Welcome to Color Me a RainbowThis fun-loving series was created to help children know who Jesus is and how very much He loves them and wants to be their best friend. Child-led crafts, original music videos, Bible memory rhythms, and interviews with children are woven together in each video to communicate the theme. The hosts of the series are Jana Wacker and puppets Froggie, Crow, and Turtle. Through their interaction and modeling, they teach good manners, polite communication, Christian morals, character qualities, Biblical truths, responsibility, respect, and obedience. The puppets do learn from the consequences of their bad choices. Each program includes interviews with international children. Their spontaneous answers are a delight to adults and children alike. These videos are great to use for family devotions. The Bible Memory Rhythms were created by Susie Newcomer. This 13-week series first aired in 1987 on the American Christian Television System (ACTS). Linda King (Shepherd & Associates) was the writer/producer/puppeteer.

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Meet

Froggie, Crow,

& Turtle!

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Watch the Color Me a Rainbow videos #1, #2, & #3 now on YouTube:

Full Series Episodes:

#1 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Creator!

What a fun adventure Jana, Froggie, & Crow have planting begonias! Froggie does love to make mud pies! They have lots of lessons to learn! Jesus is our Creator, for sure!

Sing along with: “Color Me a Rainbow,” “Do You Know Who Made the Mountains,” and “God Has to Have a Sense of Humor.”

Craft: Celery Cars

Bible Verse Memory Rhythm: Genesis 1:1

Froggie says, “Please Color Me a Rainbow, and message it to me on our Facebook page.” www.facebook.com/Color.Me.a.Rainbow.God.loves.you

We have a free coloring page for you. Please click and print this page:

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#2 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our King!
The children & puppets learn about Jesus’ Kingdom using pretend castles (with Crow pretending to be a king, despite the fact that she’s female), as well as different rules and laws for their home, school, country, and even in Jesus’ Kingdom of Heaven.

Sing along with: “Color Me a Rainbow,” “Bestest Friend,” and “I Belong to a Kingdom.”

Craft: Treasure Can

Bible Verse Memory Rhythm: Revelation 15:3 

Froggie says, “Please Color Me a Rainbow, and message it to me on our Facebook page.” www.facebook.com/Color.Me.a.Rainbow.God.loves.you

We have a free coloring page for you. Please click and print this page:

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#3 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Shepherd!

When Froggie gets lost in a grocery store, he discovers that Jesus is his Shepherd when Jesus helps him by sending Officer Woody to find Jana. Why do you think Froggie got lost? He learns a very important lesson! The music, crafts, and memory rhythms help us understand that Jesus wants to be our Good Shepherd.

Sing along with: “Good Shepherd.” Sing along & Sign with: “Color Me a Rainbow.”

Craft: Lamb Bookmarks

Bible Verse Memory Rhythm: John 10:11 & 27

Froggie says, “Please Color Me a Rainbow, and message it to me on our Facebook page.” www.facebook.com/Color.Me.a.Rainbow.God.loves.you

We have a free coloring page for you. Please click and print this page:

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#4 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Light!

While Jana changes a light bulb, Froggie, Crow, Turtle, and the children, discuss what Jesus meant when He said, “I am the Light of the world.” Do you know what He meant? He wants to light up your life, for sure!!! <3

Sing along with: “Color Me a Rainbow” and “Jesus said, ‘I am the Light!’”

Craft: Sand Candles

Bible Verse Memory Rhythm: John 8:12

Froggie says, “Please Color Me a Rainbow, and message it to me on our Facebook page.” www.facebook.com/Color.Me.a.Rainbow.God.loves.you

We have a free coloring page for you. Please click and print this page:

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#5 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Friend!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: John 15:12
Craft: Friendship Necklaces
The puppets have a slumber party. Froggie reads his autograph book from his friends, and he and the rest of the gang realize that the Bible is God’s version of an autograph book, and that Jesus is our best friend.

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#6 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Way!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: John 14:6
Craft: Paper Rainbow Ladder
With the help of street signs that the puppets passed during their summer vacation, they learn that Jesus is the only way to the Father.

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#7 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Big Brother!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: Matthew 12:13
Crafts: Thumbprint Cookies & Happy Paddles
While Jana and the puppets bake cookies, Nathan shows his younger sister Niki what their father is really like, and she resolves her earlier resentment of not being allowed to ride her bike on the street. This is just one example of how Jesus is like our big brother when He protects us from various dangers.

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#8 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Door!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: John 10:9
Craft: Fabric Heart Door Decoration
Crow is “birdnapped” by an evil giant and locked in a cage. After she escapes the giant’s clutches, she learns that Jesus is the door to the Father.

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#9 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Truth!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: John 8:31-32
Craft: Pine Cone Bird Feeders
The puppets play a game show called “Tell The Truth” with questions based on the Bible.

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#10 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our God’s Son!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: John 3:16
Craft: Suncatchers
The puppets are almost ready for bed, and the bedtime story, along with the songs, tells about what Jesus did during his time on earth and His relationship as God’s Son.

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#11 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s The Head of the Body!!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: 1 Corinthians 12:27
Craft: Bubble Art
After Froggie gets seriously hurt trying to fly (like Crow) with helium balloons, he learns that God gave each of us (people and animals alike) our own special gifts and abilities.

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#12 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s Our Savior!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: Psalms 25:5
Craft: Bird Houses
During a camping trip, Crow’s bossy attitude and resulting nightmare teaches her to be nicer to her friends.

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#13 – Hey, Kids! It’s Jesus! He’s The Alpha & The Omega!
Bible Verse Memory Rhythms: Revelations 1:8
Craft: Giant Bubbles
Jana and the puppets do some housecleaning and make it fun by earning “memory cards” for finishing different tasks. Each card has a different Bible verse that begins with each letter of the alphabet.

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