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The God Puzzle {Book Review and Giveaway}

The God Puzzle {Book Review and Giveaway}

I've been browsing around for new curriculum for a few months now.  Even though our current curriculum has some great elements and is a lot of fun, I never felt like it was accomplishing what my vision was for the ministry.  As I mentioned in this post about measuring success in ministry, I want kids to grow in their understanding of God and the Bible and have this understanding impact their life. I stumbled upon the Praise Factory curriculum and loved the concept.  I don't think it's the … [Read more...]

Day Three: Bible Book Report {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day Three: Bible Book Report {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

In this dig-deep activity, kids will get a chance to use some cool Bible tools (concordance, Bible dictionary, etc) as well as get gain an overview of most of the books in the Bible.  We had a few extra teachers sit in on this class in case kids needed help, but for the most part these elementary kids really flew with the lesson.  This would be a great activity for homeschooling kids as well. What You Need:  Bible Book Report Templates (grab your free printables below) Cool Bible Tools: … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Patience

We're learning all about Patience this month during Wednesday night Kids Club and I thought I'd share a post I wrote over at 3 Boys and a Dog.  Hop on over to Kelli's blog to read about 5 ways to teach kids patience and pick up a free handwriting practice sheet of Psalm 27:14! Also, be sure to check out the Kid's Quest blog -- they were using 252Basics back in 2010 as well and have some great graphics and posts about patience on their sight.  Check out this cool virtue sign: Here's some more … [Read more...]

Valentine Projects {God’s Great Big Love!}

Valentine Projects {God’s Great Big Love!}

Last summer, we did a Summer Blast (that's the cool term for alternative Vacation Bible School) focused on God's Great Big Love.  Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, it seemed like an appropriate time to dig some of the crafts out of the archives and showcase them for you! You can grab all the crafts and directions in this PDF. Here's a few projects you'll find in the packet: Paper Heart Wreath Love Themed Bible Verse Chain   Hanging Heart Ribbon Love Water Color … [Read more...]

Youth Quest Study Bible {Review}

I am always on the lookout for good preteen Bible.  This is sometimes a tough age for kids and we want to make sure that the Bible they are using is engaging and easy to understand.  My friend Sherrie recommended I take a look at the Quest Study Bible from Zondervan.  It's a regular NIV Bible but in the margins, there are questions and answers --- things that people might ask as they are reading to the passage.  sonogram was kind enough to send me a review copy and here's what I … [Read more...]

The Almighty Bible: Exodus

The Almighty Bible: Exodus

After reading The Almighty Bible: Genesis, I was pretty impressed.  Five months later, I'm still thinking about pictures from that book, and am even more impressed that it has allowed me, a seasoned Bible reader, a whole new way to connect with God's Word.   When I finally sat down to read The Almighty Bible: Exodus, I was not disappointed. I mean, who wouldn't get a little wound up seeing the 10 Plagues, the first Passover, walking through the Red Sea, Moses talking with God, and a whole … [Read more...]