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Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

We're entering our first Review and Recitation week with our new curriculum, Kids' Quest.    If you haven't read the background on why we chose this curriculum, check out my introduction to the Children's Catechism here.  So far, the kids have really been engaging with the lessons and they have been remembering the answers to the questions.  Admittedly, the curriculum does move a little slow (we only do 1-2 questions and answers each week), but I would rather really dig deep than rush through … [Read more...]

Children’s Catechism: God’s Glory

Children’s Catechism: God’s Glory

Last week, we began a new curriculum which uses the Children's Catechism to teach kids the basics of the Christian faith.  Of course, there has been some concern surrounding the word "catechism".    Here's what I wrote in our Children's Ministry newsletter last week: As you might have heard at last week's annual meeting, this year we'll be digging deep into God's word and really learning what it means to be a Christian.  What do we actually believe?    We'll be learning all about it this year … [Read more...]

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Every since we got our Kindle Fire, I've been on the lookout for great apps for the kids.  We originally purchased the Kindle for my husband and I, but the kids quickly took over ownership.  :)  (You know how it goes!) Sometimes it's a struggle finding good quality games, and I especially hate spending money on something I end up deleting three days later. Academic games were hard enough to find, but good quality Bible apps?  Sheesh, you could just about forget it.  Especially if you're one of … [Read more...]

L is for Leaf {Preschool Homeschool}

L is for Leaf {Preschool Homeschool}

I sure do love Fall!  The football games, the cooler weather… the perfect excuse to eat donuts with cider (every day!) Here in Erie, PA, it seems we only get about 3 weeks of fall before the snow starts to fall, so you've really got to seize the day! We decided to kick off the fall season with some nice leaf crowns.  We all headed outside to look for beautiful leaves, but when we got out there — we only had green ones!  Oops!  Guess the weather hasn’t been quite cold enough around here … [Read more...]

Day 22: Moses Activity Stations {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day 22: Moses Activity Stations {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

I hope you've been enjoying this 31 Days of Bible Crafts series!  I know it's been a joy to share all the kids wonderful projects with you and I hope that it helps in your own Children's Ministry!  Today, I'll be showing you a few of the stations we did during a recent lesson about Moses.  It was around Exodus 32 when the Israelites cross the Red Sea and then build the Golden Calf.   Yikes! Station #1 Salt and Glue Words I had briefly seen an example of this project on Pinterest, but of … [Read more...]

Day 14: Jacob and Esau {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day 14: Jacob and Esau {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Our Children's Church program runs from ages 4 until 9, and the combination of ages always varies. This year, about 3 months ago, we suddenly got a very LARGE influx of four year olds and I've had to adjust my teaching style accordingly. We start by gathering kids on a few blankets in the middle of the room for the lesson.  I usually tell or read the Bible story as well as review what we've learned in the past few weeks (we're using Tru curriculum, so everything is along the Big God Story … [Read more...]