspired crafts & projects.
  7. Pick a friend or family member you don’t see very often and send a special card to them. Have each member of the family write a special note or draw a picture.
  8. Spend the day intentionally taking real-life photos to capture those precious everyday moments.
  9. Survey closets for old clothing to donate or get ride off and make a list of any warm weather clothing to purchase.
  10. Before bed, change all the clocks to reflect the spring forward that happens due to Daylight Saving’s Time in the middle of the night. Dim the lights and try to wind down together earlier as a family to help make up for the lost hour of sleep.
  11. Serve together as a family in your church nursery, Sunday school classroom, on the hospitality committee, or wherever your church has a need.
  12. Mealtime discussion question: How are your goals going so far this year? What is getting you stuck? Where are you excelling?
  13. Plan a fun family day for Spring Break. If you aren’t traveling anywhere, make a day of it by visiting a family favorite local destination for a special day of fun.
  14. Go to the grocery store, local florist, or nursery together to pick out some indoor spring flowers or potted plants to fill your home with.
  15. Spend the evening intentionally praying for and over one another. Lay hands on each member and have every family member pray for each other.
  16. Have a family read aloud night reading favorite spring and Easter themed books.
  17. For St. Patrick’s Day, make something festive and green together in the kitchen.
  18. In preparation for Holy Week and Easter, begin your family devotional. We love A Sense of the Resurrection and Resurrection Eggs.
  19. Visit the library to check out more Easter and spring-themed books
  20. For the first official day of spring, plant a special flower or plant that will bloom all season long.
  21. Mealtime discussion question:  Memorize 1 Peter 1:3-5 together. Why does the resurrection bring believers hope?
  22. Invite a family from your church, neighborhood, or community into your home for dinner.
  23. Take a family nature walk together and observe the first sights of spring from blooming buds on the trees to green shoots from the ground. Document your findings with your camera.
  24. Purchase some inexpensive Easter cards to send to family members who live far away or elderly neighbors who are shut-ins.
  25. On Palm Sunday, read the entire Holy Week account from the Gospel of Matthew.
  26. Write in one child’s memory journal or write a letter to a family member
  27. Mealtime discussion question: Why did Christ have to die on the Cross?
  28.  Dye Easter eggs together as a family. Use lots of different colors, egg dying sets, or stickers to see who can be the most creative with their eggs.
  29. Sort through all the photos you took this month and print off the best ones to place in a photo album or digital photobooks like Chatbooks or Shutterfly.
  30. Read the crucifixion account in The Jesus Storybook Bible (The Sun Stops Shining chapter). As a visual reminder of why Jesus was nailed to the cross, draw a red dot on your palm to symbolize a nail and then write your name as a reminder of His love for you.
  31. Make resurrection rolls the night before Easter Sunday in anticipation of what is to happen in the morning!

How are you planning to better connect as a family this year? 

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