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 […]

Red & Green Answer Sticks

I made these answer sticks for the kids to use for a variety of activities in the classroom.  They can be used to answer yes/no, right/wrong, good/bad questions. One side is red and one green, with a nice sturdy handle for them to hang onto.  I tried laminating the thicker card stock, but that was […]

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 […]

Fingerprint Bee Mother’s Day Card

I first saw this card design at craftymorning.com and thought it would be really fun to do this year for Mother’s Day.  It gets extra cuteness points for using a child’s fingerprints! Materials: Plain white card Colored card stock for flower petals Yellow card stock for middle of the flower Glue Yellow paint / washable […]

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 Walks on Water Lesson Intro

This is the intro or object lesson I had planned for our lesson about Jesus and Peter walking on water.  I really enjoy doing a quick initial activity to grab the kids’ attention and get them thinking about our topic. Fill a dish pan or bucket with water.  Ask your assistant or a child to […]

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 […]

Starburst Tithe Lesson Intro

This is a really easy way to introduce your lesson on tithing and grab the childrens’ attention.  You can do it with a couple of adult helpers or an adult and teen. One person gives the other ten Starburst (or other individually wrapped candy) as a gift.  The person graciously accepts and is very happy […]

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 […]

Tithe Jar Craft

I wanted the kids to have a way to keep track of their tithe money at home, so I came up with this cute little tithe jar craft.  I won’t even tell you how long it took me to perfect the paper template.  (You might think I’m severely lacking a social life, which would be […]

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 […]

God Wants Me to be a Good Steward Coloring Sheet

I found these cute coloring sheets at Christian Preschool Printables.  For our lesson on stewardship, we talked about different ways that we can be a good steward.  Though this coloring sheet has a decidedly Earth Day vibe, we talked about all kinds of things and I encouraged the kids to think of ways they could […]

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 […]

Rainbow Cupcakes

This post contains an affiliate link. My kids and I made these adorable rainbow cupcakes and they are absolutely perfect for a Noah’s ark lesson!  I had some difficulty finding the rainbow candy, but was finally able to locate it at Walgreens. Ingredients: 1 box cake mix + ingredients to make it Blue frosting (from […]

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″ […]

VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter — Movie

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter Runtime: 50 minutes In this movie Ms. Meade, a TV reporter, quits her job so that she can bring joy to people’s lives through musical theater.  Her first production is “Up With Bunnies” and she believes that Cassie Cassava, a famous hometown […]

The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets is another title in the Living Lights series.  This time the Bear family take their pets to a Blessing of the Animals service at their church, the Chapel in the Woods.  Many bears show up with their pets so that Preacher Brown can […]

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 […]