Sunday, April 15, 2012


Ben and I have been teaching Children’s Church for just over a year now.  And last week…for the first time everEVERYONE brought their Bibles!  This is something we have been challenging the kids to do…but inevitably someone always forgets.  Ben wants the kids to understand that they need to bring their Bibles so that they can verify whether or not the Pastor or teacher is teaching correctly.  This is based on the principle in Acts 17:11 speaking of the Berean Christians.  “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

Bookmarks for Sunday SchoolI wanted to do something special for the kids…but not just giving them candy.  Plus, we have two kids with allergies, so we have to be careful in the candy department.  I finally settled on bookmarks and Jell-O.  Okay, that probably sounds lame, but let’s take a closer look!

I made these bookmarks to remind the kids to read their Bible and pray every day.  Now that they are bringing their Bibles, we are starting to challenge them to read it each day during the week. 

Bookmarks for Sunday School

You can steal my bookmark if you want.  Just click on the photo below to view it full-size.  Then right click and save it to your computer.  I just inserted several of these into a Word document to fill a sheet of paper, and then cut them out and laminated them.

Grow bookmark jpg

Now back to our celebration.  We had Jell-O.  Not just plain, ordinary Jell-O.  What kind of a celebration would that be?  This is special Jell-O.  The recipe came from my Aunt Robin, or so my mom tells me.

Really Cool Jell-O

9 ounces Jell-o {or 3- 3oz. boxes.  Blue Raspberry is amazing}
3 envelopes of Knox gelatin {helps it stay nice and firm}
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups water
8 oz. Cool Whip.

Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir in the water.  Stir for about 3 minutes to completely dissolve.  Add the cool whip and stir until it’s melted.  Pour into a 9x13 casserole dish/pan and refrigerate until set.  Cut into squares, or use cookie cutters.  The Cool Whip separates during chilling and makes two unique layers.  Enjoy!

I forgot to take a picture of the kids enjoying the Jell-O (I used a music note cutter).  So this picture will have to suffice to show you what it looks like.

We made Melon Blend and Blue Raspberry.  Elaine is in a Jello stage and is constantly asking for it!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! You have such great ideas! I need to take some lessons from you (and hang out more too) :)


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