Sunday Snapshot

Sunday Snapshot

Just wanted to give you a peek of what we were working on this Sunday in the 5-8 year old class! Grab the heart hole puncher (one of my favorite tools!) here on Amazon. … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Crafts: 12 Winter Art and Sensory Play Ideas

Cold Weather Crafts: 12 Winter Art and Sensory Play Ideas

When the weather gets too cold to play outside, it can be a challenge to keep the kids entertained. This is especially difficult for kids with a sensory processing disorder, who may not be receiving the range of sensory input they usually find outdoors. Sensory processing disorder refers to a neurological condition, which affects the way kids experience sensations. Some kids may be unable to feel sensations as intensely, or they may feel them more intensely than other children. This can … [Read more...]

What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

I love reading books.  I have an entire shelf in my living room dedicated to books checked out from the library.  However, last year I realized that I spend a lot of time reading through pointless books (check out some of the books I read in 2017)  I pick a book, it looks good, and away I go.  Within 3 chapters, it's clear that it's not for me -- yet, I keep on trudging through.  What if there is some life changing nugget of truth hidden within chapter seven?  What if I need this information 6 … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe another year has come and gone (though, I have to say -- 2017 was pretty intense) and I'll be spending the next few days reflecting on goals and plans for 2018 (I'd love to hear yours too!).  In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you the top 10 posts of 2017.  Is your favorite on the list? #10 - Christmas Bulletin Board Ideas #9 Battle of Jericho Craft and Lesson   #8 Minute to Win it back to School #7 Ten Great Places to Find Free … [Read more...]

Use Fotor for Amazing Invitations!

Use Fotor for Amazing Invitations!

If your ministry is anything like ours, you're constantly making invitations for upcoming events, flyers filled with information you'd like parents to know, or even memory verse cards for kids to post on the fridge.  Of course, you could make these things up in a program like Microsoft Word (boring!), or you could use an online photo editing program like Fotor. If you want to draft up a quick invitation, head on over to the invitation template page for tons of graphics that are ready to go.  … [Read more...]

Win a Copy of Top 50 Memory Verse Book!

Win a Copy of Top 50 Memory Verse Book!

We're keeping the season merry and bright with a few more giveaways.  Head on over to the Growing Kids Ministry facebook page for a chance to win TWO copies of the Top 50 Memory Verse book! Memory verses are key to hiding God's Word in the heart and mind of every child. But, understanding and memorizing Scripture can be difficult for some children. How can you make Scripture memory fun? Packed with over 150 fun, interactive, and creative ways to get children excited about memorizing … [Read more...]