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 […]

Thankfulness Leaves

Our young kids made these thankfulness leaves for our lesson last week.  We talked about what we did on Thanksgiving and some of the things we are thankful for.  Then the kids colored in a couple of leaves.  They told us what they were thankful for, and we wrote it on the leaf for them.  […]

Turkey Cup Craft

Here’s an alternative activity that uses the typical kids’ handprint turkey.  It’s very easy to make and you can fill it with a snack when you’re done!  Thank you to Sunday School Center for the pattern! Materials: construction paper/colored card stock (orange, yellow, green, red) stapler orange paper cups scissors crayon/marker/pencil Directions: 1.Print turkey head […]

Turkey Cookies

We didn’t actually make these for kid’s church, but I thought they would be a great in-class activity.  Once the cookies are made, it’s easy for the kids to assemble the decorations on top.  I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas! Ingredients: sugar cookie roll candy corn decorating gel/icing (orange, black, […]

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that I’m on a roll with the children’s picture books lately.  I like the idea of teaching small children through engaging picture books, in smaller groups where they have an opportunity to engage and talk with their teacher.  What child doesn’t love being […]

Biscuits & Bible Verses

For our Thanksgiving lesson, I made these biscuits with a Bible verse about giving thanks inside.  They sort of look like fortune cookies.  They were a big hit with the kids!  They’re not difficult to make, just a little tedious.  Here’s how: 1. Gather tubes of refrigerated biscuit dough, tinfoil, printed Bible verses, scissors, muffin […]

Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving by Virginia Kroll

This post contains an affiliate link. I’ll be bringing this book along for Sunday School tomorrow.  I’ll be with the younger kids, and I’m not sure we’ll get to it, but we’ll try.  Saying Grace is a good book for the fall/Thanksgiving season.  The text length is moderate, so it could work for younger kids, […]

Thankful Fingerprint Trees

For our Thanksgiving lesson, we will be doing this cute craft.  I can’t remember if we’re doing something different with the older kids.  I’ll have to revisit that later.  Anyhow, the tree template came from One Fab Day.  What parent doesn’t like getting something with their child’s fingerprints on it?  The nice stamp pad pictured […]

Chocolate Acorns

Aren’t these adorable?!  These little acorn treats were featured in our local newspaper, so I ripped out the picture for my son to make them.  He loves working in the kitchen.  He made a whole plateful, and they were a huge hit.  So simple to make, and they’d be great for any kind of fall […]

Pumpkin Carving Outreach

We occasionally offer events as sort of a community outreach, hoping to get to know people who would not normally come to church for a regular service.  We hope that by offering a less “churchy” event, they will be more comfortable checking us out and getting to know us as a church.  This fall we […]