Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Memory Verse

Enjoy these VIDEOS of your memory verse!

Elementary and Early Childhood are posted.

Family Advent Activity-November 30

Read a favorite Christmas Story together as a family. Check out the list below to see some favorites from the KiDS COR staff.

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

Grow. Pray. Study.

Check out the GPS for the first week of Advent.
Learn some great Christmas ideas for the family!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at the KidsCOR blog...
Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your week and we will be back next week.

Monday, November 22, 2010

And the WINNER is....


Please email Nick Ransom at nick.ransom@cor.org to arrange pick up.

Thanks to everyone for leaving your wonderful comments.

We absolutely LOVE hearing from you...please post whenever you want.

Enjoy all of those things you are thankful for this week and everyday!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grow. Pray. Study.

Spend some time digging into your GPS guides during the holiday!
Get some tips on how to share what you are thankful for at the Thanksgiving table.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


It's finally here...a GIVEAWAY!
We love hearing from all of you on the blog so we thought we would have a contest
and give away this FABULOUS devotional for kids ages 4 to 8.
My First Message is a wonderful devotional bible for kiddos just like The Message for adults.
Who wouldn't love that?!
Here's the deal...
Leave us a comment telling us at the KidsCOR blog what you are thankful for...
Your family?
Talking your dog on a walk?
Parents...thankful for a good nights sleep?
Whatever it is...tell us!
One entry per person please and we will be randomly drawing a winner and announcing it on

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Memory Verse for Early Childhood

Remember to practice your memory verse this week!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Day in the Life of a Green Butterfly

As a parent, I always wondered what exactly went on when I dropped off my son in his Butterfly room on Sunday mornings but after volunteering I realized just what exactly they did, how much fun they had and more importantly, all the things they learn!
I brought my camera last week to capture "A Day in the Life of a Green Butterfly" to show some of you parents out there just what goes on! We will be focusing on other rooms throughout KidsCOR to bring you sneak previews. Enjoy!

At first, they can play on their own. They sometimes choose books...

Or the Lego stand...

They might move to the kitchen...

Or the School Bus is a huge hit!

After some time playing on their own, they are asked to find their spot for "Friendship Circle."
They all learn to sit in a circle and listen to the Bible story for the day and do their quick welcome song.

Next, they might have a few minutes before Praise and Worship and today, Miss Elizabeth got out the scarves for a time of dancing, walking, stomping around the room with their scarves!
The kids are always learning to help pick up their toys before we move on to a new activity...I loved this idea!

Next, we travel down the long forest hallway, pointing out animals along the way, and enter into Butterfly Park for Praise and Worship.

All three Butterfly rooms gather in here for their own Praise and Worship.
This is the time they give their offering. Feel free to send a few coins with your child and they will have a chance to put it into an offering plate as well as a time for prayer.

They sing a few songs and shake their egg!

Sometimes they enjoy puppets or other stories but they always end with the Blessing song.

The kiddos head back to their rooms and do their craft and other activities.
Sometimes the GPS that is handed out to you explains or gives further ideas about the craft they did in class. Last week they created a shield and the GPS gave ideas of how to be interactive with that project.

They use crayons and sometimes glue sticks to help paste on the pieces.

After that, it is back to business with playing!

Lots of trucks and blocks for the boys!

I hope you found this insightful on what your child is doing during Worship if they are in a Butterfly room.
It's wonderful to see all that they learn and how much joy it brings to their faces.
Thanks for sharing your kiddos with the staff and volunteers.
Look for a new room to be showcased soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Grow. Pray. Study.

Check out this week's GPS guide for all age groups!

Have a great time putting them in action!

Guess How Many Shoeboxes??

Do you think we reached our goal of 1500 boxes? Watch the video below.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veggie Tales and Operation Christmas Child

See your Operation Christmas Child boxes in action!

Thanks again for blessing these kids at Christmas!
Don't forget to turn in your boxes this weekend.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Grow. Pray. Study.

Here are the GPS GUIDES for all of our age groups.
Don't forget to look it over and have your parent initial it if you did your part to read it...
kudos to all of you that turn it in!
Have a great week!
Feel free to leave a comment if you found another great way to make your GPS interactive!
We love hearing from you!

Memory Verse

Parents, Caregivers and Kids...here is the memory verse for Early Childhood!

You can see step by step instructions and learn all of the motions...doesn't get much better than that! Enjoy learning!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Don't forget to pick up your Operation Christmas Child box at the KidsCOR information booth.
You can buy a plastic box for $2.00, you can get a green and red box for FREE or you can use your own shoe box...wrapping the box is optional.
Take the kiddos and fill it up with gifts for the gender and age group you pick and please return it NO LATER than November 14th.
(Detailed instructions are in the brochure you will receive).
Thanks for blessing others!

Route 119

Check out this awesome video for the Elementary

lessons for November...get excited!