It's advent today So Christmas stuff is back on the table What's new for Christmas? This Sunday School lesson on Matthew. We only have one lesson this year on Christmas, so it feels like there's a lot to cover. On the plus side Biblical literacy is at its highest on the events of Christmas so … Continue reading A brief break from Acts
Finally! And with much rejoicing! The Jesus Rescues series for preschool groups is completed! It's been a month since I posted last saying that uploading this series was slow - so at least I'm consistant. You can now find the stories, craft and songs all uploaded! I've been busy writing new Sunday School lessons for … Continue reading At last!
Resources for making the most of your summer Whether your regular scheduling continues or Sunday School is taking a break Summer is already here in Chicago: with a vengeance! Kids break up for vacation much earlier here than we do in the UK (If you're in a school there: keep going - you're really close!) … Continue reading Summer days, drifting away…
We're not playing around They're a lot of hard work and totally worth it I've just written How to Start a Playgroup: it's not comprehensive because context will change a lot of things but it's a great starting point if you're wanting to set one up and a good checklist if you're already running one. … Continue reading Playgroups:
Crafty Ideas From Big Picture Bible Crafts Job 5:12 has never come up as a recommended memory verse, you never see it printed on wallet sized cards or adorning the front of notebooks, and yet I can think of many a Christian and specifically Sunday School teachers who would be encouraged to know they're not … Continue reading Hot off the Press
Remembrances and resolutions For the blog and for your Sunday Schools too It's nearly 2018 - in case you hadn't noticed. And everybody is in that 'fresh start' mode whether it's buying gym memberships, taking up veganuary or resolving to read their Bible more often. We're also looking back at 2017 and evaluating the good … Continue reading Happy New Year!
For Sunday Schools and for teens I've hunted out crafts that use what most Sunday schools have on hand or can get easily: Paper Plate Nativity Good for anyone who can fingerpaint - if you've got a team or the time to cut and outline them before hand. Great for those who can be trusted … Continue reading Christmas crafts
is not a lucky number but it is where we're up to in the ten commandments Check out the session for commandment number seven here. Those of you who are much more clued up than I am will have realised that the seventh commandment is 'Do not commit adultery' which is not the most straightforward … Continue reading Seven
In Dark Places An alternative to Halloween Halloween started as a chance to mock evil and let it have its last moment before the inevitable defeat of the forces of darkness by the King of Light. Therefore, I don't think there has to be a problem with celebrating Halloween. That said there is a tendency … Continue reading Bright Lights
The ten commandments even if you don't count the bonus session Yep, that's right: commandments 5 and 6 are now up! You can find the whole selection here. Including that bonus intro session I keep talking about. I've also added a very thoughtful set of truths about the ten commandments which Steve P wrote for … Continue reading More than halfway through