N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

N is for Nest (Preschool Alphabet Activity)

This is a high sensory activity we did right after Easter last year, but you could do it any time of the year. You'll need some basket grass and some playdough (we made our own).  We used brown since many birds use mud to hold their nests together. To begin, encourage kids to form a little bowl with the playdough. If you have very little ones, you might want to give them a bowl to press the dough into. Once the dough is in a small bowl shape, add the basket grass, moving it around … [Read more...]

Giant Flag Craft for Kids {Preschool Craft}

Giant Flag Craft for Kids {Preschool Craft}

A few years back, when my kids were both preschool age, we completed a giant flag craft as a group project.  It's a great way to let them explore painting and still get a great end result!  The secret? Painter's tape! Are you ready to begin? What You'll Need: White poster board Red (washable) paint Painters tape Brushes Blue paint Star Stickers What You Do: Start by making stripes on the white poster board with the painters tape, leaving a square in the top left for 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...]

The Bronze Snake: Children’s Church Lesson

The Bronze Snake: Children’s Church Lesson

This last week, we studied Numbers 20 and 21 in Children's Church. This passage covers Moses striking a rock to get water (against God's commands) and also the Israelite people being bitten by snakes.   These are the stations we used with the kids.  We are using the Gospel Project curriculum and some of these suggestions come from that teacher's guide. Snack Time: As I was telling the story, I let the kids eat pretzels and had the water clearly visible, but I wouldn't let any of the kids drink … [Read more...]

Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Easy Preschool Flag Painting Craft

Ready for another patriotic preschool craft?  Be sure to check out yesterday's project (Construction Paper Flag) as well! Here’s What You Need:  Painters Tape White construction paper Newspaper or other scrap paper Red Paint Paint brushes Blue Construction Paper Star stickers What You Do: For this project, I used crayola WASHABLE tempera paint and it worked great, but I’m sure any kids paint will do.  Tape the white construction paper onto the newspaper as shown. … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Preschool Flag Craft

Fourth of July Preschool Flag Craft

Are you looking for some fun ways to get ready for the 4th of July? Check out these two simple flag craft projects we did a few years back. Project #1: Construction Paper Flag Here’s what you’ll need:  White construction paper Blue construction paper Red construction paper Star stickers Glue, Scissors (or paper cutter) Here’s what you do:  If you’re working with little ones, cut some red stripes out of the construction paper.  I made mine about 1/2 an inch and that seemed … [Read more...]