God Made All Things Collage

God Made All Things Collage

Last year, we spent some time focusing on the catechism for Boys and Girls.  It was a great experience for everyone and it really helped the kids define "what they believed" as Christians.  During one week, we talked about how God made all things (for His own glory) and one of the small groups made a collage to display all the amazing things that God had made.   As they worked, they talked about the amazing things God created here in America and all over the world.  They used all … [Read more...]

Listening and Retelling the Bible Story (Day #13 in the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Listening and Retelling the Bible Story (Day #13 in the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Welcome to my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras Series! In this series, you’ll find games, teaching ideas, crafts, and more for those times when you just need “a little something extra” to round out your time with the kids.  You can check out the complete Table of Contents for this series here. Today, I'm going to tell you about an activity we did in Children's Church last year.  Our children's church program is for ages 4-9, so I have to be creative in the lesson preparation to keep everyone … [Read more...]

Solomon Builds a Temple (And You Can Too)

Solomon Builds a Temple (And You Can Too)

Welcome to my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras Series! In this series, you’ll find games, teaching ideas, crafts, and more for those times when you just need “a little something extra” to round out your time with the kids.  You can check out the complete Table of Contents for this series here. The other day, we had a overflowing Children's Church classroom. In an effort to relieve the scheduled teacher of some of the crowded-ness in her room, I took the preschool and kindergarten kids into a … [Read more...]

Balloon Game: Self Control and the Fruits of the Spirit

Balloon Game: Self Control and the Fruits of the Spirit

Welcome to Day #10 of my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras series. Check out the full list of postings here! Here's a quick and easy game we played during our Children's Church program (ages 4-9) while we were learning about Self Control and the Fruits of the Spirit.  We used it as an opening activity and the kids really loved it. What You Need: 1-2 blown up balloons Clear pathway to the "goal" Some kind of goal to put balloon in (we used the trash can) What You Do: Select 2-3 … [Read more...]

Object Lesson for Free Gift of Salvation (Day #9 of Bible Lesson Extras)

Object Lesson for Free Gift of Salvation (Day #9 of Bible Lesson Extras)

Welcome to my Day #9 of my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras.  I'm hoping this series serves as a resource to those of you who are looking for "one more thing" to round out your lesson. You can find the full Table of Contents here. This activity was taken from a curriculum we were using in Children's Church (I think it was D6), but it really hit home with the kids, so I thought I'd share it here. What You Need: Small box (I used a cereal box) Wrapping paper (or construction paper like … [Read more...]