Sulwe is a children’s picture book by actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
This week’s Sunday school is an encore showing of “Paul is Shipwrecked.” It is a loving tribute to Lynne’s son, Sean. He was the best ministry partner that any mom could ever have. For those who may not know, he was the behind-the-scenes force that filmed and edited every single Sunday School and VBS segment from the time that the pandemic started. We created great work together, but this one was my favorite. I hope you enjoy it, too!
Hey friends! Here’s a new way to incorporate Bible stories into your summer. Let your child choose from the suggested reading activities on the bingo card. Once they complete an activity, they can color in the square. When they have colored in five squares in a row they have a bingo. You can stop there, or encourage your child to continue with the other activities until all squares are colored!
All lessons begin with an invitation to light a candle. Happy Easter Everyone! This lesson has another cooking demonstration that I love! You will need the ingredients below to make this yummy treat! The project in this lesson utilizes the following:
All lessons begin with an invitation to light a candle. This lesson discusses how Jesus was buried in a cave, and then we have to wait to see what happens next! For the butterfly craft, you will need a coffee filter, a pipe cleaner or a clothes pin, and either watercolor paints, or markers. If you use markers, then you spray the coffee filter with water after you draw on it with markers so that the colors run together a little bit and you get the look that you see in the photo. The craft in this lesson utilizes the following:
• 1/2 black pipe cleaner, paper coffee filter, watercolor paints, paintbrush, water (for coffee filter butterflies)
• Coffee Filter Butterflies .PDF (link here)
• The Quiet Cave coloring sheet .PDF (link here)
All lessons begin with an invitation to light a candle. This is the Good Friday lesson. Some of the concepts of Good Friday are difficult for young kids, so I recommend working through this lesson as a family. There is a demo of how to use Resurrection Eggs to tell the Easter story. Many of you have made these at church in the past, but if you have not, there is a link that will show you how to make them at home! Resurrection Eggs are also fun because you can incorporate them into an egg hunt before you use them for the lesson. The project in this lesson utilizes the following:
All lessons begin with an invitation to light a candle. This is the story of the Last Supper. In this lesson, there is a cooking demo for making your own flatbread, so you may want to look at that recipe ahead of time. If you plan to watch worship on Maundy Thursday, you could use this bread for your communion elements!The project in this lesson utilizes the following:
All lessons begin with an invitation to light a candle.This lesson is based on the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet on Holy Thursday. There is a craft in the lesson that features Kelsey Johnson and Baby Peter and utilizes the following:
• Paper plate & paint
• Paint recipe (optional): 1 part water + 2 parts flour + food coloring
All lessons begin with an invitation to light a candle. For Palm Sunday and Holy Week, we will be using the book, “Easter Love Letters from God–Bible Stories,” by Glenys Nellis, illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, published by Zonderkidz.The craft in this lesson utilizes the following: