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 […]

The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Home by Jan & Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Home is about how the Bear family finds a way to expand the living space in their beloved tree to accommodate their growing family.  Papa bear digs out a basement and builds a garage, and they fix up the attic so that Honey […]

Duct Tape Clipboard

This is a fun craft to make if you need something to occupy the kids for a while, such as for VBS.  Plus it looks cool and it’s something practical that won’t just get tossed in the trash.  A little tip: One roll of duct tape is enough to cover two regular-sized clipboards. Materials: plain […]

Serpent Sub

This post contains an affiliate link. If you’re looking for something fun to make for the Halloween season, you might want to try out this serpent sub.  I really like how it turned out! The bread itself is just a couple of Pillsbury French bread rolls.  If you put them end to end and shape […]

Valentine’s Day Candy Bark

This is a fun treat to bring in for your class during February.  Or if you’re feeling ambitious, you could let your class help you make it!  Just make sure you have enough helpers to keep the kids from getting burned by the hot candy. For some odd reason I decided to make our bark […]

Candy Flower Cupcakes

My 8-year-old helped me decorate these amazingly simple cupcakes for her birthday this year.  I thought they would be a fun snack for Sunday School, too! I simply made cupcakes with a boxed cake mix and frosted them with store-bought frosting.  I chose to make lemon cake with cream cheese icing, but feel free to […]

Bigger or Better Game

If you’re looking for a fun game to play for a family game night, this is it!  It’s very popular and could work well as a community outreach event, as well. We played Bigger or Better back when we used to a do large group game nights.  It was really fun and amazing to see […]

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This post contains an affiliate link. God Gave Us Easter is a cute book in which a little polar bear cub wonders why Easter is so important.  Papa bear teaches him that Easter is special because we remember that we get to be with God forever. Papa talks about the symbolism of the Easter egg, […]

The Littlest Angel – Movie

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: The Littlest Angel Runtime: 24 minutes It’s been quite some time since I reviewed a religious kids movie for the blog, so my kids and I watched The Littlest Angel yesterday.  Unfortunately, none of us had anything good to say about the movie.  The story was way off […]

Sunburst Painting

This post contains affiliate links. We had a lot of fun painting these beautiful sunbursts, originally featured at Small for Big.  They would be great for a lesson talking about creation, how God is our light, or if you just want a fun project to keep the kids occupied.  Such a simple concept creates some […]

Art Face Craft

The kids and I got the idea for this project from Le DADA de l’Enfant Terrible.  I love how they turned out and I look forward to doing this project again.  It’s a really fun art project to do when you just need to kill some time with your class. Materials: white paper magazines glue […]

Creative Clowning Book Giveaway — CLOSED

I know that this giveaway doesn’t appeal to everyone, but for those of you who are into clowning, this is an excellent resource!  Somehow I ended up with two copies of this book, so I’m passing the extra copy on to someone else.  I hope that it comes in handy to a fellow clown! Enter […]