N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

This is a high sensory activity we did right after Easter last year, but you could do it any time of the year. You'll need some basket grass and some playdough (we made our own).  We used brown since many birds use mud to hold their nests together. To begin, encourage kids to form a little bowl with the playdough. If you have very little ones, you might want to give them a bowl to press the dough into. Once the dough is in a small bowl shape, add the basket grass, moving it around … [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...]

Our Favorite Learning Stations for Preschoolers

Our Favorite Learning Stations for Preschoolers

One of the things we love to do in our children's church program is set up stations for the kids to engage with after the lesson.  We have a brief 5 minute lesson, reading from scripture (this or this are some of favorite Bibles for little ones) and then let the kids engage in their own way through various stations.   I have many lesson-specific stations listed on this website, but I wanted to share a couple of our tried-and-true stand-bys as well. Station #1: Blocks Whether it's the … [Read more...]

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Last Monday, we hosted our first Arts and Crafts in the Park of the year.  I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of numbers, so I wanted a craft that could easily accommodate whoever came our way.  The winner?  Paper plate flowers! This craft was originally geared towards preschool and kindergarten, but we had kids of all ages wanting to give it a try during our Arts and Crafts at the park program.  It's a nice one, because you can make it as simple or complex as you like. Ready to get … [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...]

Adam and Eve in the Garden (Day #12 of the 31 Day Bible Lesson Extras Series)

Adam and Eve in the Garden (Day #12 of the 31 Day Bible Lesson Extras Series)

Welcome to my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras Series! In this series, you’ll find games, teaching ideas, crafts, and more for those times when you just need “a little something extra” to round out your time with the kids.  You can check out the complete Table of Contents for this series here. Today, I'm going to show you an interactive display created by one of our preschool teachers when we were learning about the creation account from Genesis. What You'll Need: Coloring pages for … [Read more...]