Stitch magazine. The cute owl fabric is from Fancy Tiger downtown. If you live near Denver and you sew, or knit, or enjoy looking at inspiring things even a tiny bit, you have to hit this place up. And, if you're wondering about that awesome apron behind the bag holder, my Mom made that for me this last week. Isn't that nice?? I wear it every day :) Thanks, Mom!
Last night, when our pastor came by to get something from Casey, he said there was a collective groan when it was announced there would be no kids' church. It's nice to be missed :) Since I'm on the subject, I have found some good resources that might be helpful for some of you out there. We don't subscribe to any curriculum so planning lessons requires some creativity, but the following free online resources have been beyond valuable:
- http://ministry-to-children.com/ I get many of my complete lesson plans from this site, then fill in with coloring pages or game ideas from elsewhere.
- http://www.cbhministries.org/kfk/home.php Keys for kids. You may have heard of them. I use this site for stories to supplement the lessons.
- http://www.namb.net/ This site is by the North American Mission Board and since we're starting a series on missions, is very useful for me. I has missionaries' stories and full lesson plans for children.
- http://www.dltk-cards.com/bingo/ This site actually has lots and lots of great stuff, but my favorite so far is the printable bingo games. You can choose a theme or create your own and then print the whole game. Every time you hit "refresh" a new bingo card comes up. I print half as many as I need, then put the kids in teams.