F is for Fish (Poster)

F is for Fish (Poster)

Here is a fish themed poster we made during home school a few years back.  We were using it as part of an alphabet series, but it could also work along with several other accounts including: Creation Miraculous Catch of Fish (Luke 24:13-32) Jonah and the Giant Fish What You'll Need: Poster board (one piece if you're doing this as a class project; otherwise probably one piece for each pair of kids) Blue washable paint Sponges Paint smocks Green washable paint … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: What’s Next?

Sunday Snapshot: What’s Next?

Here's a quick snapshot of something we used on a Sunday recently.  This is the agenda for our Children's Church program.  It helps me stay on track and many of the kids appreciate knowing "What's Next". We write in multiple colors because I hear that helps visual learners.  Also, I have the kids erase the tasks as we complete them (I always say: "I'm looking for someone sitting still and straight to erase the board") and this keeps the kids engaged as well. How About You? How do you … [Read more...]

Sewing Surgical Caps for Kids {Service Project}

Sewing Surgical Caps for Kids {Service Project}

Inspired by the video below, our church recently organized a women's event to sew surgical caps for kids. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ7kSvreNnw The video is great for inspiring people to jump in and take action, but it definately leaves out a few steps if you are new to sewing.  I love this project because there were so many different jobs for people to do, even if you had no experience sewing at all.  In order to keep things organized and moving at our event, we divided up the room into … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your summer so far!  Just wanted to take a minute to wish all my American readers a happy fourth of July! … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Serve Your Local Community

Simple Ways to Serve Your Local Community

The goal of many parents is to teach their children to be empathetic, compassionate, and productive members of society. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by getting kids involved in their community. Not only will it help them learn more about the world that surrounds them, but it will also foster important skills that will last a lifetime. There are plenty of ways that kids can serve their community that will not only benefit others, but will benefit them, … [Read more...]

Waiting on God’s Timing {Bible Lesson about David}

Waiting on God’s Timing {Bible Lesson about David}

It's not always easy to wait on God's timing.  If there is one thing that I have learned during these last two years, it is that God's timing is vastly different than the timing we often wish for our own lives.  This last week, we learned about the life of David and waiting on God's timing.  I wanted to do some vivid visuals for the kids, so I asked some of the team members to bring in some clocks.  You can find the lesson below. Big Idea: I Will Trust God's Timing Scripture … [Read more...]