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Monday, March 30, 2015



I am excited to share our NEW ATTENDANCE CHARTS with you. I decided to do a RACE TRACK Theme.  

I titled the Attendance Chart Board, "STAY ON THE RIGHT TRACK, ATTEND BIBLE CLASS!!"

I bought this bulletin board set at our local Mardel.  I printed the  Title Cards.  The Flags are actually the border trim that came with the bulletin board set....I just cut one piece into small flag sizes and stapled them up.  I think it worked out fine.  

I liked the way it turned out...but, I though it needed, off to the Dollar Tree I went.    I found these little "hot wheel" style cars and knew they were what the Bulletin Board Needed!!!  

I used little pieces of Command Hook.  I cut them into very small squares...and attached the Command Hook to the wheels of the car.    Then I stuck them to the TRACK!!  I LOVE how it turned out!!!  It was just what the Bulletin Board was needing!!!

The Kiddos will be sticking CAR STICKERS to the TRACK and the smaller stickers to the Center of the TRACK.   

However, I thought we might need a little MORE....So, when I was at the Dollar Tree I picked up these items.    The KIDDOS will get to stick on a 3D car every few weeks and then at the end of the quarter we will stick the TROPHY CUP to the MIDDLE of their TRACK...right next to their name!!

I hope the KIDDOS enjoy their new Attendance Charts!!  



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Where I Find My Clip Art For Visuals and Crafts

Picture Owned and Drawn by Ronda Duvall
I have been asked NUMEROUS times about the CLIP ART I use.  I use clip art from several sources!!  

But, before I list them here I need to make a few things clear.  I am in NO way associated with these companies.  I do NOT receive any financial support, discounts, kickbacks, etc. by listing these sources.  I simply LIST them to aid my readers.  

I would suggest to order this on CD.  The CD allows you to print the artwork in Black and White Line Art.  They are great for printing and letting the KIDDOS color.  

I also use clip art from Phillip Martin. His clip art is cute and the KIDDOS seem to like the images.  

I have also used images from  they are fun images. 

I also use the program Print Master.   It is available at

I use the clip art available via the Art Explosion 800,000 which is available at

We are also blessed to have several clip and copy style books in the church Resource Room. 

If I can't find the visual I am needing....I get out my pencil and paper and begin drawing it myself.   

Hope this helps.



Recent Trip to Dollar Tree and Target

 As you all know, I LOVE to peruse the Dollar Tree and the Target $1.00 Spot.  It is AMAZING what you can find that will work for teaching Bible Lessons. 

Recently, I was out and about.  I decided to run into the Dollar Tree on my way to Target.  

While walking around the Dollar Tree I found a few things I thought I would share with all of you.  I found these 3 Packs of Bible Game Cards.  I use these for several purposes.  They make great games, reviews, visuals and LAPBOOK pieces.    It is great to have small visuals in your possession.  

Just around the corner I found these stuffed snakes.  They would be great for the serpent in the garden or the Brazen Serpent, vipers, etc.  

Notice below them, they have those sweet caterpillars I have used in the past. 

Down the aisle from the snakes I found one of my FAVORITE finds!!  I love these Alphabet Puzzles!!  We have used them for ABC Memory Verses. We keep track of the KIDDOS SUCCESS in saying their Alphabet Memory Verses with these.   

In the Craft Aisle I spotted the Foam Crowns I have used in the past.  These are GREAT to have on hand when studying the KING of the United and Divided Kingdom.    

I LOVE their new SPRING blow ups!!  Butterflies, Ladybugs and Flowers.  These would be cute added to a Spring Bulletin Board.  

Remember those Bird Houses I used last Spring. They have them in stock!!  

Fun Duct Tape....there are so many possibilities with FUN DUCT TAPE!!!    I may have to go back and pick up some of this!!

Well, that ended my quick stop at the Dollar Tree and on I went to Target.  

As soon as I walked into the $ SPOT, I spotted these cute little drawstring bags.  I think they would be great for the story of Joseph and his brothers visit to Egypt.  

They also had burlap style drawstring bags. These would be great for the same story.  

I found and purchased these items at Target!!  I love having the FRUIT erasers on hand...they are great for when teaching the Fruit of The Spirit.   

I also loved the Vegetable erasers and the Sweet Treat erasers.  This is my plan for those-- when I teach the story of Daniel and his friends REFUSING the Kings FANCY foods in favor of Vegetables!!!  

Oh, those cute little pencils I bought for myself. I love the colors!!

Next time you have the opportunity wander around your local Dollar Tree....THINK:  BIBLE CLASS!!!   You will be amazed at the possibilities!!!



Jacob Dreams Of A Ladder

We recently had our Lesson about Jacob and his AMAZING dream!!  I LOVE this Bible Story!!!  

Our DO YOU KNOW? Wall was filled with the information that I feel the KIDDOS NEED to know. If they are able to answer these questions I feel they understand the LESSON.  

Our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN timeline is filling up with the stories about the Patriarchs.  

We added "BETHEL" to our MAP WALL.  

We sang  "JACOB HAD A DREAM."    I love for songs to teach the story.  This one reminds the KIDDOS how JACOB  was part of GOD'S AWESOME PLAN....JESUS would come through his family!!!  

Our Memory Verse is Romans 8:31. This is one of those verses that gives KIDDOS comfort and courage.  

Remember those paper bracelets I bought at the Dollar Tree a few months ago.  Well, we are putting them to use!!  I write the KIDDOS Memory Verse on them and we place them on their wrist, before they leave the classroom.


The KIDDOS made little LADDERS as their TAKE HOME project.  Years ago, I was able to buy little ladders at Hobby Lobby...however, when I went looking for them a few moths ago, they no longer carried them.  So, I decided to make them.  I used dowels (I have a bunch in the resource room) and small popcicle sticks.   Glued them together and TA-DA....we have ladders!!   To make them stand up, I wrap a rock in Crayola Model Magic Dough.    The  Kiddos glued on the Angels.  The angels were coded to read, "I AM WITH YOU."   Genesis 28:15

Our VISUAL served a secondary purpose.  It was also, our REVIEW GAME.    

The KIDDOS loved "PLAYING" this game.  They would pick an angel and remove it, answer the question that was written on the back and then hand it to me.  Once all the angels were removed and since the angels were going up and down on the ladder, to represent the "going up" we had the KIDDOS answer a different question from the angels and put it back on the ladder!!  They LOVED it!!!

The following week the KIDDOS made these to add to their Explorer Journal.     The ladders are made from long skinny popcicle style craft sticks and short colored craft sticks.   The angel stickers are just printed from my computer and ran through my sticker maker machine.    The KIDDOS, also, glued on a ROCK for Jacob to sleep on.    

We had so much fun and excitement with this lesson!!!  The KIDDOS really enjoyed it!!!  



Jacob Receives The Blessing

WOW, life gets so busy.   Sometimes we have to PAUSE  and take care of family needs. Just so you know, we have been moving forward with our EXPLORATION of BIBLE HISTORY.   However, being overwhelmed by busyness has kept me from UPDATING the website.  

A few weeks ago, we had our lesson on Jacob receiving the Blessing.  We talked a LOT about this being GOD'S PLAN...but, that we are NOT sure GOD really wanted them to TRICK Isaac.  But, just like us, they were human and did not always do things in the best way.  

The KIDDOS MEMORY VERSE comes from PROVERBS 28:20.   "A faithful man will abound with blessings."   This is a great verse to SHARE with the KIDDOS.  

We sang our song "Jacob and Esau."  

The visual aid I used had a double purpose.  This was also the KIDDOS Take Home Project! They LOVED adding the fur to Jacob.  

Our REVIEW game was FUN and EXCITING.  We allowed the KIDDOS to pretend to be Jacob and Isaac.    We had one put on the mask--to represent Isaac and his dim eyesight.    Then we allowed one of the other KIDDOS to put on the fur sleeves.   Then we allowed "Isaac" to feel the furry arms. We removed the arms from the KIDDO and asked "Isaac" which one of his/her Bible Class friends had been wearing the furry arm.   It was a interesting experience for the KIDDOS.  They realized it is NOT easy to KNOW who was wearing the furry sleeves.  They LOVED pretending to be Jacob or Isaac.  

The following week was our REVIEW WEEK.  That is the week when the KIDDOS review their lesson, tell me their Memory Verse, and do a project that we add to their EXPLORER JOURNAL.   It is a GREAT opportunity for me to make sure the KIDDOS really understood the lesson!!  We clear up any misunderstandings and make sure the KIDDOS see the important underlying lesson learned through these Bible Accounts.  

The KIDDOS made these to add to  their EXPLORER JOURNAL.  We let them color and then glue on the FUR to JACOB.