No Sew Super Why Inspired Cape

No Sew Super Why Inspired Cape

This last Wednesday was SUPER HERO night for our midweek Kids Club. My 2 year old son isn't quite into the Marvel characters yet, but he's been a big fan of Super Why for awhile now, so we went with a Super Why inspired cape. Want to make your own no-sew cape?  Follow along! What You'll Need: A yard of blue jersey knit fabric (I got mine at Fabric.com for $6/yard) Sharp scissors (Fabric scissors or New Scissors) Circular object to trace (I used a pan) White Dimensional … [Read more...]

10 Outside Games to Play with Kids

10 Outside Games to Play with Kids

It's summer time and we're using any excuse to get outside and have some fun!  During the summer months, we disband our formal small group and head outside instead for some serious fun!  Of course, we try to use water whenever possible, but many of these games are adaptable for indoor playing (in a gym) on a rainy day as well. Sponge & Sidewalk Chalk Bulls Eye Game Picture and further instructions at Mamas Like Me # 2: Hole in the Bucket Complete Instructions at The Parent … [Read more...]

Tabletop Game: Bible Bingo (Easy DIY cards!)

Tabletop Game: Bible Bingo (Easy DIY cards!)

You may remember a post I did a while back about Listening to the Sermon Bingo.  At that time, I was plugging in various words into a Word document to make a variety of Bingo cards.   I have also printed off a bunch of worksheets from Free Bible Printables and literally cut and pasted to make a variety of cards (old school)! Well, those days are gone! I found a terrific website the other day called Print Bingo where you can input your own words it automatically generates an … [Read more...]

Story Time Sign Up Board

Story Time Sign Up Board

It's that time of year again!  We've already had two story time in the park sessions and are looking forward to many more!  I thought I'd share our announcement flyer as well as our sign up board for today's Sunday Snapshot. Announcement & Recruiting Flyer Sign up Bulletin Board A Closer Look Happy Sunday! … [Read more...]

The Big Questions: Catechism Wall Display

The Big Questions: Catechism Wall Display

We just finished up our first unit teaching kids the Catechism for Boys and Girls.  On review night, we went over the key stories, Scripture verses, and of course, the Questions and Answers.  While not every question was answered correctly, I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I was when one boy, age 7, answered this question: Q: Can God do all things? Without hestitation, he answered, "Yes, God can do all his Holy will!" I was just looking for a yes, but I was so pleased to hear that … [Read more...]

KidCheck: Taking Security to a Whole New Level!

KidCheck: Taking Security to a Whole New Level!

You've got to be ready for growth before it comes. In his book, Stretch: Structuring Your Ministry For Growth, Jim Wideman advises readers to prepare for growth before it gets to you.  If you want to double the size of your ministry, do you have what it takes to accommodate the new size? Do you have enough chairs? Do you have enough teachers? Do you have the classroom space? Do you have the security system you need? As we worked through our "Getting Ready for Growth" checklist, … [Read more...]