Monday, October 10, 2011

A Jonah Bible Club

So, you know how a few of the neighborhood kids have been asking about Bible Club? Well, now my own son has started. I just can't get away. ;) And I think I have an answer to my prayers about how to go about it, or at least a start. Through no provoking of my own, Josh started asking about Bible Club and then he went on to ask if he could have Bible Club on his birthday. I stopped whatever I was doing and began to consider my little boy's request. "And invite the neighborhood kids?" I asked. "Yes." I think he was inspired by someone bigger than both of us... I asked him what Bible story we should tell, and after considering it for a moment, "Jonah" was his reply. This is very do-able, I think. I'm not the greatest at throwing parties or putting plans into actions, but when my little boy wants to have Bible Club for his birthday, I would venture to say that it might be the Lord's way of getting me going. (I always need a little push to get things done.) So I have 18 days to plan a Jonah Bible Club birthday party. Maybe a whale cake, reading the story of Jonah, Jonah games? I will have to pray for some more ideas...

I just have to say, God has the best ideas.

8 comments:

Ann said...

might be messy but fun http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/fingerprint_whale.htm
or
http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mpaperwhale.htm

Great ideas here: http://www.ehow.com/info_12121374_fun-ways-teach-preschool-students-story-jonah-whale.html

And instead of making a cake like a whale...really a lot of work...print out little cards with whales on them and put them on sticks and into cupcakes with "water" (aka blue) frosting.

I have tons more ideas...email me if you want more ;-) I love birthday parties but I never get to throw them.

Ann said...

OH OH OH...ANNNNNDDD for a healthy snack...some of these! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oOWXWPWFwD4/TMzPu9DYGDI/AAAAAAAAAdc/1QvtFhfKV-I/s1600/PA300037.JPG

Martha said...

That last one made me smile. So cute.

I was thinking you should eat fish sticks.

Martha said...

And I thought this cute.
http://pinterest.com/pin/207636476/

Heather said...

I love it!! God uses our little boys in big ways! Bethany, I woke up this morning and you were on my heart, so I spent some time praying for you. For your marriage, for your heart and for your outreach to your community:-) It was a very nice way to start my day.

Wanda said...

How about "Pin the Jonah on the Whale" game. Draw a big fish...and a lot of small Jonah's and let the kids see who can get Jonah the closest to the Whales
belly. Just a thought.... I taught Bible Clubs for years..

Sherri said...

What a great idea! What a blessing Josh is. I have to admit I forgot about blogs for a week and have found myself behind. I enjoyed catching up.

Rachel said...

What a great idea!!