Noah’s Ark craft

Here’s an easy Noah’s Ark craft for your Sunday School class or homeschool.  I drew a simple ark, cut out as shown, and had my S.S. class color.  I stapled all around the edge and filled with animal crackers.  The kids loved these!



Don’t forget to see the Courageous movie opening in theaters next weekend, September 30.

Please check out the following site for a great Women’s Bible Study that anyone can fit into their day.  We are going through the book of 1 John…just one verse a day.  (scroll down just a little bit…you will see a 1 John Ebook Study Guide if you choose to print and make a notebook verses journal)  (Week 1 blog from Women Living Well Ministries)

Autumn Ebook

We have just released a new Ebook entitled, Autumn.  Check it out at Currclick:

Autumn is a special time of year. Celebrate the first day of Autumn, September 23, with this fun resource containing activities for multiple ages. Enjoy an apple picking video and have older students complete a quiz. Have younger children make a mini book. This resource also includes an easy to understand explanation for why the leaves change color and why the weather gets cooler. Other components include: a word search, a maze, Bible Story idea, “How many words can you make” activity, ABC order sheet, printable postcards, tic-tac-toe game, copywork sheet, coloring pages, fall bulletin board idea, cooking and snack ideas, and additional computer resources.

25 pages


Christian Halloween Treat Alternatives

Christian Halloween Treat Alternatives

  • Candy Corn Christian-fill snack size sandwich bag with candy corn and attach tag that says:  Candy is good and sweet, But knowing Jesus is a real treat! John 3:16
  • Bear Fruit Jelly Beans-fill baggie with fruit flavored jelly beans and attach tag that says,  “Bear much fruit.” John 15:8   This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
  • Lifesavers-attach note that says, “Let Jesus be your Life Saver!”  John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
  • Milky Way Creation Candy-tape snack size Milky Way candy bars to index card that says, “God created the Milky Way!”  Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Sin Eraser-purchase mini eraser and tape to index card printed with, “God can erase your sin!” Romans 3:23-24 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
  • Hershey’s Kisses-fill baggie with kisses and attach note that reads, “God Loves You!”   John 3:16
  • Chocolate Coin Giving-“Give Your All!” Luke 21: 3 So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all.”

 Living Waters has a pack of 100 Halloween 1 Million Dollar tracts for $5.




Blue Letter Bible

If you haven’t discovered Blue Letter Bible, it is my all time favorite Bible Study resource!


Psalm 139, The Sand Lesson

Psalm 139:  17-18

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!  How great is the sum of them!  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:  When I awake, I am still with thee.

For our morning devotion before beginning our homeschool lessons, I poured a tiny bit of colored sand in the palm of my hand and let the kids each dip a finger into the sand and put what stuck their fingertip onto the table.  I told them to count the grains of sand.  My son counted about 70 pieces and may daughter counted about 50.  This was just the amount of sand on one fingertip!  Can you image the number of grains that David was talking about in Psalm 139!  How precious are God’s thoughts unto us…more than the sand!  What a great thought!

It would be neat to fill small, cellophane bags with sand and tie with ribbon and attach this verse.  These could be given to your Sunday School class or to your WMU or women’s group, etc.

BTW…we usually have our morning devotion at the breakfast table.  It gets our day started off on the right foot!

Free September 11 Coloring Book

September 11, 2001, will be a day that Americans will never forget.  In the midst of tragedy, we saw an amazing patriotic spirit rise up.  September 11 A Day to Remember Coloring Book is a simple way to explain this event to children without being too scary or graphic.  It’s also a reminder of the heroics displayed as a result.  (10 pages long)

It recommended for children in second through fifth grades.

Email me for a free coloring book delivered right to your Inbox.

Letter Z

Letter Skills:  Letter Z

  • Say It-Z says “z” like zipper
  • Practice It-cut zippers from old jeans or purchase inexpensive, used pants from Goodwill; let child practice zipping the zippers as he says “z” sound
  • Recognize It:  Decorate Blank Letter Z with zebra stripes made by making lines across Z with black paint and Q-tip (or black crayon)
  • Letter Z box – add small items that begin with Z to an empty wet wipes container (zipper, zero, toy zebra, zinnia, etc.)
  • Z is for Zucchini – cut a zucchini in half and use for stamping; write heading Z is for Zucchini; use several and let children make lots of colorful zucchini circular prints

Letter Y

Letter Skills:  Letter Y

  • Say It:  Y says “y” like yarn
  • Practice It: Yarn Catch-toss ball of yarn to child and have him say “y” sound; when he tosses it back to you, say “y” sound; continue several times
  • Recognize It:  Decorate Blank letter Y by gluing on pieces of yarn
  • Letter Y box – fill empty wet wipes container with small items that begin with letter Y (yarn, yellow crayon, yo-yo, etc.)
  • Y is for Yellow Like the Sun painting – fingerpaint a letter Y cutout
  • Yell for Letter Y – show flashcards and instruct the students that when they see letter Y, they should yell; have both upper and lower case Y’s included and continue to stick them back in the deck
  • Y is for Yam – cut a yam in half; put some paint in paper plates; let the children use the yam to stamp white construction paper; write heading Y is for Yam on the paper