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Sharon Pearson

Illustrated Children's Ministry creates illustrated resources for the church and the home, encouraging creativity and active engagement with faith.

Illustrated Children's Ministry

Flame: Creative Children's Ministry: Straw Rocket Prayers

Creative Children's Ministry: Straw Rocket Prayers

My Little House - a blog that features free (and some for a fee) downloadables for constructing things out of paper, including bulletins. And some are in Spanish!

My Little House

Bible Minibooks

Bible Minibooks

Adventures in Mommydomfrom Adventures in Mommydom

Paul's Third Missionary Trip lesson

Paul's third missionary trip

Paul's Third Missionary Trip lesson - Adventures in Mommydom

Proverbial Homemakerfrom Proverbial Homemaker

Easter Story Brick Challenge

Kids learn the Bible while playing with Legos!

Easter Story Lego Challenge - Proverbial Homemaker

LOVE THIS! Learn the Books of the Bible using Lego Duplo blocks. (this works for learning the alphabet too) LOVE the tips for learning middle of the Bible and 1st & 2nd books! Great for Sunday School classes or at homes too.

Lego Games – Learn the Alphabet or Books of the Bible

Living Montessori Nowfrom Living Montessori Now

Godly Play Isn’t Just for Children

Godly play. I love this because it lets children discover faith on their own. No agenda pushing, just wondering and mystery.

Godly Play Isn’t Just for Children

How to explain the Trinity to kids using an apple. :-)The peel is like God the Father, because He protects us. The flesh is like God the Son, because Jesus is God made flesh. The seeds are like the Holy Spirit because He helps us grow.

Teaching Kids About the Trinity with Apples

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Flame: Creative Children's Ministry: More Praying with Lego: Lego Prayer Station

Creative Children's Ministry: More Praying with Lego: Lego Prayer Station

Jerome Berryman: Learning the Christian Language Through Godly Play. The Rev. Jerome Berryman is the creator of Godly Play, a system that teaches children the art of using Christian language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

Explore and Express

The Imagination Tree - Creative play and learning for kids

The Imagination Tree - Creative play and learning for kids

Home | Bye Buy Childhood

Bye Buy Childhood

Illustrated Children's Moments is a new resource consisting of original artwork and leader guides for leading meaningful and formational children's sermons and children's moments.

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Blessing of the Backpacks 2012 - The heart charm is to remember that God fills our hearts with peace and joy and that we can share God's love at work, at play, at school, at home! The green ribbon is because green is an ordinary color - it reminds us that God is with us all the time, even in the ordinary.

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LENT COLLAGE calendar sample 2015 from the author of "Praying in Color," Sybil MacBeth

Lenten Calendar Templates for 2015 | Praying in Color

BUILDING FAITH, BRICK BY BRICK: An Imaginative Way to Explore the Bible with Children by Emily Given Engages children with multiple learning styles using a familiar medium - LEGO® bricks - offers a culturally relevant, hands-on way to explore faith stories with a broad range of ages. This book offers the methodology as well as 30 Old Testament and 24 New Testament stories with lesson plans. Building Faith Brick by Brick : An Imaginative Way to Explore the Bible with Children by Emily Slichter Given

Apartment Therapyfrom Apartment Therapy

Make Your Own LEGO Nativity Scene — University of Amsterdam Science Staff

Make Your Own LEGO Nativity Scene University of Amsterdam Science Staff | Apartment Therapy

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Nativity Scene built out of Lego - instructions included.

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THERE IS A SEASON: Celebrating the Church Year with Children by Margaret Pritchard Houston - The book covers a traditional selection of events, namely: Harvest, All Saints / All Souls, Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter and Pentecost; the author provides for each a liturgy, suggestions for adding a Eucharist to the liturgy, suggestions for adapting the ideas for use in schools, and ideas for extension activities and for activities at home.

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ENERGIZING CHILDREN'S MINISTRY IN THE SMALLER CHURCH - Includes teacher trainings, budgeting tips, age level teaching tips, all aimed at churches with around 100 members or less.

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN THE SMALL MEMBERSHP CHURCH by Karen B. The - Christian Education is part of the vital ministry of all churches, but especially of small membership churches.

Christian Education in the Small Membership Church

POSTMODERN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church by Ivy Beckwith - Offers a vision of where to meet children where they are using tools that will sustain their faith into adulthood. Includes spiritual disciplines, worship, and intergenerational ideas.

Postmodern Children's Ministry