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All Access Spelling Blocks

Two teams have a spelling bee using children's alphabet blocks. Sound too intellectual? Just give it a try!

Fun introductions

This game show skit will get your kids involved, and put them on the floor laughing. You can perform it as a puppet skit or as a live skit using your drama team. Or you could take it to the streets and get a community involved. You will need the following: Jesus and costume, three contestants and the voice of the Holy Spirit. Enjoy!

All Access SpongeBob Sunday

This is a salvation lesson using a SpongeBob SquarePants episode called Hooky. The emphasis is about not getting "hooked into sin."

All Access Storage Tins

These covered cans may be used for storage or organizers for children's room, craft cupboard, etc.

All Access Sugar Cube Cross

This is a yummy craft (though you can't really eat it!)

All Access Super Book olympics

Super Book Olympics is a teaching unit that can be used in Children's Church, VBS, Midweek Programs. Published by One Way Street

Free Talk on The Incredibles

How to use The Incredibles to build up your kids!

Using a Movie
All Access Teacher Appreciation Lollipop Corsage

Something fun to have your teacher's wear on Appreciation Sunday!

All Access Teaching children how they should pray

I find the story of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10, Luke 18) ideal for teaching children about how we should pray.

Teaching Prayer
All Access Teaching children to make right choices

Showing how we can teach children to make their own right choices.

Making right choices.
All Access Teaching children to pray in public

I have found that it is relatively easy to get the younger children to pray out loud in class, but those aged about 8 and above are more self-conscious, and so less inclined to do so. The following is a technique that I have found to be very effective in encouraging older children to pray in public.

Teaching Prayer
All Access Teaching Memory Verses

Fifteen fun ways of teaching scripture memory verses are shared.

Scripture Memorization
All Access Teaching the Books of the Bible

A variety of ideas for teaching kids the books of the Bible.

Books of the Bible
All Access Telling the C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. Story

Each letter of the word 'CHRISTMAS' is used to tell the Christmas story.

All Access The 7 Days of Creation Song

This is a song sung to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas" about the 7 days of creation.

All Access The Big Bad Wolf on Trial

A humorous skit about the Big Bad Wolf begin put on trial for terrorizing Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. It ends with a strong Gospel presentation.

All Access The Christmas Tree

A decorated Christmas tree is used to teach some important truths about Christmas.

All Access The Disciple Link

We may never be the person to start a church. BUT we may be the person who claims Jesus as our savior which will cause a sequence of events which will lead to great things for the glory of the Kingdom!

Sharing your faith will effect others
All Access The Lord's prayer

How to teach children the real meaning of the Lord's prayer.

All Access The More You Get, The More You Give

God has blessed some of us with a lot of things. God wants us to give some of it back, in proportion to what we get.

All Access Use of Balloon modelling in Children's ministry

Some ideas are shared on the use of balloon modelling with children's groups.

All Access Valentine magnet

Valentines Day Gift
All Access VOTE YES!

To show our appreciation for our teachers and volunteers in ministry we used the theme VOTE YES! (since it is election year). Use red, white and blue for all decorations.

Volunteer Appreciation
All Access Warm Your Heart Sunday

A Sunday School Empahsis to get kids excited about attending and bringing their friends.

All Access We Are Love Lights

We are the light of the world.

All Access What Do I Do When I Mess Up?

This interactive lesson helps kids understand that God's mercy shows us his love!

All Access What is love?

Some amusing answers given by children to the question "What is love?" are used as a basis in explaining the difference between human love and God's love.

All Access What is Your Spirit?

About what your Spirit is, and where your treasure should be....

All Access What's in a name?

Helping to build up a child's self-esteem by sharing the meaning of their name with them.

Name meanings
All Access What's In A Name?

Give each child a slip of paper and have them quietly reflect on a name they would like to be called by God that would reflect the kind of person they want to be.

Names from God
All Access Where is Your Heart?

God wants our heart to be focused on good things, not the things of the world!

Salvation or Giving
All Access Witness Bracelets

This is the Wordless Book To Go! Kids can wear the wordless book and share Jesus when friends ask about their bracelet!

Wordless Book
All Access Wordless Book Bookmark

These are instructions on how to make a bookmark.

All Access A Day in Heaven

We spent a summer learning about what heaven was like and what it took to get there. Here's how we visualized the experience

All Access A LEGO Nativity

LEGO people, one and all, come to worship the newborne babe...

All Access A Pie in the Face

A funny fudraiser that will involve the whole church. The objective is to put money in a jar to keep a pie out of your face or put money in to make sure someone else does get the pie.

All Access A thank you idea for volunteers

Struggling for an idea to thank your volunteers? Read on....

Thank You idea
All Access Animal Puzzles

Psalm 16:1 Keep us safe, O God, for in you I take refuge. God helps keep us safe.

All Access Beautiful Feet Missions Sunday

Ideas for missions-oriented activities when you have missionaries visiting your church.

Missions Sunday
All Access Bible Booths for Christian carnival

Creative booth ideas

All Access Bible Reading Plan for Kids

This is a daily Bible Reading Plan with several options for kids to follow.

Bible Reading Plan
All Access Big Screen

How to make a big screen for a video projector

Video Projection
All Access Books of the Bible Bookshelf

I created a fun tool for the children to use in learning the books of the Bible.

Learn the Book of the Bible!
All Access Bread of Life Diner

We recently renovated our children's church room into the "Bread Of Life Diner". It's an awesome place for children to get their spiritual food.

Children's Church theme
All Access Cafe Poetry

This event is a creative twist for kids where children are guided into different literature stations to explore and celebrate creative literature kids-style.

Exploring literature with God
All Access Christmas Through The Years

Christmas Through The Years is a skit about the emptiness of chasing our own dreams. Molly Richards becomes the Queen of Rock and Roll, only to find that inside she's the Queen of Emptiness. After running from God for years, when she reaches rock bottom she final gets saved.  

All Access Concentration

Review the memory verse with a game of Concentration.

Memory Verse Review
All Access Creation Cupcakes

Easy way for a hands on activity about creation.

All Access Cupcake Surprise

The children will have a snack and be given a question to answer at the same time.

Review lesson or topic discussion starter
All Access Dive In Movie

Great summer community outreach idea!

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