Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

May God bless you in this New Year, and all the desires of your heart may come through!!!

Memory Hunt Bible Verse Game

Write each word of the Memory Verse on a separate piece of paper.
Hide the individual words around the room.
Ask the children to find the words and lay them out in the correct order.
Recite the Memory Verse.

Repeat several times.

Stack the Cups Bible Verse Game

What you will need:
Paper Cups and a permanent maker.

How to Play:
Before you start test to see how many cups can be stacked on top of each other and still stay standing. Stack the cups so that two bottoms are together and then two tops. The cups I used would only allow five cups before they became to tipsy. Before class write words from a Bible verse that you are memorizing on the cups so that when you stack them they are in order. Write the words so that they are right-side up when the cups are stacked.

You can also use this game to review the books of the Bible. Give each player or team a set of cups with the words on them. On the word "go" see which team can stack the cups in order first without any of the cups falling off.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Bible Verse and Song

This Bible verse and song, go along with the Scavenger Hunt chip

Bible Verse

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?
Job 12:7-9

My God is so big

 My God is so big, so strong and so mighty

There's nothing my God cannot do for you

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty

There's nothing my God cannot do for you

He made the treesHe made the seas

He made the elephants too

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty

There's nothing my God cannot do for you (for you, for you) 

My God is so great, so strong and so mighty

There's nothing my God cannot do for you

My God is so great, so strong and so mighty

There's nothing my God cannot do for you

The mountains are his

The rivers are his

The skies are his handy works too

My God is so great, so strong and so mighty

There's nothing my God cannot do for you

My God is so great, so strong and so mighty

There's nothing my God cannot do for you

For you, for you, for you

The Body Parts Game

Main Body Parts (For a class of 5-7 kids) Head, neck, torso, arm, arm, leg, leg.
Secondary Body Parts (For 15 or less kids) Ear, ear, nose, mouth, hand, hand, foot, and foot. 
Tertiary Body Parts (For 16+ kids) Fingers, toes, fingernails, toenails, elbows, kneecaps, knuckles, eyebrows, lips, belly button, hair, freckles, etc. 
How to Play: Distribute the body part names, beginning with the main body parts. If more than seven children arrive, hand out the main and secondary body parts, and if more than fifteen arrive, hand out the main, secondary and tertiary body parts. 
Players begin by going up to another player, then saying their name and body part. If the body part is one that is connected to the other player's body part, they must connect by linking arms, holding hands or clinging to his or her shirt sleeve. If their body parts do not connect, then they pass to another player. For example, if a "nose" meets a "face", they connect and continue playing as before, staying connected as they go. But if a "nose" meets a "foot" they do not connect. Players continue playing, searching for body parts that are connected to their body part. Play continues like this until the entire body is connected!
Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 from a child-friendly Bible.
After the game discussion: How does this game help to illustrate the message of 1 Corinthians 12:12-27? Is anyone part less important than another? How does this relate to different kinds of people within Christ's body, the church?
Variation of play: Place the main body part names into a bucket. Each team will need their own bucket. Divide players into teams of 5-7 players. At the go teams’ race to their bucket, grab a body part name and connect to their teammates in the correct order. First team to connect properly wins. A proper connection touch would be head to neck, neck to torso, arms to torso, etc. Not, head to leg or arm to leg.
Players can also race individually to their buckets to grab a body part name, and then race back to their team line. When all players have their body part names, they assemble themselves in proper order. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Transportation for 5 years old

I have to teach a class for my club children's club about transportation and I found a lot of ideas. The problem was I wanted everything personalized. So I will be posting all pictures of what I did for my class. Some of them worked, some others were goo but we did not have the time to implemented them. So here we go.
I started the Circle Time with the introduction of the word transportation. Forms of transportation and show different toys showing the difference.
Next we sing the song "We All Traveling By"

  • Sheena Roberts 
  •   - I got the book and CD at Walmart, but you can also find it at Barnes and Noble.

    Scavenger Hunt Bags

    I saw this scavenger hunt bag on counting coconuts blog, and I have to borrow the idea for my Eager Beaver’s Scavenger Hunt Chip.

    What I did was to copy requirements for their chip, and search on my Microsoft clipart pictures. If you are using this idea just for fun, you may twist it a little bit. However if you are working with Eager Beaver level, you may just download the picture and print it out. Connected to the bag is a pen on string for checking off the items we've found.

    So, what do you need to go Scavenger Hunt?

    You may do this activity during Club’s Family Camp, hiking day, or just a regular meeting day. Each Adventurer will need a scavenger hunt bag/with pencil.


    Delicious Pecan Pie without Sugar

    Pecan Pie is our family favorite pie, but my husband is allergic to corn syrup, so I had to find an alternative way to prepare the pecan pie without it. Here this is what I finally made, and it is just as delicious as the original.

    • 1-9 inch pie shell
    • 1 cup Florida Crystals Demerara Cane Natural Sugar
    • ½ cup butter
    • 2 egg
    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 ½ cup chopped pecans

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.Blend ½ cup of pecans and save it.In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and then stir in melted butter. Add in brown sugar, flour, and the blended pecans; mix well. Last add the milk, vanilla and the rest of the nuts.I usually pre-bake the pie shell for 5 minutes before pouring the mixture. This adds more texture to the shell. Take the shell out of the oven, and pour into the shell. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done.


    Monday, December 23, 2013

    Eggnog Waffles

    Cooking Recipes Corner: Eggnog Waffles:

    (makes 6 large waffles)
    • 1 ½ cup of flour
    • ½ cup cornstarch
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 4 tsp sugar
    • 1 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 2 cups eggnog (homemade or store-bought and low-fat or full-fat)
    • 2/3 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 Tbsp. spiced rum
     In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggnog, oil, eggs and rum. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and whisk until just combined. Do not overmix. Let batter rest for 30 minutes. Cook waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions.

    Friday, December 6, 2013