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Planning for Christmas VacationPromises, Projects, & Prayers for Kids

Are you looking for a way to keep kids connected to Jesus (and save their parents a little sanity!) during Christmas vacation? Here’s a great idea: the week before Christmas, send each child home with CTA’s Promises, Projects, & Prayers for Kids. This 32-page journal helps children learn favorite Bible verses, understand how they relate…

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5 New Ways to Give Thanks in Sunday School

Puppies, sunshine, a soft bed, air conditioning . . . the list of God’s tangible blessings could go on and on. While it’s good to think about these things and write them down,  here’s a little something different to try in Sunday school this year. Challenge yourself and your students to focus on things that…

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I Spy!a free Thanksgiving devotion for children

Before the children arrive, create a pair of “Blessings Binoculars.” Cut white paper to size and wrap it around a pair of binoculars, using colorful markers to add the words, “Blessings Binoculars.” Or tape together two cardboard tubes, labeling the homemade binoculars as described above.  You will also need a Count Your Blessings activity bookmark…

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Light Up Christmas with Snap-and-Glow Sticks

You may have seen kids “glowing” while they were trick-or-treating this Halloween and, we’re happy to report, kids can carry that fun right on into the Christmas season! CTA has glow sticks to help your kids’ ministry program light up the world with Jesus’ love! Each four-inch glow stick features the Bible verse John 8:12 (KJV): Jesus said, “I…

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8 Ways for Families to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Editor’s note: We encourage you to make copies of this blog to send home with all of the families in your ministry. With the hectic schedules of today’s families, traditions and designated “family time” are more important than ever! God’s richest blessings as you support families of all shapes and sizes this holiday season! Maybe…

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Count Your Blessingsa free Thanksgiving event for kids

Gather your church families and invite the neighborhood—it’s time for a Count Your Blessings Thanksgiving outreach event! CTA has a FREE Thanksgiving event outline ready for you in the Resource & Idea Center. It makes planning easier than ever!. The event takes a Bible-based approach to the Thanksgiving holiday and reminds children that God supplies our…

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A Classroom Full of Thankful Turkeys

Now that November is just days away, are you looking for Thanksgiving crafts to inspire thankfulness in your students? How about a classroom full of thankful turkeys?! It’s not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, this craft is pretty simple. Grab a pair of scissors, a hole-puncher, and some card stock—let’s get started! Creating…

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8 Ways Teachers Can Feed Their Faith

As a teacher, you spend a lot of time in God’s Word preparing your lessons. You may even know some lessons by heart—you don’t even need notes. You also share your faith with your coworkers, students, and their parents. What a joy it is to work in God’s Word on a daily basis! All of…

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The Pumpkin Prayera free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Many churches and families struggle with Halloween—how can we put a Christian focus on this secular holiday? CTA has the answer. Our Pumpkin Prayer draws a Bible-based connection between the classic symbol for Halloween and Jesus’ love for children. This Ministry Message uses the Pumpkin Prayer to teach children about the reality of…

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New! Custom Connections for Your Fall Event

Are you searching for something just right for your fall festival? Do you want to print a unique Halloween-alternative message that you can’t find anywhere else?  Look to CTA’s new product line, Custom Connections! We offer hundreds of customizable templates for t-shirts, goodie bags, plastic tumblers, magnets, and so much  more. Just log on and start…

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