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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 10 Ways To Build a Prayer Team for Your Children's Ministry

Do you have a prayer team for your children's ministry? One of the most powerful tools believers have in ministry is prayer! Here are ten ways to build a prayer team for your children's ministry.

Children's Ministry, Prayer
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 15 No Hassle Summer Events for Your KidMin

Events you can still plan for this summer!

Summer Events
All Access 3 Paper Craft Ideas for Thanksgiving

Paper Crafts for Teaching Thankfulness to Kids  

Crafts, Thanksgiving
All Access 3 Reasons Why You Should Theme Your Children's Ministry

You've no doubt seen the latest craze in children’s ministries: kid themed environments. Here are 3 reasons why your church absolutely needs a themed Children's Ministry.

Children's Ministry
All Access 5 Exciting New Ways To Teach The Nativity Story

It’s almost Christmas time, aka one of the two times of the year where what you’ll be teaching in Sunday School is firmly locked in place. Of course, therein lies the problem. How do you make a story that all the little ones know by heart exciting again? Fret not, Kid Mins. I have scoured the big ol’ interwebs and found 5 ridiculously awesome (and inexpensive) ways to liven up your nativity teaching.

Nativity Lesson Plans
All Access 5 Ideas to Stretch Your Creative Muscle

You can get inspiration from anywhere! I hear people say that they are not creative. And I just want to scream at them, “Yes, you are! You just don’t know it yet!”

Creativity
All Access 5 Sheep Crafts for Sunday School

Use these 5 fun sheep crafts for teaching multiple Bible stories!

Crafts, Sheep
Starter 5 Things to do with Glow Sticks

Now, thanks to the power of dollar stores you can find glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces and the like really cheap. Use them in these 5 creative ways to add fun.. and GLOW to your Kids Ministry!

Games with Glow Sticks
Starter 5 Things to do with Play Dough

Service going over time? Short on content for your morning kids program. Do not stress, here are 5 ways you can use play dough to add fun and humor to your program.

Games with Play Dough
All Access 5 Ways to Raise Support for a Family Missions Trip

Need to raise support for a family missions trip? Here are some great ideas for raising support!

Family Missions Trips
All Access 5 Ways to Stay Connected Over the Summer

Keep your relationships strong this summer by staying connected to the kids you teach. 

Summer
All Access 8 Books of the Bible Games

To help with the idea of doing while learning, here are 8 kid-tested and teacher-approved games to help your students learn the books of the Bible.

Bible Knowledge
All Access 8 Ministry Improvements You Can Make This Weekend!

Do you ever feel like you’re buried under the “to do list” pile, or feel like you’re not making enough progress in your ministry?  Here are eight ways that are simple and easy to implement that will make a difference in your ministry THIS WEEKEND!

Improving Your Ministry
Starter A Fidget Spinner Bible Lesson

Fidget Spinners: What's the Big Deal? If you've never heard of a fidget spinner, then chances are, you've never made contact with someone between the ages of 6 and 16 in the past two months. Here is a fun devotional to tap into that fad! (While it lasts)

Pursue What Lasts!
Free A Great Way to Get Your Kids Leading Adults in Worship

First Timothy 4:12 commands children to be an example for those older than them. Can children set an example in leading adults in worship? Brian Dollar shares how the kids at his church are able to do so.

Serving, Kids Leading Worship
Free A Peek Inside our Luau-Themed Volunteer Training

Great idea for your next volunteer training.

Volunteers, Training
Free A Twist on Volunteer Training:

Training and equipping our kidmin leaders is of utmost importance if we want them to lead well in their ministry area and to have longevity in serving with us.

Volunteer Training
All Access Add a Spoonful of Fluff

A short article on adding "marshmallow fluff" to your ministry.

Extras, games,
Starter Amazing Kids! Amazing God!

Here's a great idea for your next free will offering collection. Excellent for camp or VBS!

Free Will Offering
All Access Anyone Can Be a Hero!!

Real heros come in ordinary packages.

Heros, Disciples
All Access Applying God's Word to Our Lives

Take the DIY project you've been working on and use it to teach a valuable lesson in applying God's Word.

Application, Obedience
All Access Art for My Fridge Program

Kids will love to submit their artwork and you'll get to stick it on your fridge.

Just for Fun
Free Awesome Welcome Back Ideas for Children's Ministry

Use these creative ideas to kick off your kids ministry this fall.

Back to School, Back to Church
All Access Bag It!

Use grocery bags to teach children a Bible memory verse!

Bible Memory Verse Activity
All Access Benefits of Arts and Crafts for Kids

Why are arts and crafts projects important for your kid's ministry?

Arts and Crafts
Free Best (and Worst) Attention Getters for Teaching Kids

Teaching kids is kind of an art form. So how do you keep their attention without pulling your hair out? Try these attention getters!

Classroon Control
All Access Bible Crafts on Matthew 10:40-42 "Welcome Others"

Use these simple crafts in your Sunday School class when teaching from Matthew 10:40-42.

Hospitality
All Access Bible Verse Search Puzzles: Having Fun with the Bible

Here's a fun way to help your kids remember their scripture reading!

Fun teaching ideas
Free Blacklight Bible Object Lesson: Do You See Any Sin?

Is it okay to sin as long as you keep it hidden? Can you really keep sin hidden from God? Use this object lesson to teach about the concept of hidden sin. 

Object Lesson, Hidden Sin
Free Books of the Bible Card Games

Looking for new ideas for teaching the books of the Bible to your class? These Books of the Bible Cards are a great way for kids to interact with and learn the books of the Bible. Includes instructions for 7 different games.

Games, Books of the Bible
All Access Break Out of Your Teaching Rut - Go Take A Hike!

Dig out of your rut by taking a hike!

Sunday School, Effective Teaching
All Access Bring Your Bible for Misssions

Use this simple incentive to help grow your children's hearts for missions and encourage them to bring their Bibles.

Missions/Bible
All Access Bubbles Like Friends

A fun activity that helps kids understand how to be nice to others

Kindness, friends
All Access Buzzer Review Game Resource

Fun buzzers for a review game.

Review Game
All Access Child Discipleship: Kids Need An Internal Biblical Roadmap

Be intentional in guiding your children to develop an internal Biblical Roadmap.

Discipleship
All Access Christian Lyrics to the London Bridge Game

Have you ever played the London Bridge Game? These Christian versions of this children's game will not only be fun for your children, but will also help teach them about God!

Children's Games
All Access Christmas I-Spy Printable Worksheets

Looking for a last minute activity for Christmas Eve Children's Service? Here is a fun printable worksheet you can use this week. 

Christmas Printables
Free Church Bus Game Ideas

Engage kids with these great games for your bus ministry.

Bus, Games
Free Cleansing Sins

Two object lessons that visually display to kids the power of what Jesus did on the cross. They naturally lead into an alter call, helping kids truly understand the gospel.

Sin, Salvation, Jesus
All Access Cold Weather Crafts: 12 Winter Art and Sensory Play Ideas

Too cold to be outdoors? Bring the outdoors in! Try these winter crafts with your kids, at home or at church. 

Fun and Games, Crafts
All Access Collaborative Problem Solving

3 steps to collaborative problem solving.

Problem Solving
All Access Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Have fun this Easter by changing up your egg hunt!

Easter, Games
All Access Creative Emergence

We are impressed with Kidmin who are creative. We enjoy the fruit of their creativity. However, our Creative God made us like Him, creative! Here are six creative habits that creatives use.

Developing Creativity
All Access Creatively Reaching Kids, with Spinners!

Use the latest craze to connect with kids!

Incentives
All Access David Tries to Hide His Sin (Game)

An adaptation of David and Bathsheba to teach about hiding sin. 

Hiding from God
All Access Dead Sea Audio Files

Easter Scripture Readings in a whole new way!

Easter Audio Files
All Access Developing a 45-Minute Show

Here are ten things I’ve learned over the years about how to put together quality content for a 45-minute stage show.

Stage Performance
All Access Do You Know? A Game Idea for Learning about God!

Moses once boldly said: "Show Me Your Glory!" If you want a game to introduce a lesson on Exodus 33:18, then "How Well Do You Know Your Sibling?" is the game for you!

Games
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