Holiday/Seasonal

Beaded Bubble Wand | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s almost SUMMER! It’s time be go outside and blow bubbles! Here’s a neat idea to make your own fancy bubble blower wand!  Supplies:     Small dowel rods  Pipe cleaners (chenille stems)  Various beads Glue gun (for teacher use)  Bubble solution  Instructions: Thread beads on a chenille stem until you have enough to make a good-sized circle – around two inches or so.  Twist the ends of the chenille stem together to form a circle and then wrap them around the end of a small…

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Nature Weaving | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s that time of year when we all want to be outside and play!  This is a good art activity for a Sunday School class, or that kid at his sibling’s ballgame who is picking up all kinds of treasures during the game!    Supplies:     Corrugated cardboard  Hole punch  Yarn (twine or ribbon works too)  Small diameter branches  Nature objects – twigs, wildflowers, grasses  Instructions: Punch a hole on all four corners of the cardboard.  Choose a branch that is small in…

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Watercolor Flowers | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Supplies:     Watercolors and brush  Water  White construction paper  Black marker  Instructions: Paint a very loose design of flowers, stems and leaves on a white sheet of paper (see the second paper below). Be sure to be messy and watery so some things bleed together. You can blot the paper after it sits for a bit if you wish to speed up the drying process. After the picture is dry, go back with a marker and loosely add details to your flower picture.  In 31…

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Mother’s Day Fork Flowers | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Mother’s Day is almost here!  What do you think of when you think of Mother’s Day?  Flowers!  Here’s an art project for preschoolers.  Supplies:     White construction paper or cardstock  Plastic forks  Tempera or acrylic paint (paper plates to pour paint on)  Markers  Prepare: Use markers to draw leaves and stems on the paper. Pour out pools of paint on paper plates.  Instructions: Show the preschoolers how to place their fork in the paint and then rock the fork on the paper…

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Pom Pom Worm Puppet | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Supplies:   Large pom poms (at least six for each worm) Baker’s twine (or any cotton twine) Blunt darning needle Glue Googly eyes Paint stirrers Have you seen worms outside lately?  They may be eating your garden, but soon they will turn into beautiful caterpillars. Today we’re going to make our own wiggly worm puppets. Cut off a length (24”) of twine. Thread it through the blunt needle. Tie a knot in the end.  Run the needle through the center of the pom poms…

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Celebrating Easter | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Hey friends! Here is another email that I’ve sent to the parents in our ministry. It is filled with ideas parents can use this week as they celebrate Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. I just wanted to share it with you in case you might find some things that will work in your ministry too. I hope this is a meaningful week of reflection and rejoicing as we move toward Easter Sunday. Your friend, Mr. Mark Dear Parents— With Easter arriving…

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March Madness Reading Wand & Bookmark – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Supplies: Instructions: Draw a basketball on one end of the stick.  Add lines to indicate bouncing. Place the bubble sticker over the ball. Kids can use the stick as a reading wand.  When they are ready to stop reading it also makes a great bookmark. Optional: Help kids to add a favorite Bible verse or decorate the stick with their team’s colors. Bible Books Championship Bracket This Bible Books Championship Bracket Chart can be printed on 11 x 17 paper…

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Winter Bird Feeder | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird . . .  Genesis 1:21 Supplies Needed: Paper tubes Peanut butter Birdseed Wide ribbon Plastic knife Pie tin or paper plate Tray Instructions: Use a plastic knife to coat the tube with peanut butter. Pour some bird seed on a paper plate or pie tin and place it on a large tray. Roll the tube in bird seed—pressing down…

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Love Bug | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Love one another.” 1 John 4:7 Supplies Needed: Jumbo pom-poms Heart-shaped foam shapes Wiggle Eyes Chenille Stems Glue Scissors Instructions: Have fun creating a unique “love bug” using the above supplies in whatever way makes you smile! Use liquid glue to attach chenille stems to the pom pom. Use heart shapes (or any shape desired) to create the feet. In Parenting is a Choice, Mr. Mark weaves practical tips parents can follow, with humorous stories from his personal experience to…

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Feed the Snowman | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  Supplies:    Clear plastic container (an empty peanut butter jar would would great!)  Wiggly eyes  One orange pompom for nose, several black or brown pom pom for mouth  Glue gun  Cotton balls   Small tongs (make sure they’re easy to bend so little fingers can use them)    Prepare: Decorate the clear plastic container with eyes, nose and mouth like a snowman, using the eyes, pompoms and glue gun.  You’re done!  Instructions: This is great to help two and three-year-olds with their fine motor skills. Show them how…

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Punched Plate Lacing | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Supplies:  Sturdy paper plates  Christmas die cuts and die cut machine  Hole punch  Yarn/scissors/tape  Small pom poms for ornaments (optional)  Marker (to write bible verse)  Glue  Prepare Use the die-cut machine, being careful to center the die cut on the plate. Using the hole punch, punch holes around the design, leaving enough margin for the edges to remain strong.  Cut yarn in 24” segments and wrap one end with a piece of tape so that it will be easy to push…

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Christmas Card Ornaments | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Supplies: Christmas cards Circle punch or die cut (or trace the circle and cut with scissors) Elmer’s glue or Tacky glue Yarn Prepare: Cut circles out of Christmas cards with a die cut or punch. If you don’t have access to these tools, just trace a circle on a card and cut out with scissors. Ensure all of the circles are the same size. Four circles are needed for each ornament.  Cut yarn into eight-inch strands. Instructions: Look at your…

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Books of the Bible Turkey Game – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 Supplies: Large Paper Sack Two small lunch-size paper bags White Mauvalous tape Stapler Markers Scrap paper in two colors Books of the Bible cards Make It: Fold the top of the large bag down about the three inches inside the bag. Write “Stuff the Turkey” in the center of the bag. Gently fold in the top front corners of the bag toward the center of…

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Turkey Napkin Ring | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118 :24 Supplies: Construction Paper (brown, red, green, yellow, orange, purple) Small wiggle eyes Colorful napkins Quick Dry craft glue Prepare It: Cut brown construction paper into 1”x 7” and .75” x 5” strips. Cut orange, green, yellow, red and purple construction paper into 1/2” x 3” strips. Make It: Use glue to create circles with brown strips. Attach the smaller circle to…

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Turkey Tail Pictionary | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Give thanks in everything.   1 Thessalonians 5:18 Supplies: Paper cup (white or brown) Wiggle eyes Orange and red construction paper Jumbo craft sticks Markers Scissors Quick dry craft glue   Make It: Use marker to color cup brown. Cut a beak and waddle out of construction paper. Attach the beak, wiggle eyes and waddle to the cup with the glue. Use markers to color and decorate ONE side of the jumbo craft sticks. On the “uncolored” side of each craft…

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Stars and Stripes Bunting | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.  Psalm 33:12 Supplies: Contact paper—18” X 15” Red, white, blue sparkle tissue paper Black cardstock Curling ribbon Scissors Glue stick Clear tape Prepare It: Cut black cardstock into 1/2” X 8 1/2” strips. Cut Red, white and blue tissue paper into 1” strips. Cut 2 1/2” stars out of white tissue paper. Cut a 3’ length of curling ribbon. Make It: Peel backing off of contact paper and on a flat…

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