Don’t Delay!  Grab your copy today!

Don’t Delay! Grab your copy today!

Bonus Materials Include: Five EXTRA lessons Five beautiful hand-lettered posters Handwriting practice pages for all the verses Head on over to ScriptureInSummer.com now! … [Read more...]

Planting Seeds {Bonus Activity from Scripture in the Summer}

Planting Seeds {Bonus Activity from Scripture in the Summer}

It's here folks!  My new e-book, Scripture in the Summer, has just launched and I'm so excited for those of you who have already picked it up!  I'm giving away some fun bonus material during Launch Week, so be sure to make your purchase before June 6th if you want to claim your bonuses! Bonus Materials Include: Five Extra Activities (read one below) Five Hand-lettered verse posters Handwriting pages for all the verses I wanted to give the readers of Growing Kids Ministry a … [Read more...]

Remembering Others {Memorial Day Scripture in the Summer}

Remembering Others {Memorial Day Scripture in the Summer}

Hi friends!  I don't know if you've heard, but I'm super excited to be releasing a digital resource for families in just a few days called Scripture in the Summer (you can read the background story here).  I'm putting the finishing touches on it now, but wanted to share this Memorial themed activity with you in case you're visiting a memorial today.   Activity: Visit a Memorial or Monument Verse to Learn: Joshua 1:9 Simple Version; Be strong and courageous… for the Lord your God will … [Read more...]

Digital Detox: Helping Kids Get a Balance on Screen Time

Digital Detox: Helping Kids Get a Balance on Screen Time

It’s no secret that our sons and daughters are digital natives. They are the first generation of kids who cannot remember a time before wireless Internet, Smart devices, and digital gadgets that don’t require a massive desk or mess of wires to operate. While these advancements have opened our children up to a world of information and means of communication, they have also flooded our homes and schools with screens. Unfortunately, initial research is showing that too much time in front of screens … [Read more...]

Cain & Abel: Dealing with Anger {Preschool & Kindergarten}

Cain & Abel: Dealing with Anger {Preschool & Kindergarten}

This past Sunday, we took a closer look at the story of Cain and Abel from Genesis 4.  Currently, I'm teaching the ages 5-8 Sunday School class and they are very active, so we have to keep things very engaging and hands-on.  The curriculum we're using (church-wide) is the Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis.  I have to say, I'm not impressed.  I use a few things out of the book, but most of my prep time is spent coming up with more hands-on, sensory rich activities.  Here's some of … [Read more...]

Tips for Homeschooling a Child with Autism

Tips for Homeschooling a Child with Autism

Once any child reaches school age, parents start to wonder if they’re making the best decisions regarding their education. The severity of this decision is multiplied if we’re talking about a child on the autistic spectrum. Some parents try changing the school system and adjust it to their child, and some choose to go the homeschooling route and design a system that works for them. Whether or not homeschooling is right for your family is a big decision and should not be taken lightly, … [Read more...]