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...]

1 Corinthians 13: Love is no Puzzle!

1 Corinthians 13: Love is no Puzzle!

Welcome another edition of Sunday Snapshot where I give you a quick glance at some things we've been doing in our own ministry.  Today, I'll be showing you an activity one of our teachers did for the preteen Adventure group.  She  had the kids construct a "Love is..." puzzle based on 1 Corinthians 13 and then had the kids put it together and then tape the pieces into place.  If you take a closer look, you can see the words come straight from the Scripture Passage.  A great hands on … [Read more...]

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...]