Archives for December 2012

Most Popular Posts of 2012

Most Popular Posts of 2012

Top 12 Posts in 2012 Minute to Win It: Kids Try This at Home Minute to Win It for Church Fall Festival Games Minute to Win It: The Family That Plays Together Children's Ministry Director Job Description Do Not Fear Halloween Puppet Skit Back to School Bash Fun Ways to Get Preteens Serving Toilet Paper Roll Crafts Practicing Prayer (Free Printable Prayer Cards!) Thrifty Egyptian Crafts (Great VBS Resource!) Birthday Party for Jesus  What About You? Is your favorite on the list? … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Gingerbread House

Sunday Snapshot: Gingerbread House

Okay, I couldn't help myself!  This post has nothing to do with ministry, but everything to do with shameless parental pride.  My three year old came home from Grandma and PopPop's house the other day, toting this marvelous creation, which apparently she created "all by herself"!  :)   … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Lesson {A Ministry Checklist}

Sometimes it's tough to know where to begin when preparing a lesson for Children's Church or Sunday School, especially if you're new to the Children's Ministry game.  Here's a checklist we prepared for our volunteers to use and perhaps you'll find it helpful as well!  Grab the PDF Printer-Friendly version here. Preparing Your Lesson This format is the “ideal” situation – when you are able to prepare the lesson a little bit each day.  Of course, sometimes life happens and you have to cram it … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Christmas Jeopardy Game

Sunday Snapshot: Christmas Jeopardy Game

Today, I wanted to cover the Christmas story in a fresh new way, so to begin, we read the Christmas Story from the Jesus Storybook Bible.  I'm not crazy about this Bible -- I think the authors take a lot of unneeded liberties, but the pictures are very vibrant and this story was accurate, so we went with it. Afterwards we played Christmas Jeopardy, a favorite among our kids! In case you can't see it, the categories are: Songs, Traditions, Events, Places, and Characters. I made the … [Read more...]

Preschool Homeschool: Owl Week

Preschool Homeschool: Owl Week

Our Weekly Planning Sheet Monday: Feathers on Owl (Book & Craft)  Full tutorial over at 3 Boys and a Dog.  Some great owl books include In My Tree, Little Owl and the Star: A Christmas Story, and Owl Babies Tuesday: Counting For this, I made a simple Word document with owl clipart.  I printed it off and then wrote numbers on their little bellies.  I was hoping to get them laminated.  Oh well. Grab the Word Doc Here. Wednesday: Counting and Matching This one didn't exactly … [Read more...]

DIY Tie Dye Sheets {Toddler Christmas Gift}

DIY Tie Dye Sheets {Toddler Christmas Gift}

Our Christmas shopping is almost {almost!} completed and I wanted to add something homemade to the kids' gifts.  For my three year old daughter, I decided to jazz up her bed sheets with some purple tie dye.  Want to follow along? New-To-You Bed Sheets! Abigail is almost three and she is starting to develop "favorites" only she doesn't call them that.  She always refers to them as "her best".  For example, she'll say "Purple is my best color" when she really means that purple is her favorite. … [Read more...]