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Turkey Hat

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A quick craft for a fun turkey hat your kids will love to wear during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Turkey Hat

Instructions

  1. Print the template on card stock. (Template)
  2. Cut a paper plate in half.
  3. Color or paint one of the paper plate pieces brown.
  4. Color and cut out all of the template pieces.
  5. Glue the large feathers to the paper plate.
  6. Between two large feathers glue on a small feather.
  7. Glue the wings to the turkey head piece.
  8. Glue the assembled turkey piece onto the feathered paper plate.
  9. Glue on the feet to the paper plate.If you want you can bend the legs into an accordion design.
  10. Finally attach the turkey hat to the child’s head using the white stripes.
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Turkey Wreath

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This cute turkey wreath will look great hanging from your door.

Turkey Wreath 1

Turkey Wreath 2

The wreath can also be decorated using craft feathers or fall leaves.

Instructions

  1. Cut out the inner circle of a paper plate. You will be left with a ring.
  2. Paint the paper ring brown.
  3. Print the template. (Template)
  4. Color and cut out all of the template pieces.
  5. Glue the large feathers on the outside edge of the painted ring.
  6. Next glue the smaller feathers between the larger feathers.
  7. Glue the wings onto the turkey body.
  8. Then glue on the feet of your choice onto the turkey body. If you choose the longer feet you can bend the feet to give it a cool design.
  9. Finally glue the turkey onto the bottom of the wreath.

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.

Hand Turkey

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Kids like to paint, and more if they get to use their hands. So put that enthusiasm to work by using their little hands to make this hand turkey.

Your kids will love making this adorable hand turkey for their Thanksgiving craft. Not only is this craft simple to make, but your kids will enjoy making it as well.

Hand Turkey

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Add paint to your hand. The base should be brown and add stripes of yellow, red and orange to your fingers.
  3. Place your hand on a piece of white paper. Allow the paint to dry.
  4. Once the paint is dried, cut out the hand.
  5. Color and cut out all of the pieces from the template.
  6. Glue the smaller circle to the larger circle.
  7. Glue on the feet and the beak.
  8. Glue the turkey body to the painted, cut out hand.
  9. Finish the turkey by gluing on googly eyes or two small black circles.