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May 25, 2011

Jonah and The Whale Sunday School Lesson

Here is a free printable Jonah and The Whale Sunday School Lesson for kids.

Jonah and The Whale Coloring Page

It's Not The Devil!

It's not the devil that is after you. IT"S GOD!

Faces With Jesus Words Coloring Page

Prodigal Son Plane Craft

 Prodigal Son Plane Craft
Loop de Loop Plane
 Luke 15: 20- And he arose and came to his father. But, when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 

This project takes a sheet of plain or colored typing paper, scissors, a pencil and scissors. Fold the paper in half so the short edges are together.  Open it up and bring the top corners of one long edge together at the crease.  (See picture.)  Fold the point that was formed at the top downward.  Fold the paper in half so the point is to the inside.

Along the bottom edge, draw the shape of an airplane tail.  Be sure not to draw on a folded edge.  (See picture.)  Cut out the tail section.  Fold the center up so you have a section to hold.  Staple the plane together along that section.  Fold the wings and tail down so they are horizontal to the ground.  Decorate your plane.  Launch the plane gently.  It should fly in a loop.  Be sure not to throw it at another person for safety.

This airplane is fun because it comes back to you.  In the Bible, there was great rejoicing when the prodigal son returned to his family.  Even if we stray, God rejoices when we return to Him. God waits patiently, with loving kindness to restore us when we return to him with humble hearts. He offers us everything in his kingdom and does not even dwell on our past disobedience.  God will run to meet you if you turn to Him.

May 23, 2011

Ideas for Bulletin Boards

We have a 4 X 12 bulletin board in our room. I decided to split the bulletin board and make two separate halves. I used the left side to put up my theme and the right side to hang the children's artwork papers. I plan on hanging up some photos that I took of them while they were working in class. I was going to add little word bubbles above their heads and have them saying some funny things.
 This picture is the 10 commandments that I bought from a christian store. They have lot's of different themes to choose from and I decided this would be a good one to go with. 

 This picture is of the children's artwork they have done in class. I wanted to post their work so they could be the shining stars of the bulletin board.

I got a close up picture so you could see what they did. We have the Ice Cream Lesson that we covered and they made the little Ice Cream Cone Picture Frame and glued large popsicle sticks around the picture to frame it. The Mother's Day Flower Cut Out Picture was the Mother's Day Lesson and the Cross was from the Easter Lesson. The kids love to see their artwork displayed.

We will post more ideas as time goes on and I get them changed out.

Constellation Cans Craft

Constellation Cans Craft

 Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth...

  • One Pringles can per child
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue
  • Small bright flashlight that will fit in the Pringles can
  • Large pin such as used for corsage.
  • Paper to cover can.
  • Optional decorations such as glow in the dark stickers

Cover the outside of a Pringles can with paper and decorate as desired.  The children can write Bible verses or glue on a printed verse. Trace the plastic lid and cut out the circle from the black construction paper.  Glue it to the inside of the plastic lid of the Pringles can.  Using a star map, select a constellation and cut it out.  Tape it to the top of the plastic lid for a pattern.  Poke holes through the plastic lid and black paper at the position of each star.  Turn the flashlight on and place it in the can so the light shines through the holes when the lid is placed on the can.  Darken the room and hold the can so the stars shine on the wall or ceiling.  Let each child make a different constellation so the children can take turns sharing their results.

(You can paint the plastic lids with black paint ahead of time instead of using the construction paper.)

Here is a source for a star map.

Father's Day Craft-Paper Plate Turtle

Father's Day Craft
Paper Plate Turtle
"Dad, I didn't SHELL out much this Father's day, but I still love you!" 

  • two uncoated 
  • paper plates
  • crayons
  • tape
  • scissors
  • a sheet of construction paper
  • optional google eyes for head

Divide the bottom side of an uncoated paper plate into squares or hexagons with a crayon.  Color each square.  Cut out a head, a tail, and four legs from construction paper.  Tape these to the top of a second paper plate.  Glue the two plates together so the tops of each plate are to the inside.
Place a baggy with a treat (cookies, candy, nuts, etc.) for dad between the plates before gluing together the plates.  Children who are old enough can write a thank you note to their fathers on the bottom.  It can say something like: "Dad I didn't SHELL out much for Father's Day but I still love you."

May 21, 2011

Talk Bubble Scripture Activity Page

Print this Talk bubble scripture activity page out for the kids. Have the kids open up their Bible and write down scriptures they like in the talk bubbles. You could have them color the bubbles first with a very light color and then write the scriptures in them.

You could also make them into bookmarks. Just color and write the scriptures in the bubbles and then laminate them. Cut each bubble out and using a hole punch add a hole in the bottom. Run some yarn through the hole and tie in a knot. The kids can use the bookmarks for their Bibles.

May 18, 2011

Enter In At The Door Clipart

Enter In At The Door Clipart

John 10:1- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

Don't think about trying to climb another way into the sheepfold. The door is there, just use it.

May 12, 2011

Jesus Paper Lunch Bag

  • Jesus Template  - Color  or  Black & White
  • Brown Lunch Bag
  • Tape or Stick Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers-  if you pick the black and white template to print
Just pick your template out. Color it if you printed the black and white Jesus template out. If you picked the colored one then you don't have to worry about coloring it. Cut the pieces out and glue or tape the head to the bottom of the bag. Tape or glue his body underneath the flap and line it up with his head. Glue or tape on the box that says MY NAME IS JESUS.

You could turn this right side up and make a Jesus lunch box out of it for your kids. Pack their favorite sandwich and chips in this cute Jesus lunch bag and surprise them with it. Go on a picnic lunch together in the yard or you can let them take it to school. This will help spread the message of Jesus to those that may not know him. Tell your child to tell others about Jesus and that he loves them very much!

May 11, 2011

Bathtub Fingerpaints

  • 3 Tablespoons Talcum Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk Liquid Dish Soap
  • 2-3 drops of food coloring
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Put cornstarch in a saucpan and add a little water at a time. Stir until mixed. Cook over low heat until it boils. This should be thick. Mix for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and add soap and talcum powder. Stir up real good. Add some color with your food coloring.

Let the kids write all over the bathtub walls with this.

May 10, 2011

Freezer Paint Recipe

  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Tempera Paint or Flavored Koolaid
Fill the ice cube trays by layering the tempera paint right on top of each other with different colors. Or you can use flavored koolaid if you don't want to mess with the paint. Cover with a plastic wrap and put slits in the tops to put a popsicle stick down in it. Or you can pull the ice cube tray out when its about half froze and stick them in. Let the kids color with their freezer paint on a large piece of paper.

Coffee Playdough Recipe

  • Coffee Playdough
  • 2 Cups of Coffee Grounds
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Cup of Salt
  • Warm water as needed -more if you want a damper mixture less if you want thicker
Mix all the ingredients together. Add water if you want a damper mixture. This is a great smelling coffee playdough and they will love the cool texture it has.

Bathtub Soap Balls

  • 2 Cups of Soap Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • Perfume, Food coloring or essential oil *as much as desired
Mix soap flakes and water together in a bowl.  This mixture will turn stiff. Add your food coloring, perfumes, or essential oils. Then roll into balls and let the them dry for about 24 hours.

Baby Lotion Body Paint

  • 1 Cup Baby Lotion
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid dish soap
  • 1 teaspoon powdered tempera paint

Mix all the ingredients together. If your paint is to thick just add a few drops of water to the mixture. This paint should last a month when stored in a sealed airtight container.

Cotton Ball Baking Dough

  • 1 Bag of Cotton Balls
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 Cup of Flour
Mix flour and water together.Then add your cotton balls to the paste. Scoop out some small amounts of the cotton ball dough onto a baking sheet. Let any excess paste drip away from the cotton ball. Lay on baking sheet and make any desired shape you like. Cook these in the oven at 325° for 1 hour. Then you can paint them after they cool down.

May 9, 2011

Dryer Lint Paper Mache

3 cups of Dryer Lint
2/3 Cups of Flour
2 Cups of Water

Mix the lint and water together in a large saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Slowly add the flour in mixing well until it forms peaks and holds together good. Cover your object that you want to cover and let it for about 4 or 5 days.

Homemade Perfume Recipe

  • 1 cup of Water
  • Fragrant Flowers

Use flowers that smell good such as roses, honeysuckle, lavender, or any flower that just smells lovely. Tear the little flower petals up and put in your cup of water. Let the flower water mixture set up for a few days before you use your homemade perfume recipe.

Bathtub Soap Crayons

  • 1 cup Soap Flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons of Hot Water
  • 2 or 3 drops of Food Coloring
Mix Soap Flakes and Hot water in a bowl together. Mix real good. This mixture will be hard to stir. For multiple colors of bathtub crayons just scoop small amounts into a few other bowls and add your different colors to each bowl. Mix until you get a thick paste.

Take this paste and scoop into a mold or some ice cube trays. Set them somewhere to harden. Let them set up for about one week then take them out of the ice cube trays. You might need to let it dry a few more days once it's out of the ice cube trays. Then let the kids have fun drawing all over the shower walls. YEAH!

Sawdust Playdough

  • 2 Cups of Sawdust
  • 1 Cup of Salt
  • 3 Cups of Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of Water (or as needed)

Mix all the ingredients together. Shape into something neat and let it harden.

Scratch and Sniff Paint

  • Liquid Tempera Paint
  • 2 or 3 Drops of Flavoring Extract, or as desired
Add your flavoring extract to the paint. Use any kind of flavored extract you like. Let dry. Then scratch and sniff!

May 6, 2011

Pictures With Scriptures

Pictures With Scriptures
I drew these picture scriptures!

To see more pictures likes these just hop on over to our site at Church House Clipart. We have a selection of clipart pictures. From Bible People Clipart to Animal Clipart Pictures. Come check it out.

May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Flower Sponge Craft

Mother's Day
Flower Sponge Gift

  • Red Plastic Cup
  • Green Straw
  • Flower Template (Colored)  (Black & White)
  • Brand New Sponge
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
Print out one of the flower templates. Pick the color or black and white. Color it if you picked the black and white one. Cut it out. Fold your flower in half and take the hole punch and put a hole in it. Just put a half of a hole on the edge. Don't put the full hole cause it might be too big. Tape your green straw to the inside of your red cup. Now open your little flower back up and slide it on the straw. Put it on the ridges where the straw bends. Tape the back to hold it in place. Tape your leaves on to the front. Stick your new sponge down in the cup.

Now the kids can give these to their mom's for Mother's Day. The sponge is for washing the dishes or cleaning the counter tops off.

Let Your Light Shine Lantern

 Let Your Light Shine Lantern
Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  

  • Card stock
  • scissors
  • glue or tape
  • markers
  • stickers
  • etc.
  Cut a one-inch strip off the 8 ½ inch long edge for the handle. Fold the piece of card stock in half along the long edge.  Cut evenly spaced slashes along the folded edge (Cut through both layers) leaving about 1 inch uncut on the open edges. Decorate with stickers, markers, etc.  Open the paper up and then roll it into a tube lengthwise so the slashes run up and down.  Glue or tape the edges of the paper together.  Press down on the top of the lantern so it bulges out a little in the center.  Attach the one inch strip to the top of your lantern for a handle.

If you do not have card stock, any sturdy paper will work.

For more Lessons, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Recipes visit Church House Collection.

Rebekah's Pasta Jewelry

Rebekah's Pasta Jewelry 

Genesis 24:53-  And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
  • Bright yellow yarn
  • Tape
  • Alcohol
  • Food coloring
  • Small cups
  • Pasta of various shapes that can be strung
  • Spoon
  • Paper towels

    Pour alcohol into small cups.  Add several drops of food coloring.  Make one cup for each desired color.  Drop pieces of pasta into the cups.  Be sure the pasta is covered.  After two or three minutes, scoop the pasta out with a spoon and drain on paper towels.  Repeat until you have colored all the pasta you will need.  Check to see if the pasta is colored as dark as you want.  If not, back in the cup it goes. 

     Let the pasta dry 30 minutes.  Cut yarn to desired length for a necklace or a bracelet.  Wrap tape around the ends of the yarn to make it easy to string the pasta.  Let the children choose colors and string the pasta to make their own designs.  Tie the ends of the yarn and cut off the tape.  White pasta works better than whole wheat for this craft.

More lessons, crafts, recipes, coloring pages at Church House Collection.

May 2, 2011

Dirt Worm Lesson

This is a fun Dirt Worm Lesson "God Made Dirt. Kids will really enjoy learning that God made worms and dirt. Teach them about the scripture in Genesis 1:9-10 where it talks about God making dry land. From ice worms to dirt cake this is a winner!