A Simple (and Fun!) Way to Talk to Your Kids About Babies

 

When we had kids, my husband and I agreed to be honest and scientific about how human bodies work. As parents, we do need to use discernment when it comes to being honest and being age-appropriate. And when the time comes, we can tend to become tongue-tied. Are you expecting? Do you have children ages 5 to 11? Here is a simple (and fun!) way to talk to your kids about babies.

talk to your kids about babiesDanika Cooley has created another marvelous book called, Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth ($9.99). I love the title. Life is created by God, and it is HIS story we are living out. It’s a neat idea that every human’s “story” throughout all time is part of a greater story and purpose! Continue reading

Ananias and Sapphira Object Lesson {Acts 5}

 

Have you ever tried to do “just enough” to meet a requirement? What about trying to get around a rule? This Ananias and Sapphira object lesson will help our children understand that lying, manipulation, and general sneakiness are not steps in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy 5:32}

Ananias and Sapphira Object Lesson

Scripture Focus: Acts 5:1-11

Materials: a baking pan, aluminum foil, many brown E’s cut out of brown construction paper Continue reading

Self-Control Object Lesson {Joshua 7}

 

We live in a world where everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Self-control is not a valued character trait. Here is a fun self-control object lesson that kids can do themselves. Helping our children understand the importance of self-control is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy 5:32}

self control object lesson

Scripture Focus: Joshua 7

Materials: a wide mouth jar or glass, a tennis ball, a plastic bowl, a toilet paper roll (make sure the ball fits into the jar. If you feel daring, use a raw egg!) Continue reading

8 Must Have Items for Children’s Ministry

 

I’ve had people ask me how I get everything done, or how I do it all. The first answer to that question is, not under my power, but the Lord’s. The second answer to this is, using items that help me immensely in ministry. Whether it’s an awesome Bible, or a di-cut machine, there are 8 must have items for Children’s Ministry that I use on a regular basis.

Must Have Items for children's ministry Continue reading

Respecting the Rights of Others {Genesis 13}

Everyone seems to be focused on their personal rights these days: the right to say what we want; the right to do what we want; the right to bear arms; the right to life; the right to have an education. According to the Bible, what are our rights? Helping our children understand the importance of respecting the rights of others is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy 5:32}

respecting the rights of others object lesson

Scripture Focus: Genesis 13

Materials: Collect two pairs of 3 types of items; have one of the pair be new and the other used, or worthless (I used socks, pencils, and cookies. One cookie had a bite taken out of it!) Continue reading