For the month of September 2020
Minute to Win it ... Don't forget your timer!!
See how many dice you can get on the stick in one minute (the most dice wins!). It's a little tricky and super fun to watch!
This popular game requires players to bounce a ping pong ball just right, in order to land it on a piece of bread slathered in peanut butter.
Give the kids one single stack of 36 plastic cups. Each child gets one minute to stack all of the cups into a pyramid and then unstack them, making a single column again.
How about them apples? Another fun stacking game for kids using fruit from the kitchen—apples. Little ones have one minute to stack five apples (or three for younger kids) on top of each other and stay for three seconds.
I Love my Bible!
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
Memory Verse Scramble
Split the phrases of the verse and write them on sticky notes or pieces of paper.
Work together to unscramble the phrases and put them in the correct order.
Everyone feels afraid – it’s normal.
God doesn’t want us to hold onto our fears – he wants us to bring our fears to him.
God helps us when we trust him to take care of us (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Clive and Ian ask this question in their Wonder-Blimp adventure videos below.
Let’s find out what they learn.
(video access code in weekly email)
Have you felt scared recently?
God knows that we feel afraid–he knows this is the way we might feel a lot. And he wants to help us not be afraid. Today we’re going to learn some things God tells us to remember and to do when we’re afraid.
Read 1 Samuel 21:10-22:5
David had been told he would be the next king after Saul. Even though Saul had been David’s friend, he became jealous of David and started trying to kill him. 1 Samuel shows David’s fear of Saul.
Read Psalm 56
This is a Psalm that David wrote about being afraid of Saul. Remember that God kept his word to David by protecting him from Saul and making him and his descendants into kings.
What does the story of David running from Saul show us about fear and God’s love?
We need to tell God about our fears, ask him for help, remember how he’s helped us in other situations, and work to trust him with our current situation.
Daniel and the Lions Den
"Your Love Makes Me Brave"
The River Crossing Problem
A farmer is traveling with a fox, a goose, and a bag of beans. During his journey, he comes across a river with a boat to cross it. The farmer can only fit one thing in the boat with him at a time. If left alone together, the fox will eat the goose or the goose will eat the beans. How does the farmer get everything across the river safely?
The farmer brings the goose across the river first (if he leaves the goose alone, it will either eat the beans or be eaten by the fox).
The farmer brings either the fox or the beans across and leaves the other one alone.
Now the farmer has two items on the other side of the river, including the goose. If he leaves the goose again, the same problem will occur. So, the farmer must bring the goose back to the other side.
The farmer brings the other item back (either the fox or the beans) and leaves the goose alone again. The fox and the beans are now on the other side of the river.
The farmer returns and brings the goose across the river again.
Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Cut a length of twine for each pine cone. The twine should be long enough to tie around the top of a pine cone and then hang from a tree branch (12-20″)
Tie the twine around the very top part of the pine cone. NOTE: Do this first because doing it last (after the pine cones are covered in peanut butter) would be super messy.
Using a small spatula or butter knife, spread peanut butter over the pine cone. NOTE: A little goes a long way so you don’t need a lot and the less you give the kids the less mess they make! 😉
Pour some birdseed into a bowl wide enough for the pine cone. Roll the pine cone in the birdseed. You can also sprinkle birdseed directly onto the pine cone to make sure it is well covered.