Lego Party (Just for Fun!)

Lego Party (Just for Fun!)

Hey Everyone!  It's been a little quiet on the blog this week because we've been getting ready for birthday boy's #5 party!  I've been trying to do a little each day to avoid the "day before" rush and it seemed to work out a lot better.  I thought I'd post a few pictures for you, just for fun!    I'd love to hear what your family has been up to this summer as well -- leave me a comment and let me know! Decorations: Let's Get Building! Lego Face Cups This were just yellow cups and I put … [Read more...]

Moses and the Burning Bush Craft

Moses and the Burning Bush Craft

Looking to add a little something to the story of Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 3)? Check out this fun craft: What You Need: Coloring Page of a tree (we used the Mulberry tree by Van Gogh)  Red and Yellow Tissue Paper, ripped into small pieces Orange Tissue paper (optional) Glue Crayons (optional) What You Do: Color the trunk of the tree and ground (optional) Put glue all over the top part of the tree. Apply ripped up tissue paper to top of tree to give a … [Read more...]

Infuse, Saturate, and our Journey out of Homeschool

Infuse, Saturate, and our Journey out of Homeschool

In April, I hopped a plane to Tennessee to spend a few days with fellow kidmin Infuse members and the amazing Jim Wideman. During this information packed retreat, I learned a lot of things, including (big surprise), I can't do it all. Ever since baby #3 arrived, I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed. Even though we brought on a Children's Ministry assistant in October (who is, by the way, fabulous), I still had the distinct feeling that I was falling behind in everything. At the … [Read more...]

N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

This is a high sensory activity we did right after Easter last year, but you could do it any time of the year. You'll need some basket grass and some playdough (we made our own).  We used brown since many birds use mud to hold their nests together. To begin, encourage kids to form a little bowl with the playdough. If you have very little ones, you might want to give them a bowl to press the dough into. Once the dough is in a small bowl shape, add the basket grass, moving it around … [Read more...]

Between Us Girls {Book Review}

Between Us Girls {Book Review}

Kids sure do grow up fast.  Even though we spend time with them, eating and going from place to place, it sometimes seems like we're missing out on important conversations. Partly because we, as parents, often don't know where to begin or what to do.  That's why I love books like Between Us Girls, which serve as a road map and help spur on conversation between mothers and daughters.   The Good: This book is absolutely full of good topics and conversation starters.  It … [Read more...]

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...]