Books of the Bible: Personal Pentateuch Banner

Books of the Bible: Personal Pentateuch Banner

One of the goals we have for our Children's Ministry this year is to learn the books of the Bible.  You may have seen our Books of the Bible room border before. We have also been using the Books of the Bible song and video from North Point Kids.    For the hand motions, I found  great suggestions to start with over at ABC Jesus Loves Me. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4KEWLNnmCQ After learning the first 5 books (the Pentateuch) and the coordinating actions, our preschool teacher sent … [Read more...]

Daniel Chooses Not To Eat

Daniel Chooses Not To Eat

This month, we took a closer look at Daniel in our Children's Church program. Coloring Page from Ministry to Children In Daniel 1, Daniel and his friends refuse to eat food offered to idols and opt for vegetables and water instead.  Ironically, my husband and I had just begun the "Daniel Fast" in order to pray for Rock the Lakes, so I had a little more insight into the pressure and temptation Daniel might have faced! For our craft, we had kids pick out healthy food (we were going for just … [Read more...]

Elijah and the Ravens

Elijah and the Ravens

God Provides for Elijah Recently, in our one of our Catechism lessons (Why Should You Glorify God?), we covered the account of Elijah and the Ravens.  Inspired by this post over at Danielle's Place, here is a paper plate raven craft that our preschool group constructed. I love the little crouton in his mouth! Supplies Needed: Black paper plates Yellow Construction paper White paper w/ verse or day's main idea Croutons Glue Yellow pipe cleaners (feet) Google … [Read more...]

Preschool Homeschool: God Made the Fish and Birds

Preschool Homeschool: God Made the Fish and Birds

God Made Everything This week, we're taking a look at at the creation of the world, and spending a day on each of the components of creation.  During the "Fish and Birds" day, we focused owls, since Fall is a classic time to take a closer look at owls.  That works for us! Chipmunk has been getting interested in owls ever since she started listening to Goodnight Blue – A Nighttime Musical Adventure.  In the CD, an owl comes out and talks to Steve about how she eats her breakfast at night.  Of … [Read more...]

Moses Craft and Activities for Kids (Exodus)

Moses Craft and Activities for Kids (Exodus)

Moses is one of my favorite people from Bible times.  Perhaps because his life was an adventure from the start.  Perhaps because despite his cowardice and perceived limitations, God turned him into an inspiration and amazing leader. During a recent Kids' Club program, we took a closer look at the life of Moses. Here's some details from the class! During lesson time, I used the flashcards from 1 + 1 + 1.  I laminated them ahead of time and asked kids if they recall any of the plagues. … [Read more...]

The Covenant Between God and Man: Kids and the Catechism

The Covenant Between God and Man: Kids and the Catechism

This week, we'll be continuing our study of the Catechism for boys and girls.  As mentioned before, we made a few revisions to make the language a little more child-friendly.    This will be our last week with the Questions and Answers before we dive into filling the candy bags for the block party and starting to practice for the annual Christmas play.  Hard to believe! This week, we'll cover these two questions: ~ and ~ Since the lesson centers on obedience, a rousing game of Simon Says … [Read more...]