How to use this section: On this page, you'll find Fun Stuff, monthly activities for your family, and Did You Know, an interesting story to tell your kids. On the pages that follow, you'll learn a new Bible verse a week. The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.
Moms in the Bible Quiz (May 7)
Here are some of the mothers mentioned in the Bible. Can you name their children?
|Hannah||1 Samuel 2:18-21|
|Eunice||2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-15|
|Bathsheba||2 Samuel 12:24|
Creation Diorama (July 21)
- one empty shoebox for each diorama
- green, brown, yellow, and blue fabric scraps or paint
- small plastic animals or other small toys
Go for a walk and gather small natural objects. Then use the paint or the fabric to create the sky, water, sun, and grass in your shoebox. Use your natural objects to create scenic elements. Finally, add small figures to complete the scene.
Dirt Cake (June 5)
- 1 package instant chocolate pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip
- crumbled chocolate cookies
- gummy worms and gumdrops (optional)
- small, clean unglazed terra cotta flowerpot
Sterilize pot by heating it in a 350º oven for 2 hours. Mix the pudding with the milk and chill until firm. Combine pudding with whipped topping. If there is a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot, use a whole cookie to cover it up. Put some of the crumbled cookie mixture on the bottom of the pot, then fill the pot with the pudding. Sprinkle the rest of the crumbled cookie mixture over the top of the pudding. Stick a gummy worm or two in the dirt.1