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A Meaningful Mother’s Day! Activities for Kids

Did you know a mother elephant seal can lose 600 pounds in one month while she’s nursing her pup!? (And now some of my readers are feeling jealous of elephant seals for the first time in their lives.) Did you know African elephants have pregnancies that last almost 2 years!? (The aforementioned readers are no…
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How to Talk to Kids About the Easter Bunny

I have fond memories of biking to my cousin’s house in the wee hours of Easter morning to hide a duck egg in his rabbit’s hutch. This annual event was my family’s sole association with the Easter Bunny. Ironically, I care more about the Easter Bunny as an adult than I did as a kid…
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How to Teach Kids about Palm Sunday

Centuries ago, crowds waved palm branches and shouted “Hosanna!” as the promised Messiah rode into Jerusalem on a donkey’s colt. Days later, large crowds cried out for his tortuous execution. What went wrong? NOTHING! Jesus accomplished exactly what he planned all along by laying down his perfect life to save sinners like you and me.…
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10 Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

What do dinosaurs, ancient Rome, puzzles, crazy hearts, and Bible drills have in common? You can use them all to prepare Valentine’s Day games, activities, songs, and stories to celebrate God’s love with kids! Valentine’s Day is a lovely opportunity to teach kids about God’s love! Here are ten ready-to-go ideas to help you incorporate…
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Animal Superpowers! Object Lesson

Did you know Cuttlefish can change the color and shape of their skin and even their eyes to camouflage themselves!? In the blink of an eye, these marine masters of disguise seem to totally disappear! God created countless creatures with amazing abilities that sometimes remind us of comic book superpowers. But as awe-inspiring as these…
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Teaching Kids the Sanctity of Life

In 2019, abortion ended more than twice as many lives as cancer, alcohol, smoking, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. This tragic loss of human life should remind us how important it is to share the truth that every person is created and loved by God. Children need to know the immeasurable value God places…
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10 Christmas Tree Activities for Kids

Christmas trees are fun! They are also an excellent springboard for meaningful conversations and activities with children in your church or home. Here are 10 fun ways you can use Christmas trees to enjoy Jesus with kids. For dozens more Christmas and Advent ideas for kids, check out our FREE download, Enjoying Advent!, it’s got…
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10 Bible Time Family Favorites

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things I enjoy lots of things. Reading. Coffee. Friends. A good movie. Kid snuggles. Sleep. Not necessarily in that order. One thing I REALLY enjoy is learning about new resources to help me and my kids know and enjoy Jesus more. So, Nathan and I put our heads…
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Memory Verse Music for Families to Sing

My kids often enjoy Scripture songs while they ride in the car, mix up a batch of waffles (with unicorn fluff, of course), or brush their hair. In this guest post, award-winning children’s author Danika Cooley shares some of her favorite sources of Scripture songs for families. We use some of these songs in our…
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10 Easy Bible Verse Memory Games

“Fathers, do not POKE your children!” That’s what my 4 year old said when I asked what her new memory verse was. My wife has recently been teaching Ephesians 6:1-4 to our little ones bit by bit and apparently when they started verse 4, my Party Girl thought “provoke” sounded a lot like “poke.” This…
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