Sunday, May 31, 2015

Joseph Rules in Egypt


Drama is one of the finest ways for children to experience Bible stories. Many passages in the history books of the Bible lend themselves to drama. Here we did Joseph supervising the collection of grain during the 7 good years of crops in Egypt.

You will probably have most of the props on hand for this story. You need:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

How God Brought Our Walls Down (Sort Of)




Four years ago I began working my way into leadership of the children’s ministry in our church. There were a lot of changes to be made, and one of the first was updating our facility.

I started by asking a few people for some ideas. One idea that surfaced was to remove

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A "Popping" Good Gift for Your Pop on Father's Day



Recently my husband was in charge of getting offering buckets for a community service planned by a group of pastors. They told him to get Kentucky Fried Chicken or popcorn buckets or anything like that. They wanted 40 of them. 


Well, I found a great deal online for 50. That gave me 10 extra buckets to keep for myself. Turns out they had another 5 left after the event, which we conveniently took off their hands for them!


Now for the best part. I was on Pinterest and I saw this great

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How To Get a Green Screen for Free...Sort of






I heard a sermon recently on God’s creative provision. The speaker used Elijah as an example. How did God provide for Elijah? Here’s a hint, it was for the birds. The point was, and is, that we should never think God can’t provide just because we cannot see how it would be possible.  So this is a post about how God provided a green screen for our church when it looked impossible.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Communicating with Flare


Anne of Avonlea used to say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Some might call it stealing, but the whole idea of blogs and Pinterest is to give us ideas. So when I saw this great idea for creative ways to communicate on SamLuce’s blog, I stole it, err, I mean imitated it. 


In this blog, Sam did a "self-interview" which is when you write a script and play both parts. You video tape one part and then interview yourself live. I took his idea and used it to make an announcement. Only I shanghaied my daughter into being the interviewee. Since we had just purchased a green screen, we went one step further than Sam and actually put the South Pole behind her.


This was a lot of fun to write and make. Sam also

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sword Practice with the Word of God


This was a Bible-learning activity that we did in VBS when we did Knights of God by Next Gen 4 Christ. I combined several of their ideas to create this activity.

Goal: To help children learn how to apply the Bible to real life situations. This activity allowed them

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fruit Tray Pineapple Cross





My friend had this cool idea to make a cross out of pineapple for our Palm Sunday breakfast at church. If you want to make designs in fruit trays, you can make templates out of anything stiff and design just about anything you can think of.

Below are the instructions for a jack-o-lantern fruit tray I made for a fall event using cantaloupe,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Eggcellent Eggcouragement for Helpers at Easter




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Easter is almost upon us. How are you going to appreciate your workers?

I have an “eggcellent” idea to share with you. Even though this is really corny, my staff flipped

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bible Times Sunday School Room



This room came about when we were doing a VBS a few years back. The program had scenery you could project onto the wall of a room to make it look like the inside of a Bible time’s home.  I thought we had some rolls of white paper we had made look like stone, and so I planned on doing the whole room instead of just one wall.

Two things changed that.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Candy Land Style Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist



A few years ago we did an Easter Egg hunt as part of our Sunday School Easter Breakfast. We have at least 1,000 plastic eggs, so in order to make it fair, I arranged it so each child would get 14 eggs. To do this, I made up a color coded card for each child. I did the colors much like the cards you pick up when you play Candy Land. So each child would pick up 14 eggs according to the colors on

DIY Eggtremely Large Easter Egg

  This was an eggtremely time consuming project to do, but it was also very rewarding, and even fun. I want to warn you though, don't pa...