Let me first say this has been a CRAZY few weeks. Some of the CRAZINESS has taken me SHOPPING!!!! LOL. I love it when CRAZY means it is time to shop!!!
So, my first excursion took me to the Dollar General. I have not done a LOT of shopping there..but, after these FINDS I will have to add them to my list of places to CHECK out a little more often.
I found these adorable little skeletons....I bought them for the FUTURE. I will be teaching on Ezekiel and The Valley of Dry Bones....although it will be a while before, I actually teach a this lesson....NOW is the time to find things like Skeletons. And, I LOVED the fact that these are an OFF white color. Kinda look OLD and Dry.
I also picked up two packages of these battery operated flickering candles. These are really cool...when they are on they are orangy/red. I think they will be great for Altars...and I am even thinking about the Cloven Tongues of Fire on the Day of Pentecost. Not sure yet...but, I loved the COLOR...and I am SURE I will do something FUN with them!!!
I also found these little POTS...I know they are supposed to be Cauldrens...BUT, I am thinking they will work for any BIBLE Story that calls for a POT. Jacob/Esau. Elisha and Jericho. ETC.
I was REALLY excited when I found these. It will be a long time before I get the the Birth Of Jesus....But, when I do...each of my KIDDOS will get to MAKE their OWN STABLE. Of course, I will not be giving them the Wise men since we all know that the Wise men did not actually visit the stable.
While looking around the Dollar General Store, I stumbled across their clearance section. They had these trays on sale for 50 Cents each. I picked up several of them....with my thought being that in the future, we will use them for the Creation Story. It will be a REALLY LONG time before I get back to the Creation Story...But, when I do we will use these to SORT the Days of Creation into each section.
Then next shopping excursion took me to the DOLLAR TREE!!! I know you ALL know I LOVE the Dollar Tree!!! It is a wonderful place to FIND items for Bible Class.
Well, the first things I found got me to thinking about the Book of Daniel. I am going to need a golden statue when we get the the story of Nebuchadnezzar. So what spawned all the thinking about Nebuchadnezzar well it was a Ninja Action figure and a Golden Trophy. I don't know why...but, as soon as I saw the golden cup...then the Ninjas ---I just started thinking...Nebuchadnezzar's Golden Statue.
All it needed was a little bit of glue and some GOLD spray paint!!!
Then, I found these FOAM Door Hangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly let loose with one of my REALLY Happy Squeals...but, caught myself...and so, it sort of sounded like an over excited mouse.
Each of these packages comes with 3 Door Hangers...and I quickly did the math. 19 Kings of Israel and 19 Kings of Judah plus 1 evil Queen.... means I need a total of 39 Door Hangers. So that meant I needed 13 Packages....Holding my breath, I began to put them in the cart. There was plenty!!!! YAY!!!!
Sorry for the blurry picture! Phone Camera in Use.
This is WHY I got so excited!!! I was not going to be using them as DOOR HANGERS....I wanted to make them into a fun way to REVIEW the KINGS. (I only have the Kings of Israel made at this time...) All of the Kings of Israel were WICKED..so, ALL of these have a SAD face.
When I make the Kings of Judah set, we will finally have a few Kings that get to have a smile!!
A major FACT about that King and the Scripture References to the King.
This is going to be a fun Review "GAME" to "PLAY" with the KIDDOS. We will talk about each King..and then put them in order, etc.
Hope you enjoyed my crazy shopping trips!!!!