Ladybug Potato Stamps (Art in the Park #2)

Ladybug Potato Stamps (Art in the Park #2)

We've completed our second week of art in the park and the weather has been wonderful! It's so great to see some familiar faces and meet some new friends as well.  This last week, we made ladybugs with potatoes, which seemed to be a hit with the crowd.  Want to make some of your own? What You Need: Small potato, cut in half Red paint Black paint Q-tips Black Marker Crayons (optional) Construction paper (we used this white) Paper plate (or something to put paint … [Read more...]

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Paper Plate Flowers (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Last Monday, we hosted our first Arts and Crafts in the Park of the year.  I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of numbers, so I wanted a craft that could easily accommodate whoever came our way.  The winner?  Paper plate flowers! This craft was originally geared towards preschool and kindergarten, but we had kids of all ages wanting to give it a try during our Arts and Crafts at the park program.  It's a nice one, because you can make it as simple or complex as you like. Ready to get … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Earth Day Crafts for Kids

10 Amazing Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Are you getting ready to celebrate Earth Day?  This year, Earth day is April 22nd.  Actually, every year Earth day is on April 22nd. I’ve compiled a list of some of the terrific Earth Day crafts and activities I’ve seen around the blogosphere, including a few we’ve done ourselves.  Hope you can find something to use either in your own home or in your ministry! #1 Earth Day Melted Crayons These super fun crayons are easy to make and are a terrific project for young and old alike. … [Read more...]

Sin of the Heart (Children’s Ministry Lesson)

Sin of the Heart (Children’s Ministry Lesson)

This last Saturday, we gathered together as a team to discuss the midweek program, some upcoming events and how everyone is liking the new What's Up curriculum.   Though we all agreed that the material is a little deep (especially for preschoolers), the content is excellent and we want to keep pushing forward for a little bit to see if the teaching gets a little easier with time. This week, we're taking a look at the Sin of the Heart -- namely what we say comes from what is inside of our … [Read more...]

Day 7: Elijah is Fed by Ravens

Day 7: Elijah is Fed by Ravens

Welcome to Day #7 of the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras.  This series is designed to help when you're looking for "just one more thing" to round out the lesson.   You can check out the full Table of Contents here.   Today, we'll be looking at two crafts which coordinates with 1 Kings 17: Elijah is fed by the Ravens.  You can find more Elijah ideas in these posts on Growing Kids Ministry or on my Old Testament History Pinterest Board. Craft #1: Paper Bag Raven For this craft, … [Read more...]

Day 5: David and Goliath Activities and Crafts

Day 5: David and Goliath Activities and Crafts

Welcome to my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras!  Here 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'll be sharing some crafts and activities to coordinate with a lesson from 1 Samuel 17: David and Goliath.   Station #1: Target Practice Set up a ladder with a bucket on top.  Draw or tape a face … [Read more...]