Sunday Snapshot: God’s Rules

Sunday Snapshot: God’s Rules

This is a project from my daughter's Tiny Tots (ages 2-4) classroom when they were studying the 10 Commandments.  I believe it came from the Heart Shaper Curriculum.  Each train holds one of "God's Rules".   The train cars themselves are each attached with a brad so they can move freely.     … [Read more...]

Writing to the Missionaries (Lesson Activity for Acts 6-7)

Writing to the Missionaries (Lesson Activity for Acts 6-7)

This is a terrific Children's Ministry activity to coordinate with Acts 6-7 (the life of Stephen).  Stephen was a missionary who gave his life in order to share the gospel with others. Stephen's sacrifice was his earthly life and many of our missionaries also give their lives on the field.  Others make different sacrifices, moving away from their family, foregoing the comforts of home, and living in a totally strange culture in order to share the gospel with others.   After we learned … [Read more...]

Ruth Gleaning in the Fields: Lesson Activity

Ruth Gleaning in the Fields: Lesson Activity

A few weeks ago, we were working through the book of Ruth with the Children's Church program (currently, we're using Sticker through the Bible curriculum).   To introduce the concept of gleaning to the kids, I sprinkled the floor with yarn before their arrival. I asked the kids to pretend they were wheat harvesters and to gather up all the grains/wheat (yarn).  Of course, they were happy to help. After it was all gathered up, I asked one girl to gather up anything that was left. … [Read more...]

Walking on the Water Game

Walking on the Water Game

Recently, we covered Matthew 14 during our Wednesday night program, talking about Jesus walking on the water.  For game time, we did a little "walking on the water" of our own, just like Peter.   Check it out! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56nAZsHco4I Want to play too? What you need: Footprints (we did a separate color for each team/age group) Large open space Tape (I used clear packing tape) What you do: Set up the feet in a left - right pattern going across the floor.  To … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Cooking Dinner

Sunday Snapshot: Cooking Dinner

This is a snapshot from our Tiny Tots classroom (ages 2-4). The lesson involved some cooking in the Bible account so the teacher set up this amazing "stove top".  I'm not sure if it's entirely biblically accurate or not, but it certainly brought the story to life for the little kids and gave them a great way to engage during with the lesson.  As you can see, they continued to play with the set up long after story time was over. … [Read more...]

Truth in the Tinsel: Amazing Resource for Families

Truth in the Tinsel: Amazing Resource for Families

It's that time of year again.  I can hardly believe the amount of snow that is pouring down as I stare out the window.  Especially since not four days ago, we were walking outside without coats in 65 degree weather.  Oh boy. With the coming of the snow, of course, comes the many thoughts of Christmas.  All the things that need to be done and also the ever plaguing question: How can I keep Christmas centered on Christ? Back in 2011, I heard about an amazing resource by Amanda White called … [Read more...]