Issue #21 - June 29, 2010              For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus  

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1) Community Building Activity 
2) Book Review: Lights, Camera, Action, Bible Skits
3) Burlap, Milk Jugs, Coffee Cans?
July 4th, Is this REALLY Independence Day?

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1) Community Building Activity 

Heighten feelings of belonging by building a classroom community. When you build feelings of belonging and safety in your classroom, you increase your ability to engage students' minds. 

Purpose: To introduce the class to one another on the first day of class in a supportive, team-minded way...

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2) Book Review: Lights, Camera, Action Bible Skits

"The kids LOVED it! One girl brought two friends for the entire year!! One of her guests was totally unchurched and knew nothing about Jesus or the Bible. She had never heard of words like disciples, parable, etc. She begged her mom whom, Iíve never met, to let her skip volleyball so she could be there for Jesus rising from the dead drama..."To read the rest of this review, follow this link:

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3) Burlap, Milk Jugs, Coffee Cans?

Do you have a new use for throw away items? Check out how others have used burlap, milk jugs, and coffee cans in children's ministry at:

4) July 4th, Is this REALLY Independence Day?

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Fun for kids and adults

Kids learn the answers to eight basic USA citizenship questions such as, Why did the
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; What is the US Constitution?, and What does the First
Amendment guarantee?

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