Wild and Crazy Living (Prodigal Son)

Wild and Crazy Living (Prodigal Son)

Teaching on the Prodigal Son?  Check out this fun lesson plan that gets kids moving and thinking about some wild and crazy living! What You Need: Pictures of fun stuff kids would like (leave me a comment and I'll send you over my pictures), labeled with prices Tape Coins Fresh baked bread Sign advertising fresh baked bread Pig slop (just raid your fridge for leftovers, add a little water) Cupcakes or other treat Celebration music (optional) What You Do:  Before the … [Read more...]

Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

This week in Children's Church, we were studying Saul's Damascus Road experience from Acts 9.  The curriculum (Promiseland) had a great skit to go along with the lesson, but I wanted to make sure we read the text straight out of Scripture.  We've been learning how to use our Bibles in Wednesday night Kids' Club and we try to always give the kids an opportunity to be able to follow along with the day's Bible account.  Of course, we wanted to add a little excitement to the lesson, so after I read … [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...]

Object Lesson for Free Gift of Salvation (Day #9 of Bible Lesson Extras)

Object Lesson for Free Gift of Salvation (Day #9 of Bible Lesson Extras)

Welcome to my Day #9 of my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras.  I'm hoping this series serves as a resource to those of you who are looking for "one more thing" to round out your lesson. You can find the full Table of Contents here. This activity was taken from a curriculum we were using in Children's Church (I think it was D6), but it really hit home with the kids, so I thought I'd share it here. What You Need: Small box (I used a cereal box) Wrapping paper (or construction paper like … [Read more...]

Day 7: Elijah is Fed by Ravens

Day 7: Elijah is Fed by Ravens

Welcome to Day #7 of the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras.  This series is designed to help when you're looking for "just one more thing" to round out the lesson.   You can check out the full Table of Contents here.   Today, we'll be looking at two crafts which coordinates with 1 Kings 17: Elijah is fed by the Ravens.  You can find more Elijah ideas in these posts on Growing Kids Ministry or on my Old Testament History Pinterest Board. Craft #1: Paper Bag Raven For this craft, … [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...]