We Are All God’s Children Craft

I love how this craft turned out!  Seeing all of the kids’ cute little handprints just sort of melts me heart.  🙂  We did this craft for one of our lessons on families, and while it can be a little finicky (especially with a large group), I think it is totally worth the results.  I […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Bible Story Theatre: Abraham & Sarah Have a Baby

For our story about Abraham and Sarah having a baby in their old age (see Genesis 17-18 & 21), the kids acted it out.  It’s a very simple story.  I chose to read only excerpts from the story, cutting out the bits that were repetitive or not specifically about the coming baby. All you need […]

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 […]

Ministry For the Naïve

Way back when, when I was a teenager and new Christian, I had a crazy dream of becoming a missionary someday.  I wore rose-colored glasses and saw the world as a big, jolly, fun place.  A place that I would be happy to experience and where people would be warm, welcoming and understanding.  A place […]

God’s Promises Booklet

A while ago we made these booklets for our Noah’s Ark lesson.  We chose it because of the rainbow, but it really encompasses more than just that one story.  It has a series of God’s promises printed inside; promises he made at different times to different people. The booklet can be downloaded at Ministry-To-Children.  For […]

Praise Shakers

Wow, I’m actually ahead of the game this week!  I sat down last night to make these sample praise shakers, one for each class.  We’re learning about Jehoshaphat and how the Israelites didn’t even have to fight their enemies to defeat them.  In the story the people praise God; that’s how these shakers tie in.  […]