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Patriotic Catcher Toy - July 4th Craft


Kids will learn the answers to eight basic USA citizenship questions such as, Why did the Pilgrims come to America? What is the US Constitution? and What does the First Amendment guarantee? 

Kids can make it and take it home! Print out as many patterns as you need for a onetime fee for home or per classroom use.  

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Can you find thirty (30) books of the Bible in the paragraph below?

"This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since . . . "

Read on and take the
Bible Name Challenge.

   
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Bible Game: Bible Buster Relays


Set Up: You will need 4 cups, 66 small party balloons, 66 strips of paper and a lot of hot air! 

Write each of the books of the Bible on a small strip of paper and place each one inside each balloon. Blow the balloons up and place them in a large basket or box. Divide the class into two teams. Each team has a cup labeled "Old Testament" and "New Testament" which is placed on either side of the box of balloons. Place the balloons and cups at one end of the designated playing area. Have the teams line up at the opposite end.

How To Play: Someone says, GO! The first child on each team races to the balloons and . . . 

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Good Stuff or Garbage in the Temple?

Focus: making good choices about what we put into our bodies.

Objects Needed: "fillable" cream puffs or tart shells, fruit yogurt, cream cheese, and/or whipped topping, chopped dried fruits, granola, chocolate chips or mini-M&M's, (anything to make a yummy filling), mud or dirt, small rocks, coffee grounds (anything to make a nasty-looking filling), pretzel sticks, marshmallows, small plates, cups, and spoons. 

Begin the lesson by telling the group that you're going to prepare a delicious treat. Mix up a nasty-looking filling and use it to stuff one of the puff or tart shells, saying, "Doesn't this look great?" and ignoring their "EWWW's".

Place it on one of the plates and use pretzel sticks to add arms and legs to the puff or shell, and stick on a marshmallow for the head. Then ask the group what they see and why they think it's yucky. Discuss how this relates to the nasty stuff we sometimes put into our bodies . . . 

Continue reading how to
honor God with our bodies.

 

 

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Bible Craft: Moses Mask or Bible Masks

What you need:
Create your own mask design such as the one shown here. Find a "Moses-like picture, or use the Moses Mask pattern from God's Top Ten, a wooden paint stick, crayons, yarn, glue, fabric, scissors, stapler.

What you do: Copy the "Moses-like" face onto cardstock paper or mount to cardboard. Cut out the mask and eye holes. Staple onto the paint stick.

Optional: Glue yarn on for the beard and hair. Glue fabric on for the head garment.  (Depending how children decorate their masks, they can make various Bible characters, male or female.)

Have students act out the Ten Commandments story, or another Bible story, using their masks. 

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Bible Lesson: Faith Foundation

Read Matthew 16:17-18 from a child-friendly Bible.

Peter’s name in Greek is "Petros," which means small stone.

"Petros" sounds very similar to another Greek word, "Petra," which means rock or boulder. The statement that Jesus said to Peter used these two Greek words, "Petros," small stone and "Petra," boulder

If we could understand Greek, Jesus’ statement would have sounded something like this:

"Jesus, replied, ‘Blessed are you "Petros" or "Small Stone," for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my heavenly Father. And I tell you that you are "Petros," "Small Stone," and on this "Petra" or "Boulder" I will build my church."

Jesus did not say on this "Petros" or small stone I will build my church. He said, "On this "rock or boulder," on this "Petra," I will build my church. Jesus was referring to Peter’s "boulder statement." And what did Peter say? He said, "You (Jesus) are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." His statement concerning Jesus, is the boulder, the "Petra," or the foundation of our faith. The church must be built on . . . 

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Peter's boulder confession of faith.

Christian Skits & Bible Games for Kids


Christian skits based on the Gospel of Mark Bible books game
Mark: Bible Skits               Bible Stack-O! 

Christian skits based on the book of Ruth Bible Games Explosion 52 Year-round Bible games
   Ruth: Bible Skits            Bible Games Explosion!

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Ruth: Lights, Camera, Action Bible Skits

Story Focus: Naomi’s despair, Ruth’s selfless devotion.

Overview: Based on Ruth, Chapter One. The story of Ruth takes place during the time when Judges ruled Israel. It was a wicked time in Israel’s history, but not everyone disobeyed God. Our skit tells the story of three such people: Ruth, Naomi and Boaz, who obeyed and loved God. 

Director: “Lights, Camera, Action!”

Narrator: “In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land of Judah.”

Elimelech: “Naomi, our crops won’t grow and our food has run out. We’ve got to get out of here or we’ll starve to death!”

Naomi: “But Eli, where will we go?”

Elimelech: “I’ve heard there is plenty of food in Moab.” 

Naomi: “Moab? You want us to move to Moab?”

Elimelech: “We’ll move there until the famine is over, then we’ll come back home. Pack our bags and tell the boys to get ready. We’ll leave in the morning.”

Naomi: “Maaaaah-lon and Kiiiii-lion! Pack your bags. . . . 

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Ruth Bible Skits.

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