Archives for January 2015

Valentine’s Day Projects for Kids

Valentine’s Day Projects for Kids

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start decorate the halls of your home, school, or church in the vibrant colors of red and pink!  Here's a great project for the preschoolers in your life and an adaptation for those older kids that may want to celebrate the day as well! What You Need: Heart Hole Punch (JoAnn's or Amazon) Construction Paper Glue Glitter Glue (optional) Laminator (optional): This is the one I use and love! What You Do: Depending on … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids about the 12 Disciples

Teaching Kids about the 12 Disciples

Teaching kids about the 12 disciples (apostles) is tricky business.   Of course, these followers of Jesus were very important people, but the Bible doesn't actually give us too much detail when it comes to their personalities and preferences. Find this coloring page at What's in the Bible Recently, when the 12 disciples were on the schedule for our children's church class, I pulled out my trusty Cool Bible Tools in order to shed a little more light on the subject.   After reading through … [Read more...]

Friends Strengthen Each Other: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Friends Strengthen Each Other: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

This week, we continue with our series on friendship (curriculum via Children's Ministry Deals) in our midweek program.  I really like the content so far, but the small group activities are a little lacking, so I've gathered some ideas for my own team and hopefully it will be a help to my readers as well!   So far, we've covered: Friends are Faithful: David and Jonathon Friends Share Good News: Philip and Nathaniel This week, we'll be focusing on the Three Amigos! KEY PASSAGE: Daniel … [Read more...]

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

I hope that you've found the series on Classroom Management helpful.  I'll be closing out the series today with some helpful online articles as well as books.  If you have a favorite resource, I'd love to hear about it! Websites: Smart Classroom Management The Teacher’s Guide: Classroom Management Management Monday Link-Up by What the Teacher Wants Suesstastic Classroom Inspirations Coffee, Kids, and Compulsive Lists (blog) Not So Wimpy Teacher’s Guide … [Read more...]

Have you Heard About the New Tru?

Have you Heard About the New Tru?

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Low Cost and No Cost Rewards for Classroom Management

Low Cost and No Cost Rewards for Classroom Management

Everyone likes a nice reward once in awhile, including kids.  While they certainly can be overdone, rewards often offer a nice motivation for kids as well as boost classroom morale.  Sounds like a win win to me.  Of course, as Children's Ministry workers (and teachers!), we often work on a shoe string budget, so I thought I'd provide a few no cost and low cost rewards to get you headed in the right direction. If you're just tuning in for the first time, this post is part of a Classroom … [Read more...]