How to Write Your Own AWESOME Object Lessons

How to Write Your Own AWESOME Object Lessons

Object Lessons, Object Lessons
I am working on a series of How To videos to help get some practice in front of the camera and in the editing process. I still have a long way to go before I am smooth enough to be considered good, but I do think that this video has some neat ideas if nothing else. There are two versions of the video. The first one had examples for each category, but when I got to the end of the video it was over 20 minutes long. So I went back and edited a much shorter version that clocks in at just over 10 minutes. If even that is too much for you, just skip to the last minute to get a quick recap of the whole thing.
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Minecraft Bible Study: Searching for Treasure

Minecraft Bible Study: Searching for Treasure

Children's Ministry Ideas, Faithcraft, Object Lessons
I have been working on expanding the Faithcraft Bible Study into a 6 week study. Honestly it is a bit of a stretch at 6 weeks. The overall idea that we are having fun playing Minecraft and talking about it at church gets a little stale after 4, but with this new run of the lessons I have been able to come up with some new ideas that I think make this a really fun Bible study to to teach and hopefully a meaningful one for the kids. As always I have plans to make this a more formal study, but until we get there, here is the outline for a study that studies Jeremiah 29:11-13 Faithcraft Seeking God (The lesson outline in PDF) Searching for Gemstones Activity
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Searching for Treasure Activity

Searching for Treasure Activity

Faithcraft, Object Lessons
This is the activity we did during the second week of Faithcraft (our new Minecraft Bible Study). You can find out more information about that here. Searching for Treasure Archeology Dig The Main Idea: You will be creating a plaster and sand brick that contains gemstones for children to find. What You Will Need: Plaster of Paris Sand Gemstones (I got these on Amazon) Safety Glasses Hammers (I picked these up at Dollar Tree) Wire brushes (I picked these up at Dollar Tree) Loaf pans or other small containers that will hold the mixture Before Your Lesson: Go to http://longlivelearning.com/2012/11/homemade-geology-dig-kit/ and follow the direction you find there on how to make your bricks. If I were doing this again I would make the mix in smaller containers so that each kid can…
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