|Posted by Katie Bodsworth on May 6, 2010 at 11:51 AM||comments (0)|
This actually has no Biblical point that I can think of, it's a song that Claudia and I made up on the way home the other day. We love it so much we're sharing! We sing it to a highly suspect "Frosty the Snowman" tune, we don't mind which tune you sing it to! Let us know if you come up with one that sounds good.
|Posted by Katie Bodsworth on May 4, 2010 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
This is an oldie but a goodie! I don't know where I got this from, I must have seen it when I was a kid! But it's great fun for the kids and really illustrates the point well. Here goes:
Bubbles are like prayers; beautiful, multicoloured prayers. When they pop, that's God hearing them.
Ask your child if he can think of a small, everyday prayer like "Please help me find my other shoe before the bus goes!" or "Please keep Mummy's fingers safe whilst she cuts the carrots!".
Tell him to think his prayer really hard and blow carefully into a SMALL bubble blower. His prayer will float up to heaven and pop as God hears.
Then ask him if he can think of a really BIG prayer, like "World peace!" or "Stop the Whaling!".
Go through the same procedure and help him to lift a BIG bubble blower up off the plate of mixture and wave it carefully through the air. His big, ponderous important prayer will form and pop dutifully (practise may make perfect, but we all have more difficulty with the big prayers too, right?) as God hears it.
God hears ALL prayers without fail. You can pray for as much or as little as you want in your prayer and God will give it his full attention. You are NEVER out of God's hearing!
You can buy bubble mixture, or make your own with washing up liquid and water. I have always found that as long as there's enough liquid in the water, it works fine!
You will need a small bubble blower and a big bubble blower. If you don't have a big one, they can be made out of just about anything as long as it's a continuous connection and it can get wet!
Katie & Co.
|Posted by Katie Bodsworth on May 2, 2010 at 4:21 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I said that I would start simple, so here we go.
This is an adaptation of the Lord's prayer for children, set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
You have to sing the middle bit of tune twice though! (You know, the "Up above the world..." bit.)
|Posted by Katie Bodsworth on May 1, 2010 at 4:57 AM||comments (0)|
It's a new month, which calls for a new start. After spending some time trying to think about how I could spice up my blog, it has occurred to me that I need to give you all something you can use and something that ties in with the stories.
Well, I used to do kids' talks in church. So I have a backlog of insane and fun things to do with kids to make a Biblical point. So I thought I'd share. I have plans along the lines of bringing the characters from the stories into this; finger puppets come to mind, simple colouring pages, etc.
I'm going to start out simple though. Please comment your thoughts when you read a new activity! I am aiming to come up with a new one every couple of days. I hope that you have fun with them!
|Posted by Katie Bodsworth on April 12, 2010 at 9:39 AM||comments (0)|
We have juggled things around a bit and managed to make the Tomato Ketchup Story considerably cheaper to buy.It's gone from $11.99 to $7.99! And it gets better! We are now able to make a .pdf file of the book, illustrations included, available to buy as a download from my site for the extremely low price of 1.50 USD. Also included in the download will be a discount voucher which you will be able to use to buy the book from my website. Fabulous, hey?
Are you ready for the next super exciting event? The next story has just been sent off to start the publishing process. Soon you will be able to buy the Ice Cream Pizza Story too, in all the same great ways as the Tomato Ketchup Story.
And I'm thinking about some audio tidbits on YouTube too, what do you think?
It's so exciting!!
|Posted by Katie Bodsworth on January 22, 2010 at 11:57 AM||comments (0)|
I am just so excited to report that I have discovered some wonderful ezines that have found my work and thought it worth publishing on their sites! I do a search every day for my name and my stories and now have multiple listings on the first page of Google. It is hard work and long hours getting the word out but so worth it when you see your work chosen by people that don't know you! So a big thank you to these sites (click on the image to visit the site):
I am also listed in a few directories and article for hire sites. Please visit my Featured on page to find out more.