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Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Are you looking for a few quick games and activities for the family to do during your Christmas get together this year?  I've rounded up a few crafts we've been doing this month along with some of my other favorites from other blogs and websites.  Hope you find something that fits your family! Paper Plate Angel This is a super simple project even the littlest hands can do.  Just cut one plate into fourths (each quarter is a wing) and then cut another plate into a pizza shape.  Cut a head … [Read more...]

Children’s Ministry Christmas Party!

Children’s Ministry Christmas Party!

Time to Party!! Are you having a Christmas Party in your Children's Ministry program? Looking for some great games to play?   Take a look at our schedule for some inspiration! 6:30PM Welcome! 6:35 Reading of the Christmas Story Good News of Great Joy: The Amazing Story of Jesus' Birth 6:40 Group Games Mini Marshmallow Toss (kids lined up on either side of a table) Snowman Decorating Contest (5 minutes to make the best one) Parcel Pass (find directions … [Read more...]

Great Gift Idea: Magnificent Tales Book Series

I recently stumbled upon Kelly Pulley's illustrations in the Bible Story Favorites I Can Read Series.  My four year old daughter is showing an interest in reading, so I thought this might be a great series to check out for her.   I really loved Pulley's style of illustrations, so imagine my delight when four of his books showed up in my mailbox, courtesy of David C. Cook.  The books were part of the new Magnificent Tales series and I have to tell you, I am loving these books! The pictures are … [Read more...]

Day 20: Craft Stick Manger Picture {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Day 20: Craft Stick Manger Picture {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

I hope you've been enjoying the 31 Days of Bible Crafts series!  Today's craft is based on the Christmas story, and though I realize it might be a little early for Christmas crafts, you can always stash it away in on Pinterest until you need it. However, if you're anything like me, you've already begun Christmas play practice and this craft would be a great activity for those kids who aren't as heavily involved in practicing.  Ready? What You Need: Craft sticks (4 for each child) Star … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Christmas Jeopardy Game

Sunday Snapshot: Christmas Jeopardy Game

Today, I wanted to cover the Christmas story in a fresh new way, so to begin, we read the Christmas Story from the Jesus Storybook Bible.  I'm not crazy about this Bible -- I think the authors take a lot of unneeded liberties, but the pictures are very vibrant and this story was accurate, so we went with it. Afterwards we played Christmas Jeopardy, a favorite among our kids! In case you can't see it, the categories are: Songs, Traditions, Events, Places, and Characters. I made the … [Read more...]

DIY Tie Dye Sheets {Toddler Christmas Gift}

DIY Tie Dye Sheets {Toddler Christmas Gift}

Our Christmas shopping is almost {almost!} completed and I wanted to add something homemade to the kids' gifts.  For my three year old daughter, I decided to jazz up her bed sheets with some purple tie dye.  Want to follow along? New-To-You Bed Sheets! Abigail is almost three and she is starting to develop "favorites" only she doesn't call them that.  She always refers to them as "her best".  For example, she'll say "Purple is my best color" when she really means that purple is her favorite. … [Read more...]