Sunday Snapshot: God’s Rules

Sunday Snapshot: God’s Rules

This is a project from my daughter's Tiny Tots (ages 2-4) classroom when they were studying the 10 Commandments.  I believe it came from the Heart Shaper Curriculum.  Each train holds one of "God's Rules".   The train cars themselves are each attached with a brad so they can move freely.     … [Read more...]

God Gave Us the Bible {Kindergarten Art Project}

God Gave Us the Bible {Kindergarten Art Project}

A few weeks ago, we covered "Who Wrote the Bible?" in our weekly question and answers.  We talked about various authors of the Bible such as David, Moses, and Paul, but ultimately, we acknowledge that Scripture comes from God Himself. For the Kindergarten small group activity, one teacher prepared a poster with the words "GOD GAVE US THE BIBLE" written in white crayon.   Of course, when the kids first saw the poster, it looked completely blank.  However, as the kids painted over the … [Read more...]

Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley {Book Review}

Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley {Book Review}

Ever since I discovered Kelly Pulley's work via The Magnificent Tales series, I've been a big fan.  I love his lyrical style of writing and the illustrations are terrific. A great blend of cartoon appeal while still being somewhat realistic (though the curly beards are a little intense sometimes!)  So when I was asked to take a look at the latest addition to the series, Treasury of Bible Stories, I was happy to jump on board.  Take a … [Read more...]

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

We're entering our first Review and Recitation week with our new curriculum, Kids' Quest.    If you haven't read the background on why we chose this curriculum, check out my introduction to the Children's Catechism here.  So far, the kids have really been engaging with the lessons and they have been remembering the answers to the questions.  Admittedly, the curriculum does move a little slow (we only do 1-2 questions and answers each week), but I would rather really dig deep than rush through … [Read more...]

Power Bible: Book Review

Power Bible: Book Review

If you've been reading this blog long, you'll know I'm a big fan of the Action Bible. I love the stunning graphics and the poignant emotions you can see in the character's faces.  I love how it helps kids to really visualize the Bible and how it forces long-time Bible readers to really feel the stories they have  read so many times.  Of course, there are a few drawbacks.  Some of the pictures in this graphic novel are well, graphic.  There's blood.  There's intense emotion. There's some scary … [Read more...]

Children’s Catechism: God’s Glory

Children’s Catechism: God’s Glory

Last week, we began a new curriculum which uses the Children's Catechism to teach kids the basics of the Christian faith.  Of course, there has been some concern surrounding the word "catechism".    Here's what I wrote in our Children's Ministry newsletter last week: As you might have heard at last week's annual meeting, this year we'll be digging deep into God's word and really learning what it means to be a Christian.  What do we actually believe?    We'll be learning all about it this year … [Read more...]