Carved In Stone

          Object: Get your partner to guess which of the Ten Commandments you are trying to draw in your clay. Provide balls of play clay to partners. One partner will draw (using the end of a paintbrush or something else) and one will guess. Make cards that have each of the Ten Commandments written out on…

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Bible Times Vest

          Paper grocery bags, scissors, markers, crayons, odds and ends such as rickrack, pompoms, sequins, yarn, stickers, patches, and glue. Prior to the session, cut a paper bag in the shape of a vest for each child. Cut a circle in the bottom of the bag for the child’s neck and cut an armhole on each…

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Writing on Playdough

          Provide an assortment of your favorite play dough, either homemade or purchased, craft sticks, play dough rollers, and construction paper with today’s Bible verse printed. Encourage children to roll out the play dough and invite them to use the craft sticks to print the Bible verse on their play dough. While the children work, tell…

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Hebrew Writing

          Remind the kids that although we often see and read the Ten Commandments in our own language, they were probably written by God in Hebrew so that the people could understand them. What does Hebrew writing look like? Hebrew reads right to left. אתה לא יהיה כל אלים אחרים לפניי. This example is the first…

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Family Devotional

Scripture: Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Opening Question to Discuss: “Does hard work and doing what is right really payoff?”   1. First Point: “We All Have A Job To Do” John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is known for…

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Close up of a daffodil

Playdough Recipes

Basic Play Dough Recipe 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 tablespoons cooking oil 1/2 cup salt 1 cup water Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar together. Mix the cooking oil in the water and add to the dry ingredients. Stir and pour mixture in an electric skillet or nonstick pan. Stir constantly until dough pulls…

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Nature Sorting Leaves and Rocks

          Collect several different types of leaves in a variety of sizes (check for allergies prior to using any nature activity with children) and a variety of rocks, large and small.  Provide trays or box lids to keep the nature activity together.  Invite the children to group similar leaves together and the same with the rocks. …

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Splash ‘n’ Grab

          Use the water from your boat-building game.  Anything that floats will work as game pieces.  Ping pong balls, fun foam, or slices of foam cups work well.  Splurge on a set of preschool chunky foam  letters that stick on the tub wall for bath time.  Float the entire alphabet in the water.  Make a set…

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Crossing the Red Sea 3D

          Object: Make 3D cards depicting God’s people walking through the Red Sea on dry land. Use heavy cardstock, folded in half. While the card is folded, cut 3 sets of parallel slits from the folded side (see picture A). Open the card; draw lines from each outside slit to the bottom corner of the card…

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Jars of Thankfulness

This activity is great for a small class or an entire ministry.  You need a few materials: Mason Jars                   Twine Burlap                           Assortment of Candy/ Fillers Scissors                       Ink Pad and Stamps Gift Tags Have the children fill the Jars.  You can pre-select the contents that each jar is to have, or allow the children to pick what goes into them.  Cut…

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