Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

This week in Children's Church, we were studying Saul's Damascus Road experience from Acts 9.  The curriculum (Promiseland) had a great skit to go along with the lesson, but I wanted to make sure we read the text straight out of Scripture.  We've been learning how to use our Bibles in Wednesday night Kids' Club and we try to always give the kids an opportunity to be able to follow along with the day's Bible account.  Of course, we wanted to add a little excitement to the lesson, so after I read … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Learning Stations for Preschoolers

Our Favorite Learning Stations for Preschoolers

One of the things we love to do in our children's church program is set up stations for the kids to engage with after the lesson.  We have a brief 5 minute lesson, reading from scripture (this or this are some of favorite Bibles for little ones) and then let the kids engage in their own way through various stations.   I have many lesson-specific stations listed on this website, but I wanted to share a couple of our tried-and-true stand-bys as well. Station #1: Blocks Whether it's the … [Read more...]

Ladybug Potato Stamps (Art in the Park #2)

Ladybug Potato Stamps (Art in the Park #2)

We've completed our second week of art in the park and the weather has been wonderful! It's so great to see some familiar faces and meet some new friends as well.  This last week, we made ladybugs with potatoes, which seemed to be a hit with the crowd.  Want to make some of your own? What You Need: Small potato, cut in half Red paint Black paint Q-tips Black Marker Crayons (optional) Construction paper (we used this white) Paper plate (or something to put paint … [Read more...]

Battle of the Bears (Telling the Story of Gideon with Counting Bears)

Battle of the Bears (Telling the Story of Gideon with Counting Bears)

This last week in Children's Church, we were covering the story of Gideon (Judges 6-8).  I have a pretty young class right now - a lot of preschool and kindergarten, so we've been using the Preschool version of The Gospel Project.  I love the super simple suggestions for activities and the kids seem to love them! This week, we talked a lot about sorting since Gideon whittled his army down by sorting the men.   I happened to have some counting bears at home (one of our kindergarten … [Read more...]

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Last Monday, we hosted our first Arts and Crafts in the Park of the year.  I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of numbers, so I wanted a craft that could easily accommodate whoever came our way.  The winner?  Paper plate flowers! This craft was originally geared towards preschool and kindergarten, but we had kids of all ages wanting to give it a try during our Arts and Crafts at the park program.  It's a nice one, because you can make it as simple or complex as you like. Ready to get … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Shepherd and his Sheep

Sunday Snapshot: Shepherd and his Sheep

The other day, my preschooler came home with this adorable little craft from Sunday School.  Little cotton balls make up the sheep and the shepherd is crafted from a clothespin.  So much fun! … [Read more...]