Resources

Worshiping with Kids

By Felicia Fischhoff (Outreach Worker – Flemingdon Park)

Launching our brand new after school program at Flemingdon Park  has been super exciting. We launched on October 14, 2014 and then began our program the next day. Enos and I are blessed to have a group of kids that love to sing and dance and I am often amazed at how quickly the kids pick up the choreography and remember it the next day. One of the kids asked me one day…”can we sing the superhero song first? I was singing it in Walmart”.  They are always super excited and they have their song favourites. The songs and YouTube links below have been the songs we have been using on our worship roster since we began our program.  Enjoy!

Jesus is my Superhero – Hillsong Kids

I Am Not Forgotten- Hillsong Kids

He Knows My Name – Pandamania

He Reigns – Pandamania

10,000 Reasons – Kim Walker-Smith (the kids made up their own choreography for this one!)

Oreo Thanksgiving Turkeys

By Rebecca Steinecke (Jane-Finch KIC Volunteer Coordinator)

Our kids loved these Thanksgiving Turkey snacks, mostly just because they are filled with delicious treats! (They looked more like spiders than turkeys…but the kids didn’t mind!)

What you will need:

  • Oreos
  • Pretzels
  • Cupcakes
  • Round chocolates
  • Icing

 Instructions:

  • Lay one Oreo flat, and place the other Oreo perpendicular to it
  • Put three pretzels into the second perpendicular Oreo for the “turkey feathers”
  • Take half a bite-sized cupcake and use the top icing to hold the two Oreos together
  • Place the round chocolate as a head on the cupcake
  • Use icing to draw a face on the Turkey, as well as hold all the other pieces together

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Turkey Crafts

By Naomi Van De Visch (Communications Coordinator)

The kids and I are celebrating Thanksgiving with Turkey Crafts.

Rebekah created the classic hand print turkey.  Soooo easy and so cute!  All you need is a pencil or pen to trace the child’s hand and markers to colour the fingers different colours.

Jedidiah found a great turkey craft on this blog: http://craftideasforall.blogspot.ca/2009/11/celebrate-thanksgiving-with-turkey.html

Supplies required:
– Origami Sheets – Orange, Yellow, Brown and Dark Pink
– Foam sheets- Brown, Red, Yellow and Maroon
– Glue
– Scissors
– Scotch tape
– Googly  eyes

Instructions:

1. Make accordion folds of all the Origami sheets.  Now cut the orange sheet in the center (we need just one part of the cut orange sheet accordion).

2. Fold the sheets in half as seen in the picture below.

3. Arrange the sheets as shown in the picture below and stick it together with glue or scotch tape. Now the feathers for the Turkey craft are ready.

4. Now take the brown foam sheet and cut out the body of the turkey.  Create the other body parts with the foam sheets and glue them onto the body. Finally, glue on googly eyes.

Now enjoy!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Acceptance Collage

By Gala Castanos (Outreach Worker – Kingston-Galloway)

Our theme for this month was “Acceptance” and the kids needed a visual reminder to accept one another in spite of their differences. This collage helps kids to visualize that God has made us all different, and yet we are all loved equally through Christ.

Use an inexpensive canvas, modpodge and photos to create your own personalized piece of artwork that you can display!

Materials:

  • Canvas (any size)
  • Paintbrush
  • Modpodge
  • Pictures
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie pen

How to:

  1. Cut pictures to desired shape and arrange them on canvas.
  2. If you like, use sharpie marker to write on Canvas, or draw any design you choose.
  3. Once you are happy with your photo arrangement, apply a thin layer of modpodge over the pictures on the canvas.
  4. Allow to dry for 1 hour.
  5. Touch up Canvas with sharpie, more designs, stickers, etc.
  6. Display and hang!