Archives for January 2014

Getting Kids to Help with Chores {Infographic}

Getting Kids to Help with Chores {Infographic}

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5 Valentine’s Day Fun Activities {Preschool Homeschool}

5 Valentine’s Day Fun Activities {Preschool Homeschool}

Are you looking for some terrific preschool activities centered around Valentine's Day?  Here are a few activities that have been a big hit in our household! #1 Valentine Candy Shop with Chocolate Play Dough My kids had a blast last year playing with the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Frosting Fun Bakery Playset.  This year, we decided to use some muffin tins, Valentine cupcake holders, and mad sprinkles to make some Valentine's Day cupcakes. #2 Strawberry Tarts Every year, around Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Every since we got our Kindle Fire, I've been on the lookout for great apps for the kids.  We originally purchased the Kindle for my husband and I, but the kids quickly took over ownership.  :)  (You know how it goes!) Sometimes it's a struggle finding good quality games, and I especially hate spending money on something I end up deleting three days later. Academic games were hard enough to find, but good quality Bible apps?  Sheesh, you could just about forget it.  Especially if you're one of … [Read more...]

10 Great Places to find FREE Children’s Ministry Curriculum

10 Great Places to find FREE Children’s Ministry Curriculum

Finding the perfect curriculum can be tricky.  Sometimes there is too much or too little material.  Sometimes the sample lesson seemed perfect but the actual curriculum is a disaster.  Perhaps the curriculum was working splendid until a group of twelve 4-year olds moved up into your program.  Oh yes, and then there's the budget.    Wouldn't it be great to find a terrific curriculum that was FREE?  It can be done, and I've listed a few places to get you started (in no particular order).  If YOU … [Read more...]

Measuring Success in Children’s Ministry

Measuring Success in Children’s Ministry

Last year, about this time, I gathered around a breakfast table with a few friends from my volunteer team and other leaders in the church to discuss the direction of the Children's Ministry.  I was in the middle of reading Deep & Wideby Andy Stanley at the time (which, by the way, is only $4 right now for Kindle), and I wanted to more clearly define what a "win" looked like for our ministry.  Of course there was bacon (do you really need to ask?) We had newly revamped our church's … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Moving! {15 Indoor Active Games for Kids + Where to Find More!}

Let’s Get Moving! {15 Indoor Active Games for Kids + Where to Find More!}

Sometimes you just need to get up and get moving! Here are some great active indoor games that you can use in your children's program or with your own kids!  All games were taken from the book Celebration Games: Physical Activities for Every Month. I also googled around to try and find some matching posts so you could see some pictures along with the ideas.  Hope it helps you in your family and ministry! Any Time Games TAIL TAG: Give each student a strip of cloth (approx 12") to tuck into … [Read more...]