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Store Your Treasures In Heaven Activity

19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6 I found this great science activity to use four our unit on storing treasure in heaven and the kids loved it!  It takes a little preparation ahead of time but it was really easy. You will need: ice trays, (or other mold that can be put in the freezer.) 3 parts baking soda 1 part water Jello gelatin as much as desired, flavor/color of your choosing. (We chose blue for ours.) vinegar (we used almost 2 gallons) something to squirt the vinegar out (condiment bottle, turkey baster, eye dropper etc.) To Prepare: Mix the baking soda and water, add in the Jello as desired. For the four ice trays pictured I used 6 cups of baking soda and 2 cups of wa

Kids Event: Inside Out Day!

***Updated 5-17-16 to add a few new pics*** We like to do something special for the kids during Spring Break week. Usually we go skating or bowling. Surprisingly many of the kids do not enjoy skating, so this year we decided to do something different based on Corinne's post over at  about what she called a  "Reverse Lock-In"  .  We liked the idea, so our team got together and did a little brain storming. We decided to use the Disney movie "Inside Out" as our theme and off we went! We weren't sure how many would come so we planned for double our Wednesday night group. It rained all spring break, and those kids were ready to get out of the house! God provided and we had just enough supplies for the amount of kids that showed up. We were so happy! Here is the flyer and promo we put out. We did something else we have NEVER done before; we charged $5 per child! We were nervous about this because we didn't want a child to no

Use a plant caddy as a scooter for kids' games!

I am currently enrolled in a diploma program called Kidmin Academy and the first faculty leader was Tina Houser and let me say she is phenomenal!  I was talking to one of my co-leaders about her and he said he had one of her books.  So he went home and found it and brought it to me. It's Not Junk It's Resources! By Tina Houser I don't think he ever used it, however I got very excited about the ideas in this book! The first one I wanted to try was using a plant caddy as a scooter for kids' games! So I went straight to Walmart  and bought several of these from the Lawn and Garden section. They can hold up to 180 lbs and you can use them as scooters for games.  They cost $6.97 at Walmart; about half the price of the cheapest scooters I found. Yay!  I was so excited and can't wait to have fun with the kids on these! They will love them!!! I planned a game for this month using them as "lone boats" for when Jesus went to be alone with the