Seashell Cross Craft

This post contains affiliate links. This is a very simple, yet pretty craft for younger kids to make.  It was one of our VBS crafts a couple of years ago, and ours are still holding strong today.  I love the look of them.  Aren’t the tiny shells adorable? Materials: 2 1/2″ craft sticks 4 1/2″ […]

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Froot Loops Heart Bird Feeder Craft

  We also had time to make these adorable bird feeder crafts on Sunday!  A couple of the kids chose to eat the treats themselves, instead of sharing with the birds.  They would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, too!  Thanks to sweetandsimpleliving.com for the original idea! Materials: pipe cleaners Froot Loops cereal yarn scissors Directions: […]

John 3:16 Valentine Heart

I got this idea from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.  Thank you!  The kids and I made these heart valentines which feature John 3:16.  They’re so cute and ready to give away to someone special or display on the wall. Materials: thick white paper scissors markers/crayons/colored pencils hole punch yarn ruler/tape measure tape Directions: 1. Download […]

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 […]

Stress Ball to Help Kids Focus

This post contains an affiliate link. There are a couple of kids in our children’s ministry who have excess energy and great difficulty sitting still (my son being one of them).  Some kids just need to move so I thought, why not get them Stress Balls that they can squeeze during the lesson when they […]

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.  […]

Easter by Gail Gibbons

This post contains an affiliate link. Somebody purchased the book Easter for the children’s ministry at church.  Although it’s an older book (1989) and the characters look a bit stylized, it’s still a nice resource to have around. This book seeks to explain Easter to children, starting with a quick overview of Jesus’ life and […]

Praise God Snack

This post contains an affiliate link. We found Cheez-It Scrabble Crackers the other day at the grocery store and it struck me that they would be a perfect snack for Sunday School! Realistically, you’d have to have a LOT of crackers if you wanted each child to be able to spell out the same word […]

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 […]