Archives for April 2014

Theme Night Ideas for Summer

Theme Night Ideas for Summer

Last year, we decided to go a totally new direction for the summer.  We focused our outreach efforts on our Story Time in the Park program and we didn't even attempt to run a VBS program.  Not even the fake VBS we did in 2012.  Instead, we made a schedule of theme nights and really hyped up the fun!  I don't know if it was a fluke or what I like to call "the anti-VBS" effect, but we never had any kind of summer attendance slump.  In fact, our attendance grew over the summer when historically, it … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids the Catechism (Review and Recitation)

Teaching Kids the Catechism (Review and Recitation)

It's time for another Review week for us!  This time, we're reviewing these lessons: Is there more than one true God? How many persons of God are there?  Who are the three persons of God?  What is God? We've also started learning the books of the Bible, using this super fun video, so we'll be doing some books of the Bible games as well! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4KEWLNnmCQ Our curriculum, Kids' Quest, suggests having a Popcorn, Parade, and Praise God party.  I think a few … [Read more...]

Who’s Excited for The Gathering 2014?

I know I am! Join us for TG14 from David C Cook on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Philistine Invasion

Sunday Snapshot: Philistine Invasion

A few months back, I walked into our Tiny Tots classroom (ages 2-4) to find Goliath staring back at me.   One of our teachers had drawn a "life size" version of this giant and displayed it for the kids.  What fun!   I also spotted this on Pinterest the other day from Spotlight 316: This wasn't part of their activity, but it might be fun to mark how tall kids were on the chart as well. Happy Sunday! … [Read more...]

Loving These Easy Risers!

Loving These Easy Risers!

We were strolling through the vendor area at Group's Kidmin conference last year when my friend Paulette and I were stopped in our tracks by a beautiful set of bleachers.   Bright rainbow benches were arranged neatly in rows and just screaming for us to take a closer look.  We spoke to the man at the Easy Risers booth for a few minutes and I have to tell you, I was in love.  With the risers. You can check them out at the Easy Risers website (be sure to tell them Lindsey sent you!) or you can … [Read more...]

Is It Really Worth It?

Is It Really Worth It?

Do you ever have one of those weeks that just tank? You read, you researched, you prepared, you practiced.  In other words, you were really on your game.  And yet, somehow, things still fell apart before your very eyes. That was me this week. It's not often that I'm really on my game.  Being bi-vocational keeps me feeling pretty stretched most days.  But once in awhile, I get into a really good rhythm and I'm filled with hopeful expectations for the night's Kids' Club program.  This … [Read more...]