Archives for May 2015

Sunday Snapshot: Gideon Tears Down Baal

Sunday Snapshot: Gideon Tears Down Baal

The other day, my dear friend Joy came in for a visit.  She arrived on a Wednesday and we headed straight to church to set up for the midweek program.  It just happened we were learning about Gideon destroying the altars of Baal (Judges 6) and since Joy is a natural artist, I commissioned her to make a "life size" version of Baal.   To make this statue, we taped some long pieces of paper from one of those rolls to a table, drew an outline and then filled it in with paint, using … [Read more...]

Giant Memory Game (Outdoor or Indoor Game)

Giant Memory Game (Outdoor or Indoor Game)

Last summer, inspired by this post over at Studio DIY, I set out to make a giant memory game to use on the lawn outside with our Children's Ministry group.   I loved the instructions, but found the picture templates would have used quite a bit of toner (or ink) since they were all solid silhouettes.  I found some different pictures and printed them in gray scale instead. You can grab my SUMMER THEME MEMORY PICTURES HERE via Word or via PDF. Here's what you need: Cork … [Read more...]

Journey through the Old Testament: Review Night

Journey through the Old Testament: Review Night

We've reached the end of the Old Testament during our midweek program with the kids and it's time for a review night!  Here's our schedule for the night: 6:30 Welcome, Announcements 6:35 Kids' Sunday Songs 6:40 Jeopardy Game 7:00 Books of the Bible Game 7:05 Stations 7:20 Free Play 7:25 Tables/Snack Station #1 Sticky Notes This game is inspired by a game over at Danielle's Place.  Begin by writing all the books of the Old Testament (or whatever you're reviewing), one on … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

We're about to embark on the fourth (wow!) summer of Story Time in the Park (check out our past projects here).  This year, we're shaking things up a bit.  In years passed, we gathered together, read a few stories, sang a few songs, and headed to some nearby picnic tables to do a craft. However, we've noticed that we sometimes have a few older kids who aren't interested in our books and a few younger kids that don't have the attention span for all that sitting still.  So, after a little … [Read more...]

Sunday Scripture: Jeremiah 51:16

Sunday Scripture: Jeremiah 51:16

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5 Books That Impacted My Life

5 Books That Impacted My Life

Have you ever read a book that seemed to stick with you through the passing of time?  Even if you didn't implement every strategy or underline every word, there were certain parts, certain ideas, certain principles that seemed to shape and mold the person you were becoming?  I've had a few books that really impacted my thinking and living and I thought I'd take a moment to share them with you in case your looking for some great summer reading!  Of course, I understand if my favorite books don't … [Read more...]