A Pirate Fairy and a God Who Saves

A Pirate Fairy and a God Who Saves

We've been going through the God in Action Vacation Bible School curriculum on Wednesday nights.  It's a super great program and even though our church doesn't officially do VBS any more, I love to use these types of curriculum for the great theme and coordinating games and crafts. The kids have been loving the God in Action series. This week's theme was God SAVES.  It focused on John 3:16 and emphasized that God would do whatever it takes to save us and restore the relationship that sin … [Read more...]

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

We recently finished a series on the Catechism for Boys and Girls using the Great Commission Kids' Quest curriculum.  It was a great set of lessons for us and it could be a terrific resource for parents as well.  We adapted a few of the lessons and added games and crafts, so you should be able to find something for almost any age group. Check out our first set of 13 lessons in this Round Up!  Click on the picture or link below for more details on the lessons. Question #1 Who Made … [Read more...]

Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

We've all heard of world hunger.  It's one of those problems that seem to plague us... niggling in the back of our mind every time we throw out a half eaten apple.   Fighting hunger is something we all want to do, especially when it comes to kids.  It's not the motivation we lack, it's the clear direction on what to do.    That's what I'm so pleased to be partnering with Rice Bowls, a company dedicated to fighting world hunger, one bowl at a time. Rice Bowls is a non-profit organization … [Read more...]

God Sees Everything and Knows Everything (Joshua 6 & 7)

God Sees Everything and Knows Everything (Joshua 6 & 7)

This post is part of our Teaching the Catechism in a Protestant Church series. If you're new, here's a few more related posts to check out: Who Made You? What Else Did God Make? Why Did God Make You?  How Do You Glorify God? Why Should You Glorify God? Review and Recitation Week (Party Time!!) Is there more than one true God? How many persons of God are there?  Who are the three persons of God?  What is God? This week, we're diving into Q&A 11 and 12 while using the … [Read more...]

Pizza, Potatoes, Puzzles and the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12)

Pizza, Potatoes, Puzzles and the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12)

Are you looking for a creative way to explain how the church is like the body of Christ to the kids in your Children's Ministry?  Take a look at some of these fun and creative ways to explain 1 Corinthians 12 to children. #1 The Body of Christ (the church) is like a Pizza To begin, paint a plain cheese pizza on a piece of poster board. Cut the pizza up into slices, depending on the number of kids in your class.   We had 11 in class that day.  Hand out the slices along with some markers and … [Read more...]

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...]