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Egyptian Costume Ideas

Egyptian Costume Ideas

Walk like an Egyptian... and look like one too! Looking for some Egyptian Accessories for your Vacation Bible School?  Check out some of these sites: From CostumeDiscounters.com: Bald head covering - for the Joseph who doesn't want to shave his head for the role (or has been forbidden by his wife to do so!)  $3.47 Arabian Mantle Head covering - great for male shop keepers or family leaders $9.97 Gold Egyptian Crown Headpiece - $29.97 Cleopatra Beaded Headpiece - $22.97 From … [Read more...]

The Morality of Babies: Can we apply this in the Church Nursery?

The Morality of Babies: Can we apply this in the Church Nursery?

In May 2010, The New York Times ran an interesting article entitled The Moral Life of Babies, written by Paul Bloom.   A team of researchers perform a number of experiments that demonstrate babies do indeed have an intrinsic sense of right and wrong: Babies would watch a puppet show where a center puppet would slide the ball to a puppet on the right who would pass it back.  Then the center puppet would slide the ball to a puppet on the left who would run away with it.  One boy (12 months … [Read more...]

Minute to Win It: Summer Edition

Minute to Win It: Summer Edition

This week, there were some great summer themed games on NBC's Minute to Win It.   I like the new team approach.  Here are some games that would be great for Children's Ministry. Hoop De Loop: Roll Hula Hoops towards soda bottles in an attempt to loop three of them.  This would be a great game if you've got LOTS of hula hoops laying around.  Otherwise, those buggers are expensive.  You could also go with the tradition ring toss on this one and use diving rings, which come in packs and are … [Read more...]

Truth or Dare (Scenarios #1): Book Review

Truth or Dare (Scenarios #1): Book Review

Great Resource for Preteen Girls Looking for something to use with your preteen girls group?  Nicole O'Dell's Interactive Fiction for Girls may be a great option.  This Spring, we ran an Appleseeds program (we recently changed the name to Faithgirls) for our preteen girls.  While the content in the Appleseeds book was solid, it wasn't always the most engaging material for the girls.  I was looking for something new when I stumbled upon this series published by Barbour Publishing.  The company … [Read more...]

The Experienced Egyptian: Check out these Pictures!

I found these pictures while browsing Group Publishing's Children's Ministry Forums.  It doesn't look like a "small budget" church by any means, but you may be able to get some inspiration! Journey to Egypt VBS Pictures More Experienced Egyptian Advice … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Plaster of Paris

Make Your Own Plaster of Paris

Budget Friendly Project for VBS Trying to keep costs down for your Vacation Bible School?  We're doing the Egypt theme this year and I'd like to make papyrus and cartouches (with hieroglyphs on them).  Both call for plaster of paris to hold them together, so I went searching for a recipe to make our own and found the following two methods (if you'd like more information on the papyrus or cartouche, check out the Thrifty Egyptian series, or leave a comment and I'll get back to you!). First, … [Read more...]