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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!

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All Access Grocery Store Encouragement

A BUNCH of ideas for encouraging your volunteers from the aisles of the grocery store!

Volunteer Encouragement
All Access Grumpy Greeters

A fun way to open a lesson on attidudes or friendliness by having some greeters really put on the grumpiness.

Witnessing, Attitudes
All Access Hidden Golden Coins

Teach your kids how to be missionaries and start your service off with this exciting activity.

Missionaries, Evangelism
Free His Yoke is Easy and His Burden is Light

Are you feeling worn out, stressed, and ready to drop out of ministry? Wait! There's a way to avoid 'burn out"!

Avoiding Burnout
All Access Host a Fruit Fair!

A fun fair you can have to help the kids learn about the fruits of the Spirit.

Fruit of the Spirit, Fair, Games
All Access How May I Serve You?

To introduce the topic of service, treat the kids like royalty as the enter kids church!

Service
Starter How to Study the W.O.R.D.

A way to help kids (and adults) get more out of their Bible reading time.

Bible Study
All Access If You Think Church is Boring

An invitation to church that kids can give their friends: "If you think church is boring, you've never been to MY church!"

Church Invitation
All Access Impact of Reading!

Help kids understand how much what we read can shape us through this object lesson.

Reading, Bible, God's Word
All Access Is Your Kidmin in Survival or Creative Mode?

I love Minecraft. I play it with my son and other kids. It also teaches me things about children's ministry.

Leadership
All Access Karl's Concert of Prayer

Pastor Karl shares the details of the Concert of Prayer he hosted at his church.

Prayer
All Access Karl's Kids Church Rules and Super Kid Certificate

Children's Church Rules and Rewards

Kids Church Discipline
All Access Kid Conversation Cards

These Customizable Conversation Cards get kids talking - but they work like a game!

Small Group Discussion Tool
All Access Kid-Written / God-Breathed

A fun interactive way to explain how God wrote the Bible when it had human authors.

Divine Inspirtation, Bible
All Access Letters of Encouragement

Encourage missionaries by having your kids write letters to them.

Encouragement, Missions
All Access Listen to the Holy Spirit Game

A fun game that illustrates the need to focus to listen to the Holy Spirit over other "voices" in our lives.

Holy Spirit
All Access Live Comic Teaching

Kids Love Comics! Skip the videos and PowerPoints, just DRAW the Bible Story and your kids will be glued to the story!

Creative Teaching
Free Mission Possible Assignment

A fun take home slip when teaching on the Golden Rule. (Luke 10:27b)

Golden Rule
All Access Name Tag Fun

Help kids understand their own attitudes through this easy activity with Name Tags. Plus, help build community as the kids get to know each other a little bit better.

Community, Attitude
All Access Narnia Entrance Banners

If you are doing a Narnia unit, here are two files that might save you a little time. They are simply banners for outside that say 'Welcome to Narnia' and another about leaving shoes outside, and bring their imagination inside.

Narnia room decor
All Access NERF WARS KIT - Everything You Need

Karl shares all his files, graphics and information on how to host a Nerf Wars event for the preteens in your ministry!

Preteen Event Details
All Access New Friend Seating

This is a simple way on one Sunday to gently force all the kids to make some new friends!

Friendship
All Access Now or Later?

A fun (and yummy) lesson introduction that helps kids learn about delayed gratification.

Delayed Gratification!
Starter Offering Monster

Here is a FUN way to make giving both FUN and memorable. Introducing Numnum the Offering Monster!

Offering Collection
All Access One Now or Two When You Leave

A lesson on waiting the involves one of kids favorite things, CANDY!

Waiting, Patience
All Access Pinterest Get to Know You Game

This is a "Get to Know You" game based on the popular website Pinterest.com. It helps a large group of kids or teens quickly find people with common interests.  

Ice Breaker Game w/ Pinterest
All Access Place Jesus in the Manger Game

A twist on the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey Game.

Christmas Game
All Access Prophesy Weather Wheel

This is an activity that illustrates in a fun way the difference between a prediction and a prophesy.

Prophesy vs. Predictions
All Access Recruiting Tool: Job Description Flyers

Customizable Job Description Flyers

Recruiting
All Access Remote Control Kid

This is an entertaining object lesson where a leader "controls" a kid with a remote and concludes by teaching about about allowing God to take our remote control.

Asking, Conduct, Holy Spirit
All Access Repentance Game

Teach kids about repentance in a memorable way through this exciting game. Make your lesson visual and active.

Salvation, Repentance
All Access Sack Lunch Sunday

A simple to plan event that both the kids and parents love.

Fun, Party
All Access Scripture Memory Mix Up

Another way to teach a Bible verse.

Memory Game
All Access Secret to Having New Parents Serving Every Week!

Here is a fun positive way to have some parents helping every week in your children's service.

Recruiting Parents
All Access Skit in a Bag

Fun impromptu acting game that gets your kids outside of their box and thinking creatively.

Gifts, Drama
All Access Snake in a Tree Puzzle

Fun Floor Puzzle of Snake in a Tree

Floor Puzzle
All Access Stinky Sock Sale

Helps the kids see the importance of how they represent the kingdom through a humorous object lesson.

Evangelism, Good News
All Access Summer Bible Reading Challenge

A challenge to help kids read Matthew and John over the summer with parents involved.

Bible Reading
All Access Teaching Faithfulness in the Little Things

Webster's Dictionary defines memorizing as "committing (something) to memory," or "learning (something) by heart." Use this simple game to introduce a time of Scripture memory or show children the importance of memorizing Scripture.

Object Lesson
All Access The Amazing Magic In-Out Tube Trick!

It is foolish to think that if we allow bad things into our life that good will come out.

ChristianLife
All Access The Gifts of the Puzzle

Kids will learn how spiritual gifts by themselves are incomplete and missing something. They are designed to  fit together within the church and the Kingdom of God around the world.

Spiritual gifts, The church
Free The Good Friend List

Fun puppet or skit routine that bring the Golden Rule to life!

Golden Rule
All Access The Magic Coloring Book Bible

Magic Coloring Book Explanation

Bible
All Access The Price Is Wrong

A fun game show gone amuck helps teach kids the meaning of worship!

Worship
All Access The Romans Road to Heaven!

Simple way to present the gospel message using 8 verses from Romans.

Gospel, Evangelism,
All Access The Water Race

Exciting relay that gets all the kids involved as they work as a team to pass the water.

water, relay
All Access Top Secret Encouragement

Help the kids in your ministry become an encouragement to missionaries.

Encouragement,
All Access Training Kids to Pray in Group

3 practical ideas to help your kids pray from the H.E.A.R.T

Prayer, Praise, Guiding
All Access Trapped in a Cup Tower!

Get ready to stack some cups in huge towers, as the kids use creativity to construct walls!

Creative, faithful, abilities
All Access Ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors

Everyone knows Rock, Paper, Scissors - this large group version is a LOT of fun and teaches teamwork, encouragement and the power of prayer!

Fun Game / Power of Prayer
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