Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

This week in Children's Church, we were studying Saul's Damascus Road experience from Acts 9.  The curriculum (Promiseland) had a great skit to go along with the lesson, but I wanted to make sure we read the text straight out of Scripture.  We've been learning how to use our Bibles in Wednesday night Kids' Club and we try to always give the kids an opportunity to be able to follow along with the day's Bible account.  Of course, we wanted to add a little excitement to the lesson, so after I read … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Learning Stations for Preschoolers

Our Favorite Learning Stations for Preschoolers

One of the things we love to do in our children's church program is set up stations for the kids to engage with after the lesson.  We have a brief 5 minute lesson, reading from scripture (this or this are some of favorite Bibles for little ones) and then let the kids engage in their own way through various stations.   I have many lesson-specific stations listed on this website, but I wanted to share a couple of our tried-and-true stand-bys as well. Station #1: Blocks Whether it's the … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: I Can Serve God

Sunday Snapshot: I Can Serve God

Welcome to another edition of Sunday Snapshot, where you get a little glimpse into what's happening in our minstry this week.  This project is something the kids were working on in response to a lesson Joshua about serving the Lord. I cut four big pieces of brown paper and had kids work in teams of three to color a picture of how they could serve the Lord.  After Children's Church, we hung the pictures on the wall in our gym. Here's a closer view of a few pictures: I Can Serve God by … [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...]

Day #1: Learning About Daniel {31 Days Series}

Day #1: Learning About Daniel {31 Days Series}

Welcome to my third annual "31 Days" series.  For the last two years, I've focused on Bible Crafts (or Bible based crafts) and that seemed to be a big hit with my readers.  This year, the theme will be similar, but I may feature some games, skits, and other lesson ideas. It's the perfect excuse for my to archive all our projects and clean out the photo files as well!   Ready to get started? Welcome to the 2105 Series: 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras! COMING SOON: Table of Contents for all … [Read more...]

Four Things That Keep the Classroom Calm

Four Things That Keep the Classroom Calm

It's that time of year again!  The summer is coming to a close and kids are back in school.  If your Children's Ministry group is anything like mine, things were a little bit squirrely this last week.   A little too much sitting during the school day perhaps? Even if the kids in your group were as good as gold, the beginning of the school year is a perfect time to review expectations and make sure everyone is clear on the rules. Here's a few things we do in our kidmin classes in order to … [Read more...]