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Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

We're heading into part two of our Children's Catechism curriculum.  It's been interesting hearing the reaction of parents and congregation members when we talk about our curriculum.  Most people relate "catechism" to the Catholic church, but as I mentioned in this post -- it was actually Protestant long before it was Catholic.   Interestingly, I ran into a blog post just this week that encouraged the use of catechism and creeds with our children because it roots them to centuries of Christian … [Read more...]

Our Preschool Homeschool April Bucket List

Our Preschool Homeschool April Bucket List

Ever pin so many things on Pinterest you don't even know where to begin?   Story of my life.  I've even tried making a new board entitled "TO DO SOON!!!" to spur me towards accomplishing something.  However, the best method I've found is the good old fashioned list on the friend.  We made a "February Fun" list by pulling twenty or so activities from my Preschool and Winter Fun boards and I was really pleased at the number of activities we were actually able to do that month.  March has been … [Read more...]

Children’s Catechism: Why Should You Glorify God?

Children’s Catechism: Why Should You Glorify God?

We've been working through the Children's Catechism in our midweek Kids Club program at church and even though the word "catechism" might sound a little scary, we've been getting some pretty positive feedback about the whole experience.  I'll be anxious to see how week things are sticking with the kids during our fourth week Celebration (Review and Recitation week).    You can check out last week's questions in this post along with some helpful articles regarding the catechism's place in a … [Read more...]

Whole Brain Teaching: What’s it All About?

Whole Brain Teaching: What’s it All About?

The classroom is exploding with noise as children turn to each other and excitedly repeat what the teacher has just told them.  It looks like complete mayhem and a teacher's worst nightmare.   How will things ever become calm and quiet again?   The teacher claps her hands and says, "Class. Class." Instantly, twenty three little bodies turn towards the front and twenty three little mouths respond with, "Yes. Yes." All is quiet.  All is still.  The kids are once again ready to … [Read more...]

The God Puzzle {Book Review and Giveaway}

The God Puzzle {Book Review and Giveaway}

I've been browsing around for new curriculum for a few months now.  Even though our current curriculum has some great elements and is a lot of fun, I never felt like it was accomplishing what my vision was for the ministry.  As I mentioned in this post about measuring success in ministry, I want kids to grow in their understanding of God and the Bible and have this understanding impact their life. I stumbled upon the Praise Factory curriculum and loved the concept.  I don't think it's the … [Read more...]

Getting Kids to Help with Chores {Infographic}

Getting Kids to Help with Chores {Infographic}

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