Creative Ideas Zone

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The "Creative Idea" Zone is kinda the "Everything Else" Zone. If it isn't an object lesson, or a craft, or a story, or a game, or a magic trick, or puppet script, or a... you get the idea... then it's HERE!

There are tons of great ideas in here, so surf to your heart's content. Or better yet, use the search tool to search by key word or topic. And be sure to submit YOUR great ideas!

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All Access BIBLE-O-RAMA SUPER SUNDAY!

For any 5th Sunday, use the Bible-O-Rama Super Sunday, including several fun games that help kids review the Books of the Bible.

Super Sunday Stand-Alone Lesson with Games
All Access Birthday Party for Jesus

Host a Birthday Party for Jesus, here are some ideas for what to do.

Christmas
All Access Object Lesson Videos with Nicki Straza - Paw Prints

Pastor Nicki Straza presents short Object Lesson Videos you can use in your services, online, or just to train yourself in a simple object lesson you can use!

Object Lesson - Remembering Scripture
All Access Object Lesson Videos with Nicki Straza - Promises are Sticky!

Pastor Nicki Straza presents short Object Lesson Videos you can use in your services, online, or just to train yourself in a simple object lesson you can use!

Object Lesson - Promises
All Access Object Lesson Videos with Nicki Straza - Shine for Jesus

Pastor Nicki Straza presents short Object Lesson Videos you can use in your services, online, or just to train yourself in a simple object lesson you can use!

Object Lesson - Be the Light
All Access Object Lesson Videos with Nicki Straza - Snow Globe

Pastor Nicki Straza presents short Object Lesson Videos you can use in your services, online, or just to train yourself in a simple object lesson you can use!

Object Lesson - Do Good Things for God
All Access Object Lesson Videos with Nicki Straza - Wood Carving

Pastor Nicki Straza presents short Object Lesson Videos you can use in your services, online, or just to train yourself in a simple object lesson you can use!

Object Lesson - Honoring God with our Skills
All Access Object Lesson Videos with Nicki Straza - You Are Valuable!

Pastor Nicki Straza presents short Object Lesson Videos you can use in your services, online, or just to train yourself in a simple object lesson you can use!

Object Lesson - Value
All Access Recruiting Tool: Fun RSVP Menu Style Flyer

Your recruiting should be fun and attractive! Here is an RSVP Card to "Reserve a Spot in the Children's Ministry," complete with a complete menu of ways a volunteer can get invoved. Custom serving has arrived!  

Recruiting Flyer
All Access Tell Stories: Detail

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Face

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Gap

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Gesture

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Image

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Props

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Rehearse

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
Starter Tell Stories: Shift

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Structure

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Tell

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access Tell Stories: Voice

Pastor Steve Bourque brings you a series called Tell Stories! This 12-video series will help hone your storytelling skills using very specific insights. 

Creative Storytelling
All Access 40 Seconds in the Wilderness

This is just a fun way to help kids related to the Israelites wandering in the wilderness for forty years by having them wander the room for 40 seconds.

Israelites Wandering Experience
Starter A Lego Tower of Living Stones

A fun visual to help kids see how the Church is made up of people!

The Church
All Access A Letter From a Friend

Puppet gets a letter from a friend, is excited, but doesn't open it. Silly huh? Kinda like Christians who are excited about their Bibles, but don't read them. Silly huh?

Bible is Like a Letter from God
All Access All About Me Kid Info Sheet

A fun and easy way to get to know your kids, learn about their needs, keep up with the world of kids, and get ministry feed back, all at once!

Relational Ministry
All Access Amazing Easy Prediction Magic Trick!

This is a classic easy magic trick where you can predict a choice that a child makes.

Prophesy or Choices
All Access Asking God

Open your service with this great and simple lesson, as the kids learn to go to God.

Need, Ask, Prayer
All Access Attitude Check

Small group activity that helps your kids check thier attitude

Attitude, Small Group
All Access Barnyard Scramble

Help children understand how, in a church, everyone needs to find out what their spiritual gift is and use it together with others in the Body of Christ.

Games, Spiritual Gifts
All Access Bed Head

Teach your kids about acceptance and get the volunteers involved with this fun activity or theme.

Acceptance, Crazy Hair
All Access Bible Basics

LOTS of ideas for teaching about the Bible. This is the chapter I wrote for Group's Ulitimate Bible Guide for Kids!

The Bible
All Access Bible Formulas

A fun way to spark interest in the Bible or review Bible books.

Bible books, Games, Science VBS
All Access Bible Ninja Warriors Super Sunday

The files for Karl's Bible Ninja Warriors series.

Bible Learning
All Access Bible Numbers and Facts

This is a fun activity for helping kids learn some amazing facts about the Bible!

Bible Facts
All Access 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
All Access Bible Story Mad Libs

A FUN way to tell a familiar Bible story

Bible Story Fun
All Access Books of the Bible Scramble Game

This is a fun unscrambling game using 20 random books of the Bible.

Books of the Bible
All Access Candy Auction

Using children's love of candy to demonstrate that worship is a show of worth!

Worship
All Access Candy Cane Tags

Print these tags and attach to Candy Canes to remind the children of Jesus' sacrifice for our sins. For greater impact, use along with the Candy Cane Relay Race!

All Access Charades Talent Show

Put on an INSTANT Talent Show as you talk about the gifts God gives us.

Gifts and Talents
All Access Choose Your Lesson Order!

Let the kids choose the lesson order to learn about choices!

Choices
All Access Clean Teeth

A fun game that takes an ordinary daily chore (brushing your teeth) and provide a spiritual application on obeying God's Word.

Games, Teamwork, Obeying God's Word
All Access Da Bible Feet - Paul

A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction on “Running the Race” for a lesson on Paul.

Race of Life, Paul
All Access Easy Game Raffle Tickets

This is a tool to save you time when you need to draw kids names throughout class or club to participate in activities.  

Drawing Slips Made Easy
All Access Encouragement via Lego!

A Lesson on Encouragement from Legos! (Features a point by point PowerPoint)

Encouragement
All Access Every Day in Every Way (CHANT/SONG)

This fun rap/chant/song will be a powerful worship tool in your ministry  

Cool Chant
All Access Faith-Opoly

Everything you need from Game board, money and cards to create and play your own version of Faith-Opoly!

A Version of Monopoly to Own your Faith
All Access Family Gingerbread House Building Event Kit

Host a Family Gingerbread House Building event. Everything you need is here!

Christmas Family Event
Starter Flash Class: Taking Your Kidmin Digital

Replay of Karl's live Flash Class: Taking Your Kidmin Digital

Online Ministry
All Access Follow Up Letters for Kids

A bunch of kids accept Christ on Sunday - how do you follow up with them? In this post Karl shares the letters he sends out to both kids and parents. You are welcome to edit and adapt.

Follow Up
All Access FUN Choices Opening Game

This is a fun interactive game that gets kids moving and trying to solve a fun but easy puzzle. It's all about choices!

Choices
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Kidology Curriculum

Kids Church Lessons
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