Thanksgiving Cornucopia- Coloring Page

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(Coloring Page)

Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class.

Preview and print this free printable coloring page by clicking on the link below.

Preview And Print

Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs.

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Update: Scripture Explorers Club

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Last week I quickly mentioned that my church is currently working on creating and implementing our own childrens ministry program and that I would later explain it in more detail in a later post.

This post will be a quick rundown through the program. It will not cover every little detail, but it will give you a good idea of what the program will be like.

In the coming weeks we hope to create a website where all the material will be uploaded and available to be downloaded for free by any church that wishes to try out the Scripture Explorers program.

LogoThe program is called Scripture Explorers.

Club motto: “Worshipping God By Knowing Him And Making Him Known”

Club Verse: “and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15

Club focus: Teaching children the foundational truths of Gods Word so that they can have a concrete understanding of God Himself and be equipped to share Him with others.

The club will be divided into different age groups.

Lamb Uniform Logo The first group are the Lambs.

Age: 3 to 4 years old.

Group verse: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27

Mascot name: Wool.

Bee Uniform Logo

The second group are the Bees.

Age: Kindergarten to Second grade.

Group verse: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103

Mascot name: Pollen

Ant Uniform Logo

The third group are the Ants.

Age: Third grade to Sixth grade.

Group verse: “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

Mascot name: Harvest.

Eagle Uniform Logo

The last group are the Eagles.

Age: Middle school to High school.

Group verse: “And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15

Mascot name: Feathers.

Workbooks

Children in each group will first have to complete an entrance booklet before they earn their main book. (Sample)

The entrance booklet serves two purposes:

  1. It will give kids a sample of what they will be learning in the main book.
  2. They will learn to get into the practice of memorizing Bible verses.

After they finish the entrance booklet they will earn and work on the main book. (Sample)

The book is divided into different sections with a variety of lessons in each.

Each lesson is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Biblical Truth- The main teaching of the lesson.
  2. QandA- The application of the teaching.
  3. Definitions- An explanation of specific word(s) that help kids understand the Bible verse.
  4. Memorize- The Bible verse that the kids need to memorize.

Every year the book will cover a specific doctrine.

Book One is The Bible. Kids will learn the answer to questions like: What is the Bible? How did we get the Bible? Why is the Bible important? How can we trust that the Bible is true?

The next books will cover doctrines like: God, Creation, The Fall Of Man, Christ, Justification, Sanctification.

Every group will use the same book, although adapted for their age.

The Bible Lesson

The teaching will be based on the lessons from the book. This way the handbook helps to reinforce the lesson and the lesson helps to reinforce the handbook.

So this was a very quick rundown/outline of the program itself.

When the website goes up we will also include other resources like: clip art, achievement pages, ideas for uniforms, ideas for book-bags, certificates, coloring pages, door hangers and flyers, postcards, forms (registration, weekly point sheets, sign in) and of course the logos.

Ill let you guys know as soon as the website is up and running. So keep your eyes out for that.

Day Of Pentecost Sun Catcher

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This craft is a great visual illustration of the story of the day of Pentecost.

Day Of Pentecost Sun Catcher

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Glue the template sheet to the back of a sheet of black construction paper.
  3. Cut out all of the white from the template. You will be left with the head/flame border shape.
  4. Place the head/flame shape onto a self laminating sheet or contact paper, construction paper side down.
  5. Fill the inside of the head/flame with tissue paper.
  6. Cover with another sheet of self laminating sheet or contact paper.
  7. Cut out the figure from the laminating sheet or contact paper.
  8. Stick the figure to your window with double sided tape

Update: Things Getting Back To Normal

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As I posted before and some of you know, things got a little hectic in my life and this affected the amount of times that I could update my blog. 

This quick post is to let you know that things have finally gotten back to normal.

  • I had a great time at V.B.S. The kids played games and had fun, but most importantly by the end of the week they had all been presented and understood the gospel.
  • LogoOur new kids program is in the final stages of production. It’s going to be called Scripture Explorers Club. In the future I’ll do a dedicated post explaining it in more detail for those of you that might be interested. It will be similar to another children’s program called A.W.A.N.A. 

This coming week I will begin to resume updating my blog at my usual schedule.

I will be focusing heavily on Thanksgiving crafts since it is only two months away and after that comes the Christmas crafts season. 

Thanks for your patience in this slow blog posting time :)

Bearing One Another In Love

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“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2

Love is central in our relationship with God and in our relationship with others. 

Our kids need to understand the importance of selfless and sacrificial love. Not in what the world says is love, but in true biblical love.

Bearing One Another In Love

Instructions

  1. Print the template, either on white paper or colored construction paper. (Template)
  2. Cut out all of the pieces.
  3. From a black sheet of construction paper cut out small black circles.
  4. Glue the small circles onto the heart.

Simple Version: Glue the heart onto body. Finally glue the leaf onto the heart.

Older Version: Fold and cut the heart in half. Puncture a paper fastener/metal brad to hold the heart pieces in place. Finally glue the leaf onto one of the heart pieces.

All Made In God’s Image

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God made all of us. Humans were made special by God. We were made in the image and likeness of God.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13-14

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64;8

All Made In God's Image

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Glue the hands around the earth.

Jonah Sun Catcher

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Things are starting to calm down around here so I decided to upload a quick post.

This is another quick, but cute sun catcher craft. This time for one of my favorite stories; the story of Jonah and the great fish.

Jonah Sun Catcher

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto card stock. (Template)
  2. Glue the template sheet to the back of a sheet of black construction paper.
  3. Cut out all of the white from the template. You will be left with the fish border shape. Keep the eye and body figure.
  4. Place the fish shape onto a self laminating sheet or contact paper, construction paper side down.
  5. Then place the eye and figure inside the body of the fish.
  6. Fill the inside of the fish with tissue paper.
  7. Cover with another sheet of self laminating sheet or contact paper.
  8. Cut out the fish from the laminating sheet or contact paper.
  9. Stick the fish to your window with double sided tape.

Update: Lack Of Posting

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Stressed-who-me-woman2I want to talk about why I haven’t been regularly posting new crafts and activity sheets this month.

The month of July has always been the most hectic month for me every year. It seams as if this is the moth when I’m at my busiest.

Lucky for me this year I have even more projects to work on :) and activities and projects at church just add to the chaos.

  • Schools starting in a month.
  • Projects with my church media ministry regularly keep me busy.
  • I have my weekly lessons to prepare for.
  • We are currently organizing our V.B.S. program and decorating three days a week.
  • This year we decided to come up with our own kids program at church. This project seams to be taking most of my time since this includes planning the lessons, teaching material, handbooks, uniforms, crafts, designs, mascots, you name it…

I am about two weeks behind on Crafting the Word of God and about a month behind on the Spanish version of my site.

I just wanted to upload this short post to let you, my awesome readers know what’s going on with my schedule and why its affecting my frequency of posting. Hopefully as the month comes to an end the chaos will settle down enough where I can dedicate a lot more time into planing more and more crafts.

Lead By Example

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slide-02Quite often we fail to realize that the eyes of the kids in our children’s ministry are constantly glued on us and on what we do.

For those whose parents are not saved we can be the only example they have of how a believer should act.

This raises a question that we should all be asking ourselves: am I leading by example?

There are many areas in our ministry where we can exhort our kids to do one thing, but we could be failing to live up to that exhortation.

Telling others to do something while you do the opposite is called hypocrisy. There is no other term for this and it should not be the conduct of a child of God.

“Do as I say and not as I do.” We have all heard this saying before and I am willing to bet that growing up we all saw this played out in an adult that we respected. We can remember that at the moment of seeing this hypocrisy we all felt a certain frustration or confusion. “Why is he telling me to do this when he himself does not do it?”

As believers and servants in our ministries we should examine ourselves to see if there are continual instances where we might tell our kids to do something and yet we fail to do the same. Are we being hypocrites?

A few examples of where we could be failing to lead by example.

Priorities- It is important that we schedule the unimportant events in our lives around our ministry; NOT the other way around. Do you give your churches children’s ministry priority? Or would you prefer to stay home and watch the game on t.v? We need to show our kids the importance of going to church.

Evangelism And Outreach- When was the last time that you preached the gospel to someone who is not saved? When was the last time that you invited someone to your church?

Memorization And Study Of Scripture- Superficially reading God’s Word is like going to a restaurant and walking out without eating your meal. When was the last time you spent time memorizing God’s Word? What was the last verse you memorized? When did you last study God’s Word and not just read it?

Preparation- A teacher that is unprepared is ineffective. Do you bring everything that you will need for your kids service or program? If you are going to be teaching, did you honestly spend enough time preparing yourself to teach? Do you remember to bring your Bible with you? (I hate to include this last one but it happens more than you think.)

Punctuality- What time do you arrive at church? Do you arrive early and make sure that your classroom is set up for when your kids arrive? Or are you running around like a headless chicken frantically setting things up? How can we encourage our kids to arrive on time if we are constantly arriving late?

Exhortation- Do you tell your kids to have patience and you easily get frustrated? Do you exhort your kids to love one another and yet there is a brother in your congregation who you cannot stand? Before you ask your kids to apply Scriptural truth to their lives, you should be putting it into practice in your own.

In our ministries we need to work hard to make sure we are leading our kids by example. Our words must match our actions.

Always remember that you have little pairs of eyes watching what you do and what you say.

Shout Out!

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