Learn to Letterbox

By Jason Brian Santos April 27, 2021

“Shh . . . there are muggles over there; we don’t want them to see us” has been a strangely..

Rituals: It Takes Practice

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner April 22, 2021

Are you practicing any rituals with the children at your church these days? Rituals are repetitive..

Welcoming New Youth into Youth Group

By Tera Michelson April 20, 2021

The summer shuffle is coming soon: juniors, sophomores, and the not-so-green freshmen rise in rank,..

Passing on Faith

By Rebecca Ninke April 15, 2021

My children’s bedtime routines, when they went to bed before my own bedtime, included brushing..

Sensory Experiences for Preschoolers

By Amber Lappin April 13, 2021

As you’ve likely noticed, preschool-aged children are active learners. That means they learn more..

Planning Intergenerational VBS in Uncertain Times

By Jessica Davis April 8, 2021

As we prepare to enter our second summer of the pandemic, planning for VBS can seem like a massive..

Outdoor Summer Programming

By Ruth Sall April 6, 2021

This summer we are planning to resume some of our favorite experiences as a church when we host a..

Teaching Toddlers about Feelings

By Amber Lappin March 23, 2021

Toddlers (ages 12-36ish months) are known for many things, but controlling their emotions is not..

Making Your Church Latex-Free

By Rebecca Ninke March 18, 2021

At a family cabin when my daughter was preschool-age, I took a bandage off a boo-boo on her arm and..

The Scandal of St. Patrick's Day

By Jason Brian Santos March 16, 2021

The Scandal of St. Patrick’s Day was an actual event in history (I wasn’t just saying that to get..

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