Halloween Block Party Ideas and Games

Halloween Block Party Ideas and Games

The leaves are turning and pumpkins are sprouting up on porches up everyone. Even though I still cannot decide which side of the Halloween fence I fall on, we will continue to throw a Halloween Block Party in order to socialize with the neighbors, show kindness to others, and to invite trick-or-treaters to church.   It's the perfect night to get out in the community and share the love of God! For those of you who have been following along with the 31 Days of Bible-based Crafts series, I … [Read more...]

10 Commandments: Wall Decoration and Craft

10 Commandments: Wall Decoration and Craft

Today, we'll be taking a look at a lesson every kidmin person will likely hit at some point in their career: The 10 Commandments.   This post is day #10 in the 31 Days of Bible Based Crafts series.  You can check out all the posts in the 2014 series here. Let's get started! What You Need: Construction Paper Sharpie Marker Pencils Glue What You Do: Cut 10 pieces of construction paper into large tablet shapes and write the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20) on them.  Hang them up in … [Read more...]

God So Loved the World {31 Days of Bible Based Crafts}

God So Loved the World {31 Days of Bible Based Crafts}

Welcome to day #9 of my 31 days of Bible-based crafts series.  You can find all the of the posts from 2014 here or you can check out the full list of Bible crafts from 2013 as well.   Today, I'll be featuring a craft based on John 3:16.  It's also a great craft to use for Valentines Day or for 1 John 4:8 (God is Love).   What You Need: Paper Plate Marker Green and Blue Paint Heart Hole Puncher  (might be wise to prepunch a bunch) Red Construction Paper What You … [Read more...]

God Provides For Me {31 Days of Bible Based Crafts}

God Provides For Me {31 Days of Bible Based Crafts}

Welcome to day #8 of the 31 Days of Bible Based Crafts (check out the full list here). Today, I'll be showing you a collage the kids made to emphasize how God provides for us.   We used this craft in conjunction with a lesson about Elijah (1 Kings 17), but it could also be paired with Matthew 10 as well. What You Need: Paper Plates Magazines (Family Circle, Women's Day and food magazines are good) Glue Scissors   What You Do: After the lesson, explain that God provides … [Read more...]

And Jesus Grew {Day #7 in 31 Days of Bible-Based Crafts}

And Jesus Grew {Day #7 in 31 Days of Bible-Based Crafts}

For today's craft, we'll be taking a look at Luke 2:52.  The verse states:  And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. One small group leader constructed the following chart when we covered this verse one week. She wrote the Luke 2:52 memory verse across the top and then measured all the kids and marked them on the chart.  We actually studied this verse for 3-4 weeks, so when the unit was finished, she measured again to see if anyone happened to grow within that … [Read more...]

Holy and Happy {Teaching Kids Basic Bible Theology}

Holy and Happy {Teaching Kids Basic Bible Theology}

We’re in lesson seven in our Catechism curriculum with the kids in our midweek program.  Here’s what we have covered so far this quarter (click through for more lesson details): Where do you learn how to love and obey God?  Who Wrote the Bible?  Following God’s Path  Who were the first people?  Who did God create people? What did God give Adam and Eve?  Do you have a soul? Grab the PDF chart of all our current and upcoming questions here! This week, we will be tackling … [Read more...]