Children’s Church, Sunday, October 25, 2020

Leaf Salt Painting
supplies for fall kids craft
Watercolor paints and brush
1. Either trace a leaf onto paper or print a template from online.
2. Trace glue around outline of leaf template.
3. Sprinkle glue with salt like you would glitter.
4. Gently lift the paper and shake off any excess salt.
5. Get the paintbrush wet and get plenty of watercolor paint on the brush.
6. Gently dip the brush to the salt.  The salt will immediately absorb the color and spread.

Children’s Church, October 18, 2020

Trusting God Yarn Craft
Yarn (ribbon or thread)
1. Write on a piece of paper, “I will trust God is with me in hard times, too.”
2. Cut a few short strands of yarn (ribbon or thread works too); about 6-8inches long
3. Have kiddos tangle the yarn into a blob and glue onto the paper.  Discuss with children how sometimes we make wrong choices and get into messes but that God is always faithful!
Trust Lesson & Activities with Free Printable
Trust Lesson & Activites

Children’s Church, Sunday, October 4, 2020

Taking Control of our Anger
It is often difficult as an adult to control our anger, so imagine how difficult it must be for children to understand this emotion and know what to “do” with their anger.
Below are some activities to help your kids talk about the feeling anger and what to do with it.
Talk about what makes them angry and how to address it- StepSheettoManagingYourAnger

Children’s Church, Sunday, September 27, 2020

Finding Joy!
What are some things that bring your family joy? Discuss this with your children and DO some of them!
how to make paper windmill

Children’s Church, Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jesus Heals
It’s good for kids to know that it is ok to feel sad at times and that when they do, Jesus is there to comfort them!
Colored paper
markers, crayons
Band aids
1. Cut out two color hearts from paper
2. Glue the smaller heart on top.
3. Discuss with your child things that Jesus heals, like sadness, loneliness, anger, etc. and write these on the inner heart.
4. Then the fun part! Have your child place band-aids in the shape of cross or whatever they like on the hearts!
Know someone who is sad? Send them this cute butterfly Feel Better card!
paper (for the card)
tissue paper
1. Cut square pieces of tissue paper for the wings and fold accordion style.
2. Using a band-aid, attach the tissue paper wings to the card.
3. Draw a face and antenna on the butterfly and write a message to the person before sending!

Children’s Church, Sunday, September 13, 2020

From Fearful to Fearless

Gatherlings time, September 6, 2020

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Children’s Church, Sunday, September 6, 2020

Backyard Boats Craft
Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Water
  • Pool Noodle,
  • Plastic Straws,
  • Foam Sheet, Scissors,
  • Hole Punch,
  • Large Plastic Bin,
  • Water, Optional: Blue Food Coloring
Looking for a fun hands on way to teach your kids about the Fruit of the Spirit is Peace? Backyard boats are the perfect hands on activity to reenact how Jesus calmed the storm. He gives us peace in the middle of our storms.
  1. Use scissors (or a knife) to cut the pool noodle into 2-3″ slices.
  2. Cut triangles out of the foam sheet and punch a hole at the top and the bottom.
  3. Cut the straw to your desired length and then poke into the pool noodle.
  4. Fill a large bin with water in your backyard (add blue food coloring if you want) & add the boats—use your hand to create waves in the water and reenact how Jesus calmed the storm.

Children’s Church, Sunday, August 30, 2020

“Stronger Together” Craft
The following crafts were inspired by Scripture from Acts 2:1-13.  There are several examples in the Bible of how we need friends to help us follow Jesus.  Under each image there is a link that will take you to the directions for the different crafts.

Children’s Church, Sunday, August 23, 2020

Raised Salt Cross Painting
Looking for ways to point your kids to Jesus? This Fruit of the Spirit is LOVE Kids Activities pack is full of simple ideas to teach kids what love is in an engaging way. This hands on study of Galatians 5:22-23 is aimed to help your family connect, play, learn, and grow in God’s Word together.
  • Supplies: Cross Printable, Cardstock, Bottle of Glue, Table Salt, Watercolors, Paint Brush
  • Instructions:
    1. Print the cross printable on heavy cardstock.
    2. Squeeze a thin line of glue along the edge of the cross so that it is outlined with glue.
    3. Sprinkle table salt all over the glue.
    4. Pour off the excess salt.
    5. Dip your paint brush into the watercolor paint of your choice. Gently touch the salt with your brush and watch the color spread.
    6. Let your artwork dry thoroughly (it may take a little longer than normal).
  • CLICK HERE to download Cross Template