Playdough from Ministry-to-Children.com
There are plenty of recipes for play dough to make at home, but many involve cooking.
This great one from Ministry-to-Children.com not only looks good but smells nice too!
It involves Kool-Aid , which for us in the UK is difficult and expensive to get. But for those of you who can get hold of it, Kool-Aid seems to be the secret ingredient!
>>There are full instructions and a video demo here.
A great resource has been made available by the excellent Damaris Trust. This organization comments on cultural and media matters from a Christian perspective. In the CultureWatch section of their web site you will find a free discussion guide for Toy Story 3.
This movie has been widely watched by adults and children. The discussion questions are aimed at children and you may find them useful in an informal conversation, or as part of a club or class meeting.
Check out the Toy Story 3 discussion guide from Damaris Culture Watch.
You may also like the related post, Just a Piece of Plastic
Sometimes it is the simplest games that surprise us with the enthusiasm and delight of the kids. Even teens can get a kick out of some of them.
GrowingKidsMinistry.com have several blog posts about games for groups. Why not hop over to their blog?
There are even videos of two of the games being played (by teens!) and a link to a PDF Activity guide which details many more games. With a little thought, you can select ones suitable for your age group and have a whale of a time!
The first part of Minute to Win it for Church groups
The second part of Minute to Win it for Church groups
In a previous post we spoke about the dangers and advantages of group games.
Now for some great ideas for group games. You will find them at the Ministry-to-children.com forum. If you are looking for some tried-and-tested games ideas, check it out the big list here.
Or how about this one involving bowls of M&Ms and a scooter!!
Are there any large group games you have found to work with minimum danger (!) and maximum fun? If you have, feel free to comment below.
This post does not really highlight a children’s evangelism resource, but I am flagging up a page you may be glad to bookmark.
The blog post I am referring to is seminar notes and a wealth of resources from Steven Kryger at communic8jesus.com.
We need to hear again the 13 key points that Steven lists.
- Identify and communicate your values
- Model these values
- Introduce your children to technology
- Understand the mediums
- Use anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware software
- Use accountability software and filters
- Know what your children are doing
- Keep communication lines open
- Be proactive in teaching your children
- Develop a set of family rules
- Encourage them to visit safe places online
- Pray for your children, and children everywhere
- Be gracious when they stuff up
After these very practical guidelines Steven offers tested solutions which may be of help to you or parents you know.
There are links to online resources for parents, also for those who teach children and teens. There are also links to accountability and filtering software. A section on pornography rounds off a thorough and thoughtful post. That link once again…
How To Protect Our Children Online