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All Access Kids' Festival Outreach Plan

Many have asked for ideas for outreach when your church is doing a festival-type outreach. Here are some ideas...

All Access Kiss a Fish

Offering Contest

Offering Contest
Starter Make Your Own Concentration Game

Printing these sheets of graphics on sticker paper means you have matching sets for your very own concentration game craft!

Kids can make their own concentration game!
All Access Mission Trip to Mexico

Take a mission trip to Mexico without ever leaving your church? It's absolutely possible, check out this article to find out how!

In-Building Missions Trip
All Access Missionary Pen Pals

Encourage children to be pen-pals with missionary kids. It will support the missionary kids and broaden your kids' world!

All Access Momma Taught me a LOT!

Humorous look at the things we learn from mom  

Mother's Day
All Access Narnia Adventure

Our Sunday Night Live (Elementary grades 1 - 5 children's ministry youth) group just finished a wonderful winter session in a "Great Narnia Adventure". We created a "Narnia" room from ceiling to floor with lots of cozy spaces for kids to nestle in. We listened to a dramatic reading of The Silver Chair (C.S. Lewis) on audiotape. We concluded each weekly segment with a short talk on Biblical comparisons and our great adventure with God. This room was really a favorite with the kids and helped us build many lasting memories and truths!

Creating a Narnia room & spiritual lessons
All Access Night Party

Overnight event with a "Jesus is the Light" theme.

Event / Outreach
All Access On Sale

The Sabbath is for worshiping God and resting.

All Access Oreo Wiggle

Kids make an Oreo slide from their forehead into their mouths by wiggling their nose/eyebrows

All Access Overnighter Schedule

This is the basic schedule we used for a New Year's Eve overnighter.

Starter Paper Nesting Doll Craft

Printable craft for a set of 3 nesting dolls you can color, or create your own design! Great for talking about the trinity, or family!

Color or Create your own set of Nesting Dolls
All Access Parable of the Talents Experience

Imagine your children getting a chance to live out the Parable of the Talents. Some will be wise, some will be foolish, but none of them will forget the lessons they will learn.One of the best ways for children to learn is when they experience something for themselves. Here is a great idea for your children’s church, kids club or special event where children get to act out the “parable of the talents”.

Lesson Reinforcement
Starter Pass It On

3-5 years olds will practice caring for the poor.

Poverty, Generosity
All Access Patriotic Party!

Throw a patriotic party in May, June, or July!

American History
Starter Peer Pressue in Four Corners Game

3-5 year olds will be pressured by the teacher to join their friends in the classic "Four Corners" game.

Peer Pressure
Starter Pharaoh Headdress

This is a quick and easy Egyptian Headdress for lessons involving Pharaoh.

Pharaoh Headdress
All Access Pick Me! Box

What do you do when you need a volunteer? This idea makes it fair for everyone!

Choosing Kids
All Access PJ's Box

A creative way to encourage children and parents to communicate with their children's pastor/leader.

All Access Red Sunday

With Valentine's Day around the corner, here is an idea inspired by the color red.

Valentine's Day Idea
All Access Salvation Slime Message

This Gospel presentation lesson involving slime could be used any time of year, but we used it for the "Wow" factor at Easter.

All Access Sample Kids Camp Parents Letter

This is a great sample letter to send to the parents of the children attending any of your camps.

All Access Santa Shop

A fun event for children at during the Christmas season!

Christmas Activity
All Access Satan's Lies and God's Truths

Object lessons, discussions, and game dealing with human temptation and perspective.  

Starter Silly Tongue Twister

3-5 year olds do a tongue twister as a discussion starter for telling others about Jesus.

All Access Smells of Eden

One of the amazing thing about Eve must have been the smells. Let your kids sniff and retain this passage about our beginning.

Smells to discuss Adam and Eve
All Access Sodom and Gomorrah PowerPoint Flannelgraph

A PowerPoint/Flannelgraph presentation retelling the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Sodom and Gomorrah
All Access Space Theme Camp

These are the documents I generate for a five-day-long, stay-overnight, kids camp. This particular one had a space theme.

All Access Spaghetti Toss

This game is a blast but takes a bit of prep, and is very messy, so be prepared, and don't do this on carpet! Also, you must have a washable wall!

Messy Games
All Access Spy Kids

This idea came from one of our older kids and it has been a great success! It got the kids involved in the community, serving others and working together.

Kid's Serving the Community
All Access Summer Themes Build Excitement

Using unifying themes help children remember what they have been taught.

All Access Super Hero Song

A simple song sung to the tune of "If You're Happy and You know It"  

Heroes, Patriotism
All Access Super Slime LIVE

Using your church to bring the Gospel to kids on October 31st in such an awesome way that they don't miss going trick or treating.

Halloween Alternative
All Access Superhero Liturgy

A call to worship based on the superheros.

All Access Teaching he Trinity Concept to Children

It is interesting the many ways we can illustrate the Trinity to children. Here are several creative ways that present this doctrine in simplicity.

All Access The Assumption Test

The world is constantly judging everything on the way it looks and it is easy for kids to fall in this same pattern. This object lesson is a good reminder that God looks at the heart and we need to do the same.

God Looks at the Heart
All Access The Bubble Game

This is a good game to help get preschoolers (ages 3-5) quiet and ready for the next activity.

Quiet Game
All Access The Death of Salsa

This is a great object lesson idea that I heard from Rob Bell once. The main point is to illustrate how death in so many cases actually brings us life.

Fear of Death
All Access The Magician & the Sparrows

Use this power point story to illustrate why God sent Jesus to earth for us. A great launch to a salvation message.

A retelling of why Jesus came to Earth
All Access The Quest

A quest through different rooms (reminiscent of the Indiana Jones adventures) to find the answer to Eternal Life.

Halloween Outreach
All Access The Real Thing

Object lesson for teaching kids about having an authentic relationship with God. Can also be used for discussing false prophets, the one true God, and such.

Being Real
All Access The Red, White, and True

Based on an anecdote I read in an email, this lesson shows how God is the tie that binds us all together in this country and that He is the true power behind our nation.

Memorial Day, Patriotic
All Access The Steadfast Action Figure

This is an entry level skit which requires three adults and very few props. While it was written for Valentine's Day, it can be performed at any time of the year. The skit is about what toys do after everyone leaves a toy store, but it's also about abstinence, i.e. waiting until you're married to have sex. It's done in a very innocent way - there is nothing sexual or romantic in this skit.

Abstinence & Sexual Purity
Starter Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

These simple thumbs up, or thumbs down cards can be used in any number of contexts to help visualize good ideas from bad ones.

Helping kids figure out good ideas, from bad ones
All Access Time Machine

In our children's church we designed a "time machine" that we use to bring Bible characters forward to teach the kids.

Bible Characters Come to Llife
All Access Trunk or Treat

This is a fun Halloween outreach idea.

Halloween Outreach
All Access Ugly Tie Contest

Kids collect Ugly Ties & Votes are money Necktie voted "Ugliest" is worn by Pastor

Fun Contest
All Access Using Any TV Show to Raise Money for Missions

Here is a fun and off-the-wall way to use popular television shows to raise money for missions.

All Access Valentine Liturgy for Small Children

This is a short liturgy for small children to present in a worship service in February or any time of the year. It is simple enough that they can easily learn and present well.

Jesus' Love
All Access Valentine Program for Kid's Worship

This is a short Valentine program that may be implemented into a Church Worship service on a Sunday morning. This may be used with a small or large group of children.

Love, Valentine's Day
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