Pretzel Cross Snack

This snack was very quick and easy to make.  You could also glam it up by sprinkling the almond bark with sprinkles.  I found the original idea on Pinterest! Ingredients: Pretzel rods White almond bark Directions: Line a large jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Melt a few squares of almond bark in microwave-safe bowl, according […]

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Paralyzed Man & Mat Craft

This is one of my favorite crafts that we’ve made so far.  It’s cute and interactive!  The paralyzed man can either lie down on his mat or stand up and carry it, like the man did after Jesus healed him.  Thank you to Faith Sprouts for the original idea! Materials: Printed Paralyzed Man template (download […]

We Are All God’s Children Craft

I love how this craft turned out!  Seeing all of the kids’ cute little handprints just sort of melts me heart.  🙂  We did this craft for one of our lessons on families, and while it can be a little finicky (especially with a large group), I think it is totally worth the results.  I […]

Road to Emmaus Craft

This was a fabulous craft for our lesson about Jesus traveling along the road to Emmaus with his disciples.  Thank you to Crafting the Word of God for providing this fun activity!  The kids loved it! Materials: Printed Road to Emmaus template (download at this link) Crayons/colored pencils/markers Scissors Large craft sticks Packing tape Directions: […]

Jesus Calms the Storm Jello Snack

I made this snack for our lesson about when Jesus calmed the storm.  The small cups with lids came from Walmart in a package of twenty.  I made five or six small packages of blue Jello and evenly distributed it between the cups, then put them in the fridge to set up.  (Just follow the […]

Jesus Calms the Storm Craft

I came up with this really simple craft to go with our lesson about Jesus calming the storm.  The kids had the option of making a storm scene with either paint or colored pencils. We made some lovely storm clouds with dark blue paint (I thought we had black and could mix it to make […]

Flowers & Family Object Lesson

We did this object lesson for one of our lessons on family.  I bought a variety of cheap flowers from Walmart and used them to illustrate the concept of a family. We talked about how all of the flowers look different — different sizes, shapes, colors, lengths — but they are all still flowers.  Just […]

Joseph in the Well Game

This post contains affiliate links. First, I’ll tell you how I made the little wooden Joseph figure above, and then we’ll talk about how to play the game.  If you give yourself a week or two to make the figure, you won’t feel rushed trying to get it done right before the lesson.  Thank you […]

Temple Snack

We made this really neat temple snack for our lesson about when twelve-year-old Jesus was left behind after the Passover festival.  I like that kids can get creative and use the “building blocks” to make their own version of the temple.  For this particular model I used pretzel “dipping sticks,” but pretzel rods or smaller […]

God Loves My Family Craft

For one of our lessons on families, I developed this ultra-simple printable.  Kids can draw a picture of their own family and be reminded that God loves their family.  Click here to print it free for your own use. I wanted to keep it very open-ended because there are many families today whose makeup is […]

Four Friends & Paralyzed Man Teddy Graham Snack

For our lesson about the paralytic whose friends carried him to Jesus and lowered him through a hole in the roof to be healed, we made this cute and simple snack.  You will want to keep the frosting refrigerated until you’re ready to use it, otherwise it won’t be stiff enough to keep the Teddy […]

Father’s Day Snack Gift

For Father’s Day we decided on a very simple gift for the fathers.  I bought some meat sticks and a variety of small candy bars for the children to choose from to give their fathers. All you have to do is cut a short length of ribbon to tie them together and the kids can […]

Family Necklace Craft

The kids made necklaces for one of our lessons on families.  I bought a wide variety of beads and asked them to pick one bead that would represent each member of their family.  Some of them wanted more beads than that, so we went along with it and let them add to the necklace.  One […]

Family Memory Game

For one of our lessons on families, I made this matching game which features many different families.  It was difficult to find flashcards which represented many different types of families, and in the end I thought this was my best option.  Some of the photos look a bit outdated, but overall I think they look […]

Father’s Day Card

One of the easiest crafts you can do for Father’s Day is to let your kids decorate their own cards.  I just get large packs of plain cards and let the kids go to town decorating.  Here are a couple that my kids made for their daddy. You can always give the kids stickers, stencils […]

Wheat Bundle Snack

This post contains an affiliate link. This is the snack we had for our lesson about Naomi, Ruth and Boaz.  They’re cute little bundles of grain that tie right into the story!  The original idea came from Shower of Roses.  Thank you! Ingredients: Pretzel sticks Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel licorice Directions: Separate the licorice into […]

Joseph’s Colorful Coat Craft

I developed this craft for our lesson about families and forgiveness, which featured the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers.  I was very pleased with the results and think it looks super cute! Materials: Coat template printed on white card stock (3 per sheet) Colossians 3:13 printed on regular copy paper […]

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 […]

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 […]