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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!

Outreach
All Access Dora the Explorer & Forgiveness

This highly interactive skit uses familiar characters from Dora the Explorer to teach about forgiveness and the plan of salvation.  

Forgiveness, Gospel
All Access Drive-In

A fun way to spend the evening with children.

Night of Fun
All Access Easter Links: Countdown to Easter

Use these Easter jokes, thoughts and activites to help your kids focus on Easter.

Easter
All Access Egg Hunt Quick Tip

For the past two years, we have added two new ideas which work really well for our Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt Tips
All Access Eli and Samuel Rap

Fun Rap to go with an Eli and Samuel lesson. We put this on an overhead and played a rap beat

Eli and Samuel
All Access Escape from your Boxes

Creative idea to illustrate "escaping" from sin

Sin
All Access Evangicube Rap

This is a rap song that goes along with the Evangecube or can stand alone.

Salvation Message
All Access Extra Extra Read All About It: A KIDS Church Musical

"Extra Extra Read All About It" is a musical that takes place in a high energy Advice Column (The I Witness News Team) office.  

Christian living: evangelism
All Access Fear Not Rap

Rap to go with a lesson on Fear

Fear
All Access Fireworks

This activity can be used for the 4th of July or any celebration.

Celebration
All Access God's Power

A humorous rendition of the story from II Kings 6 teaching that even when we can't see him, God's power is greater than anything that threatens us.

Fear, God's Power, Elisha
All Access God's Word Reveals God's Character

Chronological overview of Scripture, needs-based approach of basic doctrines. Four-sessions of morning chapel lessons given at camp suitable for kids' church lessons.

Bible overview
All Access If You Bring a Friend You Can Pick My Nose

I offer prizes to all of the kids who bring guests and to their guests using a giant foam nose. Both the guest and the child who brings the guest get to pick from prizes that I've inserted in the giant foam nose.

Incentives
All Access Jesus on the Throne

This activity will give children a visual memory of keeping Jesus first in their lives. "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

Keeping Jesus first
Starter Kids Ministry VIP room

Create a room for your kids ministry volunteers to get a few refreshments before or after their scheduled time to serve. This not only gives them a place to get to know other volunteers in the kids ministry, gives them natural things like food and drinks, but it shows them that you're thinking about them. I guarantee it'll be the talk of the church.

Volunteer Appreciation
All Access Mannequin for $25

To illustrate the Armor of God, we needed a mannequin. Here's how to build one for $25 (sorta)!

Armor of God
Free National Enpuppeter

This is a prop that I spent too much time on...

Puppets
All Access Personalized Easter Seek and Find

Find the words for verse Romans 5:8 in the seek and find.

Easter Seek and Find
All Access Prepare for Battle

Teach children that worship can help them through hard times. 2 Chronicles 20:22

Worship
All Access Quiet Time Cards

Kids earn rewards for reading their Bible every day by filling in Quiet Time Cards!

Encouraging daily Bible reading
All Access Saul, Paul & Paul

This is a scripted "game show" which interviews three very different people - a devote Jew, a blind man and a dynamic Christian. At the end of the game show, the kids find out that all three are the same man - Saul/Paul of Tarsus. The skit concludes by telling the story of Saul's conversion and presenting the gospel.  

Evangelism; Paul's conversion
All Access School of the Rock: A K.I.D.S. Church Musical Outreach

Musical for our Kids Church outreach

Musical Outreach Script
All Access Spring Eggstravaganza

This is a special event that is done around Easter. This is like a festival with low-key fair-type game booths, bounce houses and egg hunt plus a special creative method to tell the Easter story.

Easter Outreach
All Access SS Teacher

Nehemiah building the walls of Jericho and the great celebration that followed.

Nehemiah building the walls of Jericho
All Access Stuck on Christmas

The Sandwich Shop & Stuck on Christmas are two skits designed to introduce Awana T&T clubbers to all of the verses in T&T's Start Zone. Stuck on Christmas is is a wacky Christmas special, which is designed to be performed at any time of the year.  

Evangelism
All Access Super Hero 1 - Gideon, Unconditional Surrender?

Too many times we think of Old Testament as characters we can live by, when we should see them in a different light. This is the real story of Gideon. It is really about how God delivered Israel and Gideon took the glory.

Gideon
All Access Super Hero 2 - Samson, What are you doing?

Too many times we think of Old Testament as characters we can live by, when we should see them in a different light. This is the real story of Samson. It is really about how God delivered Israel not Samson. Samson may have super power, but it was only when the Spirit of God rushed on him.

Samson
All Access T I T H E lesson

Use the letters from the word TITHE as an acrostic to teach the children what it means.

What does tithe mean?
All Access The GodPod

A skit introducing the idea of praying for God's will to be done in our lives, instead of just asking God to give us what we want.

Prayer, Selfishness, Submission
All Access The Sandwich Shop

Sandwich Shop was designed to introduce Awana T&T clubbers to all of the verses in T&T's Start Zone. The Sandwich Shop is an evangelical skit which takes place in a sandwich shop.  

Evangelism
All Access Time Traveling

We use a time machine to call up Bible characters and tell their story live.

Lessons using a time machine
All Access Twist and Praise

Anxious to get your kids moving as they sing and praise? Try this simple form of expression.

Creative Praise
All Access Virtual Pet

A partially functional virtual pet for PowerPoint.

Burden Bear
All Access Volunteer Appreciation

Just a way to show our volunteers that we love them!

M-Azing Volunteer
All Access Walking in Faith

A high-interest activity that emphasizes how we exercise our faith.

How do we experience our faith
All Access Kindness Campaign

An incentive campaign to encourage our children to be kind.

Kindness
All Access Oh Superman in Grand (SONG)

This is Karl's 'Super Hero' song that is referenced in several Kids Church lessons.

Super Hero Song
All Access Take-Home Envelope

Here's an idea to help kids keep all their "stuff" together after Sunday School.

Administrative
All Access Faith Overcomes Pride (Part 1 of 5)

A skit in which the kids participate to tell the story of Naaman

Faith, Pride, Naaman
All Access Faith Overcomes Peer Pressure (Part 2 of 5)

A skit/game show in which kids participate to tell the story of Shadrack, Meshach & Abednego

Faith, Peer Pressure, Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego
All Access Faith Overcomes Fear (Part 3 of 5)

A skit/game show in which kids participate to tell the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den

Faith, Fear, Daniel & The Lion's Den
All Access Faith Overcomes Doubt (Part 4 of 5)

Music and Pantomime to tell the story of Jesus Calming The Storm.  

Faith, Doubt, Jesus calms the storm
All Access Faith Overcomes Sin (Part 5 of 5)

Drama to tell the story of Paul, Silas and the Philippian Jailer

Faith, Sin, Philippian Jailer
Free Finding Nemo Movie Review

Finding Nemo features several points of application that make for great discussion in your children’s ministry. Take advantage of this film to teach important lessons your kids will never forget. Here are a few I left the movie tonight thinking about:

Movie Review
Free The Hulk Movie Review

Well, HULK FEVER is BACK! Once again, it is cool to be GREEN! The HULK is everywhere from Mountain Dew cans to coloring books and toys and video games due to the Hulk Movie that came out in June 2003.

Movie Review
Free 10 Mom Trivia Questions from the Bible

Here is a trivia game for your children's ministry on Mother's Day!

Mother's Day, Trivia
All Access 15 Fun and Easy Bible Verse Games for Kids

Download this PDF with 15 games to use in your Kidmin to help them learn bible verses

Games
All Access 50 Ways God Loves You

This PowerPoint visualizes 50 ways God loves you thru a 50's theme.

Love, 50's Theme
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