Oodles of Noodles (13 Games to Play with Pool Noodles)

Oodles of Noodles (13 Games to Play with Pool Noodles)

My husband was just up at the grocery store yesterday and informed me that Halloween candy is on the shelves already.  Now that's just too much.  Back to school I can understand.  Halloween?   Let us just enjoy summer! If the Fall stuff is coming out, now is a great time to grab up the summer clearance, including Pool Noodles!  There are plenty of fun things to do with pool noodles (including helping your boots stay upright), but for this post, we'll focus on some fun games! 13 Games to Play … [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...]

Gap Year Graduation Gift

Gap Year Graduation Gift

We were headed to the graduation party of one of the girls from church this past Saturday.  We love this family and I really wanted to give something more than the traditional cash stuffed into a generic card.   Naturally, I took a stroll around Pinterest and found this amazing idea from Proverbs 31 Mom:  I was all set to head up to the Dollar Tree and fill up a basket when I realized this particular grad was taking a gap year and probably wouldn't appreciate laundry soap and highlighters … [Read more...]

Creation Story Teaching Script (Genesis 1)

Creation Story Teaching Script (Genesis 1)

During the summer, we like to shake things up a bit.  We love the Questions and Answers we've been studying via the Catechism, but summer is a time to be a bit crazy and a little more relaxed. Wait.  Do those things even go together? Either way, for our summer curriculum, we'll be using a few Vacation Bible School programs, spreading them out over five weeks instead of the traditional one week approach. I love using these programs because they are super volunteer friendly, include themed … [Read more...]

Summer Theme Nights (Kids for Christ Program)

Summer Theme Nights (Kids for Christ Program)

We're gearing up for some fun during our Wednesday night Kids for Christ program at East Lake Road Alliance Church.  Check out the full list of themes below and dress the part! June June 4th: Hat Night June 11th: Bring a Stuffed Animal Night June 18th: Sports Night June 25th: Super Hero Night July July 2nd: Patriotic Night July 9th: Dress Like A Parent July 16th: Crazy Hair Night July 23rd: Christmas in July July 30th: Wet and … [Read more...]

DIY Lawn Twister: How to Make and Play!

DIY Lawn Twister: How to Make and Play!

Now that summer time is (finally) here, it's time to get outside and have some fun!  The kids at church are always begging to head outside for game time and we were delighted to hold an outdoor game party for them last summer.  You might remember spotting our lawn twister fun in the Game Night post from last July:  I thought I'd take you through the "making the game" process in case you were thinking of recreating the fun in your own church or backyard! DIY Lawn Twister What you'll … [Read more...]