God Made All Things Collage

God Made All Things Collage

Last year, we spent some time focusing on the catechism for Boys and Girls.  It was a great experience for everyone and it really helped the kids define "what they believed" as Christians.  During one week, we talked about how God made all things (for His own glory) and one of the small groups made a collage to display all the amazing things that God had made.   As they worked, they talked about the amazing things God created here in America and all over the world.  They used all … [Read more...]

Following God’s Path: A Lesson in Bible Study for Kids

Following God’s Path: A Lesson in Bible Study for Kids

While we were studying the Catechism for boys and girls during our midweek program a few months ago, we spent a week learning about Following God's Path. Just as certain things (such as a flashlight, a map, and footprints) help us follow the path in the woods, other things can help us follow God's path. To introduce the topic (and to pique some interest), I taped some animal tracks down on the ground starting at the front door.  Some headed into the sanctuary and some led all the way to the … [Read more...]

God Gave Us the Bible {Kindergarten Art Project}

God Gave Us the Bible {Kindergarten Art Project}

A few weeks ago, we covered "Who Wrote the Bible?" in our weekly question and answers.  We talked about various authors of the Bible such as David, Moses, and Paul, but ultimately, we acknowledge that Scripture comes from God Himself. For the Kindergarten small group activity, one teacher prepared a poster with the words "GOD GAVE US THE BIBLE" written in white crayon.   Of course, when the kids first saw the poster, it looked completely blank.  However, as the kids painted over the … [Read more...]

The Covenant Between God and Man: Kids and the Catechism

The Covenant Between God and Man: Kids and the Catechism

This week, we'll be continuing our study of the Catechism for boys and girls.  As mentioned before, we made a few revisions to make the language a little more child-friendly.    This will be our last week with the Questions and Answers before we dive into filling the candy bags for the block party and starting to practice for the annual Christmas play.  Hard to believe! This week, we'll cover these two questions: ~ and ~ Since the lesson centers on obedience, a rousing game of Simon Says … [Read more...]

Holy and Happy {Teaching Kids Basic Bible Theology}

Holy and Happy {Teaching Kids Basic Bible Theology}

We’re in lesson seven in our Catechism curriculum with the kids in our midweek program.  Here’s what we have covered so far this quarter (click through for more lesson details): 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? What did God give Adam and Eve?  Do you have a soul? Grab the PDF chart of all our current and upcoming questions here! This week, we will be tackling … [Read more...]

We’re Back with the Catechism! (Abraham and Learning How to Obey God)

We’re Back with the Catechism! (Abraham and Learning How to Obey God)

It's a new school year and time to jump back into our Question and Answer lessons. This last Spring, we tackled questions # 1-13 of the Catechism for Boys and Girls (check out the lesson Round Up here).  This Fall, we'll be diving into questions #14 - 33 which deal specifically with Scripture, Adam and Eve, and God's Covenant with his people.   A handout of all our questions is coming soon! This week, we'll be focusing on Question #14: Q: Where do you learn how to love and obey God? A: In … [Read more...]