Patriotic Candle Jars for Fourth of July

Patriotic Candle Jars for Fourth of July

Are you looking for a great project for the older kids attending your family picnic? With only a few supplies, the kids at your gathering can make some fun Fourth of July jar decorations! It’s a great craft for all ages! What You Need: Star Stickers ($1 at Big Lots) Paint Brush Paint (I used Martha Stewart Frosted Glass Paints) What You Do: I started off with some old spaghetti sauce jars. To get the label off, I just scrubbed with a scratch pad and then scraped it with … [Read more...]

Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Ready for another patriotic preschool craft?  Be sure to check out yesterday's project (Construction Paper Flag) as well! Here’s What You Need:  Painters Tape White construction paper Newspaper or other scrap paper Red Paint Paint brushes Blue Construction Paper Star stickers What You Do: For this project, I used crayola WASHABLE tempera paint and it worked great, but I’m sure any kids paint will do.  Tape the white construction paper onto the newspaper as shown. … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Preschool Flag Craft

Fourth of July Preschool Flag Craft

Are you looking for some fun ways to get ready for the 4th of July? Check out these two simple flag craft projects we did a few years back. Project #1: Construction Paper Flag Here’s what you’ll need:  White construction paper Blue construction paper Red construction paper Star stickers Glue, Scissors (or paper cutter) Here’s what you do:  If you’re working with little ones, cut some red stripes out of the construction paper.  I made mine about 1/2 an inch and that seemed … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Favorite Foods

Preschool Story Time: Favorite Foods

Preschool Story Time!  It was another rainy day at Whitford Park last week, but we did have a few friends join us for story time.   The theme this week was "favorite foods", so we started out going around the circle sharing our names and our favorite thing to eat.  My son said his favorite food was his gummy vitamins.  I'm not sure how to take that.   Here's what the rest of the schedule looked like: Welcome Songs A,B,C Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star If you’re wearing red today… ( Mary … [Read more...]

The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry

The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry

If you've been in Children's Ministry very long, chances are you've seen some changes in the landscape of the church.  In the last 10 years alone, it seems that Children's Ministry has gone from almost nonexistent to one of the key determining factors in keeping families in your church.   Where is it at now?  And where is it headed? That's exactly what the authors of The Gospel Truth About Children's Ministry set out to discover.  Through extensive research, they have compiled a list of the 10 … [Read more...]

Summer Theme Nights (2015)

Summer Theme Nights (2015)

Are you ready for some Summer Fun?  Every year, we jazz up our midweek program with some fun theme nights!  Check out our previous theme nights from: 2013 Summer Theme Nights 2014 Theme Nights  Here's the line up this year! June 3rd: Sports Night 10th: Beach Night  (complete with water games) 17th: Pajama Night 24th: Hat Night July 1st: Stuffed Animal (Service Project Intro) 8th: Super Hero Night 15th: Crazy Colors Night 22: Construction Zone Night 29th: … [Read more...]