Sit Down (Mary and Martha) by Mary Manz Simon

This post contains an affiliate link. Sit Down is a smallish paperback picture book that tells the story of Mary and Martha.  It’s aimed at the toddler and preschool age group, so the language is very simple and repetitive.  If you don’t like repetition, this book will drive you up the wall.  😉 The artwork […]

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VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter — Movie

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter Runtime: 50 minutes In this movie Ms. Meade, a TV reporter, quits her job so that she can bring joy to people’s lives through musical theater.  Her first production is “Up With Bunnies” and she believes that Cassie Cassava, a famous hometown […]

The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets is another title in the Living Lights series.  This time the Bear family take their pets to a Blessing of the Animals service at their church, the Chapel in the Woods.  Many bears show up with their pets so that Preacher Brown can […]

Noah’s Ark: the Brick Bible for Kids by Brendan Powell Smith

This post contains an affiliate link. I’ve been wanting to check out Noah’s Ark: The Brick Bible for Kids for quite a while, and the kids and I stumbled on it at the library just last week.  This is a very nicely-done picture book which tells the story of Noah’s Ark.  Each page has a […]

The Berenstain Bears: God’s Wonderful World by Jan & Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: God’s Wonderful World is a cute book about a time when Brother and Sister’s class goes for a nature walk with their Sunday school teacher, Missus Ursula.  They walk all over Bear country, noticing the creatures and countryside around them.  Missus Ursula teaches the cubs that […]

The Berenstain Bears: God Bless the Animals by Jan & Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: God Bless the Animals is a simple lift-the-flap book for younger children in which the Bear family takes a walk to admire all of the local animals.  It would make a fun introduction to a lesson about the animals God has made.  The text is very […]

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander

This post contains an affiliate link. All Things Bright and Beautiful is a nicely illustrated book which is based on the famous hymn by the same name.  Each page only has one phrase of the song and is complemented by lovely illustrations which tie into the lyrics. I would share this book with younger children […]

The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. I was pleasantly surprised by The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday.  I wasn’t expecting it to contain much that would really apply to a lesson, but it would work quite well in that capacity. The Bear family goes to church, and the cubs learn about why we celebrate Easter.  They […]

The Berenstain Bears: Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple is a lift-the-flap book which talks about what the Bear family does while they’re at church. This is a really cute and simple book, which goes nicely with the “Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple” finger rhyme.  The church or […]

The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Home by Jan & Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Home is about how the Bear family finds a way to expand the living space in their beloved tree to accommodate their growing family.  Papa bear digs out a basement and builds a garage, and they fix up the attic so that Honey […]

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This post contains an affiliate link. God Gave Us Easter is a cute book in which a little polar bear cub wonders why Easter is so important.  Papa bear teaches him that Easter is special because we remember that we get to be with God forever. Papa talks about the symbolism of the Easter egg, […]

The Littlest Angel – Movie

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: The Littlest Angel Runtime: 24 minutes It’s been quite some time since I reviewed a religious kids movie for the blog, so my kids and I watched The Littlest Angel yesterday.  Unfortunately, none of us had anything good to say about the movie.  The story was way off […]

Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier

This post contains an affiliate link. Noah’s Ark is another book that we have in our children’s ministry area for the kids to peruse.  Peter Spier does beautiful illustrations with so much detail.  I love his artwork! There is virtually no text in this book, excepting a couple of half-sentences at the beginning and end.  […]

Easter by Gail Gibbons

This post contains an affiliate link. Somebody purchased the book Easter for the children’s ministry at church.  Although it’s an older book (1989) and the characters look a bit stylized, it’s still a nice resource to have around. This book seeks to explain Easter to children, starting with a quick overview of Jesus’ life and […]

Fun With Balloons: Learn to Twist Balloon Animals DVD

I recently went on a quest through our local library system to locate all the ballooning resources that they carry.  This DVD by Norm Barnhart was one of the items.  The video is meant for beginners (so I didn’t personally get anything out of it), but someone who is just learning may enjoy it.  It’s […]

Balloon Sculpture Made Easy: 2 DVD

I was a bit surprised that they had this DVD in our library system.  It’s definitely more advanced than the other balloon twisting videos they have.  In this approximately 1/2 hour video, Joe Leffler (Tricky the Clown) teaches intermediate balloon designs.  He does go quickly, but if you have a basic grasp of the types […]

Armor of God Dress Up

To review the Armor of God we had a silly dress up activity.  As the items were reviewed, a child got to put on all the wacky gear we had assembled.  This was all stuff I had around the house.  The idea was inspired by a Youtube video I saw. Helmet of Salvation – metal […]