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The Roots had a blast

The Roots had a blast


This is a photo copy of the foam pieces. the smoke the three men and Jesus along with the furnace. add red, yellow, and orange paper.

As a gardener in Jesus Sprouts. Which if you do not know or are new to my blog. I am a gardener(teacher) of the Roots class(4-8 yr olds) In our Churches (Jesus Sprouts) Kids service . We studied in Daniel 3:24-30 That was what we read as gardeners to prepare.
We encourage a child to pray for the class and to bless the snacks. Sometimes more than one like to so we pass along the prayer by squeezing the next persons hand.
We read the story from a children’s Bible And have a question and answer time.
1. Did the men in the furnace burn up? (no)
2. Why did the men not burn up?(God protected them.)
3. How many people were in the furnace walking around? (4)
4. Who made a new law? ( The king)
5. What was the new law the king made? (no one could say bad about the God of these men.)
Next we watch the video that goes with it and ask the questions again. To reenforce what the read and watched. As you can see from the pictures the activity is next. Our Church was blessed to be able to order this from Oriental trading. It was foam but it could be mad with card stock and tissue paper.
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I hope you enjoy the activity as much as our kids did. I learn so much from our little ones.
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you always in Jesus’ service Doreen Burt

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DIY Nativity for Angel Tree

So notice I took a word out of the title… ? Well today I was wondering about lighting them …I still think it may work but for now I will wait to see.
They were dry this morning. As they dried the paper shrunk and pushed the balloon into the cup,Paper mache heads what was there was not dry either.
Which worked out good because I noticed some very fine lines where the paper did not connect ( meet, touch, overlap)
That sheerness is just the paste… Thinking of next project. I really enjoyed working with this.
So I took what was still wet and covered the sheer spots. Not to make it to thick just to stop it from cracking. As one started to do. When the kitties came to check out what I was doing.
This was so cute to watch the girls… honestly I wish I had filmed them instead of the balloon.
the sheerness of it all
Well the video could not be posted. So next time you see them, they will be perfected dried and ready for assembly. If you facebook friend me you can see the video on my page. Looking forward to the AngelTree party.  God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you always. In Jesus’ service Doreen✞ ✞ ✞

DIY Lighted Holy Family/Nativity

DIY Lighted Joseph and Mary heads

For the heads

I am the Angel tree coordinator for my Church. I used to be a Wiccan… So needless to say I do not use Santa Claus or Christmas trees for my ministry or the party. I go with the Nativity and a huge Angel tree. I keep my theme winter with  snowflakes, white,blue, silver and gold. Here is a few pictures from last year…
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As you can see from the pictures it was a wintery Jesus ‘ Birthday!!! I had borrowed the lighted Nativity set from a friend. This year I thought I need one…Costco had one for $500… um not in my budget. So I am making my own. With paper mache and a few other gathered things. I got wigs for Joseph and Mary from my sisters costumes, as well as an old luau straw skirt for the Precious Baby Jesus to lay in. I am going to buy a baby boy from the dollar store and swaddle Him. I am going to try and make the heads lighted. So I am going to show you the steps to make the heads.
I used 1 cup of flour, 1cup of white glue and 1/2 c water for the paste.
I ripped strips of white packing paper about an inch wide.(of course some were thicker some thinner some tapered)
Then i dipped the paper strips in the paste mixture, took of the excess against the side of the bowl and started pasting them on the balloon overlapping them.
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Here it is almost done.
DIY lighted heads
Now I wait for it to dry…
I promise I will let you know how long it takes and post pictures asap!!! I am excited!!!
Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ • .★☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸. •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸Ϡ₡•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•   ♡ • .  Today is day 340 of this year… we only get 365… we got 25 left. Are you prepared if Jesus does come? How will you answer when He ask what you have done with your life? ¸¸.•´¯`•.¸•.¸¸.•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ Ϡ₡ ☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸.♡ • .
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you always. In Jesus’ service Doreen✞ ✞ ✞

Esther Bible study for Kids

Esther Paper Dolls

A picture of Esther being colored, and getting her Gown and sash. To prepare for class (I am a gardener) I read Esther 4-9, which was what the ministry leaders recommended. Which as God would have it I have been studying a lot lately. In all past 3 months 5 times I have read the complete book. So really what better gardener to do a class in Jesus Sprouts. However they had no idea…I truly believe God has His hands all over my life.
I am a Roots teacher, ( if you didn’t know) At North Hialeah Baptist Church. Roots are the four to eight year olds.
This Class is entitled:                       Esther saves her people
Our class starts of with prayer and reading a wall poster of the Our Father.
We read from the Children’s Bible the story of how Esther saves her people.
Then we ask questions..?

  1.   Who knew it was up to her to sve her people? (answer: Queen Esther)

      2.    What happened if the king got angry when she went to him? (answer: she would not be queen and might get killed.)
3.     What did Esther decide to do? (answer: go to the king anyway.)
4.    What happened when Esther went to the king? (answer: he granted her wish and let her people live.)

Then we watch the movie and ask them again the question it reenforces what they read and watched. Helping them retain more information.
Next we have a time for activity which we did the paper dolls here is a free print out for you.
esther paper doll
I love to give them homework on what they learned so I gave them this as they finished their craft/ activity, and snack time.
esther worksheet
This is from a coloring book I got from a sister in Christ. As you see I took out a word and replaced it. these coloring books are not always Biblical. They are for all religious denominations. And this one began sating Esther was a Jewish…  prophet… So I did not read that in my Bible which is NKJV. So I whited out prophet and changed it to girl. O:) I don’t know what do you think…? I guess God will be the one to Judge me when I get there. That is what I think as I guide these children in our Jesus Sprouts class. We all will stand befor the Great I Am and give account. So I will ask as always  Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ • .★☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸. •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸Ϡ₡•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•   ♡ • .  Today is day 337 of this year… we only get 365… we got 28 left. What are your plans if Jesus doesn’t come before that? Are you prepared if Jesus does come?¸¸.•´¯`•.¸•.¸¸.•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ Ϡ₡ ☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸.♡ • .  I love you whether you are new to my blog or an old friend. I wish you God’s grace, peace, light, and love to serve Jesus and to grow in the knowledge and truth of our Lord and Savior.
In Jesus service Doreen XO

Green Drink

I drink one every day. As early as I can. It gets my system going and also gives me total nutrition if I eat nothing else all day. Into the blender goes a handful of chopped carrots, cucumber, green apple (cucumber and green apple eaten together have a watermelon taste with out the bad watermelon sugars some worry about.) and celery.
Next I fill with either coconut water or cranberry juice for liquid. If I use fresh cranberries I go with the coconut or vice versa…If I use both of those fresh, I use white tea to blend it. I put in a Cuban fruit which I have read lots about called soursop/ Guarabana. I love the flavor of that. Then two handfuls of spinach go in last to top it off.  Blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate, are some of the other things I add frozen fresh or dried. Flax seed as well can be added. If you use flax. it will thicken so be sure you are not making a big batch. I will drink 16oz. of this and I use pint sized bags to freeze the other two portions. So… I really don’t have to make it every day. On Saturday nights I take out a frozen one to drink Sunday before Church. I also have started to use wide mouth ball jars to do this so I don’t have to waste bags or get any chemical from the bags in my drink.
This time I used fresh cranberries because it is the holiday season and they are in the market. As you see from the picture I used the Conchita brand coconut water with pulp added no sugar.
My heart is still thankful to God for all I have and I know it is from Him. Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ • .★☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸. •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸Ϡ₡•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•   ♡ • .  Today is day 336 of this year… we only get 365… we got 29 left. What are your plans if Jesus doesn’t come before that? Are you prepared if Jesus does come?¸¸.•´¯`•.¸•.¸¸.•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ Ϡ₡ ☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸.♡ • .
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you always. In Jesus’ service Doreen✞ ✞ ✞
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