Poll: What is Your Favorite Book in the New Testament?

What is your favorite book in the New Testament?

Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier

This post contains an affiliate link. Noah’s Ark is another book that we have in our children’s ministry area for the kids to peruse.  Peter Spier does beautiful illustrations with so much detail.  I love his artwork! There is virtually no text in this book, excepting a couple of half-sentences at the beginning and end.  […]

God Keeps His Promises Snack

This post contains an affiliate link. We made this colorful and fun snack to help us remember that God Keeps His Promises!  It’s the perfect snack to go with a lesson about Noah’s Ark.  The idea originally came from Pinterest. Materials: Twizzler Rainbow Twists mini marshmallows animal crackers cutting board knife plastic sandwich bags white […]

Bible Book Cups

All you need to make this fun learning tool is 68 foam cups with a wider lip, a Sharpie marker, and your Bible.  Write “Old Testament” and “New Testament” on two of the cups, making sure that you can read them when placed upside down.  Write the rest of the Bible books on individual cups.  […]

Our Daily Bread Promise Box

This post contains an affiliate link. I try to bring faith discussions to the table when we’re having dinner.  Everyone is there and it seems like the kids are more willing to slow down and talk.  I bought the Our Daily Bread Promise Box.  It’s a small plastic loaf of bread with little Scripture cards […]

God’s Word is our Treasure Game

Here’s a fun activity that gets the kids looking up Bible verses.  Ask people ahead of time for their favorite Bible verse.  Then make up little slips like this, with treasure chest clip-art and the person’s name and favorite verse reference.  Find a box that looks like a treasure chest, or get one at the […]

Holy Spirit Lesson Intro

For our lesson on the Holy Spirit, I wanted the kids to have a good overview of who the Holy Spirit is and what he does.  It’s a hard concept for adults to understand, let alone kids.  I found a whole bunch of Bible verses that talked about the Holy Spirit, and typed them up.  […]

God’s Word Puzzle

Another activity we had for our hands-on Bible lesson was this Scripture puzzle.  We started with a large piece of card stock and the kids looked up their favorite Bible verse, or paged through until they found one they liked.  Then they wrote it on the paper.  Little kids had help from a teacher or […]

God’s Word Lesson Intro

One of our lessons focused on God’s Word and how it is like a gift to us.  I wrapped up a Bible in gift wrap (Christmas paper was all I could find) and attached a gift tag that said, “To: You” and “Love: God.”  To introduce the lesson, talk about gifts–who likes to get them, […]

Joseph’s Colorful Coat Craft

When we did our lesson on Joseph, the theme was forgiveness.  Obviously Joseph had a lot of opportunity to practice forgiveness in his life!  For our craft, I quickly free-handed some jackets on paper (some kids chose to draw their own).  Then the kids got to have fun decorating their coats as colorfully as Joseph’s.  […]

Log In Your Eye Prop & Storytelling

We did a lesson a while back on judging others.  To start the lesson off my fellow teacher and I acted out a little scenario where I was wearing the above glasses and trying to get the speck out of her eye that I saw there.  I kept bumping into her head with the “log” […]

Bible Snack

I saw this idea on Pinterest and just had to use it.  Unfortunately, there were a few kids who don’t like Fig Newtons.  Can you believe it?! All you do is cut off one long edge of a Fig Newton and pipe white icing on to make a cross.  It looks like a little Bible.

Sword of the Spirit Group Craft

This is the craft we had planned for the older kids back when we did our Sword of the Spirit lesson.  They ran out of time and never got around to making it, so I finally did it myself.  I really wanted to see how it would turn out because I thought the idea was […]

5 Worship Videos – pt. 4

“Books Of The Bible Song – Old Testament” “Fruit Of The Spirit” – Uncle Charlie “Give Me A J-E-S-U-S” “Inside My Heart” – Uncle Charlie “We Love Jesus”

Jesus Walks on Water Craft

We planned this craft for both of our classes at church.  As crazy as it sounds, I cut out all the pieces ahead of time.  At first I was just going to do it for the younger kids, but once I got started cutting, I realized how much there was and how difficult the waves […]

Bible Story Theatre: Jesus Walks on Water

To act out the story of Jesus walking on the water, we made a cardboard boat.  It was made from two gaylord boxes, which my husband got from work.  One end of each box was cut open so that the flap could be taped to the inner wall of the other box, making them more […]

Prodigal Son Craft

For our Prodigal Son lesson, the older kids made these hugging father figures (this one happens to be a ninja).  They’re quite simple to make, but a little bit time consuming.  Here’s how to do it: 1. Cut out a rectangle of card stock. 2. Trace your hands on a different color of card stock; […]

Good Samaritan Craft #2

For our Good Samaritan lesson the older kids made this craft.  They wrote Luke 10:27 on a piece of poster board.  Then they decorated it with band-aids and wrote ways they could help other people on top of the band-aids. Save

Loaves & Fishes Game

For our lesson on Jesus feeding the 5,000 the kids played this loaves and fishes game.  Fill two tubs/trash cans with crumpled newspaper.  Cut out loaves from brown card stock/scrapbook paper, and fishes from the same kind of paper, making them whatever color you like.  I cut out more than enough for each child to […]