Sunday Snapshot: The Big Circle Timeline

Sunday Snapshot: The Big Circle Timeline

In our children's church program (ages 4-9), we've been using The Gospel Project curriculum.   It seems to be a big hit with the teachers (I know I love it) and we have had a number of people comment on the big circle timeline we have posted outside the classroom. We wanted to use it as a tool for parents, not only to give them a picture of the "Big God Story", but also to quickly let them see where we were at in Children's Church. We started using the "This Week" arrow to show … [Read more...]

Homeschool Kindergarten: Here We Come!

Homeschool Kindergarten: Here We Come!

Little Chipmunk is eager to begin school and even though she's still 4, I thought we'd give this homeschool thing a real go!  I figured even if I mess it up, she can still go to Kindergarten next year (though I think we'll be okay).  I recently read through the book, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, and the classical model of homeschooling really resonated with me.  For Kindergarten, our main goals are to learn how to read and do basic adding and subtracting.  I … [Read more...]

We’re Back with the Catechism! (Abraham and Learning How to Obey God)

We’re Back with the Catechism! (Abraham and Learning How to Obey God)

It's a new school year and time to jump back into our Question and Answer lessons. This last Spring, we tackled questions # 1-13 of the Catechism for Boys and Girls (check out the lesson Round Up here).  This Fall, we'll be diving into questions #14 - 33 which deal specifically with Scripture, Adam and Eve, and God's Covenant with his people.   A handout of all our questions is coming soon! This week, we'll be focusing on Question #14: Q: Where do you learn how to love and obey God? A: In … [Read more...]

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

We recently finished a series on the Catechism for Boys and Girls using the Great Commission Kids' Quest curriculum.  It was a great set of lessons for us and it could be a terrific resource for parents as well.  We adapted a few of the lessons and added games and crafts, so you should be able to find something for almost any age group. Check out our first set of 13 lessons in this Round Up!  Click on the picture or link below for more details on the lessons. Question #1 Who Made … [Read more...]

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Recently, we've been on the hunt for new Sunday School curriculum.  A few years back, we went to an church-wide curriculum program with The Story and it was met with rave reviews. After The Story, we gave LifeWay's Bible Studies for Life curriculum a try.  It's pretty safe to say that one tanked.   People couldn't really connect to the material and discussions were seriously stifled.  Thus, we're on the hunt again for Sunday School curriculum.  People loved the concept of The Story and … [Read more...]

Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

This year, we started a brand new curriculum from Kidology called "Stickers Through the Bible".    Stickers Through the Bible is a revolutionary new Bible curriculum for non-readers. By placing beautiful stickers into their Bibles, kids gain a love for God’s Word while gaining an understanding of the overall Story of the Bible. Just before I discovered this hot off the press curriculum, my friend Paulette and I were lamenting that there was no "in between" Bible for kids. You go straight from … [Read more...]