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Kid's Church Lessons Zone

The Kid's Church Lessons Zone is PACKED with hundreds of complete children's church lessons, many organized into complete series. Most are by the creator of Kidology.org, Karl Bastian, but many are from children's church leaders all over the world who have freely shared their lessons here.

For a description of the format of Karl's lessons see: Karl's Kid's Church Lessons Format which will give you an overiew of the way the lessons are organized and a description of the elements included in most lessons.

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Basic Bible Character Museum

Bible Character Museum is a simple way to bring Bible characters to life, using either adult/teen volunteers, or older children. This can be used for just about any context, so read on!

Live Action Theater
Premium Dosango Kids Church Unit

A spin-off of the paper bag commercials for Fandango.com this Dosango Unit is a fun unit that updates the WWJD concept with a fun beach theme!

DO-SAY-GO as Jesus Would
Guest Kid in the Word - An Introduction

This is some introductory information for using the "Kids in the Word" Kid's Church curriculum from Kidology.org

Kid's Church
Premium Lessons from Philippians

These are basic bible lessons that were used for a 5-day VBS, based on Philippians.

Philippians
Basic The Disappearance of King Jesus

As our eyes focus on King Jesus the door of our heart will open to Him with understanding.

Salvation
Premium The Greatest Book Ever Written

The Bible is more than just an old religious book. It is direct communication from God on how we are to live, a history of our world, and a guide to how we can live the life our Creator intended for us to live. Every story in the Bible, no matter how short, seemingly insignificant, or even boring – is there for a reason and we can learn something valuable from it. The purpose of this lesson is to stir up a fresh curiosity in children as to how the Bible can help them in their daily lives. They should go home more eager to read the Bible for themselves.

The Bible
Premium Creation: From Nothing To Everything

This lesson is a review of creation, but more importantly, the purpose of this lesson is to excite kids about the fact that the God who made everything – also loves and wants to know them. By grade school, children may be tired of ‘creation lessons.’ It is important to approach it as a ‘review’ of creation and then focus on God’s love for them. Kids often feel very small, the scope of creation can make them feel even smaller. Help them see that the point of creation was us – that God wanted to create a wonderful place for people, so that we could know and love Him.

Creation
Premium Children's Lesson Plan Template

Here is a great lesson planning worksheet for children's lessons, which includes both a blank template and an explanation for how to use it!

Lesson Plan Template
Premium Seeing God in the Mirror

God created us to be like Him. We daily must choose: God's way, or our own? Part of the "Kids in the Word" Kids Church Series by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist.

Image of God
Premium Foretold Easter Single Lesson

Easter lesson by Karl Bastian & Stanley Mearse exploring the fulfilled prophesies that prove Jesus IS the Messiah.

Easter
Premium Operation: Thanks Thanksgiving Single Lesson

A Thanksgiving lesson by Karl Bastian & Tom Bump that challenges kids to show thanks in creative ways. 

Thanksgiving
Premium Adam and Eve: The Biggest Boo-Boo Ever

This lesson introduces children to the origin of sin into our world, but also touches on the appeal of sin that remains even today. The creation lesson laid the foundation for our creation and our being made ‘free’ and the last lesson on being made in the image of God that is stained, this lesson will bring them together with Adam and Eve’s fall with a two-fold application. First, that Jesus has provided salvation, and secondly, that we need to fight temptation daily so that we don’t also make mistakes (sin) that can have long lasting consequences.

Origin of Sin
Basic Bible Story Mad Lib Idea

This is a super fun idea to teach on how amazing the Bible is by using a very fun introduction of creating a "mad libs" Bible story. It is funny, but has a teaching point on how God's Word came to be and what it means to be "inspired" by God.

The Good Samaritan / Inspiration of Scripture
Premium Daniel the Daring Dude

Explore hope by studying the life of Daniel, who continually put his hope in God no matter what trial faced him!

A four lesson unit on hope
Premium Is It Recess Yet? (Back to School with Jesus!)

A Back to School 4 Week Series by Karl Bastian, FREE for Kidology Premium Members!

Growing Up Like Jesus
Premium Jesus in My Neighborhood? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 3 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for Premium members) on JESUS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. The video features Jesus visiting a boy for his bedtime prayers and giving him a surprise answer to prayer!

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (3 of 3)
Premium Next Steps for Kids Lessons

These lessons are part of a four week class that Pastor Karl did annually at his church. The lessons cover Salvation, Baptism, Communion and Discipleship.  

Salvation, Baptism, Communion and Discipleship
Basic Scope and Seekwhat?

Educators have long called it a Scope and Sequence. Every thoughtful Bible curriculum has one. If it doesn’t, you might want to re-evaluate the quality of the material or the intentionality of its creators. If there is no scope and sequence, then it is a haphazard approach to education, and that is dangerous.

Curricululm Writing
Premium The Heaven Express

This draft of Scott Phillips adaptations of my lessons is available for you to use/edit/change as needed.

Heaven / Polar Express
Premium Who is Jesus? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 1 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for Premium Members) on WHO IS JESUS. The video has puppets answering the question, "Who is Jesus?"

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (1 of 3)
Premium Who is My Neighbor? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 2 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for Premium members) on WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR. The video has puppets answering the question, "Who is Your Neighbor?"

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (2 of 3)
Premium Your Salvation Story

This is a guide on how to prepare a written salvation testimony with the Kidologist's as a sample. Written for kids, but good for all ages. See the PDF for printing and the sample.

How To Write a Testimony
Premium Crouching Sin, Hidden Temptation

The story of Cain and Abel is usually used as a lesson on the proper gifts to give to God, however, there is not much in the text to explain why God was more pleased with Abel’s gift than Cain’s – we just see that Abel did what was right. Whether it was because Abel’s was ‘first fruits’ and Cain’s was ‘left overs’ – or whether Cain was supposed to also offer an animal is not clear. What is clear is that Cain failed, he messed up, or perhaps even made a mistake. (though not likely) Kids fail a lot. They mess up. They make mistakes. Sometimes it is on purpose, often it is by mistake. The important thing for kids to learn is that while failure is a part of life, how we RESPOND when we fail is very important. We have a choice, we can learn from our mistake, or make a bigger mistake. We can attack or learn. Cain chose to attack. We need to learn to say, “I’m sorry” and learn from the failure.

Cain and Abel
Premium Noah: Super Soaked!

Noah and the Ark is a very familiar Bible story to most kids. Don’t treat this story as something new, instead, have fun with it, and make the point that we should obey God, even when he asks for a lot. This story is also a powerful illustration of just how much God hates sin. While he has promised never to flood the earth again, he has not changed his opinion of sin!

God's Power, Mercy, and Grace.
Premium The Sky’s the Limit

The Tower of Babel illustrates so clearly man’s core desire to ‘make a name for himself.’ At the center of “sIn” is the letter “I” – pride is the root of all sin. The issue of this story is not the mere building of a tower, but the motive for which to do so. Pride caused them to focus their resources and energy on building something that would bring them glory. We may not build physical towers, but we can often find ourselves building our own ‘towers of glory’ – we can have a tendency to devote time, energy and resources on things that will make us look good, instead of furthering the Kingdom of God. Kids can relate to the pressure to be ‘popular’ – but they can learn that it is more important to focus on the difference you can make in the world, rather than how many people you.

Tower of Babel
Premium To Go, or Not to Go

Abram had no idea where or why – but he obeyed. This lesson is not just about a man from long ago, but about God’s call to us everyday to GO when he says “GO” and to trust Him even when we can't see the reasons, the outcome or the situation before we get there. Try to get the children to sense the adventure there is when we follow God into the unknown.

Abram's Call
Premium Now THAT’s a Promise!

The story of God’s promise to Abram is one of the most significant stories in the Bible in that it began the process of making the way for the Redeemer to come. For us today, Abram serves as a good example of how to respond to God’s promises and offers to us. Many times in the New Testament, Abram is used as an example of faith, because Abram believed and acted on his belief before he had any ‘proof.’ Faith is acting on what we believe, and trusting God with the outcome.

Covenant w/ Abraham
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Here is a great lesson for children on the story of Balaam's talking donkey. Through this story, kids will learn that they need to listen for God's guidance.

Children's Lesson
Premium As Unique As a Snowflake

This simple Bible lesson for preschoolers is perfect for those Sundays when you have snow on the ground. It could be used in Sunday School or Kids church. Some families could also use it as an outline for a family devotion.

Preschool Bible Lesson
Premium Baskets for Jesus!

He drives, he shoots, he scores! The Lord wants us to be active, working for Him in this lost world, serving others and sharing the Gospel to win souls. When we put our hands to God's work, the rewards are great. We are on the winning team!

Christian Life
Premium Easter Sunday

What is the purpose of Easter Sunday? Use this skit to explain it to children.

Skit, Puppet Skit
Premium Flying Around the World

Here is a preschool Bible lesson and game for explaining how the Gospel is available to everyone!

Preschool Lesson
Premium Give Thanks!

This lesson tells the story of a time when David sinned and how we can give thanks because God forgives those who repent and believe!

Thankfulness, Repentance
Premium Honor is Honorable

This lesson is about honor and the importance of having a good name and reputation.

Honor, Patriotism
Premium How a Helicopter Can Show God's Power

Using a remote-controlled helicoper, you can demonstrate how only God's genuine power can lead our lives in right ways.

God's Genuine Power vs. False Claims to Power
Premium Light vs, Darkness

Sin lives and grows in darkness where no one can see it. When we are ashamed of the sin in our lives we hide. When we seek forgiveness and repent we are in the light. The light of Jesus provides life, forgiveness and growth.  

Living in the Light
Guest Proverbs Bible Lesson: God Gives Us Everything

The following lesson is taken from a Proverbs series.  The children discover that we can have an attitude of generous giving when we remember that God has given us everything.

Generous Giving
Premium Read the Story, Again!

What do you do if you want to teach a story that the children in your ministry have heard before many times?

Teaching Methods, Children's Ministry
Premium See How They Grow

Here is a fun Scripture game that will chart your children’s growth in God whether in your classroom or at home.

Preschool Scripture Game
Premium Seeing God in the Normal and Everyday

Sometimes we get so focused on our normal routine, we forget to look for God.

Focusing on God
Premium Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Here is a preschool lesson on the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the Fiery Furnace.

Preschool Lesson, The Fiery Furnace
Premium Sharing the Gospel: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Use this large group/small group lesson to demonstrate the importance of sharing your faith.

Evangelism, Salvation
Premium Super Bowl Bible Lesson: Which Team Are You?

Ready, Set, Hike! Wait, which team are you on? This Super Bowl-themed children's lesson helps teach kids the importance of being on God's team!

Super Bowl Children's Lesson
Premium Thanksgiving Lesson for Children's Church

This Bible lesson from Psalm 100:4-5 about Thanksgiving was first used in our Sunday morning children’s church with Kindergarten – 6th grade students. It could also work as a Thanksgiving Sunday School lesson or any other children’s ministry teaching time.

Thankfulness, Children's Ministry
Premium The Ultimate Pop Quiz

In this amazing story, God demanded the unthinkable - the sacrifice of the promised child. Sure, God had already fulfilled the promise of a son and could perhaps give another one, but this child was to be the one through whom the millions of descendants would come! To obey this demand would make it impossible for God to keep his bigger promise. Did Abraham question God? No, he simply assumed what made sense to assume at that time, that would raise his slain son from death! His absolute trust in God's promises enabled steadfast obedience - even when it looked like God had made a mistake! Do we trust God that much?

Abraham's Test
Premium Willy Wonka 1 - Augustus Gloop

The first in a five lesson series on Willy Wonka. The choices that we make in what we eat can get us into big problems, just like Augustus in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Healthy Choices
Premium Willy Wonka 2 - Violet Beauregarde

The second in a five lesson series on Willy Wonka. Rude habits can cause a lot of problems, just like Violet in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Being Rude
Premium Willy Wonka 3 - Veruca Salt

The third in a five lesson series on Willy Wonka. Though being spoiled will seem nice for a while, it will get us in a lot of trouble, just like Veruca in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Being Spoiled
Premium Willy Wonka 4 - Mike Teevee

The fourth in a five lesson series on Willy Wonka. Watching too much TV is always bad for you and will land you in a heap of trouble, just like Mike in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Too Much TV
Premium Willy Wonka 5 - Mr. Slugworth

The last in a five lesson series on Willy Wonka. Satan will try to tempt us with good looking offers, just like Mr. Slugworth did with Charlie in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Temptation


  

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