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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.