The Memory Tree

My children were never very interested in memorizing verses until now. I painted a big tree in the corner of our classroom. It’s called the Memory Tree. Each branch has a child’s name on it, and every week the kids stamp a big leaf on their branch if they know their memory verse.They seem to […]

Repenting of Unkindness

Ask the children if they have ever done something mean. If none respond, give them a few examples, such as not sharing, hitting someone, telling someone they hate them, etc. Ask the children to tell you why they act mean. Explain that sometimes we are mean because of losing our tempers or being selfish or […]

Obedience–Whether We Like it or Not

Have the children raise their hands if they would love to be able to live off of ice cream? Have the children raise their hands if they would love to play soccer (or another popular sport) all day long every day. Mention that sometimes we would rather do things that are not good for us […]

Showing Love

Have the children list ways that people show them their love. Assist them in thinking of things like helping them, giving them a card or gift, taking care of them when their sick, giving them food and clothes and a house to live in, talking with them, praying with them, reading the Bible to them, […]

First Church Picnic

Text (John 6:1-11) After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A huge crowd followed him, attracted by the miracles they had seen him do among the sick. When he got to the other side, he climbed a hill and sat down, surrounded by his disciples. It was nearly time for the feast of […]

God Sees Your Need

Allow the children to tell you their prayer requests. Write them up on the chalkboard. Remark that now all the children are able to "see" their requests on the chalkboard. Everyone can see what each person needs God to help them with. Express, however, that God each need long before it was ever written on […]

Homemade Piñata

Decorate a brown paper grocery bag. Fold the top edge down inside and punch holes around the folded edge. Add paper reinforcements to keep the holes from tearing. Glue or tape party streamers around the edge so that they will hang down past the bottom of the pinata. Fill the pinata with candy and prizes […]