Archives for September 2014

Smash Day: Rice Bowls and Making Change!

Smash Day: Rice Bowls and Making Change!

You may recall my mentioning the Rice Bowl organization about a month ago.  I love the concept (read all about it here)and was excited to bring the program to the kids in our Children's Church.  At the beginning of September, we handed out the rice bowls along with the handy explanation card that came inside with the Rice Bowl kit and asked them to return the bowls at the end of September. Of course, I can only speak for my own house, but the Rice Bowl was a huge hit around here.  My … [Read more...]

Body and Soul: Teaching Basic Theology to Kids

Body and Soul: Teaching Basic Theology to Kids

We're in lesson six in our Catechism curriculum with the kids in our midweek program.  Here's what we've covered so far this quarter: Where do you learn how to love and obey God?  Who Wrote the Bible?  Following God's Path  Who were the first people?  Who did God create people? This week, we'll be covering these questions: Q19: What did God give Adam and Eve? A: He gave them a body and a soul   Q20: Do you have a soul? A: Yes, and my soul will last … [Read more...]

31 Days of Bible Based Crafts

31 Days of Bible Based Crafts

It's back again!  I'm participating in the 31 Days of writing challenge hosted by Myquillyn Smith’s of the Nesting Place.  This year, it has its own space at Write 31 Days.  Want to join in?  There's room for everyone! This year, I'm going with the 31 Days of Bible crafts again since it was such a big hit last year.  I'd love to hear if you'll be participating as well.  Posts will begin in October.  In the meantime, you can check out all my crafty posts from the 2013 challenge! … [Read more...]

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? (Pete the Cat)

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? (Pete the Cat)

We've been having a great time this year so far with homeschooling and even though my kids are only in Preschool and Kindergarten, I'm starting to get a real feel for the kind of commitment homeschooling involves (and getting a little nervous in the process!). Last week, we stepped away from the desks for a bit for some button fun with Pete the Cat.  The first thing we did was read this super hilarious book about a cat loosing his buttons. Then we brought out the buttons.  I grabbed … [Read more...]

Who Were the First People? {The Catechism and Kids}

Who Were the First People? {The Catechism and Kids}

This week, we're continuing with our modified Catechism questions and answers. We've talked briefly about the Scriptures and where they came from and now we turn our attention to the first people on earth.   Here's a video we used to help recap the Bible lessons from the last few weeks from one of my favorite series, What's in the Bible with Phil Vischer. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhBuejNmH0E This week's questions are: Q16: Who were the first people? A: Adam and Eve Q17: How did … [Read more...]

I Love the B-i-b-l-e!

I Love the B-i-b-l-e!

This week, we're continuing with our Catechism questions using the Kid Quest curriculum.  The questions we use are based on the Catechism for Boys and Girls, but I'm finding that a few of the answers (and even the questions at times!) are a bit too cumbersome for the kids.  We've made some adaptations.  The reason we began using the Catechism in our church is to: Teach the kids the basics of Christianity Give them a clear and concise way to share their faith with others I feel these … [Read more...]