Ultimate Blog Party '10: It's EASY to Impress Your Kids

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Happy Ultimate Blog Party!

If you are here for the first time: WELCOME to Impress Your Kids! We’re just a couple of mamas who love our kids and love Jesus more. We use all of our creative prowess (and collectively, it’s quite a lot) to impress God’s Word and His Love on our children’s hearts and lives.

We believe that our kids (and your kids!) are open vessels, ready to hear and accept God’s Words. We believe God gave us a mandate to make sure our kids love and follow him. We also believe God gave us all the tools we need to see our kids grow up to love and follow Him

We have lots of tools in our toolbox: crafts, activities, games, books, songs, parties, adventures and more. This week we’re going to show off a little for you. We’re going to show you how EASY it is to Impress Your Kids. We’ll be posting a special daily activity based on one of our favorite tools: Seeds Family Worship CDs.

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Each day we’ll do an activity based on one of the songs from the CDs. We’ve been blasting emails back and forth and it is going to be so fun! And hey–there is something in it for you!

Seeds Family Worship has given us some CDs to give away to you! All you have to do is leave a comment. That’s right. Any old comment will do (an impressive one would be niiice, though).

If you’d like an extra entry:

1. Come back every day during the Ultimate Blog Party to read the rest of our It’s Easy To Impress Your Kids posts. Leave one comment on each post and you’ll have lots of extra entries.

2. If you like one of our activities, try it out on your OWN kids–then blog about it. Link it up on the MckLinky below and it will be worth 5 whole entries. {Plus, you could get some extra traffic from all those UBP folks who will be visiting!)

Here’s our first activity based on the scripture, Matthew 7: 7-8 and found on the CD Seeds of Courage:

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

A prayer box can be an easy way to help a child learn to pray more than rote, memorized prayers – and when combined with the scripture from Matthew 7: 7-8, it can help a child understand prayer in a new way!

You can make a prayer box any ol’ way you want to… I wanted to include a door on our box so Elias, my 4 year old son, would have some help in remembering the verse.  Here’s how I did it…

  1. Take an old shoe box.
  2. Prep the shoe box with a cut out door and the scripture from Matthew 7: 7-8 glued inside the bottom of the shoe box.
  3. Seal the box shut if you’d like – boxes don’t last long around here unless they are sealed tight.  Otherwise, they are stuffed to the brim with toys, sat in, and stomped on until they are destroyed.  My hubby happened to have some brown duct tape laying around, which I thought went well with the wooden-door look I was going for, so I just wrapped it around and around the box until the lid was sealed on the box and the sides were completely covered.
  4. Decoupage a piece of paper to the top for the shoebox (yes, over the cut-out door.  Or you could do it the easy way and not cut out the door until you have decoupaged your paper on.  Your choice.).  You could use plain paper or pretty scrapbook paper – I happened to have a woodgrain background picture on my computer that I printed out on regular copy paper and pasted onto my shoebox.  Have your little helper cut out the words “Ask, seek, knock,” or if they would like to write the words by hand, that would give their box a nice personal touch.  Seal all rough, not-pretty edges with more cool brown duct tape.

After our box was done, we played “Ask, Seek, Knock,” from the Seeds of Courage CD and sang along together (we’ve been listening to the Seeds Family Worship CDs for a couple of years now, and I can attest that these songs do so well in impressing the Word of God on your children’s hearts – and on your own!).

Then we talked about the verse - how it is a promise from God, and all we have to do is ask God, seek after Him with all our heart, and knock on His door, and He will answer our prayers!  We took several slips of paper and wrote down things to pray about – then we slipped them in our prayer box, knocked on the “door,” and started asking God to bless our friends and family.

Elias was so excited about his prayer box that we prayed for everything in the box again before bedtime, and it is now sitting on his dresser along with the children’s devotional book we read from each night.  He asked to sleep with it, too, but I had to draw the line somewhere…

See how easy that was?

{2nd day activity: THE MOUTH}

{3rd day activity: Eternal Life}

{4th day activity: Do Not Fear}

{5th day activity: Convinced}

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Well, we hope you like what you see! We are excited about partnering with you to impress your kids! Please, stay connected by subscribing in your feedreader or by email. Check our our facebook page. Follow us on twitter. And come chat in our forum!

Comments

  1. Great idea!!! Love your mcklinky for this too:)
    .-= mandi@itscome2this´s last blog ..Laundry done faster! =-.

  2. I love this BLOG!!! great ideas! I will be back to explore when I have a little more time!
    .-= Fifth Street Mama´s last blog ..UBP’10 =-.

  3. I love Seeds Worship!! Will be doing a giveaway from them soon on my blog.

    This is a great site … so glad I found you through the UBP!

    Teri Lynne
    http://www.pleasingtoyou.com
    @TeriLynneU

  4. Matthew 7: 7-8 is my confirmation verse.
    .-= Janelle´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  5. What a great blog you have. I am following you on twitter now. I need to praise God more in my life and I’m working on it in my blog. God is Awesome!
    .-= Louise´s last blog ..The Final Monday Moment Sponsored by Starbucks #giveaway =-.

  6. What a great idea! I did one of those for MOPS a long time ago, but haven’t thought about the kids! Thanks!
    .-= Real Life Sarah´s last blog ..Join Me at Ocean Isle Inn Family Weekend with Miss Lori! =-.

  7. So glad I found you! Would love to win!!!

  8. Love Seeds Family Worship! We have yet to order one, but listen a lot online. Thanks for giving ideas to go along with it, can’t wait to try them!
    .-= jeana´s last blog ..Spring Mantel =-.

  9. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for being such a great resource!

  10. love this site! Thanks so much for your hard work ladies!!

    @Allstate_SA

  11. Great to meet you! Love your blog title.

  12. I have been wanting to get one of their cd’s!!!

    Love the prayer box idea – you girls are a blessing! Thanks for sharing all your creative juices with us! :)
    .-= Kristi Stephens´s last blog ..Compelled by the Risen Jesus =-.

  13. It looks like you have many great ideas! I’m excited to look around more. Stop by FTSN for some peanut butter pie when you have time!

    http://www.fromthesamenest.com

    ~ Michelle
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  14. I love this idea! So glad I came by from the UBP!

    I’m bookmarking so Little Buddy and I can do this, too!

    Come say hi when you can.

    http://www.ourhomeschoolhome.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

  15. I am loving this blog!! I’m glad I found you guys. Have fun at the party.

  16. love that idea I am a mom, grandma and a sunday school teacher to first graders and must say that your post is very impressive I would love to win the cd and use with my grandkids and my sunday school class

  17. This turned out beautifully! I love your box! :)
    .-= vanessa@silly eagle books´s last blog ..it’s party time! =-.

  18. Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance http://stopdropandrelax.com/blog/ And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit our store at http://www.StopDropandRelax.com and Prepare To Be Pampered.

  19. I found you through the UBP and I’m so glad I did! I could definitely use some practical ideas/ways to help me impress God’s truth on my sons’ hearts.

  20. It IS easy to impress our kiddos–that’s why we have to be the one to make the impression! It’s so nice to ‘meet’ you through the UBP! I’m going to look around some more–I have a feeling I’ll like it here! ;-D
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party? I’m so there! =-.

  21. Sarah E. says:

    LOVE Seeds!

  22. Oh that was so cute. I loved the dirty jar teaching element also.

  23. Happy UBP 2010! Fantastic worship CD!

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  24. Great site…visiting from UBP. I will definitely be back!

  25. OH man these Cd’s sound awesome. I wish I had heard of them for my older ones. My baby is 10 now… came by from UBP
    .-= Angel´s last blog ..In loving memory of Ethan Loney =-.

  26. Fantastic idea!

    Dropping by to toss confetti, pull up a virtual chair, eat goodies and party with you. Let’s have some fun!

    I’ve got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I’ve got giveaways too. I hope you’ll surf on over and say hello.

    Oh, and if you’re the tweetin’ kind, I’m @Dayngr on twitter.

  27. Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party!! Following your blog now! Hopefully you can stop by mine and follow as well! Have a great weekend!

    http://theartsymom.tk

  28. We made a prayer box of with Cole about two months ago. . . he loves it! Such a tangible way to share about our fellowship and conversation with the Lord. I actually got our idea from a previous IYK post. THANKS!
    .-= Adrian´s last blog ..Rita’s Has Come To Tennessee! =-.

  29. Great to meet you! Nice blog title.
    .-= Yoly @ YNR Live´s last blog ..Our first – Ultimate Blog Party 2010! =-.

  30. Hi there. Visiting from the UBP. Have a wonderful week.
    .-= Fruitfulvine2´s last blog ..Tips for Wives – Let It Go =-.

  31. I am a huge advocate and fan of Seeds – we all love it! Can’t wait to hear your other ideas!

  32. Happy Blog Party. Love your blog, great tips for parenting. Come on over to mine.

  33. Great blog party! Awesome resources!!

    Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party ’10 post! Become a reader & stay informed of upcoming giveaways!
    .-= lovelyritaann´s last blog ..2010 Ultimate Blog Party =-.

  34. I found you via the UBP but I love your blog! Also LOVE the shoe box idea! I am waiting for the CD’s myself. You have made me SO excited. I am going to make the box with my kids today! Have a great day!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Happy Homemaker Monday =-.

  35. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I love the box activity! Stopping from the UBP! It was wonderful to read about your life and visit your site.

  36. Love this music. I would LOVE to get it. It’s fabulous.
    .-= kate´s last blog ..what’s going on =-.

  37. Theresa Dell says:

    I’m party hopping on the UBP and just wanted to drop in and say hello from NY!

  38. What a great site! I’ve been wanting to find creative ways to teach my kids about God & this is perfect! My son is still pretty young (2 years old), so I’m not sure what activities will suit him best, but I’m looking forward to browsing your site for some ideas!
    .-= Jacquie´s last blog ..Book Review: Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas =-.

  39. Jessica Fernandez says:

    Will try this soon! Thx

  40. Wow, what great craft ideas for kids. I homeschool, so these will come in handy. I love it when I can find a craft to do that speaks about God’s love. Stopped in from the blog party. Nice to meet you. If you have a minute stop over to my blogs/sites.

  41. Love it! What a great activity for my Sunday School program preschoolers and Kindergarteners. I will let you know how I make out, when I am done.

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