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The Beatitudes

This week in religious education class, we’re doing the Beatitudes.  In some ways, this is hard to teach to the kids, but in other ways they get it.  As with all my lessons, I try to make them fun and something that kids at all levels in my class will understand and enjoy.

For this lesson, I chose to make a simple coloring book.  Each page contains one of the 8 Beatitudes and an image to color.  When they’re done, they get to cut out the pages and assemble their coloring book.  My kids just love getting ahold of that stapler!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of just a couple of the pages….

TheBeatitudes MiniColoringBook byElaine SAMPLEAll coloring book images © Super Coloring and they are used for educational purposes only without profit.  The cover coloring book image from an internet source and believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in doing this mini coloring book with your kids or class, just click to….

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As a bonus, I have a blast from the past!!  In 2008, I created a simple matching game for the Beatitudes.  The bee with the reward is matched to the hive with the blessed.  If you’re interested in this file folder game, just click here to download it.  I hope that you will enjoy both these activities with your kids, but I know that I will!!


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A Lesson of Thanksgiving

This week, our lesson is on Thanksgiving.  Before I get to that, I just wanted to let you know that I do have a blog post about last week’s lesson.  It was on the Bible and I created a craft for it using images that I’d found, but I’ve been waiting for hubby to draw me some so that I could share it.  He’s now completed those drawings for me, so hopefully by this weekend I’ll be able to get it posted….and it will still be dated for last week since that’s when I did it and saved my draft post.

Now, onto this week’s lesson!!  I simply love doing the Thanksgiving lesson.  I teach very little, except to tell them that they should be thankful and why.  I then open the class up to telling me things that they’re thankful for and why.  Sometimes, it turns into a “competition”, but in a good way.  They start to realize all that they have at such a young age and when someone says something, they almost have to match it.  The reason why I like that part of it because they are so young and sometimes don’t realize what they do have for what they’ve been blessed with.  It turns out to be very enlightening!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of 2 of the activities that we’ll do in class….

The first activity is a coloring page with the pilgrims praying.  It has the Bible verse for Colossians 3:17 on it as well.  If you’d like to download this activity, just click to…..

The coloring book image comes from Calvary Baptist Church Online and is © Calvary Kids Pages.

The next activity is a coloring/drawing one.  The page says “I’m thankful for….” and the kids will draw something that they’re thankful for.  Then, I’ll have them write what it is on the line.  There is also one without the line for those that don’t want to have their kids write (or the kids can’t write quite yet).  If you’re interested in this thankful activity, just click to….

Clipart © Laura Strickland at My Cute Graphics and used with permission.

I hope that you enjoy these printables.  I’m sure hoping that my class does, but not too worried as they love busy work!!  I love comments and knowing that you’ve used my free printables at home or in the classroom, so please leave a comment or use the “contact” form in the right-hand column.



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The Language of K

My daughter has a language all her own.  She always has.  For those closest to her, it can be frustrating at times and other times, it’s cute.  Today was one of those days.  Before I tell you about today, let me first try to explain this language of hers. 

Miss K will say “oh you know it’s big, but it’s not big” or “the round one over there that’s not really round”.  It makes you go in circles!!  First, it’s big and then it’s not or it’s round and then it’s not.  Secondly, it’s over there or “that one, not this one” or other such descriptions of location.  That’s the very basics of it.  We always ask her how she can be so darn smart and yet so confusing.  She just laughs.  We think (and the doc agrees) that her mind works so fast that she can’t quite keep up with it.  She loses the words between her brain and mouth, basically.

So onto today….

She’s playing Barbies and has them spread from one end of her room to the other.  Her entire floor is the “Barbie house” with each room set up in a different location.  So, I hear her rining the doorbell of the house over and over and over.  Just as I’m about to tell her “enough”, a gruff voice (Ken) answers the door.  He explains that he’s trying to sleep and that she’s (Barbie) is bothering him.  Well Barbie convinces Ken to let her in and they start to talk.  While Barbie is sitting there, she says “you know, your house could use some cleaning.  I could do it for you, I clean, but I don’t really clean.  I pick up, but don’t like to clean.  So, if you’d like me to clean for you, you know, be your maid, I will”.  I just sat her laughing very quietly.  Here for her Barbie’s benefit is one of her conversations that just goes around and around the circle.  

Ok, maybe it’s just a “mom thing”, but I thought it was cute and I got a laugh out of it.  Maybe you just had to be there.  Either way, that’s the story and I hope you at least got a smile out of it because even now, it makes me grin just thinking about her sitting on that floor doing her thing and going around and around!!

Do your kids have any cute “habits” like that??

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