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Podcast: How to Really Love the Kids You Wish Wouldn’t Show Up!

Listen to the behavior. Read their actions as messages rather than reacting emotionally. Behaviors are information about the quality of kids’ lives, relationships and self-concepts. Think about the kids you know and what their actions are saying about them. For example, a clingy child is telling you she needs love desperately; maybe she lives in an environment of neglect, abuse…

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Tabletop Easel: 3 Choices

A tabletop easel can be used for a variety of art activities. One base can be used for different easels: acrylic easel two-sided easel—chalkboard on one side/dry erase on the other Comment to a child: ”God gives us things to enjoy. You enjoy drawing andpainting, and I enjoy watching you draw and paint.” Photograph a child with his drawing. Mail…

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The cold never bothered me anyway…

Hahahaha!!!!  Well, that’s good ‘cuz, them preschoolers are painting with popsicles!!  Fuhreezing cold good times.  What da ya know?  Uh course, there are some amazing ideas on this week’s hoarder!  You will want to keep these around for a long time.  Good ideas are a treasure…a treasure I tell ya!!  The big kids are making an amazing hand drawing thing. …

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Oklahoma’s Will Rogers

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known. Some of his sage advice: 1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. 4. Never miss a good…

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Podcast: What is children’s Sunday School all about?

I am hot the trail of enlisting workers and I figure you are too.  Right now I’m so tired from children’s camp and Vacation Bible School that I just want to lay down and sleep for a week.  But NO!  I need to follow-up on the kids that made decisions in these events and write Thank You notes to the…

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Water Drop Painting

This activity allows boys and girls to see the affect of water drops on their drawing.  This is art and nature at work together so take time to observe what happens. Coffee Filters Washable Markers Eye droppers Small dish of clear water Paper Towels Invite children to choose their favorite colors of markers and draw a picture about today’s Bible…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Curriculum

Questions to Consider Does the curriculum guide the church in fulfilling the Great Commission through the five functions of evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, worship, and ministry? Will students receive a sound, reliable interpretation of the Bible from a conservative point of view? Does the material provide a variety of age-appropriate, timely, and relevant teaching-learning approaches? Is the curriculum comprehensive, balanced, sequenced,…

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Sooooeeeeee!

Well sizzle my bacon ya’ll!!  Summer is heating up with some specTACular ideas…if ya know what I mean!  I sure did find some doozies for ya this week.  And…the kiddos will love ‘em too ;)  Forget the rock, but ya will need the paper and the scissors.  It’s an exciting Bible skills game!  All this makes me wish Sunday was…

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Mission Activities from The Idea Hoarder

  Neighborhood Prayer Walk & Balloon Drop Purchase an assortment of helium inflated balloons from a local party store; Also purchase or gather picnic tablecloth clips—available in a variety of fun shapes and colors. Print colorful flyers inviting boys and girls and their families to church. Allow each child to carry 3 or 4 balloons as you walk the neighborhood near…

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Podcast: Simple Steps to Enlisting Leaders

I’m sure you are like me and searching for people to enlist as Sunday School teachers.  Currently, I need 12 teachers to staff the classes of two year olds and that’s just the beginning.  I started in May by meeting with my team and we began to consider the calendar and when we would accomplish each task.  We want to…

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