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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 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
Starter StorySticks Video #1: The Healing of the Paralytic

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #10: The Arrival of the Wisemen

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #2: The Prodigal Son

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #3: The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #4: Jairus' Daughter

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #5: Parable of the Rich Young Ruler

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #6: The Widow of Nain

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #7: The Parable of the Two Sons

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #8: Nicodemus

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access StorySticks Video #9: The Wise and Foolish Builders

Learn the art of using StorySticks to bring a story to life!

StorySticks Training
All Access Tell Stories: Delivery

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: 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
Starter 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 Booths for Church Fun Fair

Creative ideas for Bible story-based booths at a fun fair.

Outreach
All Access Bible Formulas

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

Bible books, Games, Science VBS
Starter Bible Ninja Warriors Super Sunday

Bible Ninja Warriors will get kids excited about learning to use their Bibles and becoming more familiar with them.

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
Starter 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 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
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