Joseph’s Colorful Coat Cookie

This post contains an affiliate link. For our lesson about Families and Forgiveness, we learned about when Joseph’s brothers faked his death and sold him into slavery.  Each of the kids got to frost and decorate their own “colorful coat” cookie at snack time.  This is the T-Shirt Cookie Cutter I got from Amazon.  The […]

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Mother’s Day Treat Bag

For our Mother’s Day lesson, the kids put together treat bags to give their mothers.  Each child got a quart-size ziploc and picked out snacks which were lined up buffet-style on a table.  The treat bag accompanied the Mother’s Day card that each child made. Here’s the list of what we had, but next year […]

Bicycle Wheel Family Object Lesson

For one of our lessons about families, I used my bike wheel in an object lesson.  The whole wheel represents a family, with the individual spokes being the members of the family.  All of the spokes connect at the hub or center, which is the place that God should occupy in our families. When all […]

Cheese & Cracker Family Snack

For our lesson on Families (featuring the story of Adam & Eve), I had a hard time coming up with a snack.  Eventually I found this snack at Cute Creative and Fun!  It’s simple, cute, healthy (and quite frankly, I was tired of looking for the perfect idea). Ingredients: Block of cheese (I used a […]

Pin the Flower on Mom Game

For our lesson on Mother’s Day, we played a game called Pin the Flower on Mom.  Sort of like we’re pinning a corsage on her shirt.  I used an old poster board to draw a picture of a mom (please don’t ask me why her hair looks like that) and then we put it on […]

Bible Story Theatre: Abraham & Sarah Have a Baby

For our story about Abraham and Sarah having a baby in their old age (see Genesis 17-18 & 21), the kids acted it out.  It’s a very simple story.  I chose to read only excerpts from the story, cutting out the bits that were repetitive or not specifically about the coming baby. All you need […]

Skittles Tithe Demo

For our lesson on Stewardship & Treasure, we did this easy demonstration to give kids a good visual for how much their tithe really is. Materials: Lg. bag of Skittles Med./lg. bowl Small bowl Med./lg. spoon Napkins Directions: Review with the children what tithing is, and how much it is.  Tell them you’re going to […]

Photo Attendance Sticks

I am so in love with this method of keeping track of who is at Sunday School.  We use a clipboard with an actual attendance sheet too, but these photo sticks are so awesome!!!  If something could kill you with cuteness, I think these would. Materials: Camera Scissors Laminator & laminating pages Large craft sticks […]

Red & Green Answer Sticks

I made these answer sticks for the kids to use for a variety of activities in the classroom.  They can be used to answer yes/no, right/wrong, good/bad questions. One side is red and one green, with a nice sturdy handle for them to hang onto.  I tried laminating the thicker card stock, but that was […]

Jesus Walks on Water Snack

This is the supremely easy snack we had for our lesson about faith, featuring the story of Jesus and Peter walking on water.  I saw the idea originally at Our Littlest Disciples. Just grab some graham crackers and break them in half.  Spread blue frosting on the cracker and place two Teddy Grahams standing up […]

Mom I Love You to Pieces Card

I found this card design on Pinterest and thought it would be a fun option for the kids to make this year.  The little ones will need help with the writing, but it also gives them the chance to tear pieces of paper and glue them on.  Yay — something they will excel at! Materials: […]

Fingerprint Bee Mother’s Day Card

I first saw this card design at craftymorning.com and thought it would be really fun to do this year for Mother’s Day.  It gets extra cuteness points for using a child’s fingerprints! Materials: Plain white card Colored card stock for flower petals Yellow card stock for middle of the flower Glue Yellow paint / washable […]

Bags for the Homeless

For our lesson on Stewardship and Talent, the kids assembled bags of supplies for some of the homeless people in our community.  We set up the supplies buffet-style and the kids worked in pairs to gather the items and fill the bags.  They also each drew a picture on an index card to include in […]

Jesus Walks on Water Lesson Intro

This is the intro or object lesson I had planned for our lesson about Jesus and Peter walking on water.  I really enjoy doing a quick initial activity to grab the kids’ attention and get them thinking about our topic. Fill a dish pan or bucket with water.  Ask your assistant or a child to […]

Jesus & Peter Walk on Water Craft

For our lesson about faith, with Jesus and Peter walking on water, I planned this collage for the kids to make during craft time.  It’s a little finicky, but it’s very open-ended in terms of kids making it as simple or fancy as they like.  Some of our kids chose to draw the water and […]

Bible Story Theatre: Poor Widow & Two Coins

For our lesson on Stewardship and Treasure, we acted out the story about the poor widow who gave two coins at the temple.  I had wanted to have some tunics made, but ran out of time, so I just had the kids pretend to put on their fancy clothing.  I told them that they were […]

Starburst Tithe Lesson Intro

This is a really easy way to introduce your lesson on tithing and grab the childrens’ attention.  You can do it with a couple of adult helpers or an adult and teen. One person gives the other ten Starburst (or other individually wrapped candy) as a gift.  The person graciously accepts and is very happy […]

Sit Down (Mary and Martha) by Mary Manz Simon

This post contains an affiliate link. Sit Down is a smallish paperback picture book that tells the story of Mary and Martha.  It’s aimed at the toddler and preschool age group, so the language is very simple and repetitive.  If you don’t like repetition, this book will drive you up the wall.  😉 The artwork […]

Mary & Martha Stick Puppets

For our lesson on Stewardship and Time, we told the story of Mary and Martha using these stick puppets.  They are from Sundayschoolzone.com and you can go to their site to print them for free.  Yay — I love free printables that make my life easier! The background is the size of a regular sheet […]

Always Make Time for God Clock Craft

We made this craft for a lesson on stewardship and how we spend our time.  It’s a bit labor-intensive, so leave plenty of time.  Also, you will want to have several adults/teens available, as some kids will need significant help.  I printed the circles in several different colors to give the kids lots of options […]