Why is it that anytime we use something like paint, jello or fake blood my students want the plan to include throwing aforementioned gooey, permanently clothes-ruining substances at each other? Every generation of students I’ve worked with seems to deem throwing messy stuff the ultimate form of joy. I think Honest Toddler would enjoy hanging out [...]
Today’s shopping list for youth group: Corn syrup Cocoa powder Red food dye AAA Batteries Flour
with Rennie Garda Many of us get excited about the opportunities of summer ministry – especially missions trips. And rightly so. It can be a life-changing experience for you and your students. Weeks later, we’re committed to making sure everyone gets a missions experience and to doing another trip ourselves. If you’re like me, you’re [...]
3 moves can help make your playtime a positive and affirming experience for middle schoolers – you know, that age group known for being at the height of insecurity and confusion about who they are. By “positive and affirming” I’m not suggesting that you can’t keep score or have winning and losing teams. We try [...]
Stumbled across this while making middle school adaptations to Dare2Share’s Life in 6 Words study. Such a relatable way to help middle schoolers talk about sin.
Yes, games are a great way for your middle schoolers to burn energy before you get into a lesson. And they’re also fun! But is that it? Are there other reasons games can be a worthwhile way to spend some of your precious time every week? I hate doing things just to do things, so [...]
It’s not about blowing each other up – it’s about blowing up the enemy together.
Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say