Spider Mini Pizzas

Okay, I think this is our last out-of-season Halloween post!  These little spider pizzas are a bit finicky to make, but lots of fun to eat!  They would be great if you’re doing some kind of fall outreach with families, when you have a little more time for involved activities like this one. Ingredients: English […]

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Monster Soda Floats

This post contains an affiliate link. My kids and I had a blast creating the cups for the our Monster Floats on Halloween!  I originally saw the idea on Pinterest.  I suggest figuring out the layout of the face before gluing anything on, as it’s really hard to re-position once the glue is on there.  […]

Mandarin Jack-‘o-Lantern

My kids and I made some fun treats for Halloween, but I’m just now getting around to sharing them.  My favorite was this tiny jack-‘o-lantern made by simply drawing a face on an upside down clementine / mandarin / Halo / Cutie (whatever you want to call it). I tried using both a regular Sharpie […]

Rainbow Cupcakes

This post contains an affiliate link. My kids and I made these adorable rainbow cupcakes and they are absolutely perfect for a Noah’s ark lesson!  I had some difficulty finding the rainbow candy, but was finally able to locate it at Walgreens. Ingredients: 1 box cake mix + ingredients to make it Blue frosting (from […]

Seashell Cross Craft

This post contains affiliate links. This is a very simple, yet pretty craft for younger kids to make.  It was one of our VBS crafts a couple of years ago, and ours are still holding strong today.  I love the look of them.  Aren’t the tiny shells adorable? Materials: 2 1/2″ craft sticks 4 1/2″ […]

VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter — Movie

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter Runtime: 50 minutes In this movie Ms. Meade, a TV reporter, quits her job so that she can bring joy to people’s lives through musical theater.  Her first production is “Up With Bunnies” and she believes that Cassie Cassava, a famous hometown […]

The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets is another title in the Living Lights series.  This time the Bear family take their pets to a Blessing of the Animals service at their church, the Chapel in the Woods.  Many bears show up with their pets so that Preacher Brown can […]

Noah’s Ark Paper Plate Basket Craft

I absolutely love this craft!  It’s so colorful and fun, yet very simple to make with readily available supplies.  It’s a Noah’s Ark basket which holds animal crackers!  How fun is that?! Materials: paper plates scissors stapler crayons or markers animal crackers Directions: 1. Make your own Noah’s ark paper plate ahead of time so […]

Noah’s Ark: the Brick Bible for Kids by Brendan Powell Smith

This post contains an affiliate link. I’ve been wanting to check out Noah’s Ark: The Brick Bible for Kids for quite a while, and the kids and I stumbled on it at the library just last week.  This is a very nicely-done picture book which tells the story of Noah’s Ark.  Each page has a […]

Apple Mouth Snack

This snack is so fun and easy for when you’re doing a lesson about speaking kindly, taming the tongue, or anything else that relates to language.  We cut apples in slices and then spread peanut butter on one side of each slice.  Place mini marshmallows on one slice and place the other slice on top, […]

The Berenstain Bears: God’s Wonderful World by Jan & Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: God’s Wonderful World is a cute book about a time when Brother and Sister’s class goes for a nature walk with their Sunday school teacher, Missus Ursula.  They walk all over Bear country, noticing the creatures and countryside around them.  Missus Ursula teaches the cubs that […]

The Berenstain Bears: God Bless the Animals by Jan & Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: God Bless the Animals is a simple lift-the-flap book for younger children in which the Bear family takes a walk to admire all of the local animals.  It would make a fun introduction to a lesson about the animals God has made.  The text is very […]

Card Making Craft

I love making personalized cards for people and it struck me that this would make a perfect activity for older kids.  How many times are there people in your church who could use a note letting them know that you’re thinking about them?  It could be for a new baby, the death of a loved […]

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander

This post contains an affiliate link. All Things Bright and Beautiful is a nicely illustrated book which is based on the famous hymn by the same name.  Each page only has one phrase of the song and is complemented by lovely illustrations which tie into the lyrics. I would share this book with younger children […]

The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. I was pleasantly surprised by The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday.  I wasn’t expecting it to contain much that would really apply to a lesson, but it would work quite well in that capacity. The Bear family goes to church, and the cubs learn about why we celebrate Easter.  They […]

The Berenstain Bears: Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple is a lift-the-flap book which talks about what the Bear family does while they’re at church. This is a really cute and simple book, which goes nicely with the “Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple” finger rhyme.  The church or […]

DIY Valentine’s Day Box

Here’s the Valentine’s Day box that the kids and I made a couple of years ago. My husband got a birthday gift from my mom in a cool holographic box that was the perfect size and shape for valentines. I set it aside so that we could use it for just that purpose. Here’s how […]

Zelda or Link Party Food

Well, I’m finally getting around to posting the food we had at my son’s Link birthday party. This party was so poorly planned, you wouldn’t believe it. The day before, we sat down to figure out the food and activities. I’ve been quite busy of late and extras like this have fallen along the wayside. […]

Graveyard Cake

This post contains an affiliate link. My son requested that we make this totally tubular Graveyard Cake from the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook.  It would be excellent for any kind of fall gathering or potluck!  The thing I like best about this type of cake is that it doesn’t depend on stellar frosting skills.  As […]

Flextangles Craft

The kids and I made this really neat paper craft a few weeks ago.  The idea originally came from Babble Dabble Do.  Just print the template from their website, color according to instructions, cut, and glue.  Let your Flextangle dry and it’s ready to be played with! *A couple of tips: We stapled the paper […]