Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Socks

All I want for Christmas is a good pair of socks.
Have you ever heard someone say that?


What was on your Christmas list? For some reason, I kept hearing about socks this year. Some people added socks to their wish list. Others seemed to be always looking for socks (as in borrowing from others). Still others chatted or posted about the need for socks at shelters and "food" pantries.

Why are socks so important?

  • They offer warmth in cold winter temps.
  • They keep feet dry in damp weather.
  • They give comfort to tired, aching feet.
  • They help with cleanliness.
  • They are F_U_N!
  • They can add to a fashion statement.

What do socks have to do with children's ministry?


  • Kids can relate to the list above. Everyone needs socks.
  • Giving socks is a tangible way to show God's love.

Does the Bible talk about socks?

Yep.

 I needed clothes and you clothed me. . .  Matthew 25:36  (NIV)

How might you add socks into your work with kids?



******* 

Notes from Carol


I am super excited about my books. . .

Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith

Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith


Coming from Zonderkidz in October 2014!


Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore
 


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Free Gift 4 You

I am so excited about my tween devos that will be out in the fall. How I wish I could share them with you now!

I don't have the devos yet, but these super fun pencils arrived in the mail today. They are awesome for:
  • restocking school supplies
  • stocking stuffers
  • teacher gifts to students
  • Sunday school rewards

I'd love to share some with you! Join my mailing list (email and snail mail), and I will get two of them out to you! Free!

If you teach at a Christian school or teach Sunday school, email me. Let's chat about getting some of these pencils to your students.





******* 

Notes from Carol



Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore


Monday, December 09, 2013

Doodle Contest Update!

Look at these awesome doodles that came in from South Carolina! Thanks to Luke, Nate, Avery, and Sydney! They are entered in the Doodle Contest. Two winners from the contest will be published in my tween devos:

Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith

Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith


Coming from Zonderkidz in October 2014!

Want to be part of the Doodle Contest?
             
               Doodle Contest Info for Boys

               Doodle Contest Info for Girls























******* 

Notes from Carol



Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore
 

Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Reason for the Season



******* 

Notes from Carol


I have the awesome responsibility of writing two tween devos for Zonderkidz. They will be available in time for Christmas next year - Yay! Read all about them here.

Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore
 

Friday, December 06, 2013

Bible Games for Beginning Readers

A few weeks ago, I bought a package of cards at the local Dollar Tree Store. I was excited to think of the possibilities (Sunday school gifts, Operation Christmas Child enclosure, stocking stuffers, fun games to keep on hand for visitors, etc.) since the package contained three sets of cards. I also marveled at how many games a beginning reader group would be able to play with them.






Here are just a few ideas:
  • Matching (picture to picture OR picture to printed card)
  • Tell a story (sequence)
  • Name the Bible person (aloud or matching to the print name)





Maybe you don't have cards like these. No problem! Reuse old Sunday school curriculum pictures and create your own game sets.

What goodies have you found as you Christmas shop? How would you use them to tell the Good News of the Bible?

******* 

Notes from Carol


I have the awesome responsibility of writing two tween devos for Zonderkidz. They will be available in time for Christmas next year - Yay! Read all about them here.

Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore
 

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

A Mitten Tree

It is a time for Christmas shopping, making gifts, and baking goodies. One of my fave Christmas sightings is the hat and mitten trees that pop up in churches, schools, and stores. What fun to see the brightly colored decorations that will then go on to warm someone physically! What an awesome way to show Christ's love in a tangible way!

If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?  James 2:16 (NIV)

A giving tree is an awesome way to involve lots of people. The cost is minimal, so even young children or those on a fixed income can participate.

What kind of giving tree decorations do you like best? Here are a few that will warm the body and soul:





  • hats
  • gloves
  • mittens
  • scarves
  • ear muffs
  • socks
  • slippers 








Why not add a gift tag with a message? If you are giving mittens or gloves, for example, it is an opportunity to give credit to the Creator for the work of his hands. Here are some verses that say just that:


The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.  Psalm 95:5

In the beginning [God] laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of [his] hands.  Psalm 102:25

The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.  Psalm 111:7



 Don't forget to add some bling to the tags. This is a celebration!


******* 

Notes from Carol


Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore
 

Friday, November 22, 2013

My Devos Have New Names

Hey, everyone!

Have you heard?

The Doodle Devotions books have new names! 


For girls: Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith. 

For boys: Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith.

 


Hear what Mark has to say on the right of your screen, or check out the announcement here!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On the Way to Grandma's House

Lots of people travel for Thanksgiving. In fact, the day before is said to be the busiest travel day of the year.



Drawing for the Doodle Race is one way to help kids pass the time. There are other benefits as well:
Here is how to get started:

                                             Doodle Race Info for Girls
                                             Doodle Race Info for Boys

Safe travels, everyone!

******* 

Notes from Carol

My Doodle Devotions books have new names!


For girls: Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith. 

For boys: Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith. 

Coming from Zonderkidz . . . October 2014.


*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Navigating the Bible - An Important Skill for Tweens

Beginning readers enjoy reading Bible storybooks, collections of Bible stories that have been rewritten with simpler words. However, when kids enter third or fourth grade, they are ready to move to a traditional Bible. Tweens (kids ages 9-12) are at a perfect age to learn to navigate the Bible. Here are some reasons to encourage the tween reader in finding his or her was around the Bible and to apply it.


Tweens have mastered basic reading skills.
  • Most tweens can read "sight words". Those are the words that appear frequently in English.
  • They have learned reading strategies to help understand other words that may be unfamiliar. Some of these strategies are decoding (using word parts or sounds to read a word) and using context clues (understanding the meaning of the new word based on the rest of the sentence).
Tweens have the ability to understand the format of the Bible.
  • They can read and use a Table of Contents.
  • They have the ability to learn Bible references (book, chapter, and verse).
Tweens are developing the maturity to understand and apply the Bible.
  • They can make inferences (understanding what a passage means but does not directly state).
  • They can make generalizations (application of the message to an area of their own lives).


What did I leave off the list? What other reasons are tweens the perfect age to learn to navigate the Bible?


******* 

Notes from Carol


Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tween Ministry - Count YUR Blessings

Are you looking for a Thanksgiving game for children's ministry? Here is a game that engages tweens and challenges them to count their blessings.

Supplies

  • poster board with grid lines
  • fine tip colored markers

Cost

I got three sheets in a package from Wally World for two dollars. You will want the kind with grid lines so that the kids can complete the activity without overlapping words.

 

Preparation

No prep is required except gathering the supplies. Love.


Do It

  • Introduce the activity by talking about God's provision and our response of thankfulness. Have the kids look up the verses below to make the connection between the activity and God's Word.
  • Give each tween a different colored marker.
  • Explain that they will be printing things and people they are thankful for. Each box on the grid should have no more than one letter, and connecting letters should form a word. Think how a crossword puzzle is organized.
  • After the tweens have added all the words they can, count the number of letters for each participant. This is where the different colors come into play. (Count your blessings!) The student with the most letters in his or her color is the winner, but we are all winners with God! 

Play Another Way

Divide the kids into small groups. Give each group a sheet of poster board. The group/board with the largest tally number is the winner.

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.  Psalm 9:1 (NIV)

I thank my God every time I remember you.  Philippians 1:3  (NIV)

******* 

Notes from Carol


Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Monday, November 18, 2013

Doodle Devotions Have New Names

I am so tickled to announce that the Doodle Devotions books will publish with new names. 

For girls: Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith. 

For boys: Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith. 

Coming from Zonderkidz . . . October 2014.


































******* 

Notes from Carol


Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I Am Thankful

 

Fill in the blank. Ready! Set!! Go!!!

 

******* 

Notes from Carol


Only one more day! I have some exciting news to share!!

Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Beginning Reader Thanksgiving Project

Are you looking for a project that teaches young readers to express thankfulness to God? Here is an idea that requires ZERO dollars and very little prep time.


Supplies

  • large brown paper grocery bags (one for each child)
  • a pie plate (for tracing a pie circle)
  • crayons or markers
  • scissors
  • ruler 
  • magazines (optional)
  • glue sticks (for magazine option)

 

 

Preparation

  • Trace one circle ("pie") for each child. 
  • Cut the pie shape - or allow the kids to do this. (NOTE: This may be difficult for some young children.)
  • Draw up to four sections on each pie. For very young children, you may wish to leave the pie whole.
  • Print the Bible verse in one section of the pie.
  • Create an example pie with drawings (or words) of things the kids may be thankful for.

 

The Activity

  • Talk about things the children are thankful for (family, homes, food, clothes, pets, friends, good health, toys, etc.).
  • Show the children the pie shapes as well as the example with pictures.
  • Encourage them to drawn (or write) one thing that they are thankful for in each section.
  • Have them add zigzag lines around the edge to represent the pie crust.

 

Options

  • Use magazine pictures instead of drawings.
  • Take a picture of each child with his family prior to the activity. Have a print out of the family picture for the child to add to his pie.

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.  1 Chronicles 29:13  (NIV)

How have you taught beginning readers to be thankful for their blessings? Send me your ideas or pictures of the projects, and I will display them. Because of confidentiality, I will cannot post pictures of children. 

******* 

Notes from Carol


I hope you will stop by on Monday. I have some exciting news to share!

Have we connected on Twitter and Facebook?



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Time of Thanks



******* 

Notes from Carol



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will come back often! Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook too!



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Encourage Young Bible Readers


Children who are just learning to read are eager to practice their skills. They are looking for an audience! While kids can read to anyone or anything (think fave stuffed animal or family pet), they LOVE to read to their parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

What better reading material for a new reader is there than a Bible for beginning readers? Listening to a child read Bible stories has many benefits. Here are three biggies.

  • Children learn from reading the same story again and again. It boosts confidence and increases fluency (the smoothness of their reading).
  • They learn from exposure to the same story. (If she reads/hears material repeatedly, she is more likely to remember the message.)
  • Children learn to come back to God's Word in times of joy and times of sorrow. By listening to a young reader, you are telling her that she is important AND that she is reading a Book of great, great value.

Guess what? It is not only the beginning readers who are looking for an audience. The tween crowd (ages 9-12) enjoy the challenge of finding a particular Scripture passage and soak up that attention from Mom or Dad, too.

Blessings on your reading time with the young Bible readers in your care!


******* 

Notes from Carol



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will come back often! Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook too!



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

THNX TXT

Thinking of reasons to be thankful? Many people are posting their thoughts for each day of November. Why not carry that over to your student ministry group? Except, challenge them to text their thanks. Seriously? Have them use their cell phones during our group time? Seriously.


  • Have them use their phones to text someone, telling that person why they are thankful for them.
  • If the recipient does not text (perhaps grandparents), have a time for them to call that person.
I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers. Philemon 1:4  (NIV)

******* 

Notes from Carol



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will come back often! Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook too!



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Monday, November 04, 2013

God Doesn't Hide His Word. Yeah.




******* 

Notes from Carol


It's a Doodle Race!


What is a doodle?

Think simple drawing - not fancy : )

Who can enter? Ages 9 - 100

The race will have TWO winners. Yep. You could be one of the winners. BUT you have to enter a doodle to be in the race. Just sayin'. . . 

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls 
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore 

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Sweet Sleep - Psalm 127:2b

 

nuff said

 

*******
Here is some FREE fun for tweens and their fams! I am having a Doodle Race (drawing contest) on my blog.

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!!

Prizes (as in published in my book) from Zonderkidz! Awesome!

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Psalm 19:14



******* 

Notes from Carol



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will come back often! Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook too!



*******



copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore



Sunday, October 20, 2013

You - No Mistake!



******* 

Notes from Carol

Do you have a bunch of the rubber band loops around your house? Read how you can use them to tell your friends about Jesus! Read all about it here.


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Felt Bible Bookmarks

Here is a quick and inexpensive craft for Sunday school, VBS, or midweek gatherings. Use printed or solid felt to make Bible bookmarks. It appeals to younger kids and tweens. They can use them as gifts or keep to use themselves.



Materials

  • felt (Pre-packaged felt increases the choices and cost, but it is easier for kids to cut into bookmarks.)
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler

How To

  • Use the ruler to mark a two inch line across the width of the felt.
  • Cut the bookmark.
  • Cut fringe along both ends.
 ******* 

Notes from Carol


Zonderkidz is publishing two devotional books for tweens (for girls: Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith and for boys: Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith). I have the awesome responsibility of writing the devos. So I am having a little race to promote the books.

What is a doodle?

Think simple drawing - not fancy : )

Who can enter? Ages 9 - 100

The race will have TWO winners. Yep. You could be one of the winners. BUT you have to enter a doodle to be in the race. Just sayin'. . . 

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls 
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore 

Friday, October 18, 2013

DIY Duct Tape(R) Pencil Bag

Your drawing could be published in my next book from Zonderkidz!

 

Make a Duct Tape(R) pencil bag to hold all your doodle drawing supplies!

Things You Need

  • an inexpensive ready-made pencil bag (Check out the dollar stores.)
  • a fave duct tape

How to Do It

  • Wrap the duct tape in a row around the bag.
  • Cut the tape.
  • Wrap the next row so that it overlaps a little.
  • Repeat until the bag is covered.



HINT: Remember to keep the zipper clear, so the bag can still open and close.

What kind of doodle drawings do YOU like to do?

 

Have YOU entered the Doodle Race??? 


******* 

Notes from Carol

What is this race all about? 

Zonderkidz is publishing two devotionals for tweens (for girls: Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith and for boys: Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith). I have the awesome responsibility of writing the devos. So I am having a little race to promote the books.

What is a doodle?

Think simple drawing - not fancy : )

Who can enter? Ages 9 - 100

The race will have TWO winners. Yep. You could be one of the winners. BUT you have to enter a doodle to be in the race. Just sayin'. . . 

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls 
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Matching Game for Beginning Bible Readers

This idea is great for kids who are beginning readers. Use it to reinforce Bible story understanding while boosting reading skills.

Materials

  • A beginning reader Bible story verse (from a children's Bible or Sunday School material)
  • Colorful index cards
  • A marker to print easy-to-see words

Preparation

  • Print each word from the verse two times (once on each of the colors).

Play the Game

  • Arrange one set of cards on the table in order.
  • Have the kids take turns arranging the second set of cards to match the first set.
  • Then, have them read the verse to you.

Other Options

  • Keep the card sets for future review. Have them available at a "station" for kids to practice the verse during later meeting times.
  • Give the sets of cards (in a scrambled order) to two different kids. Have a race to see who can arrange their cards first. 
******* 

Notes from Carol


Zonderkidz is publishing two tween devos (for girls: Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith and for boys: Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith). I have the awesome responsibility of writing the devos. So I am having a little race to promote the books.

What is a doodle?

Think simple drawing - not fancy : )

Who can enter? Ages 9 - 100

The race will have TWO winners. Yep. You could be one of the winners. BUT you have to enter a doodle to be in the race. Just sayin'. . . 

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls 
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More Photo Booth "Fun" Raiser Ideas


Is your kidmin or youth group planning a photo booth as a fundraiser? Here is another way you can have a photo booth "fun" raiser without taking pics as the fall festival.

  • Have the kids supply the photo booth props.
  • Take a picture of each church staff member with his/her choice of props.
  • Post the pics online or at an event.
  • Have people vote for their fave pic. (Option: Have people vote with a monetary contribution to use this as a fundraiser.)
Has your group sponsored a photo booth? Chime in with your comments. What worked and what didn't?

*******
Here is more FREE fun for your group! I am having a Doodle Race (drawing contest) on my blog.

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!!

Prizes (as in published in one of my books) from Zonderkidz! Awesome!

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Good News - Jesus



******* 

Notes from Carol

Do you have a bunch of the rubber band loops around your house? Read how you can use them to tell your friends about Jesus! Read all about it here.


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Saturday, October 12, 2013

FREE Jesus Saves Bracelet

Do you have some of these? They are P.O.P.U.L.A.R. where I live. It is fun to make those bracelets, and oh so fun to wear them. . .

But don't leave Jesus out of the loop. Use the loops to tell your friends about Jesus.


The colors:

GREEN - The people waved palm branches as Jesus entered the city.
RED - Jesus gave his precious blood to pay for our sins.
BLACK - Our sins (think mistakes) are dark and separate us from God.
WHITE  - Our sins are washed white as snow once we trust Jesus as Savior.
PURPLE - Jesus' followers were so sad when he died.
YELLOW - What a lovely, sunshiny day when Jesus rose again! He conquered death and payed for our sins!

So how about a FREE Jesus Saves bracelet??


  • Enter the Doodle Race on my blog. (It is a drawing race.) 
  • I will send you a free bracelet, just for entering (while supplies last).

 

Here are the links:

Doodle Race Info for Girls
Doodle Race Info for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore




Wednesday, October 09, 2013

DIY Photo Booth Fundraiser

Are you looking for a cheap, no - make that FREE, fundraiser for children's or youth ministry? Plan a DIY Photo Booth Fundraiser.

 

Materials

Have the kids bring the props: 

  • hats
  • glasses
  • neckties
  • scarves and bandanas
  • long-stemmed flowers
  • shoulder-sittin' creatures
  • bright beads

 

 

 

Other Preparation

Plan to have the fundraiser in conjunction with a fall festival, trunk-or-treat event, etc. Pick a location that is well-lit and has a solid background (curtain, wall). Have kids make flyers and posters. (There might be a little cost with these, but check with the church office for supplies.)

The Event

NOTE: Using an iphone or ipad will allow you to complete the event without cost: Take pictures of individuals or groups already in costume, or allow them to choose props you have on display for the pics. Send the pictures to the email of those being photographed. They can print photos as desired.

*******
Here is more FREE fun for your group! I am having a Doodle Race (drawing contest) on my blog.

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!!

Prizes (as in published in my book) from Zonderkidz! Awesome!

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore


Monday, October 07, 2013

Calling All Peeps - Not Parrots



******* 

Notes from Carol

What is this race all about? 

Zonderkidz is publishing two Doodle Devotions for Tweens. I have the awesome responsibility of writing the devos. So I am having a little race to promote the books.

What is a doodle?

Think simple drawing - not fancy : )

Who can enter? Ages 9 - 100

The race will have TWO winners. Yep. You could be one of the winners. BUT you have to enter a doodle to be in the race. Just sayin'. . . 

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls
 
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Psalm 119:11


*******
I am having a Doodle Race (drawing contest) on my blog.

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Sunday, September 15, 2013

God's Awesome Creation



******* 

Notes from Carol


  • I am having a Doodle Race on my blog (here). 
  • Kids (and adults) can submit a doodle (simple drawing) for the race. 
  • Zonderkidz is offering prizes to two winners (a free book and publication in my devos). . . Thanks, Zonderkidz! ! !

I'd be honored if you share the race with your fam and friends. Post it on your facebook, website, or blog. It is going to be fun! 

Here is a link you can share:

http://carolmcadamsmoore.blogspot.com/p/hey-everyone-doodle-race-begins-today.html 


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Saturday, September 14, 2013

DIY Doodle Pencil Holder

Here is a quick DIY doodle pencil holder.

Materials

  • empty chip can
  • 1 sheet of scrapbook paper
  • scissor & tape
  • clear contact paper (optional)

Process

  1. Wash empty chips can. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  2. Trim the scrapbook paper to fit the height of the can.
  3. Wrap the paper around the can, securing with tape.
  4. (Optional) add clear contact paper for durability.
  
*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Finish This Sentence with a Drawing




How would you answer that question? If you are a guy age 9 - 100, we want your ideas. Just draw a simple picture to show something Jesus did. (He did LOTS of amazing things, you know!) Then, submit it to the Doodle Race.


Zonderkidz is offering some awesome prizes. Read all about them on the form!

  

******* 

Notes from Carol


  • I am having a Doodle Race on my blog (here). 
  • Kids (and adults) can submit a doodle (simple drawing) for the race. 
  • Zonderkidz is offering prizes to two winners (a free book and publication in my devos). . . Thanks, Zonderkidz! ! !

I'd be honored if you share the race with your fam and friends. Post it on your facebook, website, or blog. It is going to be fun! 

Here is a link you can share:

http://carolmcadamsmoore.blogspot.com/p/hey-everyone-doodle-race-begins-today.html 


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Saturday, September 07, 2013

What's THAT Sound?


 

Sending a drawing (doodle) for the Doodle Race? A beautiful idea!

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

BTW - Do you love, love, love the pup in the picture? She is available for adoption from Partners for Pets.


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Salt Dough and Bible Stories

I have to admit that I can't resist salt dough. I love to experiment with the colors. I love to add cooking flavors for the scent.

Some time ago, I overheard a wonderful Bible story lesson with salt dough. The teacher and children sat around one table, each with a portion of the salt dough. As she told the Bible story, she molded various items in that story (the story of creation). Some of the kids tried to mold the things she did. Some of them just listened while they played with their own salt dough. While they seemed to be less engaged than the first group, they were able to answer questions.


Besides being fun, the experience of handling the salt dough can be great sensory input for some kids. Be aware though, that the same sensory input can be an unpleasant experience for other kids.

Salt dough may not be appropriate for all ages. However, I imagine that even intermediate kids might be drawn into a nostalgic activity from time to time.

Here are a couple of questions. Jump right in with your thoughts!
  •  How have you used good old salt dough in children's ministry?
  •  Do you have a gluten free salt dough recipe that is tried and true?

******* 

copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Monday, September 02, 2013

Doodle Race Update: Girls Winning!

More doodles here! Hey! There is a tie (right now) for the number of states entered BUT when you look at the overall numbers. . . the girls are winning (Girls 5 - Boys 3). Boys. . . are you gonna' let that happen??






The first one is from Bella of Illinois. It reminds me of Jeremiah 29:11. . .

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11  (NIV)








Read Cleo's website or check out her book, Teaching Diamonds in the Tough.











Here is a doodle from author Crystal McDowell. . .
Read her blog here.


What is this race all about? 
Zonderkidz is publishing two Doodle Devotions for Tweens in 2015. I have the awesome responsibility of writing the devos. So I am having a little race to promote the books.

What is a doodle?
Think simple drawing - not fancy : )

Who can enter? Ages 9 - 100

The race will have TWO winners. Yep. You could be one of the winners. BUT you have to enter a doodle to be in the race. Just sayin'. . . 

Here are the links:

Doodle Prompt for Girls
 
Doodle Prompt for Boys
 

 Ready!  Set!!   DOODLE!!! 

*******

Tweetables

Do you have a heart for ministering to tweens? Check this out!   Tweet this!

It's a doodle race. Yep. Boys vs. Girls   Tweet this!

Enter this race for a chance for your drawing to appear in a Zonderkidz devotional.  Tweet this!

Doodle Devotions for Boys. Must read. Coming from Zonderkidz in 2015. . .   Tweet this!

Doodle Devotions for Girls. Sweet! Coming from Zonderkidz in 2015. . .  Tweet this! 

******* 

Notes from Carol


These days I have the awesome responsibility and blessing of writing two devotional books for Zonderkidz. Will you pray with me about the devos? You can sign up to be a prayer partner on the right. I won't share your contact info. Promise.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will come back often! Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook too!



*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Praise & Worship



******* 

Notes from Carol


  • I am having a Doodle Race on my blog (here). 
  • Kids (and adults) can submit a doodle (simple drawing) for the race. 
  • Zonderkidz is offering prizes to two winners (a free book and publication in my devos). . . Thanks, Zonderkidz! ! !

I'd be honored if you share the race with your fam and friends. Post it on your facebook, website, or blog. It is going to be fun! 

Here is a link you can share:

http://carolmcadamsmoore.blogspot.com/p/hey-everyone-doodle-race-begins-today.html 


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Monday, August 26, 2013

Your Fave Bible Promise?




How would you answer that question? If you are a girl age 9 - 100, we want your ideas. Just draw a simple picture to show your fav Bible promise. Then, submit it to the Doodle Race.


Zonderkidz is offering some sweet prizes. Read all about them on the form!

  

******* 

Notes from Carol


  • I am having a Doodle Race on my blog (here). 
  • Kids (and adults) can submit a doodle (simple drawing) for the race. 
  • Zonderkidz is offering prizes to two winners (a free book and publication in my devos). . . Thanks, Zonderkidz! ! !

I'd be honored if you share the race with your fam and friends. Post it on your facebook, website, or blog. It is going to be fun! 

Here is a link you can share:

http://carolmcadamsmoore.blogspot.com/p/hey-everyone-doodle-race-begins-today.html 


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Sunday, August 25, 2013

To the House of the Lord


******* 

Notes from Carol


  • I am having a Doodle Race on my blog (here). 
  • Kids (and adults) can submit a doodle (simple drawing) for the race. 
  • Zonderkidz is offering prizes to two winners (a free book and publication in my devos). . . Thanks, Zonderkidz! ! !

I'd be honored if you share the race with your fam and friends. Post it on your facebook, website, or blog. It is going to be fun! 

Here is a link you can share:

http://carolmcadamsmoore.blogspot.com/p/hey-everyone-doodle-race-begins-today.html 


*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Calling Young Writers!

How can a young writer (in elementary, junior high, or high school) be published?




Here is a great opportunity for kids to test the waters of creative writing . . . and maybe even be published on the web and win a prize.

Another great thing about this opp? It is put on by Tyndale House. Yes. THE Tyndale House! What a great way to get the attention of editors. Seriously.

Here is the link for all the information.


By the way - the deadline for this contest is August 31, 2013. So get out those laptops and get writing!


******* 

Notes from Carol


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will come back often! Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook too!



*******


copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore