Pretzel Cross Snack

This snack was very quick and easy to make.  You could also glam it up by sprinkling the almond bark with sprinkles.  I found the original idea on Pinterest! Ingredients: Pretzel rods White almond bark Directions: Line a large jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Melt a few squares of almond bark in microwave-safe bowl, according […]

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Paralyzed Man & Mat Craft

This is one of my favorite crafts that we’ve made so far.  It’s cute and interactive!  The paralyzed man can either lie down on his mat or stand up and carry it, like the man did after Jesus healed him.  Thank you to Faith Sprouts for the original idea! Materials: Printed Paralyzed Man template (download […]

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 […]

Road to Emmaus Craft

This was a fabulous craft for our lesson about Jesus traveling along the road to Emmaus with his disciples.  Thank you to Crafting the Word of God for providing this fun activity!  The kids loved it! Materials: Printed Road to Emmaus template (download at this link) Crayons/colored pencils/markers Scissors Large craft sticks Packing tape Directions: […]

Jesus Calms the Storm Jello Snack

I made this snack for our lesson about when Jesus calmed the storm.  The small cups with lids came from Walmart in a package of twenty.  I made five or six small packages of blue Jello and evenly distributed it between the cups, then put them in the fridge to set up.  (Just follow the […]

Jesus Calms the Storm Craft

I came up with this really simple craft to go with our lesson about Jesus calming the storm.  The kids had the option of making a storm scene with either paint or colored pencils. We made some lovely storm clouds with dark blue paint (I thought we had black and could mix it to make […]

Flowers & Family Object Lesson

We did this object lesson for one of our lessons on family.  I bought a variety of cheap flowers from Walmart and used them to illustrate the concept of a family. We talked about how all of the flowers look different — different sizes, shapes, colors, lengths — but they are all still flowers.  Just […]

Joseph in the Well Game

This post contains affiliate links. First, I’ll tell you how I made the little wooden Joseph figure above, and then we’ll talk about how to play the game.  If you give yourself a week or two to make the figure, you won’t feel rushed trying to get it done right before the lesson.  Thank you […]

Temple Snack

We made this really neat temple snack for our lesson about when twelve-year-old Jesus was left behind after the Passover festival.  I like that kids can get creative and use the “building blocks” to make their own version of the temple.  For this particular model I used pretzel “dipping sticks,” but pretzel rods or smaller […]

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 […]

Joseph’s Colorful Coat Craft

I developed this craft for our lesson about families and forgiveness, which featured the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers.  I was very pleased with the results and think it looks super cute! Materials: Coat template printed on white card stock (3 per sheet) Colossians 3:13 printed on regular copy paper […]

Joseph’s Colorful Coat Cookie

This post contains an affiliate link. For our lesson about Families and Forgiveness, we learned about when Joseph’s brothers faked his death and sold him into slavery.  Each of the kids got to frost and decorate their own “colorful coat” cookie at snack time.  This is the T-Shirt Cookie Cutter I got from Amazon.  The […]

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 […]

Cheese & Cracker Family Snack

For our lesson on Families (featuring the story of Adam & Eve), I had a hard time coming up with a snack.  Eventually I found this snack at Cute Creative and Fun!  It’s simple, cute, healthy (and quite frankly, I was tired of looking for the perfect idea). Ingredients: Block of cheese (I used a […]

Pin the Flower on Mom Game

For our lesson on Mother’s Day, we played a game called Pin the Flower on Mom.  Sort of like we’re pinning a corsage on her shirt.  I used an old poster board to draw a picture of a mom (please don’t ask me why her hair looks like that) and then we put it on […]

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 […]

Skittles Tithe Demo

For our lesson on Stewardship & Treasure, we did this easy demonstration to give kids a good visual for how much their tithe really is. Materials: Lg. bag of Skittles Med./lg. bowl Small bowl Med./lg. spoon Napkins Directions: Review with the children what tithing is, and how much it is.  Tell them you’re going to […]

Photo Attendance Sticks

I am so in love with this method of keeping track of who is at Sunday School.  We use a clipboard with an actual attendance sheet too, but these photo sticks are so awesome!!!  If something could kill you with cuteness, I think these would. Materials: Camera Scissors Laminator & laminating pages Large craft sticks […]

Red & Green Answer Sticks

I made these answer sticks for the kids to use for a variety of activities in the classroom.  They can be used to answer yes/no, right/wrong, good/bad questions. One side is red and one green, with a nice sturdy handle for them to hang onto.  I tried laminating the thicker card stock, but that was […]

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: […]