Check out these three cool Bible activities for the Fall season,
or anytime. These fun activities and crafts are so cool that they
will make you think there is a chill in the air!
"LORD, YOU ARE"
Lead children in singing this fun, child-sized version of the
familiar praise chorus.
Lord, you are, more awesome than all my toys. Lord, even more than
the Wii or Xbox. Lord, you're better yet than my virtual pet. Nope,
nothing I desire compares with you! Lord, your love, is taller than
the Sears Tower. Your love is wider than a giant screen TV. Lord,
your love, is better than anyone's. Nope, there's nothing else I
want inside of me.
Karl Bastian, the Kidologist!
For ice cream! Summer may be over, but kids' appetite for ice
cream is never over. As kids head indoors, delight them with this
fun instant ice cream.
All you need is one quart-sized and one gallon-sized Ziploc bag
and the ingredients. Pour 1 cup whole milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and
1 tablespoon sugar into the quart-sized bag and seal it tightly.
Place a dozen ice cubes and 2 tablespoons of table salt in the
gallon-sized bag. Put the smaller bag in the larger bag and seal it
Have kids sit in a circle and carefully toss the plastic bag to
one another, shaking it vigorously for at least 30 seconds each
time they catch it. Add lively music in the background and play a
game of "Cold Ice Cream" while they toss it. When the music stops,
the child caught holding the bag has to stand in the center of the
circle, hold the bag, and jump around for 15 seconds. Then play
In 10 minutes, the ice cream will begin to form ice crystals.
Serve the ice cream when it's soft-serve consistency. Makes 2
1/2-cup servings, so you'll have to make enough bags for everyone
to get some ice cream.
NEW LIFE POTS
Kids can give away these plants full of beautiful promise.
Have kids fill 4-inch terra-cotta pots halfway with pebbles or
soil. Then plant a paperwhite narcissus bulb in the pebbles or soil
with the lower half of the bulb covered. Water to the top of the
soil or stones. Cover the bulb with peat moss.
Write these instructions on a slip of paper: "Keep moist. Keep at
room temperature in bright light. Avoid direct sunlight." Attach a
slip to each pot.
Have kids deliver these pots to people who live around your
church building. As they deliver their pots, have them tell that
they're from your church and that they just want to show others
that God loves them and wants to give them new life.