The Cost of Children

The Cost of Children

The Cost of Children I read an article this week showing the real cost of raising  children. What was interesting was that it also listed what you got for your money. The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with a...
More Than A Bar of Soap

More Than A Bar of Soap

This is a script for a children’s talk adapted from Rob Bell’s book Drop Like Stars. I gave each child a bar of soap at the beginning of the talk. Some artists were given bars of soap (just like the ones you’re holding) with the challenge of seeing...
Story: Potato, Eggs and Coffee Beans

Story: Potato, Eggs and Coffee Beans

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her...
Assembly: Compassion

Assembly: Compassion

Introductory Reflection Compassion – Click for Powerpoint Slides. Show these when the pupils begin to gather before the assembly. Video: Connor’s Story   Some thoughts To be compassionate we start with what we have to give where we are – in the video...
The Story of the Teacher

The Story of the Teacher

A teacher stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, without saying anything he picked up a very large and empty jar and proceeded to fill it with some table tennis balls balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They...
Children’s Sermon: Stronger Together

Children’s Sermon: Stronger Together

This is a simple object lesson to teach children the importance and value of the community. We are stronger together and we can achieve more together than we can individually. Directions Begin by calling an older child to the front. Ask them to hold two bibles with...