Sunday, August 14, 2022

Just Because Mini Magazine Books

Just Because Books
For Birthdays
Get Well
Miss You
Happy Anniversary
Thinking Of You
......Just Because

Love In Action!
Simple words and actions change hearts.
Everyday moments are the perfect time to share God's love.

Love In An Action!
Cheering each other on.
Celebrating the good.
Care that is visually expressed.

Love In Action!
 Nourishes the spirit.
Provides words of hope and encouragement which the Holy Spirit takes and applies to an individuals need.

How To Begin

You Need a Magazine

Take any magazine and cut in half
Glue about three pages together to create thicker pages.
Each magazine will give you around 5 or 6 thick pages .

Create A Cover

Cover the front and back with fabric or heavy cardstock.
Here I used fabric created by a dear friend for the cover and the spine.

Stitch the magazine to the fabric cover.
 This way if the stables give out the book will still stay together.

What To Put On the Pages

I love to use doodle alphas for messages.
Here are some examples.

Black and white alphas really pop against colorful backgrounds.

If you would like to use these alpha doodles click on the image to download.

On your printer prompt you can print multiples to a a page.

Doodle inside the letters to create your own alpha doodles.

Use them as a whole spread in the book.

Cut apart to create captions.

Click on the photo to download these doodles.

Write messages on fabric with a permanent marker.

Cut out letters from magazines.

Type or write scripture and cut out each word or sentence.

Add fun tabs and paper clips to mark each page.

Add photos, scripture cards, gift cards, your own artwork, personal notes..
 creating a keepsake of hope and love. 

Gifts from the heart and hands .
Large or small.
Sharing Jesus.
Love In Action.
Visual Reminders.
Living Out The Faith.

Just BEE Cause!

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Thursday, August 4, 2022



Teaching intercessory prayer using play dough and simple prayer prompts to develop a practice of having a little talk with Jesus.

This is a meaningful way to have whole group prayer/devotion time with children and most everyone loves the smell and texture of play dough. I once led a church staff devotion time with this activity.

Using four different prompts to shape our visual prayer time.

Each person needs one container of play dough. Even adults enjoy choosing their color. I like to use the party size mini tubs.

Prayer Prompt #1 The World

Form a ball. Thank God for creation. Pray for places where people are dealing with natural disasters. Pray for peace for those experiencing times of war and blood shed. Pray for those who live in communities where friends have lost lives to violence. Pray for the world leaders.

Prayer Prompt #2 Christians

Form a cross. Give thanks for the resurrection and the word of God. Pray for all who share the Gospel. 
Pray that people who do not know Jesus will come to know him.

Prayer Prompt #3 Families and Friends

Form a heart. Lift up the needs of family and friends. Pray that God will help you be a blessing to them.

Prayer Prompt #4 Me Myself And I

Pray for yourself. Ask God to help you with hard things. Thank Him for the good things He has blessed you with.

Quietly place your play dough back in the container, place the top on and say, "Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer."
Your play dough prayer time is over for today.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

July ! Sweet , Sweet Summer Time!

God Bless the USA!

Happy July and to 31 Days of 
Sweet Sweet Summer Time! 

Print this doodle for your journal , classroom prayer station or coloring station. I left lots of white spaces for your written prayers, names of friends in need of the Heavenly Father, things to be thankful for, God winks or God sightings.
Click on the graphic and download for printing.

A Peek From the Week

July FamilyPrayer Calendar
31 Daily Prayer Prompts
Print, Share, Pray!

EMOJI Prayer Reminder Poster


 Make Your Own Stamps

Use bottle caps , wine corks and foam letters and shapes to make fun DIY stamps.

 Printable Tags For Fun Treats

Summer Scripture Verse
Show Me. Teach Me. Guide Me."You are my Savior and my hope is in you all day long." Psalm 25: 4-5
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Walking With Jesus Summer Fun


From All Things Children's Ministry
 7 themes for 7weeks of Faith Walk activities.

* Weekly Planing Sheet Download
* Weekly Parent Newsletter Download
*Visual Prayer Instructions
* Faith Art Activities
* Pinterest and U tube Links
* Weekly Encouragement and Suggestions Email
* Fun Graphics For Printing
*Facebook Group

And the best part is that it is ALL FREE!!!!!!

Contact me for more information and all of the download goodness.

Belinda Bost

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Jesus Listens When I Pray

Prayer is the  HEARTBEAT  of the Christian home and is the cornerstone of Faith Formation. 
 Prayer is the way we spend time with God. We have a conversation with Him which includes both talking and listening.

How do we teach this to our little ones? 

The most common way that most of us have prayer time
 is at the end of the day.
Bedtime prayers are a good way to introduce
 a young child to prayer. 

Add prayer books to bedtime story time.

Soft friends make great prayer buddies. Prayer Bears can be part of prayer time.

A Prayer Bear Pattern For A Cloth Bear

Children respond well to visual prayers. This paper Prayer Bear wears a band-aid for someone who is sick. A heart reminds us of love and to pray for other people's feelings and happiness. The flower can remind us to ask God for ways
 that we can be kind to others.

 Photos of family and friends make great prayer prompts. A Buddy from the Buddy Jar can be chosen each night and prayers for that person can be said. The Buddy Jar could be part of the classroom Prayer Station.

Create a photo cube for prayer time. Simply print photos of family and friends from the computer and glue them with some Mod Podge for protection.  The non verbal child can point to a picture and prayers can be said for the person in the photo.

Use Dollar Tree plastic photo albums for photos of friends and family. 
A personal prayer book is a great way to build a foundation of lifting those we know and love to God for healing or protection.

Pope Francis developed the Five Finger Prayer. Infants and toddlers can be held while their fingers are touched and prayers are said out loud for those that each finger represents. Preschoolers and older children can touch their own fingers. Toes can work too! 

Prayer Pails can be made for mealtime prayers. This is a great way to introduce new prayers and help those who have trouble making a decision on what prayer to say. Prayers can be typed on the computer or written small enough 
to be placed on a large craft stick.

For older children a prayer journaling page is effective in helping one to slow down and focus. This page was created with the Faith based classroom in mind. At the bottom of the page , kids choose a friend to pray for, write their name on the line, say the prayer prompt , sign it and cut it out and give it to the friend.  This is a free printable.

Sometimes our words are in our minds and hearts but we can't seem to say them. Praying in Color for Kids by Sybil MacBeth is a process that is helpful for children as well as adults. 
Read more about it here.

Display written prayers for children to see around the house. 
This hangs in a friends bathroom.

Blessing boards are a great way to show how God answers prayers. When you have been blessed with an answered prayer , write it down and display it. Pictures can be drawn and photos posted as well. Blessings boards can be large or small, with a visual reminder that when prayers go up, blessings come down.

As we model prayer and give His children "tools" that help to build a foundation of a daily prayer life, His children will pray. They will pray when something goes wrong. They will pray when something goes right or when life is confusing and scary. They will pray!

Jesus Listens When I Pray

And so we teach the next generation to pray Big prayers. In all of our weakness and sins, God works his love in and thorough us. How blessed are we that by the Lord's steadfast love, we too, can drawn near to Him with our every need.

April Family Prayer Calendar
Each day a prayer prompt is posted to use any time of the day. 
Click on the calendar to download and print.