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...]

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...]

Sunday Snapshot: Activities from the Psalms

Sunday Snapshot: Activities from the Psalms

At the beginning of 2015, we began a Journey through the Old Testament, stopping to talk about each section (Law, History, Poetry, Prophecy) along the way.  Here are a few of the projects the kids did when we were studying the Psalms and Proverbs (you can find even more ideas here). A Psalm of the Girls   This was written by the Kindergarten small group (who happened to only have girls in attendance that day).  The leader drafted up a template based on a few of the Psalms in the … [Read more...]

Sand and Seas Project for Preschoolers

Sand and Seas Project for Preschoolers

Things are really starting to heat up around here and even though we only made it to the beautiful Presque Isle beach just once, we have taken a walk along the shore by our house and collected some sea glass.   I had some sand stashed away from our popped punching bag, so when my 3 year old Chipmunk asked if we could do a sand project, I knew just what to do! We got out our beach stamps and away we went!   Want to follow along? What You Need: Glue Sand Containers to split up sand … [Read more...]

Following God’s Path: A Lesson in Bible Study for Kids

Following God’s Path: A Lesson in Bible Study for Kids

While we were studying the Catechism for boys and girls during our midweek program a few months ago, we spent a week learning about Following God's Path. Just as certain things (such as a flashlight, a map, and footprints) help us follow the path in the woods, other things can help us follow God's path. To introduce the topic (and to pique some interest), I taped some animal tracks down on the ground starting at the front door.  Some headed into the sanctuary and some led all the way to the … [Read more...]