Church Life – Alive in the Big Tent
EVERY SUNDAY AT 8.45 A.M., we get to see how the kids did in the previous week’s program, as well as a shout-out for images of outstanding work, craft, and LEGO creations that they’ve posted on social media. Every week, parents and caregivers can gain access to resources for their children. Please feel free to select as many or as few activities as you think would best suit your children’s tastes and interests, as well as those that you believe will best help them learn (a song, a memory verse, a craft, a physical or word game, a LEGO challenge, a kids’ lecture, etc.).
Sunday Morning show on YouTube, which is presented every week: – Alive in the Big Tent, a resource for our children; – Alive in the Little Tent, a resource for our toddlers You can also check out past video clips from ALIVE TV’s “God News” by clicking here.
Our aim is to help kids learn to love Godeach other
Every week, we offer a variety of activities such as praise and worship, games, and simple crafts, as well as a short uplifting message. Each of your children, from babies to Yr 5 students, will find something they can do, connect to, and grasp onto through a period of great transition in their life. There is something for everyone. It is possible to have a secure and loving atmosphere where children may be children while still learning about the Bible and having fun! “I wish I had been that fortunate as a youngster!” –Michelle We think that children should be protected and adored.
As a result, all of our leaders have completed both the Working with Children Check and the Safe Ministry Training.
Children are created in God’s image and are thus extremely valuable in his eyes.
David Smith, Rector, says:
According to our beliefs at St. James, parents are the main spiritual caregivers for their children. That is why we collaborate with you in educating the children about God’s kindness in tough circumstances – that he “is good even when life is not.” (This is My Lighthouse.)
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According to our beliefs here at St. James, parents are the primary spiritual providers for their children. So we collaborate with you to teach the children about God’s generosity in tough circumstances – that he “is gracious when life is challenging.” In this case, the lighthouse is mine.
Craft Corner Tour Plus 30 Screen-Free Craft + Activity Ideas For Little Ones
The discovery of a means to make art and creativity accessible, self-initiated, and both child and parent-friendly in our house has taken us five years of parent-hood. We’ve had all of our craft items out, or just a few of them, craft areas in bedrooms and living rooms, paints that always ended up in messes, and there have been times when I didn’t encourage any sort of creation at all because it was too much trouble for me to set up and clean up after everyone. After all this time, we’ve established a rhythm that works for us, as well as a means to set up a little art station that the kids come to on their own every day to work on their projects.
In our art area, you’ll find: Just a few details: ||
baskets + jars for pretty and functional storage ||||
This table was found by Joel on the side of the road, and he cut it in half, put new plywood on top, and somehow put it back together again.
We stained it a dark color to hide paint and colouring marks |||| only our most-used + favorite arts and crafts |||| tucked away in a bright, central corner of our home || * Tips for creating a simple, self-initiated craft corner include the following:
- Things should not be left out that might cause harm to furnishings or create a mess, giving you tension. We use watercolour paints instead of acrylic paint since they are more environmentally friendly. Instead of texting or writing with a pen, we’ve got crayons out. Know your child and put things on exhibit that you are aware of their present interests. Ella is now obsessed with practicing her letter and word writing, and her preferred method of doing so is with simple crayon and paper writing, as well as with an alphabet stamp set that we have on hand. Billy enjoys cutting paper with scissors, as well as crayon and paper sketching, and he has recently learned to write his name, so there is a lot of that going on, as well as other things. Painting with watercolours is also a favorite of theirs, and they take a chair to the sink and fill it with water on their own, painting images virtually every day. Perhaps your youngster is a big fan of stickers. Alternatively, how about creating collages? Ensure that you always have a stack of paper handy, as well as the items they will need to guide themselves there, such as miniature glue sticks and jars full of random bits and pieces, even with minimal encouragement from you
- Make your art items aesthetically appealing and easily accessible to your children by arranging them in a visible and accessible manner. The natural tendency for people to be pulled to and stay in a setting that is pleasant and inspirational is for them to want to spend more time there. Several months ago, I discovered some old antique boxes and crates in an antique store and realized immediately that they would be perfect for creating shelves for a future kids’ craft room. Pretty and utilitarian, which checked all the criteria for me
- Also, they had a crafty element to them! It’s fun to paint next to them on occasion, and I also appreciate the tactile sensation of creating with beeswax modeling and participating in creative activities that are appealing for me, such as wreath creation. It’s refreshing to step out of grownup mode and simply create things for the sheer pleasure of creating something, not to mention the fact that you’ll end up with some lovely items to display in your house. When you make art a part of your daily routine and make it a part of your weekly routine, your children will naturally perceive it that way as well. Place your art station in the center of your home’s main corridor. My experience has been that even though I created a craft section for the kids in their room, they never used it since they really simply wanted be near to or around Joel or myself and what we were doing at the time. For the simple reason that they did not want to miss out on us, they would never opt to stay in their rooms by themselves. Just seeing us – even while I was cooking or otherwise preoccupied – seemed to be sufficient motivation for them to engage in self-directed creation. They still required my occasional approval and praise (“Look mom, I wrote an upper case Y!,” for example), which I could offer them while attending to my job, and this simply did not work when they were tucked away in another room and did not feel they were being seen by me. Due to the fact that our craft area is located in the center of our living space, we pass through it on a daily basis, which I believe has increased the frequency with which kids make things. Make use of your child’s artwork around your home, such as on refrigerators, in frames, or tacked up on walls using adorable little wooden pegs. The purpose of this is to demonstrate to your kid that what they are producing is significant, that you like it, and that they should be proud of themselves, which will motivate them to return to that tiny craft station and create more.
How we make stuff at home: (because it can get tiring continually coming up with things) When it comes to crafts, my daughter has always been fluent and I’ll be honest, I’ve gone through phases where it completely exhausted me and left me feeling frustrated and – at times – inadequate, like I knew I should be nurturing this part of her but I was either too tired, or simply too bored watching her with dull activities, or simply too Type A to deal with the mess.
After five years, it’s become such a joyful part of our home life that we’ve established a weekly rhythm that includes the following activities:
- Every week, we do one baking activity together
- Every week, we do one more extensive craft activity (that I set up/put time into – and that is generally new, so it is interesting for me, too)
- And every week, we do one more elaborate baking activity together. There is one nature walk per week with a specific focus and a basket full of things they bring home and use
- In-between go-(which to’s are self-directed) like crayon drawing, watercolour painting, stamps, magnaTiles, and games like snap and UNO, plus their imaginary games of school and shops, etc, that they play daily together without me prompting
- And one nature walk per week with a specific focus and a basket full of things they bring home and use.
We follow theWhole Family Rhythmsguide (which I cannot recommend highly enough), and this week, for example, was an apple-themed week for the family. We had a great day preparing apple crumble, trying out a new craft – apple stamping – and going on a nature walk where we focused on finding red things to eat. I feel that these instructions provide a terrific focus for our week and welcome loads of inspiration, taking the “thinking” out of creating engaging, entertaining, and informative crafts and activities that I can share with my children and that are also engaging for me as a parent or caregiver.
- And because I could go on and on about this, and because I believe I was definitely an early-childhood educator in a previous life (!
- (Sugar scrub made from scratch!
- There’s only so many Very Hungry Caterpillars I can create out of egg cartons, you know?
- I’m not kidding.
- Making bird feeders is a fun project. Recently, we constructed these cute tiny pine cone bird feeders, and the kids have been having a blast watching the birds come and squealing with delight when they see one of the feeders being attacked by one of the birds! Pine cones were coated in honey (peanut butter would also work) and then into bird seed before serving. I tied a line to the top of each one, and we hung them from a tree in our backyard
- This is homemade sugar scrub. This is a simple and enjoyable project to do with your children, and it is nice to use in the bath or to give as a present to friends or teachers. Some lemonade/Hot chocolate booths were made a year ago and the recipe and directions may be found here. Children like it tremendously, and it provides for a pleasant day spent mingling with neighbors and asking friends who live close to drop over. In addition, the lemonade is quite excellent. We utilized a homemade play dough recipe in this instance. Many people purchase play dough from a shop, but it is quite simple to create at home, and the act of preparing it is equally enjoyable for young children. This is a lovely activity for children of all ages, and you can customize it by include cookie cutters or other cooking utensils to give variety to the play
- Dried orange garland. Several months ago, we created this with our daughter, Ella, who enjoyed slicing the oranges and dabbing the juice up, and our house smelled beautiful as it Dried in the oven. The completed result was quite attractive and remains on our kitchen window. Instructions for building a seasonal wreath may be found here. Another great craft that is ideal for a wide range of age groups and looks stunning when displayed in your house. Pet Rocks was a recent project that I enjoyed working on with the kids. Acquire some smooth, round pebbles and embellish them using craft items you already have at home, such as yarn for hair, paint for faces, and scraps of fabric for clothing, for example. The full family was created and even built a house for them to reside in, and Ella had a great time playing with them
- Watercolour painting being her favorite. This would have to be one of our most popular go-to projects right now, if not the most popular. Sprouting wheatgrass is a relaxing activity that can be done in the backdrop of beautiful music and is suitable for children of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. This is something that we want to complete within the next week or so. Our seeds were purchased from a nearby health food store. Its rapid growth keeps youngsters interested, and if it is planted in a glass jar and placed on a window sill, they can see the root structure develop, which may lead to some interesting learning opportunities. In addition, you can cut it up and throw it into your morning green smoothie
- You can even use it to make DIY cleaning and cosmetic products. We have glass roller bottles to make simple perfumes out of essential oils and carrier oils, as well as spray bottles to make a Theives spray or another anti-bacterial counter spray out of lemon and peppermint essential oils. You could also make pillow sprays for kids’ bedtime out of lavender and sweet orange, or a simple air refresher out of favorite essential oils. Beeswax modeling is something I’m really looking forward to learning more about. We perform this delightful tactile activity on a regular basis, rolling shapes and letters, and it is fantastic for children of all ages to undertake. Here’s a tutorial on how to do dried leaf painting. In addition to sticks and pebbles, you might use homemade floral soap. We made some homemade soap a while back, and it was a great experience that resulted in a beautiful final product that could be used at home or given as a present to grandparents or other family members. You will need a soap mold, melt and pour glycerine soap, essential oils, and dried flowers to complete this project. Instructions are available here
- Games. This is, without a doubt, the activity that we enjoy doing the most as a family at home. Games such as UNO, Snap, Memory, and board games (our current favorite is Outfoxed) are our go-to activities, and the kids actually defeat us more often than we beat them
- The fairy garden is another favorite. Driving on driveway chalk is a beautiful activity to do with children
- We’ve created both an elaborateindoor fairy garden and a very simpleoutdoor fairy garden recently, both of which let them to enter their amazing world of fantasy. Drawing maps, highways, towns, favorite things, and getting kids outside are all good ideas. Nature journaling is another good idea. Currently, one of our favorite activities with the kids is to go on a walk and gather various objects, after which we sketch and learn about them when we come back home. The fresh air and amazement of one’s surroundings that it awakens are always pleasant
- Simple baking recipes for families with children. The fact that I can bring the kids into the kitchen with me (albeit not for all meals, but for the easier ones!) makes me happy. Find some simple recipes, such as apple crumble, bliss balls, and handmade ice blocks, and enlist their assistance in mixing and measuring out amounts, as well as rolling and kneading. Felt garlands are a big hit with the ladies. Another enjoyable project with the end product being something beautiful to display in your house. Nothing except felt, cookie cutters or stencils in the shapes of your choice, wool or thread, and a hot glue gun are required for this project. Children’s yoga is a great activity to do with your children. Let them select the colors and forms, and they may learn cutting and pattern arranging while you handle the hot glue gun. You may purchase a variety of children’s yoga DVDs or just search for videos on YouTube. In the last couple of weeks, Joel has introduced the kids to short tiny kids yoga DVDs, which they eagerly request and practice along with many times a week
- A nature stroll with a purpose. Identify a different emphasis, such as collecting various colored flowers, or collecting exclusively red objects, or anything similar. This simply transforms a plea for children to come outside for some fresh air into a purposeful activity that encourages them to pay attention and be amazed by their surroundings. Begin by planting a tiny garden. We are currently growing strawberries, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, and a slew of herbs, and Ella and Billy get such a kick out of discovering tiny strawberries growing, plus the watering and other chores teach them responsibility and how to take care of things
- Crayon drawing art is also a favorite pastime. Beeswax versions are available, as are Noodle Necklaces, which are a favorite of ours. Do you remember these? Allow the children to colour the noodles before stringing them together on long strands of yarn. If you’re making a card for school pals or grandparents, these FruitVegetable Stamping treats might be a wonderful little treat to include inside. When we do this again, I always seem to forget how awesome it is! Cut various fruits and vegetables into shapes (potatoes, celery, and apples are good choices) and use them as stamps for your artwork. Cleaning the water bottle – Assisting my mother. This one is a lot of fun. Prepare a couple inexpensive spray bottles for the youngsters to use to assist you in the “cleaning.” I’ll provide them a rag and a spray bottle filled with water, and I’ll step back and let them do the cleaning. They have a strong tendency to adhere to windows, walls, and the floor. Nature Collage is a fantastic approach to get children involved in our household tasks while also providing them with something they perceive to be a lot of fun. Gather natural objects from a stroll with the kids and place them on a huge sheet of paper that has been glued or taped together. Make a project with the items they collected while exploring the outdoors
- For example, beeswax candles. It’s quite simple, and even Billy can take part. We make them all the time – you can find the recipe here. In addition, I enjoy smoldering them in various places around our house, such as mud pies and the outdoor kitchen. It’s not uncommon for me to send the kids out to the fairy garden with an old pot, skillet, spoon, and muffin tin, and I’ll send them out again and again to mix in water to the dirt and construct their masterpieces, which include MagnaTiles. In our family, this is a popular go-to pastime, and the kids enjoy playing with them on a regular basis. The initial investment is significant, but the benefits are so instructive and intriguing, and the equipment is much-used, that it was well worth it for us. You can find them right here.
That was a lengthy post about crafts, to say the least! Would love to hear about your go-to recipes or any fun activities you’ve done with your children. Which ones are your personal favorites? My to-do list is always expanding as new items are added. Greetings, and happy Friday.
Psalm 61 Sunday School Lesson for Kids
‘Praise God Through the Psalms’ is the title of this lesson, which is the 22nd in a series of 33 lessons. The Psalmist writes, “Praise the Lord with all your heart.” The main subject of the lesson is: We gain an understanding of God’s character and how we should properly react to Him in worship as we read the book of Psalms and see the worship of the people of Israel. In Psalm 61, the poet writes about how we might seek shelter in God’s tent and how we can live in the presence of the Lord. Through this lesson, children will be confronted with the reality that the only way we may spend eternity with God is because of the work that Jesus performed on the cross in our place when He died in our place.
Target Kindergarten through 4th grade are the target audiences (can be adapted for older or younger children) Teaching time ranges from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Options: If you want to be able to send something home with the kids each week, you may print the text of the Psalm on one side of a sheet of paper and on the reverse write “I should worship God because He is _” (leave the rest of the page blank for drawing) on the front of the paper.
When you’re playing “Jenga” or “Uno” with a bunch of kids, don’t overlook the talks that can occur.
Introduction As the children build on the tent, have a discussion about why you need a tent.to keep you safe from the weather, etc. Take a look at the text. Psalm 61 is a song of praise.
- Have each child in the group recite a verse, or have three volunteers read the verses for you (divided amongst them). Continue to ask children (1) what this Psalm is showing us about God’s character as you go through it again and again. (2) What does this Psalm teach us about God’s actions, and (3) What does this Psalm tell us about God’s expectations of His people and how His people should respond to Him
- Prepare a signal for the kids in the group to make (similar to a time-out signal- a T with your hands) every time they hear another truth about who God is, what God is like, or what God has done while you read through the Psalm. During each break, quickly discuss a trait of God that you have observed that day.
- Allow for a few minutes of discussion on the realities about God that this Psalm teaches us. Draw attention to the fact that the Psalm begins with David calling out to God and imploring Him to hear his requests. Encourage the children in the group to read Psalm 139:2-4 as a reminder that God not only hears our prayers, but He also knows our thoughts and words before they are said. Discussion should include how David is praising God as his refuge and protector, and eventually as the One who will shield him from death and destruction via Jesus.
- The concept of cross-connection is used. Consider verse 4, which speaks of the desire to live in the tent of the Lord for all time. Keep in mind the tabernacle (God’s tent/dwelling place in the Old Testament) when teaching the children. Bring up the tabernacle and explain how it functioned (ie: that God was present among His people, but remained separated from them because of sin), and then point to Matthew 27 and the curtain splitting in two when Jesus died, symbolizing that Jesus had opened the door to the Father (John 14:6). Encourage the children to return to the end of the Psalm (vs. 8), where David speaks of always singing praises to God. Afterwards, read Revelation 4:8-11 with the children to remind them that these animals are still forever shouting the hallelujahs of God today. . one day, all of God’s people (Revelation 7:9–10) will gather together to sing the praises of God forever, as prophesied in the Bible. Make a list of the things that God is being thanked for, then take a moment to pray and thank God for these same facts
Prayer Time–After studying the reading, deliver the paper and markers (or sheets printed with the text for the week) to those who will be participating in worship. Explanation: Explain that you want them to accomplish three things each week in response to the Psalm.
- They should write down a verse from the chapter that they wish to remember
- Create a cause for them to worship God based on what they observe in the Psalm.
- Make a drawing of something from the passage that they believe is significant.
Allow the children to complete their pages on their own and then ask them to share what they have drawn or written with the rest of the class. – – – – – – We will conclude our time in prayer by praying for the children in the group, that they would come to recognize their need for a Savior to rescue them from their sin as the most important need in their lives, and that they would come to worship Jesus as the One who meets all of their needs, particularly their need for salvation. Added Time– – – Play a Bible Book game called “Top Book,” which is based on the books of the Bible.
After all of the children have turned over the first card in their pile, it will be determined which book is the closest to the end of the Bible, and that child will take all of the other cards and place them at the bottom of their pile.
If no one knows which book is closest to the conclusion of the Bible, someone should look at a table of contents and see if they can figure it out for themselves.
Every series is adaptable enough to accommodate a diverse age range while remaining reasonably priced for small congregations.
The Tent of Praise: Discover the Third Dimension of Praise & Worship and its Spiritual Effects: Samir, Hermas: 9781699876824: Amazon.com: Books
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Perhaps one of the most underestimated conceptions in Christianity is the unavoidable requirement of Praise and Worship in the body of Christ, which is the Church.
In this book, Hermas Samir describes the origins of praise as well as why God delights in praise and worship, especially when it comes from his own household.
A detailed study that sheds light on the significance of Praise in God’s heart and in the life of a Christian believer, as well as how Praise is one of the primary reasons for God’s glory to be shown in all of its full splendor to the Church, is presented.
Learn how to utilize Praise as a spiritual weapon to live a triumphant Christian life by watching the video below.
- Publication date: October 14, 2019
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- Publication date: October 14, 2019
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How to Make a DIY Tent
If you want to build a fantastic DIY tent, you must start with high-quality materials. Gather two tarps, four posts, pebbles, and a substantial amount of rope before heading outside to begin building. During favorable weather, we propose that you use homemade tents (or emergency situations).
Step 1 – Getting Started
Take your strong rope and tie it between two trees. This will keep you safe. Before making a knot, wrap the rope around the trunks of the trees many times. If you want to tie the tarp down to the ground, you need tie it at a decent height on the tree. You want to tie it high enough so that the tarp reaches the ground with some extra at the bottom. If you build it too high, you’ll have a drafty enclosure that won’t remain in place.
Step 3 – Construction
Set up one tarp on the ground between the trees, perpendicular to the path of your rope, as soon as the ground is free of obstructions. Place it beneath the rope you just secured and pull it taut with your other hand. You want the tarp to have as few ridges and bumps as possible on it. After that, stakes or pebbles should be used to attach the tarp. Make sure you have something to secure each of the four corners of your tarp. If you’re going to use rocks, search for ones that are hefty and have a flat side to them.
Removing the pegs that were used to hold the bottom tarp to the ground and replacing them with new ones that will hold the top tarp to the ground together with the bottom section It may take a little finesse, but you should be able to fasten both tarps at the same time.
Step 4 – Build Up
After that, take some of the dirt from around your tent and use it to create a tiny barrier around the perimeter. Dirt that is wet or moist will function best in this situation. This will keep water out of the tent while also making the tent extremely secure. It is possible to construct the embankment using your hands, a cup, or even an old aluminum can if you don’t have a little shovel. This will allow you to complete the task more quickly. You should include the rocks into the barrier if you are using them to secure your tent.
You may find yourself without all of the recommended supplies if you are in a true emergency situation. You can craft a tent with just one tarp, it just takes a little ingenuity and strategic thinking. If you’ve just got one tarp, suspend your rope considerably lower and utilize the excess length on the sides to make the floor of the tent with the tarp. With this style of tent, you will need to form a triangle with one tarp so you will have to be inventive with the way you fasten it. Ultimately, setting up a DIY tent in the bush is very straightforward, although you may want to get a little practice in before you trek far out from civilization with it.
This will help you gain the confidence you need to tackle your tent with no problems. Other essential DIY camping tricks you may want to brush up on include how tocraft a portable camping toilet, how to create aperfect camping kitchen, and how tofilter your water in the woods.
Camping Tent, Craft Unfinished Wood Shape, Fall Wood Cutout
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