Preschool Homeschool: God Made the Fish and Birds

Preschool Homeschool: God Made the Fish and Birds

God Made Everything This week, we're taking a look at at the creation of the world, and spending a day on each of the components of creation.  During the "Fish and Birds" day, we focused owls, since Fall is a classic time to take a closer look at owls.  That works for us! Chipmunk has been getting interested in owls ever since she started listening to Goodnight Blue – A Nighttime Musical Adventure.  In the CD, an owl comes out and talks to Steve about how she eats her breakfast at night.  Of … [Read more...]

Moses Craft and Activities for Kids (Exodus)

Moses Craft and Activities for Kids (Exodus)

Moses is one of my favorite people from Bible times.  Perhaps because his life was an adventure from the start.  Perhaps because despite his cowardice and perceived limitations, God turned him into an inspiration and amazing leader. During a recent Kids' Club program, we took a closer look at the life of Moses. Here's some details from the class! During lesson time, I used the flashcards from 1 + 1 + 1.  I laminated them ahead of time and asked kids if they recall any of the plagues. … [Read more...]

The Covenant Between God and Man: Kids and the Catechism

The Covenant Between God and Man: Kids and the Catechism

This week, we'll be continuing our study of the Catechism for boys and girls.  As mentioned before, we made a few revisions to make the language a little more child-friendly.    This will be our last week with the Questions and Answers before we dive into filling the candy bags for the block party and starting to practice for the annual Christmas play.  Hard to believe! This week, we'll cover these two questions: ~ and ~ Since the lesson centers on obedience, a rousing game of Simon Says … [Read more...]

Creation Lesson: Cut and Snip

Creation Lesson: Cut and Snip

As you probably already know, we started a new curriculum this year in our Children's Church program called Stickers through the Bible.  Naturally, we began in Genesis with the creation account.  It just so happened that we talked about creation the week before during our Wednesday night program (God made all things), so I wanted to do something that was a little different and attention catching for the lesson time. SNIP AND TELL I found a book called Snip & Tell Bible Stories on my … [Read more...]

Fight Hunger with a Game!

Fight Hunger with a Game!

If you caught my earlier post about RiceBowls.org, you know what a great organization they are and how easy it is for kids to get involved with fighting world hunger.  Well, now there is an even easier way to fight hunger.  With a game!  For 34 years, Rice Bowls has been known as the scrappy organization using a plastic piggy bank to raise millions of dollars to fight world hunger.    Well, there is a whole new tool that puts the “fun” back in “fundraising.” We’re excited to announce the … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Snack

Sunday Snapshot: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Snack

We have an amazing snack maker for our Wednesday night midweek group. She's always browsing around online or thinking up fun ways to present the evening snack.  Check out what she recently did for Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Here's a closer look.  I think it's Rice Krispie Treats along with pretzels and some kind of chewy red and yellow candies.   If you really want to know, leave me a comment and I'll ask our Team member! And if you're looking for more Elijah ideas, … [Read more...]