Joseph in the Well Game

This post contains affiliate links. First, I’ll tell you how I made the little wooden Joseph figure above, and then we’ll talk about how to play the game.  If you give yourself a week or two to make the figure, you won’t feel rushed trying to get it done right before the lesson.  Thank you […]

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God Loves My Family Craft

For one of our lessons on families, I developed this ultra-simple printable.  Kids can draw a picture of their own family and be reminded that God loves their family.  Click here to print it free for your own use. I wanted to keep it very open-ended because there are many families today whose makeup is […]

Family Necklace Craft

The kids made necklaces for one of our lessons on families.  I bought a wide variety of beads and asked them to pick one bead that would represent each member of their family.  Some of them wanted more beads than that, so we went along with it and let them add to the necklace.  One […]

Family Memory Game

For one of our lessons on families, I made this matching game which features many different families.  It was difficult to find flashcards which represented many different types of families, and in the end I thought this was my best option.  Some of the photos look a bit outdated, but overall I think they look […]

Wheat Bundle Snack

This post contains an affiliate link. This is the snack we had for our lesson about Naomi, Ruth and Boaz.  They’re cute little bundles of grain that tie right into the story!  The original idea came from Shower of Roses.  Thank you! Ingredients: Pretzel sticks Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel licorice Directions: Separate the licorice into […]

Bicycle Wheel Family Object Lesson

For one of our lessons about families, I used my bike wheel in an object lesson.  The whole wheel represents a family, with the individual spokes being the members of the family.  All of the spokes connect at the hub or center, which is the place that God should occupy in our families. When all […]

Cheese & Cracker Family Snack

For our lesson on Families (featuring the story of Adam & Eve), I had a hard time coming up with a snack.  Eventually I found this snack at Cute Creative and Fun!  It’s simple, cute, healthy (and quite frankly, I was tired of looking for the perfect idea). Ingredients: Block of cheese (I used a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Bigger or Better Game

If you’re looking for a fun game to play for a family game night, this is it!  It’s very popular and could work well as a community outreach event, as well. We played Bigger or Better back when we used to a do large group game nights.  It was really fun and amazing to see […]

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 […]

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 […]