Anger Object Lesson – 2

  Another object lesson I did with the older kids was this one involving baking soda and vinegar.  It is so easy to do.  Just put some baking soda in the bottom of a cup.  Make sure it is on something that will catch the spillover.  We talked about our anger and how if we […]

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Daniel and the Lion’s Den Craft

For the Daniel lesson, the little kids made these lion masks.  They loved running around roaring with them after class! Materials: construction paper (orange, yellow, brown) paper plates lg. craft sticks glue hot glue & gun marker scissors Instructions: 1. Cut out the middle part of the paper plates. 2. Cut out strips of paper […]

Anger Object Lesson – 1

The first object lesson we did when talking about anger with the older kids was this crumpled paper one.  I asked the kids if they ever got angry at someone and said mean things.  Then I asked if anyone ever got mad at them–like parents, siblings, or friends.  I asked for some examples of things […]

Being Angry Craft

For our lesson on being angry, the younger kids made these masks for a craft.  My daughter’s looks more like it’s sad, but you get the idea.  On the other side is a happy face. Materials: paper plates lg. craft sticks hot glue & gun construction paper glue scissors Instructions: 1. Have children cut out […]

Daniel and the Lion’s Den Snack

For a recent lesson on Daniel and the lion’s den, one of our teachers made these cute lion snacks for the younger kids.  Ours were a little sparse with the pretzel sticks, so the mane wasn’t as full.  If you use more pretzels it will look more impressive.  Here’s how you can do it: Ingredients: […]

Child of God Game

The older kids split up in pairs and played this fun game for our lesson, “I Am a Child of God.”  When we got home my seven-year-old saw it on the table and asked if we could play it again.  I guess someone enjoyed it!  You can download the file at KugAlls. Tip: Use wet […]

Child of God Snack

Today we focused on how we are adopted into God’s family when we accept Jesus as our Savior.  Our snack was cupcakes.  These ones with a message written on them was my original idea, but I forgot to bring my camera to church.  So I had to do this when I got home.  You could […]

DIY Easter Placemat

In the past we’ve had an Easter breakfast.  We’ve had to look for ways to keep the kids entertained, and this placemat was one of those ways.  One of our ladies found free online clipart, a dot-to-dot, a maze, and a word search and figured out how to resize and arrange them.  She also inserted […]

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 […]

Scripture Block Craft

We did this craft for VBS.  The design on the front of the block is smeared because I don’t have permission to share it.  The Scripture card is from Mercy Ink.  Scroll down a bit and you’ll find the free download.  You can find similar cards if you do a Google search.  Print them on […]

I Can Pray Craft

Another activity for our hands-on prayer lesson was making these “I Can Pray When I…” spinning wheels.  The design comes from Crafting the Word of God.  It has pictures for when a child is eating, washing dishes, going to bed, and playing.  It helps kids realize that they can talk to God anytime, not just […]

If I Were A Missionary Sheet

This is something I came up with the morning of our lesson on Our Own Mission Field.  That’s why it looks so *ahem* professional.  We had talked about foreign missions for three weeks previous, so the kids had a better understanding of what a missionary is and what they do.  I wanted them to think […]

Wise & Foolish Builders Craft

For our lesson on the wise and foolish builders, the kids built these paper houses.  They are a little involved, so you will want to have extra helpers or pair an older and younger child.  The teacher cut all the pieces out ahead of time and the kids got to color them, then they had […]

The Very First Christmas by Paul L. Maier

This post contains an affiliate link. The Very First Christmas is a retelling of the Christmas story through the conversation of a mother and son.  Christopher is a young boy full of questions who wants to hear a true story.  His mom decides to share the story of Jesus’ birth with him.  They read passages […]

The Very First Easter by Paul L. Maier

This post contains an affiliate link. The Very First Easter is much better as a read-at-home book, or if you have a chance to sit down with one or two kids for an extended period of time.  It is about a boy named Christopher whose parents explain the significance of Easter to him.  It is […]

Little Colt’s Palm Sunday by Michelle Medlock Adams

This post contains an affiliate link. Little Colt’s Palm Sunday is a great book to share with your little ones (I’d say Kindergarten and younger) for Palm Sunday.  The first page starts off with Luke 19:30-36, to give you the background of the story.  It’s a about a little colt who hears about how the […]

Christmas Gifts for Jesus

One week last Christmas we had a birthday party for Jesus during Sunday School.  We advertised ahead of time that we were collecting non-perishable goods to give to the local food pantry.  If kids wanted, they could bring in the food and it would be like a gift to give Jesus, but it would benefit […]

Dealing With Conflict

I just had a very interesting situation come up in which I had to deal with conflict that surfaced through a series of emails.  Our group of children’s ministry volunteers was discussing how to deal with a particular concern that had come up and some unhappy words were shared by someone feeling frustration.  What to […]

Noah’s Goldfish Snack

The simplicity of this snack is wonderful!  Just use rainbow-colored Goldfish crackers as a snack for the story of Noah’s ark.  They’re rainbow and fish–you can’t get any better than that for fitting the theme! Save

Easter Egg Hunt

Our egg hunt last year was a bit of a fiasco, and for that reason I decided to change our method this year.  For a few weeks beforehand we asked for donations of candy for the egg hunt.  We asked that the candy be individually wrapped and not contain nuts.  People dropped the candy off […]