Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus & The Lord's Supper

The printable for this lesson are Life of Jesus Task cards and they are cards that can be used for Life of Jesus review or... more ideas are listed! We are getting to the end of the life of Jesus, and I have divided the next several lessons more than I originally planned.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IFA: Investigating Bible Facts in Acts Supplies

There were so many great items for sale this Spring for VBS that had to do with Investigators! I started at Hobby Lobby and my head just filled with all kinds of ideas! Then, Oriental Trading had a lot, so I had even more ideas in my head! Then, Lifeway had their VBS with the Agency D3, and I found some items in their store! Since I thought Investigating Bible Facts is a great idea anyway, I decided to teach the 30 weeks of Acts with this theme. I will have bulletin boards, worksheets and different ideas for this. When I can, I will have the idea usable for any Bible lessons, not just Acts.  
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Parable of the Lost Sheep & Lost Coin

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This is such a fun lesson! I love watching the kids enjoy learning the Bible and they love this one! I like teaching most of the parables, but The Prodigal Son and this one seems to be favorites! There are sheep and coin printables that are scriptures that you can hide or shuffle for the kids to put in order.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Investigating Facts in Acts: Bulletin Boards & Posters

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I made all new bulletin boards and posters to go with Investigating Facts in Acts (IFA). I realize that investigating, detectives and secret agents are not a new concept, but I did use the graphics that I could find to create new ideas and printables for the book of Acts and Life of Paul.
 
It all started when I found so many great items for sale this Spring for VBS that had to do with Investigators! I started at Hobby Lobby and my head just filled with all kinds of ideas! Then, Oriental Trading had a lot, so I had even more ideas in my head! Then, Lifeway had their VBS with the Agency D3, and I found some items in their store! Since I thought Investigating Bible Facts is a great idea anyway, I decided to teach the 30 weeks of Acts with this theme. I will have bulletin boards, worksheets and different ideas for this. This post is the bulletin boards and posters I created. 
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Parable of the Rich Fool, the Hidden Treasure & the Pearl of Great Price

This week's lesson are three parables from Jesus. These are the visuals I set up. The barn is a bird house I found at a craft store and painted. I found the grain stalks during the fall and added some Fisher Price fencing and more bales of grain. The Pearl of Great Price is a basket with larger (8 mm) pearl beads. The treasure is a wood box that I found at Hobby Lobby. I just used brown fabric  (or felt or actual dirt). I let the students have a treasure chest, added a pearl bead and a grain stalk. Then, add stickers of Jesus, the Bible, Heaven and discuss what real treasure is.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bulletin Boards by Nicole

 
Here are photos to use for ideas for bulletin boards. These bulletin boards are photos from my niece Nicole Whitacre. Thanks for letting me post the photos! I do not have any printables for Nicole's boards, they are just for you to get ideas.
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Parable of the Good Samaritan

This week's parable is the Good Samaritan. There is a foldable for the review project. The kids will love it! It is fun and easy, but you can discuss so many different neighbor things and make it work for several Bible lessons.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wall Decorating by Nicole: Jacob & Joseph

 
Special thanks to Nicole Whitacre for permitting me to use her Jacob & Joseph wall decorating photos! As with all of Nicole's photos, there are not any printables, just the pictures to give you   ideas to decorate your classroom for teaching Bible facts. This quarter was Jacob and Joseph.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Parable of the Prodigal Son

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The students that were in class for this lesson were all at VBS this year when I taught The Prodigal Son. We used this lesson more as a review. They love filling in the lapbooks and seeing the goodies that I hand out for this lesson.  
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Teen Tuesday: Teen Girls Day & Time

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This is the final post for the Teen Girls Day that we at our church building. As always, the Teen Tuesday is written by my daughter.
We appreciate your interest in the teen lessons.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Parable of the Sower

This is the visual aids that I set up for this lesson. I used 4 Ziploc plastic containers and I added dirt in each. The first was dirt with a lot of clay, and I made it hard on top. I added seeds the biggest seeds on top that I could find and found the small blackbirds at Michaels. For the second visual, I added rocks and artificial flower stems w/o the flowers. The third one had straw-like vines and thorns (which I will add real ones the morning before class from a rose bush). The last visual had the good ground and I used a healthy house plant, or you can use the container with dirt that they can run their fingers through and green artificial/real healthy plants.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Preschool Alphabet: A is for Areopagus in Athens

These preschool Bible lessons are created and used at home, so there are some basic preschool learning skills printables added to each post. The Bible lesson and Bible printables are suitable for home or Bible class use. As of this post, we have covered most of the alphabet, but now little sister is learning her preschool skills! So, I am starting over with the alphabet, and adding preschool lessons that are not posted here yet, and plan to add as much from the book of Acts that I can. This week's lesson is about Paul and he teaches about the Unknown God.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Teen Tuesday: Teen Girls Day & Faith

Today's Teen Tuesday is about Faith, and is written by my daughter. This is a continuation of the Teen Girls Day we had at our church building. But, these lessons are appropriate for boys and girls.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Parable of Build Your House on The Rock & Be A Light

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I use this visual to represent the house on the sand and the rock. I push the house on the sand down into it so it looks like it is falling down. You just can't push the house on the rock! Even if you decide to use a pile of rocks, the house will still stand.