Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Am Thankful For Many Things Handout

Have the children draw pictures of the things that they are thankful for. You could also cut pictures out of a magazine and glue them on.

Psalm 100:4 reads, “Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” We can live with a thankful heart and be grateful for all that we have.

A cute poem from the Friend on being Thankful:

A Thankful puzzle out of the Friend:

Here is a cute Thankful Turkey coloring craft that you can make:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sharing the Gospel is like Blowing Bubbles

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matt. 5:16).

When one person shares the gospel it can bring many different people into the gospel.  And those people can bring even more people into the Gospel.  Just like making bubbles.  From one bubble, you can make many beautiful bubbles.

I have found bubbles at many stores for very cheap.  Especially at the end of a holiday I can often find them on clearance.  You also can easily make your own bubble solution at home.  Here are some easy bubble recipes to use:

Make your own bubbles:
Cyndi's Easy Bubble Recipes
1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid (Dawn or Joy)
2 cups of water
2 teaspoons of sugar
Cyndi suggests adding a dab of food coloring for colorful bubbles. Mix the solution and place in a shallow pan (or refill your old bubble containers). NOTE: More recipes and fun with bubbles are available at the website link above.

National WIldlife Federation Bubble Recipe
from NWF Backyard Buddies

1/4 cup liquid dishwashing detergent
3/4 cup cold water
5 drops of glycerin
(available in pharmacies or chemical supply houses)

I got the bubble recipes from this website:

You can take the kids outside in the grass and let them blow the bubbles.  You can point out to them all the beautiful colors in each bubble.  It is just like the gospel; it brings beauty into our life.

If you are doing it as a Family Home Evening you can add a glow stick to your bubbles.  Then take everyone outside in the dark.  The bubbles will be really hard to see unless it is really dark, but the glowing bottle is really cool.

Here is a handout for the kids to color:

Article from the Friend:

                        I Can Share the Gospel Now                           
By Margaret Lifferth
It has a story of how a 5 year old shared the gospel and how many people were converted years later.  It also has Sharing Time ideas.
It includes a "I Can Be a Missionary Now" box that the children can make.