Good Kings and Bad Kings (and the best King of all!)

Good Kings and Bad Kings (and the best King of all!)

We've been making our way through the Old Testament during our Wednesday night kids program.  Last week, we talked about a girl named Ruth (and had some tasty object lessons along the way) and this week, we'll be tackling both Samuels, Kings, and Chronicles in one swoop.  I know, I know!  That's a lot for one week, but we'll be doing some new stuff for the Summer and I want to make sure we wrap up the Old Testament before June hits us. My plan for the lesson is to highlight the various kings … [Read more...]

10 Easter Games to Play with the Family

10 Easter Games to Play with the Family

Are you planning a get together with the family this Easter?  Here are a few games to play with the kids and teens to get the fun really rolling! Most games require plastic Easter eggs, so head to the nearest dollar store and stock up! #1 Bucket Head Played as a two person team, one player holds a bucket on their head while the other play tosses Easter eggs into the bucket. Players must stand 5 feet apart (mark the floor with masking tape).  Of course, if you have little ones, you might want … [Read more...]

How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You {Book Review}

How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You {Book Review}

I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel my role as a parent is all consuming.  I wake up each morning with so many good intentions, but before I know it, it's noon and I've only got one thing done on the giant to-do list decorating my fridge.  As a work-at-home mother, it's tough to be present with the kids and still maintain the responsibilities I've committed to as a Kidmin director and small business owner.    I desperately want to mold them into people who love and serve the Lord, but … [Read more...]

Ruth Bible Lesson Ideas for Kids

Ruth Bible Lesson Ideas for Kids

We're learning how to Navigate the Old Testament in our midweek Children's Ministry program and this week, we'll be taking a closer look at the book of Ruth.   Check out our previous lessons below: Learning about the Old Testament with Kids Joshua Lesson Ideas Judges Lesson Ideas We've covered Ruth once before on Growing Kids Ministry.  You can check out the Ruth Gleans in the Field lesson from Children's Church here. If you're looking for a few craft or activity ideas to … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Peter Escapes Jail

Sunday Snapshot: Peter Escapes Jail

This craft came from a recent lesson about Peter's miraculous escape from jail.  To begin, I used this coloring page from Bible Wise. I also grabbed a disciple from this coloring page and then did a little cutting and pasting to make this sheet for each of the kids. Using a piece of construction paper and some glue, we construction a jail where Peter was trapped. However, when you open the sides of the paper up, Peter is miraculously set free by an angel! Of course, I … [Read more...]

Kids’ Verse Sunday! Video Solution

Each month, we try to have a kid from our midweek program say the month's memory verse on stage.  Though many of the kids knew the verse, most were reluctant to stand in front of the congregation to recite it (I can relate!).  To solve the problem, I went around during our Wednesday night program and recorded a few of the kids and compiled a video using Animoto.  Now, we get a variety of faces sharing their verse and no one has to get stage fright.  Win! Win! Check out the first video we made … [Read more...]