10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

It's hard to believe that we're almost halfway through yet another year.  How has your year been so far?  Much of the same?   Filled with surprises or changes?  I'd love to hear about it! In the meantime, feel free to check out Growing Kids Ministry's most popular posts so far this year. #1: The Minute to Win it Series, specifically, More Minute to Win it for Church #2: Weird Animal VBS Decorating Ideas #3 Elisha and the Widow's Oil (Part of the 31 Days of Bible Crafts … [Read more...]

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I recently started reading through Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You written by Stasi Eldridge. You may be familiar with Stasi's earlier book Captivating which touched the hearts of many woman.  I, myself, heard good things about her work and was excited to give Becoming Myself a look. Stasi's style of writing is quietly poetic and cultivates a soft stirring within the heart of the reader.  She speaks to those often covered up and hidden places in our lives with an … [Read more...]

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Sidewalk chalk is a staple of summer and a great way to build a game in a snap. Last week, we played a fun bulls eye game with some chalk and sponges and I thought I'd dig around for a few more to play this summer. #1 SNAIL HOPSCOTCH Draw a large circle (about 12 inches) on the ground and then draw a very large spiral board on the concrete starting at the circle and spiraling out to look like a snails shell.  Divide the spirals into spaces about 12 - 14" apart and number them.   The first … [Read more...]

The Woman and the Dragon: Revelation 12 & Children’s Ministry

The Woman and the Dragon: Revelation 12 & Children’s Ministry

Our Pastor has been going through a series on Revelation and our Adventure Group teacher thought she'd have a little fun with the Revelation 12 passage (the woman and the red dragon). Our Adventure Group program is for ages 9-12 and it is designed to teach kids how to take meaningful notes during a sermon.  One week they stay in the sanctuary to listen and the next week, they meet as a class to discuss the notes and really make the Bible come to life. For this class meeting, the … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Horses

Preschool Story Time: Horses

We're back at Whitford Park this summer for more Story Time fun!  We've got a fresh line up of new stories and a few of our all time favorites mixed in. To see the full list, head to the Story Time and Crafts Line Up post.  This last week, our theme was horses. Songs We Sang: Have Hello To Everyone (theme song from Chalk Preschool) Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands I Gave My Horse an Apple 10 Galloping Horses Yankee Doodle Books We Read:   This book is great for read-aloud … [Read more...]

No Sew Super Why Inspired Cape

No Sew Super Why Inspired Cape

This last Wednesday was SUPER HERO night for our midweek Kids Club. My 2 year old son isn't quite into the Marvel characters yet, but he's been a big fan of Super Why for awhile now, so we went with a Super Why inspired cape. Want to make your own no-sew cape?  Follow along! What You'll Need: A yard of blue jersey knit fabric (I got mine at Fabric.com for $6/yard) Sharp scissors (Fabric scissors or New Scissors) Circular object to trace (I used a pan) White Dimensional … [Read more...]