Jesus Calms the Storm Jello Snack

I made this snack for our lesson about when Jesus calmed the storm.  The small cups with lids came from Walmart in a package of twenty.  I made five or six small packages of blue Jello and evenly distributed it between the cups, then put them in the fridge to set up.  (Just follow the […]

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Temple Snack

We made this really neat temple snack for our lesson about when twelve-year-old Jesus was left behind after the Passover festival.  I like that kids can get creative and use the “building blocks” to make their own version of the temple.  For this particular model I used pretzel “dipping sticks,” but pretzel rods or smaller […]

Apple Mouth Snack

This snack is so fun and easy for when you’re doing a lesson about speaking kindly, taming the tongue, or anything else that relates to language.  We cut apples in slices and then spread peanut butter on one side of each slice.  Place mini marshmallows on one slice and place the other slice on top, […]

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 […]

Flextangles Craft

The kids and I made this really neat paper craft a few weeks ago.  The idea originally came from Babble Dabble Do.  Just print the template from their website, color according to instructions, cut, and glue.  Let your Flextangle dry and it’s ready to be played with! *A couple of tips: We stapled the paper […]

Serpent Sub

This post contains an affiliate link. If you’re looking for something fun to make for the Halloween season, you might want to try out this serpent sub.  I really like how it turned out! The bread itself is just a couple of Pillsbury French bread rolls.  If you put them end to end and shape […]

Valentine’s Day Candy Bark

This is a fun treat to bring in for your class during February.  Or if you’re feeling ambitious, you could let your class help you make it!  Just make sure you have enough helpers to keep the kids from getting burned by the hot candy. For some odd reason I decided to make our bark […]

Candy Flower Cupcakes

My 8-year-old helped me decorate these amazingly simple cupcakes for her birthday this year.  I thought they would be a fun snack for Sunday School, too! I simply made cupcakes with a boxed cake mix and frosted them with store-bought frosting.  I chose to make lemon cake with cream cheese icing, but feel free to […]

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 […]

Sunburst Painting

This post contains affiliate links. We had a lot of fun painting these beautiful sunbursts, originally featured at Small for Big.  They would be great for a lesson talking about creation, how God is our light, or if you just want a fun project to keep the kids occupied.  Such a simple concept creates some […]

Art Face Craft

The kids and I got the idea for this project from Le DADA de l’Enfant Terrible.  I love how they turned out and I look forward to doing this project again.  It’s a really fun art project to do when you just need to kill some time with your class. Materials: white paper magazines glue […]

Fishers of Men Cupcakes

I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to try it out!  I love this idea for a Fishers of Men themed Bible lesson.  The kids can help decorate their own cupcake, which they will absolutely love! Ingredients: cake mix, plus ingredients listed in pkg. directions (I used orange cake mix) cupcake tins paper cupcake […]

Paper Snail Craft

I love how cute these little paper snails are!  And what’s even neater is that they remind us to be slow to speak and slow to get angry.  Don’t we all need that reminder? Younger kids will probably need help with some of the fine-motor skill tasks.  Thanks to Make and Takes for the original […]

God’s Promise Rainbow Craft

Several kids and I worked on making these super-cute God’s Promise rainbow crafts today.  The original idea came from Pinterest.  They’re simple enough for young kids, but complex enough to interest older kids, too. Materials: Froot Loops cereal (or generic variety) paper plates white glue cotton balls Sharpie marker Directions: 1. Make sample craft or […]

Painting with Marshmallows

This isn’t so much an art project as it is an artistic method.  Let your class dip marshmallows in tempera paint and make a picture!  You can use mini, regular-size, and/or extra large marshmallows. Kids can either spell out a word or message, like above, or paint a scene from a story (rainbow for Noah’s […]

Origami – Samurai Hat

Here we have a fun Samurai hat that can be made in all sizes–big enough for a child, or small enough for their little stuffed buddy.  It’s a fun hat to use for silly dress-up.  Once you get the hang of this hat, you can crank them out pretty quick!  Here are the directions.  

Origami – Cup

This cup is cool because you can use it to make your own prop, and you can actually drink out of it.  Way cool!  The directions can be found here.

Origami – Box

This nifty little box can be made to hold a prop, cradle candies, or whatever alternative purpose you can find for it.  Incidentally, it also makes a good binky holder.