30-Day Lamplighter Challenge
The top 20 participants will receive free books and/or audios.
Free to participate.

Join the 2021 30-Day Lamplighter Challenge! Fun, faith-building activities that everyone can enjoy! Reading, designing T-shirts, making videos, writing songs, and so much more!

The top winners of each age group will receive 2 free Lamplighter books and 2 free dramatic audios! This challenge will last from April 1st through April 30th. Earn points for reading and participating in activities.  Sign up today!

To register for the challenge, click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing cathy@lamplighter.net or call 1-888-246-7735 and ask for Sarah.

Receive 30% off select titles in the 30-Day Lamplighter Challenge Category with coupon APRIL30.

How It Works

Choose a track (see below).

Select the activities you’d like to do. If an activity does not designate that the source of the activity be a Lamplighter book or audio, then it may be any book or audio of your choice.

Print out the activity sheet to record your progress. Click HERE to download the activity sheet.

Submit your activity sheets no later than 12:00 midnight EST, April 30th, by clicking HERE. Please submit all activity sheets at one time. Be sure to use the subject line 30-Day Lamplighter Challenge if sending it via email.

Only the top 4 winners of each track will be awarded, so do as many activities as you can! You may do an activity more than once. Note: There is a minimum number of points required to be eligible for an award. See each track for details.

Points Awarded for Activities

Points are not awarded for each page read during this challenge.

25 points

    • Create a drawing, painting, or creative photo that pertains to a Lamplighter book or audio. (Track 1 participants may be assisted by an older sibling or parent. Make it a group activity!)
    • Build a model from legos, Lincoln logs, or other materials to diagram an important scene from a Lamplighter book or audio. (Track 1 participants may be assisted by an older sibling or parent. Make it a group activity!)
    • Share with us your favorite Lamplighter book. Explain why it is your favorite and how it influenced your life. Send it to cathy@lamplighter.net. (Explanations should be a minimum of 50 words.)
      • Read a Lamplighter book or a book of the Bible in its entirety.
    • Listen to a You Are There audio drama.

50 points

    • Memorize a Scripture verse or verses from any book you have read or any audio you’ve listened to. (Points are awarded per passage, not per verse.)
      • Read a Lamplighter chapter book or a book of the Bible in its entirety to a younger sibling or child. The reader may not claim the 25 points for reading the book in addition to the 50 points. (These 50 points can be awarded to both participants.)
    • Act out a favorite scene from a book you’ve read recently for your siblings, parents, or others.

75 points

    • Make an eye-catching book cover which portrays, in an intriguing way, an introduction to the plot of your favorite Lamplighter story.
    • Design a graphic T-shirt for your favorite Lamplighter story.
    • Do the Buried in the Snow devotional! Sign up to receive it by clicking HERE. (This can be done as a family and the points awarded to each participant.)

100 points

    • Read a biography and write a three-paragraph essay on the person you read about. Be sure to tell what made him/her great and how this person’s life inspires you. Click HERE to check out some amazing biographies.
    • Write a one-page “journal entry” on any book you’ve read and send it to us at cathy@lamplighter.net. Be sure to use the subject line Journal Entry. Don’t summarize the story, instead discuss the following:
    • How the book influenced your life.
    • How the author used Scripture to mold the story, and which Scripture references they used.
    • Write a three-stanza poem or character sketch of an admirable character from a Lamplighter book. Be sure to include what traits made this character admirable and how the character challenged you.
    • Write and record a song about an admirable character trait you observed in a Lamplighter book.
  • Film a short scene from a Lamplighter book or Bible story. For added fun, post it to your Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest page for others to see using #30DayLamplighterChallenge.

200 points

      • Write a four-paragraph devotional based on a lesson you’ve learned from the Scriptures.
    • Create something out of fabric, wood, or metal that pertains to something specific in a book (or the Bible) you are currently reading. (For example: an apron, a wooden ship, a candlestick)

250 Points

    • Create a Finnian Jones bookend! This is a dramatic audio script 7-10 minutes in length that would include the Lamplighter Theatre character Finnian Jones and someone he is trying to encourage by having them read a Lamplighter book. Listen to the beginning and end of some Lamplighter Theatre dramas to hear an example.

      These will be judged by the Lamplighter Theatre team. The top four contestants will receive 250 bonus points and some of their ideas may even be used in an actual Lamplighter Theatre bookend! Submit Finnian Jones bookends to sarah@lamplighter.net using the subject line: 30-Day Challenge Bookend Bonus.

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    • Click HERE to view the Collection Categories from which the top four winners of each category can select their awards.
    • Please email us copies of the amazing activities you create so we can share your hard work with others: cathy@lamplighter.net. You can also share your activity results on social media using #30DayLampligherChallenge. Enjoy the challenge!

As you can see, there are a lot of options for earning points! Lamplighter reserves the right to use any entry in part or in full for advertising purposes.

Choose Your Track

Track 1: Ages 0-5 (minimum 800 points required to be eligible for an award)

1st place: 2 books of your choice from Collection for Ages 0-5 and 2 audio dramas

2nd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 0-5 and 2 audio dramas

3rd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 0-5 and 1 audio drama

4th place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 0-5 or 1 audio drama

 

Track 2: Ages 6-9  (minimum 1000 points required to be eligible for an award)

1st place: 2 books of your choice from Collection for Ages 6-9 and 2 audio dramas

2nd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 6-9 and 2 audio dramas

3rd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 6-9 and 1 audio drama

4th place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 6-9 or 1 audio drama

 

Track 3: Ages 10-13  (minimum 1200 points required to be eligible for an award)

1st place: 2 books of your choice from Collection for Ages 9-14 and 2 audio dramas

2nd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 9-14 and 2 audio dramas

3rd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 9-14 and 1 audio drama

4th place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 9-14 or 1 audio drama

 

Track 4: Ages 14-18  (minimum 1500 points required to be eligible for an award)

1st place: 2 books of your choice from Collection for Ages 12-99 and 2 audio dramas

2nd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 12-99 and 2 audio dramas

3rd place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 12-99 and 1 audio drama

4th place: 1 book of your choice from Collection for Ages 12-99 or 1 audio drama

Track 5: Ages 19 and Up  (minimum 2000 points required to be eligible for an award)

1st place: 2 books of your choice from any Collection listed below and 2 audio dramas

2nd place: 1 book of your choice from any Collection listed below and 2 audio dramas

3rd place: 1 book of your choice from any Collection listed below and 1 audio drama

4th place: 1 book of your choice from any Collection listed below or 1 audio drama

Click HERE to view the Collection Categories from which the top four winners of each category can select their awards. Awards may only be selected from these categories.