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Friday, June 30, 2017

Coffee Can Turned Tower of Babel

We had several coffee can donated to us....So, we decided to make a TOWER OF BABEL Building Set.   

We did this for the 2 year old to 4 year old class.  They were easy peasy to make.  We simply wrapped each can with Stone Pattern Bulletin Board Boarder Paper and Taped it on with CLEAR Packing Tape.  We used Silver Sharpie Paint Pens to color the Red part of the can. 

As I said, easy peasy!!!  The KIDDOS will LOVE Building the Tower of Babel...and who knows, if we get enough maybe they can use them as the Walls Of Jericho.  

Remember, Before Throwing ANYTHING away....ASK, "Can I possibly use this some way to teach a Bible Lesson." 

Free Visuals are WONDERFUL!



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Good Things Are "POPPING" Up in Bible Class-- Door Decor

Just a quick post of a FUN door we have in our hallway.  

This door leads to our 2-4 year old classroom.  I think this door makes you wanna POP right in for some FUN Bible learning!! 

We have DUTCH doors in our classrooms.  (My KIDDOS call it the TRAP DOOR.)  So, when we decorate them we have to keep that in mind.  So, we always have a TOP portion and a Bottom portion in our DOOR DESIGNS.   This ended up being a relatively inexpensive door to do.  

Since I already had all the POP CORN Themed items....we had used them in my classroom for an Attendance Chart Theme.  We just added the POP CORN bags with "POP CORN" in them--(the popcorn in the bags is really tissue paper crumbled up.) 

These POP CORN bags were purchased at DOLLAR TREE!!! We did add a Picture of each KIDDO to each of the BAGS.  

I think it turned our FUN and INVITING!!!  




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dollar Tree Match Boxes---Mini Books of the Bible

 My KIDDOS have been learning all about THE BIBLE.  We will continue this study until October.  It has been a fun and exciting undertaking to get the KIDDOS to Memorize the Books of the Bible, The Sections of the Bible and a simple Synopsis of each book of the Bible.  

To help with this adventure, I decided to make some SMALL BIBLE BOOKS out of Match Boxes.  I purchased the Match Boxes at the Dollar Tree.  ---The Matches will be used when lighting our outdoor fireplace.  :-)    

Once the matches were removed from each box--remember we needed 66 boxes---one for each book of the Bible.  I wrapped each box with various colors of scrap paper.  I then glued the paper onto the 3 sides of the box and TA-DA they began to look like little BOOKS!!!!  

I then delivered the little books to my classroom helper.  She has the ability to write small and neat.  I have very BIG handwriting with lots of loops and curls.      She neatly wrote the name of each book of the Bible on all 66 Match Box Books.  

I decided I wanted to have the KIDDOS use these as a REVIEW GAME.   So, I made up some DIVISIONS of the BIBLE HEADER CARDS and printed and laminated them.  I attached them to milk caps---y'all know I save those caps!!!---I then made circles with the NUMBER of each books for each SECTION of the BIBLE.  EXAMPLE:  GOSPEL--4,   LAW---5,  HISTORY--12, NT HISTORY--1!  I'm sure you understand.  

First we would start by getting the categories in order.  Then the  KIDDOS would DRAW out a BOOK of the BIBLE from that GREEN BUCKET and then place it in the correct place.  Then we would work together to get the books in the correct order!!  It was so much fun!!!!!  The KIDDOS really enjoy the hands-on experience!!!  

I also decided to make a small "bookcase" for the KIDDOS to place the BOOKS of the BIBLE in order on.  This was a great way to store the "books" from week to week.    It was a cracker box and foam core.  It would not be something to keep LOOOONG term.  But, it worked for the KIDDOS while we were practicing memorizing our books of the BIBLE.

These now reside in that GREEN BUCKET---we call them REVIEW BUCKETS!!!  The KIDDOS can get them out prior to class time and REVIEW concepts that they have already learned. Sometimes, we have BUCKET REVIEW SUNDAY.  The KIDDOS move from BUCKET TO BUCKET working on PASSED LEARNED CONCEPTS!!!  They seem to enjoy doing this from time to time and it allows me to make sure they REMEMBER things they have LEARNED!!!



Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hi everyone!!!  So much has been going on in my personal life that I have neglected the blog for a LOOOOOONG time. 

Between keeping a little one (she was 2 month when I began keeping her and just turned 3), a daughter getting married, a new grand baby, a son graduating, my sister moving here from the west coast and her hubby passing away, my youngest son moving into middle school, not to mention all the responsibilities that come with being a wife, mom, preacher's wife, elder's wife, Bible Class teacher, etc. my life has been a wee bit crazy at times.  I truly believe that PRAYER is what carries me through.  Knowing I can TALK with GOD about everything is truly a BLESSING!!!

However, I am still here.  I am still teaching Bible Class and I am still LOVING to teach BIBLE CLASS!! I MISS writing about all the FUN we have in BIBLE CLASS.  

With all that said, I am going to attempt to update the BLOG a little more frequently.  Starting in OCTOBER we have some very EXCITING NEW LESSONS we will be covering.  I am currently in the MIDDLE of WRITING LESSONS, COMING UP WITH TAKE HOME PROJECTS, CREATING MEMORY VERSE CARDS, GAMES, ACTIVITIES FOR THEIR EXPLORER JOURNALS AND SO MUCH MORE!!!    I LOVE the Exploration of a "NEW" area of the BIBLE!!!    

We have had so many KIDDOS change classes. GROWING up is HARD on ME!!!  I love having the KIDDOS in my class and really "hate" to see them leave.  But, I know they keep progressing with other teachers and experiences.  

I will attempt to focus a few posts on "FINDS" from the DOLLAR TREE. I will try to share some of my TRASH to TREASURES!!!   I will try to share things going on in other age groups at our congregation.  I will let you know some of the FUN and EXCITING Visuals we come up with....and I will share some of the things I have shared on the FACEBOOK Page for HOBT!   

Thanks for your patience and understanding. 

Be looking for a POST this next week!!!!