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 […]
This was a completely unplanned activity, but I had some squirrely kids who needed a little direction for their energy. 😉 Simply give kids a sheet of paper and some markers/crayons and have them decorate a beautiful Easter egg. If younger kids want help drawing the egg shape, you could get them started, but encourage […]
I found these cute coloring sheets at Christian Preschool Printables. For our lesson on stewardship, we talked about different ways that we can be a good steward. Though this coloring sheet has a decidedly Earth Day vibe, we talked about all kinds of things and I encouraged the kids to think of ways they could […]
We recently had a lesson about when Jesus came to visit Mary and Martha in their home. I saw this snack on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for the lesson. I imagine Martha was busy doing some cleaning along with her cooking to prepare for Jesus’ visit. Simply cut a section of Fruit […]
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 […]
This post contains an affiliate link. My kids and I made these adorable rainbow cupcakes and they are absolutely perfect for a Noah’s ark lesson! I had some difficulty finding the rainbow candy, but was finally able to locate it at Walgreens. Ingredients: 1 box cake mix + ingredients to make it Blue frosting (from […]
This Sunday we had a lesson featuring loaves and fishes, with the focus on sharing. Our snack was very simple–candy Swedish Fish and oyster crackers–our loaves and fishes!
For our Joseph lesson I also did an object lesson about hurtful words, using a tube of toothpaste to illustrate the point. I started by squeezing out toothpaste onto a plate while I talked about how Joseph’s brothers hated him and probably said some mean things about and to him. I gave a few examples […]
This post contains an affiliate link. We found Cheez-It Scrabble Crackers the other day at the grocery store and it struck me that they would be a perfect snack for Sunday School! Realistically, you’d have to have a LOT of crackers if you wanted each child to be able to spell out the same word […]
All you need to make this fun learning tool is 68 foam cups with a wider lip, a Sharpie marker, and your Bible. Write “Old Testament” and “New Testament” on two of the cups, making sure that you can read them when placed upside down. Write the rest of the Bible books on individual cups. […]
Last Sunday we had a little celebration of Jesus’ birth in Sunday School. The kids colored these birthday cake coloring sheets which you can find at Sunday School Center in their Christmas lessons for ages 4-7. We also had some little cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.
The first object lesson we did when talking about anger with the older kids was this crumpled paper one. I asked the kids if they ever got angry at someone and said mean things. Then I asked if anyone ever got mad at them–like parents, siblings, or friends. I asked for some examples of things […]
For a recent lesson on Daniel and the lion’s den, one of our teachers made these cute lion snacks for the younger kids. Ours were a little sparse with the pretzel sticks, so the mane wasn’t as full. If you use more pretzels it will look more impressive. Here’s how you can do it: Ingredients: […]
For our lesson on the Holy Spirit, I wanted the kids to have a good overview of who the Holy Spirit is and what he does. It’s a hard concept for adults to understand, let alone kids. I found a whole bunch of Bible verses that talked about the Holy Spirit, and typed them up. […]
To introduce our lesson on Joseph and forgiveness, I developed this little activity at the last minute. The night before, I colored these beautiful little illustrations of things contained in the story. I included: Egypt, coat, colors, broken heart, anger, jail, crying, Pharaoh, blood, food, brothers, and kiss (Eww!). Before the class came in, I […]
At some point along the way, I decided it would be nice to have some sort of display so parents would know what their kids are learning about and doing in Sunday School. I just happened to have this weekly bulletin board sitting up in my craft room and with a bit of thinking, figured […]
For our lesson on being sad, the kids did a very simple craft project. They each got a paper plate and drew a picture of themselves with a sad face. I had printed out Psalm 34:18 and cut out the strips. The kids glued this on the back. That’s it! “The Lord is close […]
We did a lesson on being sad. For our snack we simply took some Ritz crackers and drew sad faces on them with decorator’s gel. So, so easy!
One of our teens helped me plan a lesson on Noah’s Ark. For the snack, she wanted to do a colorful snack mix to tie into the rainbow theme. We included M&Ms, Cheez-Its, Chex Mix, Fruit Loops and Craisins. You could choose whichever colorful food items you prefer.
This post contains an affiliate link. As a sort of extra bonus activity for our lesson on the Body of Christ, we had a body floor puzzle for the kids to assemble together. It is from Melissa and Doug, so it’s great quality and it’s available on Amazon. It will take some time to put […]