N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

This is a high sensory activity we did right after Easter last year, but you could do it any time of the year. You'll need some basket grass and some playdough (we made our own).  We used brown since many birds use mud to hold their nests together. To begin, encourage kids to form a little bowl with the playdough. If you have very little ones, you might want to give them a bowl to press the dough into. Once the dough is in a small bowl shape, add the basket grass, moving it around … [Read more...]

God is With Me All The Time Craft (Day #19 of the Bible Lesson Extra Series)

God is With Me All The Time Craft (Day #19 of the Bible Lesson Extra Series)

Welcome to day #19 of the 31 days of Bible Lesson Extra series!   This series is designed to help you when you just need “a little extra something” for your lesson.  In this series, you’ll find crafts, games, different ways of presenting a lesson and much more.  Check out the complete Table of Contents here. Today, I’ll be showing you a little craft we did to go with a lesson about David.  The craft was designed to remind kids that God is with them day and night, no matter what time it is. … [Read more...]

Day #3: Elijah and Fire From Heaven (1 Kings 18)

Day #3: Elijah and Fire From Heaven (1 Kings 18)

Welcome to Day #3 of the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras series!  All the posts I've done so far will be at the bottom of this post and you can also check the "Road Map" for the complete listing, once the series is finished up. This post will feature a crafts related to the passage, but I'll also show you want we did in lesson time. After setting the scene and explaining the background of the passage, we proceeded to the part about Elijah building his altar (I had already told the kids … [Read more...]

Day #2: Deborah and Barak (31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Day #2: Deborah and Barak (31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Welcome to Day #2 of 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras.  The complete list (thus far) is a the bottom of each post so you can catch up if you're just now tuning in. For today, we'll be in the book of Judges (Judges 4), talking about Deborah and Barak.  This was originally taught in Children's Church (ages 4-9) with about 12 kids.  Generally, we teach the lesson and then do a follow-up craft, but for this class, we started with the craft and used it during the lesson time. I started by … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Made in God’s Image

Sunday Snapshot: Made in God’s Image

We've just started using The Gospel Project by Lifeway in our Children's Church program (so far, so good!).  Here is a craft we did a few weeks ago to coordinate with our Genesis lesson about being made in God's image. I got the paper faces via Discount School Supply -- they come in all shades.    The frame was probably from an online search, but you can use the one below! … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Gideon’s Horn

Sunday Snapshot: Gideon’s Horn

This is a craft from the Tiny Tots class (ages 2-4).  It was used with a lesson on Gideon from Judges 7, but it would also be great for the story of Jericho's walls tumbling down. Basically, the kids decorate a piece of brown construction paper and then tape it around a rolled up paper plate (staple the plate ahead of time in a horn shape ahead of time).   More Activities from Joshua and Gideon Battle of Jericho: Lesson and Craft Obedience Leads to Victory: A Lesson … [Read more...]