Moses and the Burning Bush Craft

Moses and the Burning Bush Craft

Looking to add a little something to the story of Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 3)? Check out this fun craft: What You Need: Coloring Page of a tree (we used the Mulberry tree by Van Gogh)  Red and Yellow Tissue Paper, ripped into small pieces Orange Tissue paper (optional) Glue Crayons (optional) What You Do: Color the trunk of the tree and ground (optional) Put glue all over the top part of the tree. Apply ripped up tissue paper to top of tree to give a … [Read more...]

Battle of the Bears (Telling the Story of Gideon with Counting Bears)

Battle of the Bears (Telling the Story of Gideon with Counting Bears)

This last week in Children's Church, we were covering the story of Gideon (Judges 6-8).  I have a pretty young class right now - a lot of preschool and kindergarten, so we've been using the Preschool version of The Gospel Project.  I love the super simple suggestions for activities and the kids seem to love them! This week, we talked a lot about sorting since Gideon whittled his army down by sorting the men.   I happened to have some counting bears at home (one of our kindergarten … [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...]

Day #2: Deborah and Barak (31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Day #2: Deborah and Barak (31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Welcome to Day #2 of 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras.  The complete list (thus far) is a the bottom of each post so you can catch up if you're just now tuning in. For today, we'll be in the book of Judges (Judges 4), talking about Deborah and Barak.  This was originally taught in Children's Church (ages 4-9) with about 12 kids.  Generally, we teach the lesson and then do a follow-up craft, but for this class, we started with the craft and used it during the lesson time. I started by … [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...]