This is a new children's ministry of High Desert United Methodist Church. As children are spending more time at home, this program provides a way to teach children about the Bible online, in a fun way.
Children are invited to visit our website to hear Bible stories and watch easy-to-do craft demonstrations."
Daniel and the Lion's Den, with a craft to make a Lion's face, using a paper plate (or coffee filter, or white paper, cut into a circle), scissors, and crayons, markers, or paint.
Jonah and the Whale,with 2 craft demonstrations to make whales, with Jonah inside, using, paper, scissors, glue, a clothespin, crayons, markers, or paint.
The Lost Sheep, including directions for making a sheep face, using white paper, a black marker or crayon, glue, and cotton balls.
Zaccheaus in the Tree, plus a craft to make the little man in a tree. Items needed: white or brown paper, a Popsicle stick, glue, and 2 shades of green paper (either construction paper or gift wrap tissue.)
The Story of Joseph shows us that God had a plan for Joseph and his family. Joseph is famous for his "Coat of Many Colors". We learn to make a paper coat and decorate it with many colors, using only paper, scissors, markers, and a ruler.
The Good Samaritan teaches us to be a good neighbor to those in need. As our craft project, we learn to make a paper "band aid" that opens to reveal a Bible verse. Supplies needed are paper, scissors, glue, and markers.
We are starting our Bible story time with an experiment to see how moving air can push paint around to make a picture of a burning bush. We will use red and yellow paint, a straw, paper, and a pencil, crayon or marker.
For our craft today, we will be the parting the sea, using blue and brown paper, scissors, a marker, and glue.
The story of David and Goliath teaches us that God can help us do great things.
Today we'll begin with a scientific experiment. We'll see how a chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda can inflate a balloon."
For our craft today, we'll make a slingshot, using popsicle sticks, yarn, rubber bands, a small piece of cloth, scissors, and marshmallows."
We start with a fun experiment called "Jelly Bean Prayers." We only need various colors of jelly beans, a white plate, and a cup of hot water (Be sure to ask a grown-up for help with this!)
After the story we learn how to make a paper chain, using only paper, scissors, and a stapler.
During our science experiment, we learn some of the unusual things that water can do. We need two glasses of water, a paper towel, a straw, and some food coloring.
After the story we learn to make a game called "Feed Elijah," using heavy paper, a marker, and scissors.
We begin our experiment by making a "Rainbow in a Bottle." Parents should supervise this! We need a tall glass, jar, or bottle; plus 4 cups & spoons for mixing, and some food coloring. Also we need light syrup (like Karo), blue dish detergent, olive oil, rubbing alcohol, and water.
After the story, we make our own Noah's ark with paper plates, markers, scissors, glue, cotton balls, animal crackers and a stapler.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
how God protected them from the fire
We start with an experiment called "Sink or Float." We need two large pitchers of water and two oranges - one peeled and the other unpeeled.
After the story we do a fun activity called "Runaway Colors" with a small dish and a larger dish, plus a sponge, some dish detergent, food coloring, and some whole milk or Half 'n' Half.
A Jack-0-Lantern can demonstrate Jesus' love. Parental supervision is required for pumpkin carving.
Emily Sue reads the story of Jesus' birth. Pastor Reuben tells us about the Chrismon Tree and Judy shows us how to make our own Chrismon ornaments
Jesus showed love and we can show love to each other. Judy shows us how to make a valentine puppy and grow a valentine crystal.
Lent is from Ash Wednesday until Easter. Judy shows us how to make a "grape craft" to chart your Lenten progress how to make a "sign of the cross " in ashes.
Resurrection Eggs for Easter
The Easter story told through a totem pole, using symbols familiar to the Native tribes of Alaska.
Mother's Day - the story of Abraham and Sarah. Skip reads their story and Judy shows us how to make paper flowers for mom and how to dye (color) white carnations into other colors.
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