Fourth of July Preschool Flag Craft

Fourth of July Preschool Flag Craft

Are you looking for some fun ways to get ready for the 4th of July? Check out these two simple flag craft projects we did a few years back. Project #1: Construction Paper Flag Here’s what you’ll need:  White construction paper Blue construction paper Red construction paper Star stickers Glue, Scissors (or paper cutter) Here’s what you do:  If you’re working with little ones, cut some red stripes out of the construction paper.  I made mine about 1/2 an inch and that seemed … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Favorite Foods

Preschool Story Time: Favorite Foods

Preschool Story Time!  It was another rainy day at Whitford Park last week, but we did have a few friends join us for story time.   The theme this week was "favorite foods", so we started out going around the circle sharing our names and our favorite thing to eat.  My son said his favorite food was his gummy vitamins.  I'm not sure how to take that.   Here's what the rest of the schedule looked like: Welcome Songs A,B,C Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star If you’re wearing red today… ( Mary … [Read more...]

The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry

The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry

If you've been in Children's Ministry very long, chances are you've seen some changes in the landscape of the church.  In the last 10 years alone, it seems that Children's Ministry has gone from almost nonexistent to one of the key determining factors in keeping families in your church.   Where is it at now?  And where is it headed? That's exactly what the authors of The Gospel Truth About Children's Ministry set out to discover.  Through extensive research, they have compiled a list of the 10 … [Read more...]

Summer Theme Nights (2015)

Summer Theme Nights (2015)

Are you ready for some Summer Fun?  Every year, we jazz up our midweek program with some fun theme nights!  Check out our previous theme nights from: 2013 Summer Theme Nights 2014 Theme Nights  Here's the line up this year! June 3rd: Sports Night 10th: Beach Night  (complete with water games) 17th: Pajama Night 24th: Hat Night July 1st: Stuffed Animal (Service Project Intro) 8th: Super Hero Night 15th: Crazy Colors Night 22: Construction Zone Night 29th: … [Read more...]

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Looking for some good run-around games to play outside this summer?  Here's a few ideas to get you started! Drop the Handkerchief This game is best played with 8 or more players from ages 3-7. You'll need a handkerchief or a piece of cloth.  To begin, have all the kids sit in a circle except for one.  The remaining child is "it" and begins to walk around the circle.  This game is similar to duck, duck, goose, but instead of tagging someone, "it" drops the cloth behind the person that he … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Seeds

Preschool Story Time: Seeds

For our second Story Time of the summer, it was again rainy, but not quite as cold and we ended up getting a big crowd out for "Seeds" day.    Here's what we did: Seeds Story Time Welcome Songs A,B,C Hello Song  (found below in italics) If you’re wearing red today… (Tune: Mary had a little lamb) Welcome Song (Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb): We welcome you to story time, story time, story time/ We welcome you to story time, Please come in and play. Introductions/Names Finger … [Read more...]