Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Service Is Thursday, December 23 @ 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
- First of all, you can find many supplies at this website or you can make your own...think a party station where everyone decorates a brown paper sack with Birthday Party for Jesus stickers to take home their party favors. Party Supplies can be found here.
- Play fun games with your nativity set. Hide and seek with the nativity characters or "I spy" like some of the kiddos have been doing at Sunday School.
- Read the Christmas Story, the birth of Jesus.
- Have the children bring gifts for a family in need but emphasize that the greatest gift of all is Jesus, our Savior.
- A party isn't the same without cake! Make a special cake just for Jesus. I found this great cake idea on a Babycenter blog post...Birthday Cake for Jesus.
- Please share any ideas you have! We love hearing from you!
Friday, December 17, 2010
A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the most popular Christmas movies on tv. It has been show every year at Christmastime since 1965. Watch the movie together as a family then take a few minutes and talk about the movie. If you need a few questions to get the conversation going try these:
Why was Charlie Brown sad at the beginning of the movie?
Have you ever felt sad at Christmas?
Have you ever been in a Christmas play or musical?
If someone asked you to tell them what Christmas was all about, what would you say?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
- Buying the kiddos Christmas pajamas that they open and wear on Christmas Eve
- Giving the kids an ornament for each year
- Reading the Christmas story on Christmas Eve
- Going to candlelight Christmas Eve service as a family
- Waiting at the top of the steps before finding out what Santa brought!
- Going to see the best Christmas lights in Kansas City
- Celebrating Advent and lighting the candles each Sunday
- Giving to a family in need or providing Christmas dinner for someone
- Mailing out Christmas cards
Have fun enjoying your new and old traditions!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Today's advent calendar activity is making 2 birdfeeders one for your yard and one for a neighbor's yard. Here are some easy homemade bird feeders that are fun for the whole family to put together.
Pine Cone Feeder
Coat with peanut butter and cornmeal; add raisins, cranberries, whatever you have around. Roll in mixed birdseed (optional). Hang or place in the yard.
Old Christmas Tree Feeder
Placing the Christmas tree in the yard at the end of the holiday season makes a great birdfeeder. Hang it with cranberries and pine cone feeders (above), spread peanut butter on branches, and because birds in winter need fat especially, hang suet from on it.
Coat a bagel with peanut butter, roll it in mixed birdseed and/or cornmeal, and hang it on a tree branch. Replace when gone.
Plastic Soda Bottle Feeder
You can buy ready-made versions of the soda bottle bird feeder, or you can make one yourself:
Make a hole on each side of the bottle about ¼ of the way up from the bottom of the bottle. Insert a stick through both holes to make perches; use one that’s long enough to stick out a few inches from each side of the bottle. The holes should be just larger than the size of the stick so the birds can get the seeds; or make separate feeding holes slightly above the perches. Fill with birdseed (use a funnel).
You may want to poke small holes in the bottom of the bottle to let moisture drain out. Tie a wire or small rope around the top of the bottle for hanging. You can also make this project upside-down, with the cap pointing down; thread wire through two small holes in the bottom of the bottle, then twist the two ends together to make a hanging loop.
String Cheerios (or other round cereal with a hole) on a string. Coat with peanut butter. Hang on bushes!
*Thanks to http://life.gaiam.com/ for these ideas!*
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the virgin birth and sinless nature of Jesus. Hard candy to symbolize the solid rock, the foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God.
The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the name of Jesus. It also represented the staff of the "Good Shepherd".
The candymaker then included red stripes. He used three small stripes and a large red stripe to represent the suffering Christ endured at the end of his life.
The candy became known as a Candy Cane - a decoration seen at Christmas time. The meaning has faded, but still gives joy to children young and old, whom Jesus loves and treasures.
Monday, December 6, 2010
3. What was the first gift your recieved as a baby?
4. What time of day where you born?
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Today's Advent Calendar Activity is making a special treat and giving it to someone just to bless them and show them God's Love. Check out the links below for a couple of KiDS COR Staff favorite recipes.
Cream Cheese Cut-Out Cookies
Friday, December 3, 2010
Today we made A Christmas Tree out of Pine Cones.
Step 1: Find Pine Cones
Step 2: Come home and put glue on paper plate:
Step 3: Place pine cone on plate with cotton balls (snow) around the base of the pine cone:
Step 4: Squeeze glue all over pine cone then sprinkle glitter over the pine cone.
Step 5: Stand back and admire your tree. After it has dried you can either tie some string onto the cone and hang it on the tree or just place the cone on a branch.
Share any cool homemade ornaments you have done as a family! Would love to hear from you.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
1. Yes, Virginia There is A Santa Claus by Francis P. Church
2. The Polar Express By Chris Van Allsburg
3. Mater Saves Christmas By Kiel Murray
4. The Grumpy Shepherd By Paddie Devon
5. On This Special Night By Claire Freedman
6. Room For A Little One By Martin Waddell & Jason Cockcroft
Let us know your favorite Christmas Story. Leave a comment on this post. Would love to hear from you all!!
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Or the Lego stand...
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Calling all Early Childhood Parents!
It's sometimes hard teaching our children how to pray and what to pray for but don't worry they are learning just that in KidsCOR.
Enjoy this simple way to help remind your kiddos how to pray using their five fingers!