August 2015


We want to help children understand that they are never truly alone, that God is with them always.

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Do 1 Thing

August 1-8

For people who are lonely

* Ask a family member to go with you to visit an elderly neighbor or member of your church who may not be able to leave home.

* Make some birthday cards and ask the staff at a local shelter or food bank to give them to people on their birthdays.

* Email or call a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a long time.

* Pray for kids who are worried about starting a new school this year.

07/30/2015 at 02:20 pm

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Conversation starters

* What are some times when you might feel lonely? What helps you to feel better when you’re lonely?

* How is being alone different from feeling lonely?

* Is there anyone we know in our neighborhood or church who seems lonely? What could our family do to help that person?

* Can you think of a time when someone helped you when you were feeling lonely? What did that person do? How did you feel?

07/30/2015 at 02:15 pm

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The List

18 Awesome things about August!


Thanks to the Pockets readers who helped us create this list for one of our contests. Here are some of the awesome things about August!


07/30/2015 at 02:13 pm

Find It

How many of the things on the list can you find hidden in the picture below?

Kids puzzle

07/30/2015 at 02:12 pm


Kids Contest for July

Write a Poem about Spring

The Prize: $25 and publication in the April 2016 issue.

The Rules:

1. You must be 6-12 years old.

2. Your poem must be at least six lines long and no more than 14 lines long.

3. Your poem can rhyme, but it does’t have to. It can be serious or funny, and it can be about any aspect of spring (weather, nature, Easter, things you like to do in spring, etc.)

4. The dealing for mailing or emailing your entry is July 31.


07/15/2015 at 11:38 am


There are at least 16 differences between these two pictures. How many can you find?

Kids game

06/29/2015 at 07:11 am



Conversation Starters

* When is competition fun for you? Is there ever a time when it’s not fun? What makes it fun or not?

* Have you ever played a game with someone who seemed like they only cared about winning? How did you feel about it? Was it fun to play with that person? Why or why not?

* Other than sports or games, what are some other ways people compete?

* When you’re competing, what’s more important than winning? Why are those things more important?

06/26/2015 at 07:05 am

Find What’s Wrong

There are 16 things wrong in this picture. Can you find them?

06/04/2015 at 08:40 am

Where in God’s World?

Fascinating Facts about Macedoniamacedonia_flag

This European country was formerly part of Yugoslavia and peacefully gained its independence in 1991.


06/03/2015 at 11:37 am


Finish the Story

Write a story beginning with:

You know how a new year always feels kind of exciting? Yeah, I was feeling that way too, but this was definitely not in my plans!…

The Prize: $50 and publication of your story in the January/February 2016 issue. more

05/14/2015 at 08:30 am

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