Archives for February 2014

Raving about Rainbows

Raving about Rainbows

We've been on a bit of a Noah kick lately, so I thought I'd share one more super fun rainbow project we did a few years back.  Of course, this also fits perfectly into the upcoming St. Patrick's day holiday.  To get a Christian perspective on St. Patrick's day and more lesson ideas, be sure to check out this post. I was inspired to do this project when I I spotted this picture on Pinterest.  I quickly headed over to smART class blog to get the details. To begin, make an engineering print … [Read more...]

What’s in the Bible: We’ve Reached the End!

What’s in the Bible: We’ve Reached the End!

They did it! The What's in the Bible Team made it to Revelation! The final volume in the What's in the Bible? series covers Hebrews to Revelation and is available on March 4. To celebrate this release, you can get 20% off any order over $75.  This deal is a great opportunity for people to catch up on the series and complete their collection. Offer starts on March 4th, so get ready! … [Read more...]

Engaging the Senses with Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6)

Engaging the Senses with Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6)

Last week, I shared the terrific lesson Children's Church activity Miss Kristen put together for the kids (read all about it here).  Since we are on the subject of giant boats, I thought I'd share what we did in 2nd service as well.  I had just finished listening to Gary's Lindsay's seminar from Group's Kidmin conference.  The CD encourages kidmin people to engage all five senses when putting together lessons for the kids. True to my nature, I had immediately implement his advice and Noah's Ark … [Read more...]

Noah’s Ark Rainbow Animal Crackers

Noah’s Ark Rainbow Animal Crackers

Last week, one my super Children's Church teachers combined the allure of animals with the magic of a rainbow for one fabulously memorable (and tasty) children's ministry activity.  Check it out! Getting Ready for the Lesson The fun part! Miss Kristen brought in little containers of frosting in a rainbow assortment for all the kids to use.   They were going to be making animal cracker sandwiches. The final take home project (if it made it home!) The kids worked really hard on the … [Read more...]

Whole Brain Teaching: What’s it All About?

Whole Brain Teaching: What’s it All About?

The classroom is exploding with noise as children turn to each other and excitedly repeat what the teacher has just told them.  It looks like complete mayhem and a teacher's worst nightmare.   How will things ever become calm and quiet again?   The teacher claps her hands and says, "Class. Class." Instantly, twenty three little bodies turn towards the front and twenty three little mouths respond with, "Yes. Yes." All is quiet.  All is still.  The kids are once again ready to … [Read more...]

Wacky World of Water {VBS Review}

Wacky World of Water {VBS Review}

As I look at out my window, all I see is snow, snow, snow.  Apparently winter lasts forever around these parts.  With all the cold wind and white fluff, it's hard for me to imagine that summer WILL eventually come and with it comes Vacation Bible School!   Even though our church doesn't do an official VBS, we often use Vacation Bible School curriculum in the summer in order to shake things up and provide some new excitement for the kids (read about our VBS alternatives here). Of course, kids … [Read more...]