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Three Ways to Color Eggs with Toddlers

Three Ways to Color Eggs with Toddlers

Are you looking for a fun family activity this Easter, but not quite ready for full on egg coloring?  I may have a compromise for you.  I love love love coloring eggs, so I wanted the kids to get involved as soon as they were able, but I knew passing out eggs to bunch of two year olds was just asking for trouble.  Here's what we did: OPTION #1: Food Coloring in Muffin Tin For this option, just fill the muffin tins with water and put a drop or two of food coloring in each reservoir.  I made … [Read more...]

Day 18: Tell the Good News {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day 18: Tell the Good News {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

The other day, my kids (age 2 & 3) came home from their Wednesday night Tiny Tots class, proudly waving this craft around for all to see.  I thought the craft was adorable, what really impressed me was hearing the kids say their verse from the lesson. I have to admit, I haven't been too diligent about teaching the kids memory verses, and I was awed that they really learned a verse in just the span of an hour.  They are still saying the verse weeks later. Well, my 2 year old sounds kind of … [Read more...]

Prayer of Blessing: Canvas Art

Prayer of Blessing: Canvas Art

Last year, our church decided to give the Legacy Milestone approach a try (via Brian Haynes).  We adapted our Baby Dedication class and spent time discussing the significance of writing a blessing for your child (to pray over them each night). I had previously watched this video about praying a blessing over your child and was really touched by the idea. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUDoWZh-4AY We wrote a blessing for each our two children and I decided to take it a step further and make … [Read more...]

Day 2: Elisha and the Widow’s Oil {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day 2: Elisha and the Widow’s Oil {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Today, we'll be doing a craft that coordinates with Elisha and the Widow’s Oil. This story is found in 2 Kings 4:1-7 and it is such a beautiful picture of God's faithfulness.  Just when the widow thought she had reached the end of her rope, God provided above and beyond her expectations. What You'll Need: Construction Paper Scissors Glue Crayons Jar Template from MSSS Crafts What You Do: Print out jar template and have kids color in each of the jars.  Cut jars … [Read more...]

Day One: Jesus Feeds the 5,000 {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day One: Jesus Feeds the 5,000 {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

To kick off my 31 Days of Bible Crafts, I decided to go with a classic story: Jesus Feeding the 5,000.  This passage can be found in Matthew 14:13-21, John 6, and Mark 6:30-44.  This craft would be best for preschool age children, but you could probably stretch it to the elementary age, especially if you had the kids add some details to the fish and punch their own holes in the plates.  I got the idea from one of the teacher's in my 3 year old daughter's class (it was the same teacher who does … [Read more...]

Introducing {31 Days of Bible Crafts} Series

Introducing {31 Days of Bible Crafts} Series

Last year, I heard some rumblings about a bunch of bloggers who had committed to picking a subject and writing about it for 31 days.  Of course, I heard about this fun party half-way through, but this year, Oh Amanda alerted me to it just in time. I decided to jump in on the fun and will be bringing you: 31 Days of Bible Crafts Read all about the event over at the Nester where you can also see the plethora of amazing posts from last year! In the meantime, start gathering up your … [Read more...]