Snowman Oreo Snack

This post contains affiliate links. I first saw this idea on Pinterest from Art With Mrs. Nguyen.  Thank you for the idea!  I couldn’t resist giving these cute snowmen a try for myself!  Although it isn’t even close to the Christmas season, I still wanted to make them because I’m quirky like that.  We discovered […]

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Children’s Prayer Cube

This post contains an affiliate link. I purchased a Prayer Cube as a Christmas gift for each family in our children’s ministry a couple of years ago.  Each side has a short prayer, usually very formulaic. The draw in using these isn’t so much in saying the specific short prayers, but in getting your kids […]

Happy Birthday Jesus

Last Sunday we had a little celebration of Jesus’ birth in Sunday School.  The kids colored these birthday cake coloring sheets which you can find at Sunday School Center in their Christmas lessons for ages 4-7.  We also had some little cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.

Christmas Card Workshop

One of our church outreach activities this year for the Christmas season was making cards for all the kids who will go through the line at the local food pantry.  We ended up making 50 cards.  I went out and bought some red and green card stock, plus some Christmas stamps.  In addition to that, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Balloons – Santa Hat & Beard

This hat looks ridiculously large on my model, but that just seems to make it that much more festive.  Here are the instructions on Youtube.  The only thing that I did differently, was that I used two 260’s spiraled together for the beard.  It just changes the look of it and makes the beard longer. […]

Balloons – Christmas Wreath

This is a picture of the first balloon Christmas wreath I ever made.  It’s very basic.  Make a whole bunch of these for Christmas decorations!  Instructions on Youtube.  She makes hers slightly different from mine, but it’s very cute.  To make it full-size, use two or three 260 balloons.  With two balloons you would spiral […]

Balloons – Candy Cane

I used to do balloon twisting as a part of my clowning business.  I’ll be posting some of those designs here.  Anytime you have a carnival or other kids event, balloon twisting is a big hit.  You can learn how to make this candy cane on Youtube.

Joy To The World! by Dina Anastasio

This post contains an affiliate link. This unassuming little book is one of the best I’ve found for telling the Christmas story in a style very much like you would find when reading directly from the Bible.  In Joy to the World! you get the entire story of Jesus’ birth, from the angel appearing, to […]

The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

This post contains an affiliate link. If you ever feel the need to get some nice Christmas books for kids, check out the thrift store during the Christmas season.  Apparently kids’ Christmas books are a common item to get rid of.  The Legend of the Candy Cane was one of the books I found at […]

The Donkey’s Christmas Song by Nancy Tafuri

This post contains an affiliate link. The Donkey’s Christmas Song is a great Christmas book for young kids.  Though the text is brief, it tells about how Jesus was born in a stable and all the animals wanted to welcome him.  Each animal gently welcomes him into the world, until it is the donkey’s turn.  […]

What Is Christmas? by Michelle Medlock Adams

This post contains an affiliate link. What Is Christmas? is a deceptive little board book.  You would think that a small book, designed to stand up to teething toddlers, wouldn’t have anything great in it, right?  Guess what?  You’d be wrong.  (Have no fear it is available as a regular hardcover, as well.) While it […]

Kids’ Christmas Gift Bags

A friend of mine at church had this great idea for Christmas–goodie bags for kids who would go through the food pantry during the Christmas season.  She assembled gift bags with instructions attached and left them on a table at church.  Those who were interested took a bag (or more than one) home and filled […]

Wrapped Present Door Decoration

Here’s another door we decorated at home this year.  It was very, very easy.  Knowing how hard my kids can be on doors, I chose to put it on one that is rarely opened. Supplies: Christmas wrapping paper, wide ribbon, large bow, tape, scissors 1. Measure height of door.  Cut piece of wrapping paper to […]

Peppermint Popcorn Bark

If you have a Christmas party planned for the kids, or just need a fun snack some Sunday, here’s your ticket.  This stuff is so good you’ll be tempted to make another batch just for yourself.  My one tip is, don’t be a dummy like me.  I didn’t remove the old maids, thinking they’d sink […]

Snowman Door Decoration

My kids and I decorated this door at home, not church.  If you wanted to spruce up a door in your children’s area, this would be a great idea!  It took us less than 20 minutes to put together. Supplies: black construction paper, orange construction paper, red scrapbook paper, green scrapbook paper, scissors, white crayon, […]