Monday, October 16, 2017

Easy Fleece Hot Cup Cozies

Easy Fleece Cup Cozies

I just eyeballed my pattern using a
 16 oz SOLO paper coffee cup as my model.

This is on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

I bought fleece in 1/2 yard cuts and 
folded over along the selvage edge.

I cut about 14 out using pinking shears.

These are nylon loops that are used on 
plastic looms to make pot holders.

One of those cut in half will make the button loop.

Pinned it sandwiched between the two layers.

Zigzag stitch around the perimeter of cozy.

Sew on a co-ordinating button.

An lo, a bevy of cozies for hot cups.

Makes me want a hot beverage!!

When cups are filled with a drink mix packet, 
tract, card and candy, 
they will be a fun giveaway!!

 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Real 12 Days of Christmas

In the 16th century, England proclaimed 
an official state church, 
any other religious teaching was strictly forbidden. 
So, for the next three centuries,
 those who refused to join the state church 
developed creative ways to teach 
their children the truth of the Bible. 
One popular method was lyrics and song.

Discover the 'hidden' symbols in the familiar carol 
'12 Days of Christmas' 
where 'My True Love' refers to God!

Here are slides adapted from Helen Haidles beloved book,
 'The Real 12 Day of Christmas',
One of my favorite books to read to my kids this time of year.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Missionary story time

My favorite part of Good News Club is the missionary story.
It's been my privilege to get to tell it the past few weeks.
One problem I have with the visuals is, 
the story is separate and it is hard to wrangle 
the visuals and the  story pages.

So this is my simple fix.

I photocopied  the  story pages, cut the section for each visual, 
taped them to strip of card stock and  
paper clipped them to the spine of the visual book.
Now I just flip the card stock as I turn the visual  page.

The story is 'No Darkness at all' an adaptation of 
Patricia March St John's   'Star of Light '.
Put out by

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Botany Lesson - Photosynthesis

I was looking for a fun visual activity to emphasize photosynthesis for students in our 'Rainbow Garden' botany class.
I found this neat idea .
But I thought I'd make it tastier.

So we have carbon atoms=blue, oxygen atoms=purple and hydrogen atoms=green

To make 6 water molecules and 6 carbon dioxide molecules.

They go into our green shamrock 'leaf' and we add some 'sun energy'.

Our plant makes....

...glucose and leaves us OXYGEN!!!

My students loved this activity!
It was fun to watch and listen as they made the glucose 'recipe'.
"Oh no, I did something wrong, I have extra."
"Hey, that's the oxygen they give us!!"

'Lightbulb' moments, it's what teaching is all about!

The grass withers and the flower fades but the word of our God will stand forever.
Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Who Love You Good News Party Club

Lots of fun planned for today's Party Club.
'Who Loves You? is our theme.

A song we always sing in the fall, (because the visual is very fall themed)
is 'Who Loves You?'
I made a new visual to fit our theme better.

'Who, who, who loves you?
Jesus, He's the One.
Who, who died for you?
Jesus, God's own Son.
who, who will take you
to His home above?
Jesus Christ my Lord and King
He's the one I love!'

Cassia made Chocolate  cupcakes with berry buttercream frosting


I made loads of heart pizzas.
Oops I missed a heart. LOL

Our Brazillian missionary friends Marcos and Telma and their 4 precious boys will join us.
And we have 40 'Who Loves You' owl craft kits.

God loves us soooooooo much!!
I'm sooo happy to share that love!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Colored Light memory verse game

We came up with a fun way to work on our
memory verse for December Party Club 2014.

I printed out light bulb shapes, 
colored the tops and wrote one word 
of the verse on each bulb in white crayon.
I taped them to a foam core poster board and 
painted a wire running through and a cord.

I have bowls with a small amount of watered 
down craft paint and a piece of sponge in each.

The idea is to have kids rub the paint 
onto the bulb
 to 'magically' uncover a word from our verse.
Then we will recite the verse together. 

I will post a follow-up photo of the painted bulbs.

Here are the printable bulbs:

It was a hit!!

Only problem I had was,
there are only 14 'bulbs' and about 
30 kids that wanted to help 'turn on the lights! 

club photo by Julianna Dunning

We sang:

'and they shall call his name Emmanuel x3
which means God with us!',
to the tune of 'Happy Birthday'.

 So everyone picked up the verse easily.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, 
and shall bring forth a son, 
and and they shall call his name Emmanuel, 
which being interpreted,  God with us.
 ~Matthew 1:23

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Celebrating my Saviour Jesus' first advent...

...and eagerly awaiting His second!
If you see this, I'm praying for you! 
 May you know the great love of Jesus, our Creator!
 He'll be calling up all those trusting in Him soon and He will be King of kings and Lord of lords!

~And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again, and receive you unto myself;
that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:3~