Highland Oaks Church of Christ Children's Ministry - Dallas

Highland Oaks Church of Christ Children's Ministry - Dallas


Fun in the sun today
Love our Life Group for LIFE! Creative BFF Game Night with Google Hangouts.
A high school friend of mine who knew our beloved Mr. English posted this to his page yesterday. It's so beautifully written - I thought it would be enjoyed by our church family ❤️: "Everyone needs a champion, that person who is unfailingly in your corner, always supporting you, always encouraging you, always believing in you, always rooting for you no matter what. When I began my teaching career at Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas 17 years ago, I needed a champion and I found one in Ward English. Ward came to Skyline as the Dean of Instruction at the beginning of my second year of teaching. He began his career in public education as an English teacher in the 1970s and he ultimately moved into administration. But unlike many administrators who seemed to forget their classroom roots, Ward never lost touch with teachers and was in turn revered by most of all of us. Not because he was the always the most pleasant person to deal with. He was not. But because we knew he deeply cared about us and most of all about the children we were entrusted to educate. When I walked into Ward’s office in August 2005 a few days before school started and nervously informed him that I would be leaving at the end of the school year to attend law school, I expected him to tell me not to bother to set up my classroom. But instead he held me in his gaze, a warm smile washing across his bespectacled visage, and gently and sincerely told me: “I’m gonna to miss you Bubba.” Ward unhesitatingly wrote letters of recommendation and encouraged me throughout the application process. After I moved to Oregon and started law school, I did not think I would ever hear from Ward again. But sure enough that first winter in the Northwest brought a Christmas card in the mail from Ward. I knew then that I had made a friend for life. There would be no shaking Ward English. Each subsequent Christmas brought another card from Ward and with it a lengthy, single-spaced letter recapping in sometimes mind-numbing detail just about everything he had done during the previous year. Readers were regaled with tales of the good life he was living now that he had retired -- the Canasta games he played with his closest friends, the Texas Rangers games he attended in the hot summer sun (he was die-hard fan and season-ticket holder), the hearty lunches and dinners at this restaurant or that one with former colleagues (he loved to eat), the Sunday school class he taught at his church (he loved children and was a true Christian), the trips he took here, there and everywhere (he always seemed to be going on or planning his next cruise), the former students, colleagues and otherwise notable people he encountered at the polls each election day (the consummate citizen, he volunteered at polling sites each year), the One-Act Play and Academic Decathlon competitions he judged (he was a staunch supporter of these extra-curricular activities and got me involved as an Academic Decathlon coach when I was at Skyline). Since I joined Facebook nine years ago, I have used it as a venue for my first love – writing. And my favorite subject to write about has always been my dad, the late Paul Diener, who died October 10, 1984 when I was 10. Ward never tired of my stories about my dad, a man he never knew in person, but came to know and revere through my stories. Ever my champion, Ward unfailingly posted thoughtful and encouraging comments about those stories, emboldening me to continue to share them and to not stop believing in my abilities as a writer and storyteller. Two days ago, my champion, who had recently beaten cancer, fell and hit his head. Yesterday, October 10, 2018, he died. In reading the posts on Ward’s page today, a realization hit me. Ward English was not just my champion. He was the champion of each and every one of the thousands of students, teachers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, family members, and Rangers fans whose lives he touched. I'm gonna miss you Bubba, and so is everyone else." -Drew Diener
Kids are working hard!!! Tickets go on sale soon for this years musical!!
So last weekend we had a goal of 50 composition notebooks... WE BLEW IT AWAY!!! We got over 80!!! Thank you so much for your help!!! 4 more days to donate! I am talking to Beaumont ISD on when to donate all these supplies. I am hoping to drive down there next weekend. And we will need to get a TRAILER to deliver!!!

Highland Oaks Church of Christ has a vibrant Children's Ministry for babies through 5th grade. All are welcome to join in on the fun and spiritually formative events throughout the year.

[06/19/20]   It’s story time with Ms. Marla featuring a song by Bob Marley and pictures of our HOCC Kids. We hope you LOVE it!

It’s time for a burning bush review. Can your child answer these questions?

Thanks for sharing this, Holly! Masks = ❤️

Wearing a mask is one way to show you care for others. Toddlers can practice putting masks on stuffed animals or dolls at home! #InItTogether #CaringForEachOther

Register by July 5th! You don’t want to miss this. https://highlandoakschurchofchrist.breezechms.com/form/RSQ

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Crafts for Moses and the Burning Bush - Bible Crafts and Activities

Let’s do a craft for the story of Moses and how God spoke to him through a burning bush. Put a picture of your craft of choice in the comments. https://biblecraftsandactivities.com/crafts-for-moses-and-the-burning-bush/

biblecraftsandactivities.com These crafts to illustrate the lesson of Moses and the Burning Bush range from simple to involved. A couple can be adapted from their original idea to specifically fit this lesson. Paint and Tissue Paper Bush from Little Blots Cut, color, and glue with printable template from Creative Sunday School....

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Moses and the Burning Bush – Bible Pathway Adventures

Does your child like word searches? This one is about Moses and the burning bush. https://biblepathwayadventures.com/activities/moses-burning-bush

biblepathwayadventures.com Moses and the Burning Bush Pip2018-04-15T20:09:16+00:00 5 March 7, 2017 Project Description Enjoy our free Bible Word Search: Moses and the Burning Bush. Fun for kids to print and learn more about Moses and the Israelites, Mount Sinai, and Yah’s instructions to Moses. Simply right-click the image ...


Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 2-3)

Even though he made a big mistake and ran away, Moses was God’s vessel to rescue the oppressed Israelites from slavery. God heard the cries of the suffering people and Moses reluctantly said yes to obeying God. https://youtu.be/8kNTUX0mWP8


06 Obey

This is the full version of the Obey Song by Yancy and the Little Praise Party that was included in this week’s burning bush Bible lesson. https://youtu.be/z0vP-DIx8GY

Here’s your bit of daily cuteness to encourage you to assemble at God‘s throne today.

Please send in clips & pics of your child with their dad or other father-figure by Wednesday to be included in the Father’s Day special video! Contact Marla for how. Thanks!


The Burning Bush Bible Lesson - June Week Two

If you missed the burning bush Bible lesson video this morning, you can catch it here! 🔥 https://youtu.be/nkOlMzgpMkM

HOCCKids.com Featuring the Song “Obey” by Yancy and the Little Praise Party - copyrights have been purchased Exodus 2 and 3

Your child can complete this dot to dot while following along with this week’s sermon.

Our VBS-style video Bible lesson about how God spoke to Moses through the Burning Bush is ready early this week since tomorrow is Senior Sunday drive through from 10-noon. Thirty five of our HOCC peeps are featured in this short video. Sing along and learn with your children to make it fun and interactive.

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Love was spread this week to more of our HOCC Kids families and amazing volunteers! 🥰

Here’s a cute and easy craft to extend the Baby Moses lesson. It can double as a bookmark. http://sabbathschoolcrafts.com/2019/08/29/baby-moses-craft/


Prince of Egypt - Deliver us (lulleby)

Older elementary children may be ready to watch the Prince of Egypt movie. We understand they took artistic liberties, and it’s still a gorgeous movie to share the Moses story. Here’s a little that includes Jochebed and sister Miriam’s lullaby songs for Moses that are hauntingly sweet. https://youtu.be/o_cVUc0O5Dk

Another part from the movie "The Prince of Egypt"

Story Time: I AM HUMAN (A Book of Empathy)

Teaching our kids to love, grow and be sent as disciples of Jesus includes empathy for a world full of humans like us! It’s time for a story. Thank you to Kathryn Rowe for this book loan!

Free baby Moses crossword printable for 1st-5th graders. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Moses-as-a-Baby-Crossword-Puzzle-5396149

The church is still open. The church is all over the metroplex and thanks to Covid-19, many people are home and at the ready for a little social distance hello. 👋🏻 If your child would like a hello and a goody bag, please make sure we have your updated addresss. 😁 🥰


Baby Moses (Exodus 1-2)

Watch this short animation story with your child to learn more about the Baby Moses story. https://youtu.be/vf-4x4iefQE


LYRICS (Moses Song)

We’ll be learning about what God did through Moses all month. These animated videos are so cute on the Saddleback Kids channel. https://youtu.be/pB_zYT76Og8

This song is designed for toddler age kids to learn the stories from the Bible. LYRICS Let’s meet Moses who lived in the palace of Pharaoh, Moses did somethi...

Here’s a dot-to-dot to do during Family Worship.

We can trust God when we’re scared and God can use us as vessels to protect others. The story of Baby Moses is a beautifully, relevant Bible lesson for today featuring many of our HOCC Kids and families.


Cookie Monster Practices Self-Regulation | Life Kit Parenting | NPR

God wants us to grow in self-control and self-regulation is shown to be essential for children to learn early on. Here’s a fun lesson with the help of Cookie Monster! https://youtu.be/j0YDE8_jsHk

Cookie Monster joins NPR's Life Kit Parenting Podcast to talk about practicing self-control, especially when you have to wait for something you really want.....


Self Control with Lyrics

A catchy little song about self-control. May we all grow in this fruit of the Spirit! https://youtu.be/a0k3wOwJZ_4

Self-Control is from program Building Blocks of Character by Classroom Classics (www.classroomclassics.com) words by Sam Francis, Gary Francis, music by Gary...

What a life-giving activity it is to travel around saying social distance hellos to our HOCC kids children, families and volunteers! You all are so very loved. 🥰


Talking Race With Young Children

Check out this short article and listen to this podcast. It’s a simple primer on how to begin the conversation about race with very young children. Stick around for the end where you get to hear a mom’s masterful response to her four-year-old at the grocery store. https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children?fbclid=IwAR262i36JkNreR2lYg0pPPHDPL9u6iyHSVkMV2vrR3Ehdl-1oG-0ZlXKMrY

npr.org Even babies notice differences like skin color, eye shape and hair texture. Here's how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children.


Easy Caterpillar Craft for Kids

A cute craft for you and your young child to do together. If you don’t have these supplies, we highly recommend gathering them from your grocery pickup or amazon since you’ll be able to make so much with these basics:
green cardstock
colored cardstock or paper (color of your choice)
sticker googly eyes
pipe cleaner
markers or crayons (optional)
extra strength glue stick
hole punch

iheartcraftythings.com This easy caterpillar craft for kids is fun and simple for preschoolers and kids of all ages to make as a spring craft or when learning about caterpillars.

Do you own a book that is great at communicating the beauty of all people’s differences to children? I’m finding that many are sold out or won’t be able to arrive for many weeks such as this one called “God’s Very Good Idea”. If you have one you’d be willing to loan to me for some virtual story times, please let me know. Thanks in advance!


Self Control Chart - Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Free printables to encourage self-control in your home this summer. https://www.mrsjonescreationstation.com/self-control-chart/

mrsjonescreationstation.com Life as a kid is tough. Their emtions are crazy. Help your little one gain self control strategies with my Self Control Printable freebie!


Self-Control (Toddler Version)

This is the complete song that Ms. Deborah and her boys showed us in this week’s self-control Bible lesson. See if you and your young child can go fast and then freeze. https://youtu.be/N6xFdusT2BE

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Self-Control (Toddler Version) · David Kisor Becoming My Own Me ℗ 2011 Growing Sound Released on: 2011-03-07 Auto-generated by ...

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