Archive for Archive for July, 2012

• Target Audience—Fathers

Target Audience-Fathers This is the second in a series that will attempt to help you deal with some of the issues you face in relating to various constituents in your children’s ministry. #2. Focus on Fathers I remember becoming a father and wanting input, so that I could be the best father for my children [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 30th, 2012

• Target Audience—Boys

Target Audiences This will be a new series that will attempt to help you deal with some of the issues you face in relating to various constituents in your children’s ministry. #1. Focus on Boys It is often easier for us to favor working with the girls in our ministries because they are typically more [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 23rd, 2012

• Add a Spoonful of Fluff

A Spoonful  of Fluff It is easy to be tempted to add some “marshmallow fluff” to our programs. Marshmallow Fluff is a real product. It has been around for almost a hundred years. It is made of marshmallows—kind of whipped into a cream. It is mostly air and sugar, not really much substance. It has [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 16th, 2012

• Plate-Spinning Management

Plate-Spinning Management The fine art of “plate spinning” is a sort of a juggling act where you keep as many plates (real or plastic) spinning as you can on top of sticks or poles. If a plate stops spinning, it will fall and break, so you have to visit each plate as it slows, to [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 16th, 2012

• Morning Pages

Morning Pages The concept of Morning Pages is founded on a few observations from a writer who discovered her secret for creative writing. Julia Cameron describes this process of writing in her book called, The Artist Way. She had been writing for several years before she stumbled onto her creative writing process. She noticed her [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 9th, 2012

• How to Approach a Horse

How to Approach A Horse We took 50 kids to a Horse Ranch for a weekend camping experience. The attraction and novelty was the horses, but there were many other farm animals there. Each kid had an animal to care for, for the entire week. Of course, these city kids, who would hardly lift a [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

• Move the Rock!

Move the Rock There is an amazing phenomenon that only occurs in Death Valley. On Racetrack Playa, one can find sliding rocks on the riverbed. There seems to be no apparent explanation  how these heavy rocks move along the dry parched ground. These rocks leave a rutted trail like they were pushed or pulled along [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, July 1st, 2012