We are now on the 3rd week of our series EPIC which means . . .
E Everything is
Everything is possible in Christ. As we have been discussing for the past three weeks, these miracles were only made possible because Jesus was involved in the situation
Our Power Verse if from John 8:36 – So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
Let’s look at a man in the Bible who was set free by Jesus.
This EPIC story happened right after Jesus calmed the storm. As He and His disciples reached the other side of the lake, Jesus climbed out of the boat, and then a man possessed by an evil spirit came out from a cemetery to meet him. Because this man was possessed, people had tried to put chains and shackles on him, but he would just snap and smash them. No one was strong enough to stop him.
Our arts and crafts is based on Mark 5:13 – 13 So Jesus gave them permission. The evil spirits came out of the man and entered the pigs,and the entire herd of about 2,000 pigs plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned in the water.
At the end of the lesson kids will learn that Jesus is our Deliverer; we can live in freedom.
For the month of May, Kids Church introduced the new series EPIC.
If you are wondering what EPIC is, it is simply mean grand heroic acts. This series will help us to continue to look at Jesus’ miracles and see how EPIC they are!
By the end of this series, we should have learned more about Jesus Christ.
I am in- charged with the arts and crafts and since our lesson is how Jesus feeds the multitude, I chose the activity that kids can easiky relate the heroic act of our Provider and that’s Jesus Christ.
Our Power Truth for week 1: Jesus is our provider; we have everything we need.
Our Power Verse: John 6:35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Jesus feeds 5,000 is also referred to as the fishes and loaves miracle. This is a quick and easy craft so the kiddos will remember your Bible lesson.
Color and cut out each piece.
Glue the fish and loves behind the basket in a random order.
Glue the whole thing onto a piece of construction paper or cardstock.
For the upcoming Earth Day on the 22nd, I might share this simple activity we made for the Preschool and Primary of our Kids Church.
This month we have our new series entitled – In the Beginning. It will be about how everything was perfectly made by God. By the end of this series, We hope that kids will have learned to appreciate how God planned out our salvation right from the very start, when sin entered the world through Adam and Eve.
For our first week we discussed the Creationand how God formed the universe and everything in it.
I was assigned to do the arts and craft. Unfortunately, our Macbook was still in the repair shop that time so I need to go to the internet cafe and let them print the coloring book.
That same day was the worst sandstorm I’ve experienced. In fact, UAE residents were forced to stay indoors as strong winds kicked up sandstorms, reduced visibility and made the sea rough.
Moving on, since the topic was The Creation I opted to make mini booklet of how God created the world. I intentionally made the words missing for the kids to fill up. The purpose of this is that not only they will color the pages but eventually they will remember the seven day creations upon writing the answers.
Once done they can bring it home and can read it over and over again.
This will also helps them learn about the greatness, power, and beauty of our Creator. Happy Creation Book-ing! 🙂
I hope everyone had a wonderful valentines celebration today. While most of the couples and family choose to go on a date, hubby and I had a lovely time in our house soaking up every minute with our kids. We cuddle, play and cooked simple dinner to celebrate the occasion. We end our day watching Diary ng Panget in Cinema One.
Maybe is just me but as soon as February starts rolling I start to think of summer. Sigh! I am not yet over with winter season.
Since it wont be for a while I am excited to share our post holiday party with you!
Theme: Candy Land Party.It’s a sweetest adventure filled with lollipops, chocolates and candies.
I love Christmas! Who wouldn’t love this season.Kids just make it so much more fun right?! We enjoy decorating our Christmas party and make it more memorable by preparing lots of games and prizes.
We had six major raffle draw courtesy of KM Leaders. Gifts were handpicked by yours truly. I made sure that whoever will get the prize will definitely jump for joy…hehe
Gifts are from Toys R Us and Mango.
WOW. Is all I can really say with our Candy Buffet. Totally loving on all the details.
I could have stayed for hours munching through all of the sweets. That make me want to be a kid again! Thanks Teacher Jen. Also the Rocky Road Brownies really rocks the crowd. It was ultimate fave of the guests.
After wrapping my head around the idea of making a photobooth, I came up with an idea that turned out so great. This photobooth is so easy you can literally put it together in minutes. Seriously.
Backdrop are made of IKEA christmas wrapper and a store bought christmas banner.
After you make your fabulous photobooth you are gonna need some cute props, right? Luckily over the years we’ve kept some of the props we used in our previous parties and added christmas headdress from Home Centre.
Without further adieu. I’ll let the photos do the talking of our DIY Photo Booth.
Thank you so much to all who helped us to make this possible. From the parents, kids, sponsors and teachers thank you for your commitment.
While the morning session are mostly sit down activities this time we made sure that kids will stay awake even in wee hours.
Since we just all came from lunch break we started muna with Spot the Difference activity.
When they are done we gathered them around to start the fun games. Our first game is Trip to Jerusalem.
They are all competitive and every one wants to be a winner. So we decided to proceed to our Paper Dance.
Aliw na aliw akong panoorin silang so serious to get the prize. And guess what? The stake is happy meal toy!
Then we were called for group picture..
We can’t get a decent picture so we asked them to pose again..
Unlike morning snack which we served them fruits (banana and apple) and water. This time we decided to give their favorite hotdog bread and juices.
Our booth are jam packed with activities so we let their creativity overflow. We set up another fun art activity.
Fun with colors itech!
It was a tiring day but special shout out to all the teachers who worked hard in making this event a success!
Thank you so much for your willingness and your commitment!
To all the parents who entrusted their kids to us thank you for the trust!
Kids Corner will not be completed without these wonderful children..
Thank you for staying with us! It’s so easy working with you kiddos!
Your sweet smile are enough to sheer away our back pain! Seeing those lovely faces melts our heart!
To youth volunteers thank you for your support!
No wonder you are all product of Kids Ministry you have the heart to serve God at an early age.
Teacher Sandy thank you for the invites!
Once again commitment, willingness, love and joy be in our hearts as we serve Kids Church Ministry!
All the praises belongs to HIM..
Wow! Can you believe we have less than three weeks till Christmas? December is flying by too fast!
Christmas is a great time to give and show love by doing kind things for others. Today I’m going to share our Kids Corner Booth during the VCF – Sharjah Family Day.
The event was held in CUCA also known as Preston University in Ajman.
In partnership with CFC department we were in charged to take care of the kids activities.
Our booth opens at 9am and kids had a great time cheering their parents.
Right after cheering competition we set the invitation. We prepared Create your own accessories using Dye Pasta Beads.
This is such an instant hit. They all went ga-ga creating their own necklaces and bracelets. They were too focused and excited.
Our next activity was classic! I must say that never estimate how kids works. Their imagination is superb! And their creativity are extra ordinary. God really makes them champion! A future leaders!
Kids were asked to create an animal using clay. They giggle when they heard CLAY!
Ahh.. you can never be wrong with clay! Kids love it so much they all worked together to come up with their own masterpiece!
CLAY + CREATIVITY = FUN
Before we end our morning session and while waiting for lunch break we let the kids rest by reading books. I brought lots of christmas books and they all enjoyed reading.
We can’t get enough of clay so we went back playing clay but this time we used the playdough mats.
Creativity flourishes when things are done for enjoyment. What matters is the pleasure, not the perfection. Let’s forget about the “getting it right” and let’s give our kids the opportunity to explore, to make mistakes and take risks and to feel the freedom to express all their wonderful ideas.
So here’s a long overdue post. I’m sure this is not new anymore and you’re used to the delays by now. No worries, I’ll make this worth your time.
I am proud to say that Daddy A is now part of Kids Ministry and I am so elated to share his first teaching. This is so precious to me and our family. For most of you who doesn’t know my husband, he’s the typical shy guy who is so afraid talking in front of so many people. But believe me pagdating sa kulitan wala kang panalo sa kanya except syempre saken na mas malakas many-asar!haha
Supposed to be he should be observer muna but Teacher Marina asked him if he can teach the Level 1 since he already know how things goes every Friday. He was hesitant to accept the responsibility but with me boosting his confidence he said yes.
Side kwento muna – the night before his schedule he had a car accident in the middle of Emirates Road that lead us to stay outside till 3am in the morning. It was a long story that deserves a separate post but the good thing is he’s alive and nobody get hurt. And since he’s so puyat parang he wants to give up his schedule and he asked me if I can replace him since he’s not prepared and was saddened by the accident. And because I don’t want to stressed him out I said yes and I prepared my lesson buti na lang favorite story ko si Esau and Jacob. The next day to my surprise he was very busy doing his lesson and the activity,he said that the holy spirit spoke to him and made him realized na baka it was the enemy trying to control him to follow his hearts desire of serving God through teaching.
Fast forward the story, he executed well. It maybe his first time but while watching him sharing his insights to the kids, I thanked God for giving me a husband who has a desire to have a deeper relationship with HIM.
The lesson is about the twin brother Esau and Jacob and how Jacob used the situation to cheat to his brother so he can get the birthright. The aim of the story is to show that greed and selfishness can cause trouble to the families.
For the presentation he make it simple. You can never go wrong with toys as illustration. It was such a hit to the kids and everyone were really interested. To increase child’s participation thanks to Teacher Claire who also prepared a role-playing by using simple props and letting the kids re-enact the story. Their tandem was really a blast!
For the arts and crafts -He used paper plate and cut a heart shape in the center of the plate. Then he let the kids enjoyed doing the design using the red construction paper. Since I always wanted to work with the fine motor skills I suggested that the decors should be a small piece of papers para kids can use their pincer grasp and can work with the gluing.
And for the memory verse (Psalm 51:10) Create in me a clean heart O God..