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...]

Crossing the Jordan River: Toddler Craft

Crossing the Jordan River: Toddler Craft

Today's super simple craft comes from son's toddler class.  They were learning about crossing the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant (Joshua 3).  All you need is a coordinating coloring page, some glue, and some cocoa puffs.  Take a look:   … [Read more...]

The Fiery Furnace: Classroom Prop and Craft

The Fiery Furnace: Classroom Prop and Craft

The account from Daniel 3 about the Fiery Furnace is one of those classic stories that sometimes gets told so often that it loses the true weight of the account.  As we were going through the book of Daniel in our Stickers the the Bible curriculum, I wanted to do something to make this account really meaningful for the kids.  I was inspired by this picture I spotted on Bible Songs and More (scroll all the way down), but I didn't have a box handy to recreate it. So, we made due with what we … [Read more...]