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 […]

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 […]

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 […]