Going Away Party Game Ideas

Going Away Party Game Ideas

Tomorrow night, we say goodbye to our sixth graders with a Going Away Costume Party.  It will be in similar fashion to our Back to School Party from last year, with various game stations kids to head to at their leisure.   Here's the plan for our event, in case you're looking for some inspiration for your own! Group Picture We'll begin the celebration with a group picture.  We certainly should remember all the great costumes and it will serve as a happy memory for the kids who are on their … [Read more...]

A Pirate Fairy and a God Who Saves

A Pirate Fairy and a God Who Saves

We've been going through the God in Action Vacation Bible School curriculum on Wednesday nights.  It's a super great program and even though our church doesn't officially do VBS any more, I love to use these types of curriculum for the great theme and coordinating games and crafts. The kids have been loving the God in Action series. This week's theme was God SAVES.  It focused on John 3:16 and emphasized that God would do whatever it takes to save us and restore the relationship that sin … [Read more...]

National Lemonade Day! (Lemon Painting) {Preschool Homeschool}

National Lemonade Day! (Lemon Painting) {Preschool Homeschool}

I love a good quirky holiday.  Don't get me wrong -- I delight in the big celebrations like Christmas and Easter, but there is something so delightful in the ridiculous holidays that have become a family tradition around here. Holidays like Cow Appreciation Day, Donut Day, and Lemonade day are some of my personal favorites. With National Lemonade Day just around the corner (August 20th), I thought I'd share some of our favorite Lemonade recipes as well as a fun activity to do with the kids … [Read more...]

Kids’ Sunday: The Day We Give the Service to the Kids

Kids’ Sunday: The Day We Give the Service to the Kids

Kids stood at the front door, proudly pushing it open with all their might as they saw guests and regular attenders approaching.  The push handle hovered right at their eye level, but that didn't stop these kids from performing an important job.  They opened the door and shook hands with those who entered the church that day. Not only were kids serving as greeters, but they were standing outside the sanctuary doors, passing out bulletins as well.  In fact, it seemed like kids had taken … [Read more...]

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

We recently finished a series on the Catechism for Boys and Girls using the Great Commission Kids' Quest curriculum.  It was a great set of lessons for us and it could be a terrific resource for parents as well.  We adapted a few of the lessons and added games and crafts, so you should be able to find something for almost any age group. Check out our first set of 13 lessons in this Round Up!  Click on the picture or link below for more details on the lessons. Question #1 Who Made … [Read more...]

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Recently, we've been on the hunt for new Sunday School curriculum.  A few years back, we went to an church-wide curriculum program with The Story and it was met with rave reviews. After The Story, we gave LifeWay's Bible Studies for Life curriculum a try.  It's pretty safe to say that one tanked.   People couldn't really connect to the material and discussions were seriously stifled.  Thus, we're on the hunt again for Sunday School curriculum.  People loved the concept of The Story and … [Read more...]