Fruity Loopy Toddler Learning Activities

Fruity Loopy Toddler Learning Activities

With Christmas just around the corner, you're likely scrambling to get things done while still trying to squeeze in some learning along the way!  If you're looking for a few easy toddler activities, grab a box of Fruit loops and keep reading. Activity #1: Fruity Tree Let your toddler or preschooler decorate a construction paper tree with fruit loops or cheerios. They can either use liquid glue and a paint brush (shown above) or a glue stick, depending on the level of mess you're … [Read more...]

The Great Cookie Bake-In

The Great Cookie Bake-In

I don't know what it is about this time of year, but after the Halloween Block Party, time whooshes by so fast I can't seem to catch my breath!   One thing I wanted to share with you before it was too late was a fundraising tradition we have at our church. Every year, the teens in the youth group participate in the great Cookie Bake-In (not to be confused with the ever delicious breakfast food, bacon).   We take orders from the congregation ($4 for a dozen cookies) and then lock the kids … [Read more...]

It’s almost time for Truth in the Tinsel again!

It’s almost time for Truth in the Tinsel again!

From the aisles in the store to the emails in my inbox, it's clear to see that Christmas is quickly approaching.  This year, I'm dedicated to taking a little time each day to focus on Jesus during the Christmas season.  Of course, my favorite method for this is the e-book, Truth in the Tinsel. Can you believe it's been 5 years since Amanda published this amazing resource? You may have read about our Truth in the Tinsel adventures in years past.  We took a break from it last year, and I'm … [Read more...]

The Christmas Play is Complete!

The Christmas Play is Complete!

Whew! After much hard work, this year's Children's Christmas Play is complete and everyone did a terrific job.  In an effort to get the sanctuary back into shape as quickly as possible, much of the play props end up in the Children's Ministry office... leaving it... well a bit of a mess.  Can you relate? Here's a Sunday Snapshot for you! … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls

Guest Post: Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls

Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate with family traditions!  Even if you already have some time honored traditions of your own, it's fun to read about how others celebrate and you might even decide to add one or two traditions to your holiday celebrations.   That's just what Liz Murray of Simple Life Messy Life was thinking when she put together the Christ Centered Christmas Traditions series.   You can check out my guest post for the series all about Christmas morning sweet … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel: Week Two Highlights

Truth in Tinsel: Week Two Highlights

We've been loving Truth in Tinsel this year.  My {almost} three year old can remember the stories and loves retelling the day's adventure to her dad each night at dinner.  I love the fact that we're focusing on Christ all month long instead of just rushing through the Christmas story on the big day.  Here's a snapshot of all the fun we've been having! Day Eight: Jesus is like the Rising Sun (Luke 1: 57-80) We decided to adapt this craft a bit to make it easier for little hands.  If you look … [Read more...]