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 […]

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: […]

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 & 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 […]

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 […]

Love and Service Go Hand in Hand Craft

I saw a printout like this on Pinterest, so I created my own version to use for our lesson on Stewardship and Talent.  I wanted the kids to remember that love and service go together. Here’s my original file for you to print and use.  The children trace their hands in the open area, then […]

Stewardship & Talent Lesson Intro

I used this simple object lesson to introduce our lesson on stewardship and talents.  The theme was how we can exercise good stewardship over our gifts and talents. I wrote down five of my gifts and talents: baking, taking care of children, listening, crafts and reading.  (Really, these don’t need to be stellar gifts and […]

Martha’s Broom Snack

We recently had a lesson about when Jesus came to visit Mary and Martha in their home.  I saw this snack on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for the lesson.  I imagine Martha was busy doing some cleaning along with her cooking to prepare for Jesus’ visit. Simply cut a section of Fruit […]

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 […]

Unkind Words Object Lesson with Toothpaste

For our Joseph lesson I also did an object lesson about hurtful words, using a tube of toothpaste to illustrate the point.  I started by squeezing out toothpaste onto a plate while I talked about how Joseph’s brothers hated him and probably said some mean things about and to him.  I gave a few examples […]

Joseph’s Dot Coat Craft

This week we had a lesson about Joseph and his brothers.  Lessons about Joseph are so fun because there are a ton of crafts you can make featuring his fabulous coat.  This time we decorated his coat with Dot Markers.  The kids really enjoyed it!  Thanks to biblefunforkids.com for the original idea!  You can print […]

Fishers of Men Cupcakes

I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to try it out!  I love this idea for a Fishers of Men themed Bible lesson.  The kids can help decorate their own cupcake, which they will absolutely love! Ingredients: cake mix, plus ingredients listed in pkg. directions (I used orange cake mix) cupcake tins paper cupcake […]

Paper Snail Craft

I love how cute these little paper snails are!  And what’s even neater is that they remind us to be slow to speak and slow to get angry.  Don’t we all need that reminder? Younger kids will probably need help with some of the fine-motor skill tasks.  Thanks to Make and Takes for the original […]