Saturday, December 28, 2013

Esther Part 2
I love teaching Esther! The kids really enjoy learning about her, too!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Esther Part 1
Today's lesson is Esther and is divided into two parts. She is made queen this week, and we will have a feast next week! We act this lesson out, so there is not a craft. But there is a worksheet and Bible verse.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gideon is so much fun for the students! This is a lesson with a lot of visuals and they are able to up, moving around and loud!

Someone recently left a comment asking if there were any more worksheets, other than the list on that particular post. Each lesson has a worksheet, then I have a post with each set of lesson worksheets to make it easier to find. So, this post is a 'master' list of where to find the worksheets only.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Joshua: Rahab, Crossing the Jordan River & the Battle of Jericho
I know this lesson is usually divided into several, but I needed to cover the Old Testament in one year. Genesis and Moses were a quarter each, and different people in the Old Testament for the other two quarters. So, this is combined into one lesson. There are so many options for this lesson, too!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Judges
Today's lesson is The Judges in the Old Testament. There are several options for this lesson, depending on how much prep time you want to do. There is also a bulletin board that can also be used as visuals.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Moses: The Bronze Snake
Today's lesson is Moses and the Bronze Serpent. I have a MOSES booklet that I used as a review for Moses since this is the last lesson for Moses. We also made the bronze serpent to go with the lesson.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bulletin Board How To's Part 1 Small Boards
My daughter told me "Mom, you need to write a post on how to put up a bulletin board!" She said, "There really isn't anything online on how to make the letters straight and just... how to make it look right!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Moses: Tabernacle Worship in Wilderness
New updated posters and worksheets have been added for the Tabernacle, Aaron's High Priest outfit and the High Priest Breastplate.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Acts Lesson Plan
This post is a request from a comment. I have listed the order of the lesson posts for Acts with the links for your convenience to find them.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Moses: Aaron's Gold Calf
 Today's lesson is Aaron's Gold Calf. God told the people they were not allowed to have idols. Today's project is a Play Doh gold calf that I made before class for each student, then we smashed them during the lesson and talked about things we could worship as idols today, and God still says "NO!"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scrabble Bible Bulletin Board
This bulletin board looks sooo much better in person than the picture! I wanted to keep it simple so the main theme didn't get lost. The title states READING, and the first set of letters is 'the Bible'.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Moses & the 10 Commandments
We are discussing the 10 commandments today. I have created a set of teacher's visuals and a student workbook that can be used with the lesson.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Bible is a Library Bulletin Board
Our minister had mentioned in a sermon that one of his teachers said that "The Bible is a library." There are so many things to learn and it seems like we find something new every time we study it.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Moses: Water From a Rock & Victory over Amalekites
Today's lesson is Moses gets water from the rock. The more I looked at this lesson, the water from a rock is only one paragraph! I concentrated more on the victory over the Amalekites. Which is interesting. There are so many different ways to go with the victory. God takes care of Moses and the Israelites, his friends watch over him and help Moses when he needs it, they fight the battle together... Anyway, there is so much we can learn from this one!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Linky Parties That Have Featured Blog Posts!

I have put the list of blog posts here, instead of the side bar for you to see. I feel that it will help speed up the page downloads. And, I really appreciate you taking the time to see the features!
Just click on the logo to go to the blog! Thanks!
 So, here they are in order of when they were featured:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Bulletin Boards by Nicole
These bulletin boards are from my niece Nicole Whitacre and she is allowing me to share her ideas with you!  Thanks, Nicole! I have copied and pasted her notes and directions.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Moses: Manna & Quail to Eat!
We are studying Moses and today we will discuss God continuing to take care of the Israelites after they leave Egypt. I set up an area with felt for the ground and threw out oyster crackers for the kids to pick up. The printable project for today is a discussion starter and can be used for just about any lesson.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mount Sinai Foam Visual

I was researching directions for a Mt. Sinai visual. There are many ideas, but we decided to make one using foam. As usual, I pretty much knew what I wanted it to look like, and the size.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Moses: The Last Plague & Crossing the Red Sea
 Today's lesson reviews the 10 Plagues we have studied, and finishes with the last plague. The Israelites are instructed by God what they are to do to be spared when He passes through Egypt for the 10th and last plague. The people are finally permitted to leave Egypt.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Birth of Moses & the Burning Bush Review

My Granddaughter brought home a list of things she needed to know for Moses from her Bible class. For me to review these with her, I made the questions into flash cards. Keep in mind that these are what she is supposed to know, but I did add a couple questions that I thought she should learn.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Moses: 10 Plagues Part 2 of 3
Today's lesson continues the 10 plagues. We studied the first 5 last week, and will review Moses and add the 6-9 plagues. We will finish the plagues next week!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monopoly Bible Bulletin Board
Here is a short post to show you a new bulletin board I just put up. It is one of my favorites! Sometimes bulletin boards look totally different than what you plan... sometimes better... sometimes not as good.
 As I was standing at the teacher's supply store, just looking at these Monopoly products, it was one of the times I could see in my mind basically what I wanted to use everything for!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Moses: 10 Plagues Part 1 of 3
We continue with Moses and start the 10 plagues! The 10 plagues was my daughter's favorite lesson she remembers me teaching as she was growing up! Some of the visuals I have used for years! I don't mind putting money into visuals, since they last for so long and they really make a huge impact for the kids! There is a small one page booklet for today's take-home. There are extra worksheets to review the plagues also.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Moses & The 10 Plagues Song Flipchart and More
Here is a 10 Plagues song that can be used as a flipchart, book, visual or bulletin board. The students love it! This has been updated and the original is still available. There is a black & white that is can be a coloring book and worksheets, too.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Picture Jesus Standing Here... Bulletin Board

My point with this bulletin board is we think we can do things we want, because we can't physically see Jesus standing right next to us. But, we know He can see everything.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Moses: Burning Bush
Today's lesson is Moses and the Burning Bush. You can see a more condensed version here.
The above link also has the directions for the burning bush visual you see in the next 2 photos. I have tables set up and I am adding a visual for Moses each week. And, if you can find my leprosy visual  and take home at Michaels, the kids LOVED it!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Polishing the Pulpit (PTP) 2013: Overview of Moses by Nicole
My niece and her family went to Polishing the Pulpit this August 2013, and Nicole and her daughter taught an Overview of Moses class. She is kind enough to let me post the photos here so you can have more ideas for your lessons on Moses! You will see some of them on the Moses posts coming up! I love having new ideas!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Moses: Birth - Marriage
 Today's lesson starts our Moses series! I will set up a table/tables and add a visual each week so the class can see the life of Moses all in order, and the kids that miss a class will still be able to see what we learned. And, it will help with reviewing his life in order. Today we are starting a map and they will have a cut and glue workbook for this quarter. Today's take-home is a slider that has the birth of Moses in order that I put together before class and we will use it during the lesson.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Moses Cut & Glue and Pictures to Color

These cut and glue worksheets are a little different from the last several sets that are posted. The kids I have this year love to color, and I prefer to print nice eye appealing color worksheets! But, for this series, I have made their workbook in black & white, unless I couldn't find the graphics I wanted, so they can color.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Genesis: Joseph Reunited With His Family in Egypt
Today's lesson finishes up the book of Genesis and Joseph! Next quarter will be Moses and there is so much to learn from him! We continued our Joseph in Egypt lesson with the kids wearing the Egyptian outfits. There is a quick printable project for today. It is a good reminder to love God no matter what is happening in your life. Joseph stayed faithful while he was a servant and stayed faithful even with all the power he was given in Egypt. There are so many lessons that could be learned from Joseph & Moses! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Life of Moses: Map It! File Folder

We will be using this file folder Life of Moses: Map It! each week for the entire Moses quarter. The map is not meant to be to scale, and basically I only added the places that will be in our lessons for Moses.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Genesis: Joseph in Prison & Pharaoh’s Dreams Including the Butler and the Chief Baker's Dreams
We continue with Joseph for today's lesson. I did not add a craft for today, since we are "acting" out the lesson. The kids will dress up as the different people and we will go around the room to the different visuals.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Malchus Ear At Dollar Tree!

Just a quick post! The Dollar Tree has Halloween merchandise arriving in their stores and one of the items is, well, disgusting "severed body parts". But, a good one for Bible class is the bag of ears! Great for Malchus! Just add a sword!
Here is the original lesson and a printable for Malchus and Jesus healing his ear.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Owl Bulletin Board for Old Testament People
I actually was looking for a new owl bulletin board set from Carson Dellosa, and they have several choices, but none of my local teacher supply stores had any of them in stock!
So, I used the owl graphics I have from and made my own!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Genesis: Jacob & His Family
Today's lesson is continuing with Jacob and his family. We will discuss his leaving Laban with Leah and Rachel and his children. He wrestles an angel and sees Esau again. We also touch on his 12 sons. We will finish Genesis in the next 3 weeks studying Joseph. And, the next quarter is Moses!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Genesis: Jacob’s Ladder
This week's lesson is Jacob's Ladder. There are printables to make your own tri-fold visual and a mini book for Jacob's dream. We also discussed Jacob working for his Uncle Laban and marrying Leah, then Rachel. Next week's lesson will have several choices to print Jacob's family and who his children connect to.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Genesis: Jacob & Esau
For this Jacob & Esau lesson, I set up areas in the classroom and we acted out the lesson. I used the tent that is always up for 'Isaac' to sit in. I set up cooking utensils, the fire and pot for Jacob, then 'Rebekah to cook. I brought a crock pot of meat cooked to add to the sensory part of the lesson. I had a scroll for Jacob and a bow and arrows for Esau. Also, I made arm and neck coverings for 'Jacob' to wear. Most of these are items that I have used for probably 20 years!