Spider Mini Pizzas

Okay, I think this is our last out-of-season Halloween post!  These little spider pizzas are a bit finicky to make, but lots of fun to eat!  They would be great if you’re doing some kind of fall outreach with families, when you have a little more time for involved activities like this one. Ingredients: English […]

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Monster Soda Floats

This post contains an affiliate link. My kids and I had a blast creating the cups for the our Monster Floats on Halloween!  I originally saw the idea on Pinterest.  I suggest figuring out the layout of the face before gluing anything on, as it’s really hard to re-position once the glue is on there.  […]

Mandarin Jack-‘o-Lantern

My kids and I made some fun treats for Halloween, but I’m just now getting around to sharing them.  My favorite was this tiny jack-‘o-lantern made by simply drawing a face on an upside down clementine / mandarin / Halo / Cutie (whatever you want to call it). I tried using both a regular Sharpie […]

Graveyard Cake

This post contains an affiliate link. My son requested that we make this totally tubular Graveyard Cake from the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook.  It would be excellent for any kind of fall gathering or potluck!  The thing I like best about this type of cake is that it doesn’t depend on stellar frosting skills.  As […]

Thankfulness Leaves

Our young kids made these thankfulness leaves for our lesson last week.  We talked about what we did on Thanksgiving and some of the things we are thankful for.  Then the kids colored in a couple of leaves.  They told us what they were thankful for, and we wrote it on the leaf for them.  […]

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that I’m on a roll with the children’s picture books lately.  I like the idea of teaching small children through engaging picture books, in smaller groups where they have an opportunity to engage and talk with their teacher.  What child doesn’t love being […]

Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving by Virginia Kroll

This post contains an affiliate link. I’ll be bringing this book along for Sunday School tomorrow.  I’ll be with the younger kids, and I’m not sure we’ll get to it, but we’ll try.  Saying Grace is a good book for the fall/Thanksgiving season.  The text length is moderate, so it could work for younger kids, […]

Thankful Fingerprint Trees

For our Thanksgiving lesson, we will be doing this cute craft.  I can’t remember if we’re doing something different with the older kids.  I’ll have to revisit that later.  Anyhow, the tree template came from One Fab Day.  What parent doesn’t like getting something with their child’s fingerprints on it?  The nice stamp pad pictured […]

Chocolate Acorns

Aren’t these adorable?!  These little acorn treats were featured in our local newspaper, so I ripped out the picture for my son to make them.  He loves working in the kitchen.  He made a whole plateful, and they were a huge hit.  So simple to make, and they’d be great for any kind of fall […]

Pumpkin Carving Outreach

We occasionally offer events as sort of a community outreach, hoping to get to know people who would not normally come to church for a regular service.  We hope that by offering a less “churchy” event, they will be more comfortable checking us out and getting to know us as a church.  This fall we […]