Father’s Day Snack Gift

For Father’s Day we decided on a very simple gift for the fathers.  I bought some meat sticks and a variety of small candy bars for the children to choose from to give their fathers. All you have to do is cut a short length of ribbon to tie them together and the kids can […]

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Mother’s Day Treat Bag

For our Mother’s Day lesson, the kids put together treat bags to give their mothers.  Each child got a quart-size ziploc and picked out snacks which were lined up buffet-style on a table.  The treat bag accompanied the Mother’s Day card that each child made. Here’s the list of what we had, but next year […]

Mom I Love You to Pieces Card

I found this card design on Pinterest and thought it would be a fun option for the kids to make this year.  The little ones will need help with the writing, but it also gives them the chance to tear pieces of paper and glue them on.  Yay — something they will excel at! Materials: […]

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 […]

Good & Bad Stewardship Examples

Another activity that I came up with for a stewardship lesson is this little game/quiz.  I thought up twelve examples of good and bad stewardship, then read the list off to the kids and they had to tell me if it was good or bad stewardship. We used answer sticks with red on one side […]

Stewardship & Talent Lesson Intro

I used this simple object lesson to introduce our lesson on stewardship and talents.  The theme was how we can exercise good stewardship over our gifts and talents. I wrote down five of my gifts and talents: baking, taking care of children, listening, crafts and reading.  (Really, these don’t need to be stellar gifts and […]

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 […]

God’s Word Lesson Intro

One of our lessons focused on God’s Word and how it is like a gift to us.  I wrapped up a Bible in gift wrap (Christmas paper was all I could find) and attached a gift tag that said, “To: You” and “Love: God.”  To introduce the lesson, talk about gifts–who likes to get them, […]

Mother’s Day Gift 1

For Mother’s Day one of our teachers made up these little gifts for all the moms.  (Yes, a mom is making gifts for all the other moms.  Isn’t that usually how it works out?)  She just filled some little drawstring gift bags with Hershey’s Hugs and attached this gift tag.  The art came from Carla […]

Father’s Day Gift 2

Another lady put together these little s’more baggies for the kids to give their dads on Father’s Day.  I don’t know where she got the printable from, but if you search on Google, you’ll find several options.  My only bit of advice would be to wait to make them up until the night before, or […]

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 […]