Kidologists Zone

This is the place to find things written or submitted by the creator of Kidology.org, Karl Bastian.

Use Karl's creativity to your advantage! Browse his ideas, plans, games, and more, and use them as is or adapt them for your ministry!

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All Access Highpoint Kids CM Manual

Pastor Karl's Children's Ministry Manual from his church in Colorado (updated 2022)

CM Manual
All Access 5 Minute Roller Coaster Countdown Video

5 Minute Roller Coaster Countdown Video

Countdown Video
All Access Are You Called to Minister to Children?

You'll never gain fame or glory in children's ministry. So are YOU called?

Ministry Calling
All Access The Gospel Colors Download Page

A FUN, new, simple way to share the GOOD NEWS of Jesus using just 8 colors!

Gospel Presentation
Starter Childlike vs. Childish

The Apostle Paul said when he became a man he put away childish things, but then Jesus said we are to come to Him as children. How do we connect with children, relationally, while maintaining the respect of adults? Pastor Karl - a self-identified "big kid" explains how to keep that tricky balance.

Becoming a Relational Leader to Kids without Losin
Starter 100 Ways to Show Your Kids LOVE!

100 EASY (and FUN) ways to show LOVE to your kids

Loving Kids
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 Head, Shoulders, Knees and CUP!

A Super Fun Game using only plastic cups!

FUN Group Game
Free No More Making Time for Family

Why I will NEVER make time for my family ever again!

Family
All Access The Story of God's Trees

This is a retelling of the classic story of The Three Trees written by Karl Bastian, provided here in three different formats. The original author is unknown. This is Karl's version of the beautiful fable. Ideal for Christmas or Easter.

Christmas
Starter GOOD NEWS Gospel Tract

FREE DOWNLOAD! A fun, simple and effective way for kids to share the GOOD NEWS of Jesus with their friends!

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

Children's Church Rules and Rewards

Kids Church Discipline
All Access Workshop: Including Family in Children's Ministry

Pastor Karl training leaders on how to include parents in children's ministry. (Recruiting tips too!)

Family Ministry
All Access Movie Match-Ups!

Played like the classic card game War, only with kids movie characters instead!

Game
All Access Name That Shadow!

It's a game of silhouettes! Can your kids recognize the characters?

Game
All Access 3 of a Kind Game

Based on the classic "Three of These Things" Game, but uses characters from children's fims.

Game
All Access Noah Found Grace RAP

Lyrics for classic song Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord.

Noah
All Access Crack the Safe

Fun game for introducing a Bible verse.

Lesson Intro Game
All Access 100 Bible Names Magic Trick

This is an EASY but AMAZING magic trick using 100 Bible names.

Magic Trick
All Access Hidden Messages

This is a fun on screen word puzzle to get kids talking about biblical phrases.

Puzzle
All Access My Plan vs. God's Plan

A super cool Magic Trick / Object Lesson that illustrates why sometimes God says no to our plans. He has a bigger plan!

Trusting God
All Access Elbow Balloon Pass

Social Distance Game where kids pass a balloon around using only their elbows. They learn about how we REALLY win in life!

Social Distance Game
Starter The 7 Most Powerful Letters

This simple, fun activity will help kids discover the power of saying "I'm Sorry."

Forgiveness
All Access Who is Hiding the Spies?

Social Distance Game where kids try to guess who is hiding the spies. Ideal for story of Rahab and the Spies.

Social Distance Game
All Access A Word from Wilbur - Imagination Time Machine

A Word from Wilbur - Imagination Time Machine is a 4-part short video series in which the host, Wilbur, vists some Old Testament characters to learn some important life lessons.

Old Testament Stories
All Access What's Missing Game?

A Silly Social Distance Game where try to remember objects as they are removed.

Social Distance Game
All Access Silly Word Number Swap!

A Silly Social Distance Game where kids have fun with silly words and numbers!

Social Distance Game
All Access ZILCH! The Game of Greed!

Game where kids try to win by not getting tooooo greedy!

Greed!
All Access A Word from Wilbur - ZOOM Series

A Word from Wilbur - ZOOM Series is a 5-part short video series that introduces kids to the first five books of the Bible and features some fun drone videos.

Pentateuch Overview
All Access Pool Noodle Games!

Social Distance Game where kids try to navigate a giant maze on the floor.

Social Distance Game
All Access Tape Maze!

Social Distance Game where kids try to navigate a giant maze on the floor.

Social Distance Game
All Access Kid-Sized Tic-Tac-Toe

Social Distance Game where kids play Tic-Tac-Toe with their entire body!

Social Distance Game
All Access Snowman Melt

Social Distance Game where kids try to figure out a word or phrase before the Snowman melts!

Social Distance Game
All Access Wink 'Em

Social Distance Game where kids try to avoid being winked at in order to survive.

Social Distance Game
All Access Kid-Sized Chutes and Ladders

Social Distance Game where kids try to finish a Life-Sized Board Game!

Social Distance Game
All Access Pastor Simon Says!

Social Distance Game where kids try to follow instructions carefully!

Social Distance Game
All Access Stand or Sit

Social Distance Game where kids sit or stand based on facts or opinons.

Social Distance Game
All Access FLIP IT!

Social Distance Game where kids guess a coin flip and either are out or remain depending on how they guessed!

Social Distance Game
All Access A Word from Wilbur - Wisdom Series

A Word from Wilbur - Wisdom Series is a 4-part short video series on Wisdom from the Book of James featuring special guest, Noduh the Wise One.

Wisdom from James
All Access Checkin Social Distance Footprints

Here are some fun signs you can laminate and place on the floor to help people spread out for check-in.

Covid-19 Reopen Resource
All Access Welcome Back Signs

Just some fun friendly signs you can use to welcome folks back to church!

Covid-19 Reopen Resource
All Access Quarantine Bingo

This fun, lighthearted Bingo game uses words from the current pandemic situation. 

Bingo, Quarantine, Stay-At-Home
All Access Flash Class: How to Edit in iMovie

Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org and creator of Kids Church Online, did a LIVE EDIT of his next Kids Church Online service while explaining so you can see how it's done!

Online Ministry
All Access A Toybox Tale Easter

The Easter Story like you've never seen it before! 

Easter Video
All Access My Easter Comic Book

Your children can now create their very own Easter Comic Book! You provide the comic, they provide the illustrations!

Easter Activity
All Access The Trading Game

Here is a game to help kids discover why trading with Jesus is always the best choice!

Rich Young Ruler
All Access Cast Your Burdens Game

A fast, fun game that illustrates why we should cast our burdens upon Jesus.

Worry
All Access You Can't Out-Give God! (Money Magic Trick)

A story and illusion demonstrating generosity.

Generosity or Giving
Free Kidmin Talk #127 - February 11th, 2020

Easter is coming! How do you plan effective outreach events? Karl shares insights from his EGGstravaganza Easter event at his church, and reveals his new book, A Bright Idea.

Event Planning
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