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 Safe and Secure Training Video

A Child Security Training Video for use in Your Ministry.

Child Security
All Access Sample CM Ministry Org Chart

Do you have an org chart for your kidmin? You Should! Here is a sample from Pastor Karl.

Kidmin Organization
Starter Sample Ministry Brochure

This is a sample of a kids ministry brochure from Karl's church. Please dont copy in full - but you are welcome to use it for ideas and inspiration.

Marketing
All Access Confession List... For Others?!

As a lesson intro on Confessing Sin, a puppet (or actor) has a list of sins to confess... only they are OTHER people's sins!

Confession
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
All Access ZOOMING IN Video 2 - Lego Batmobile

Another video Karl made for introducing a lesson in the ZOOM Series from GO! Curriculum at his church. Used for talking about Zooming in and out over the Bible - the different between topical overview and digging in close to the details.

GO! ZOOM Video
All Access ZOOMING IN Video 1 - Church Building

A video Karl made for introducing the ZOOM Series from GO! Curriculum at his church. Used for talking about Zooming in and out over the Bible - the different between topical overview and digging in close to the details.

GO! ZOOM Video
Starter Karl's YES! Recruiting Flyer

As shared on Kidmin Talk #99, this is the recruiting flyer I made for my church. And, YES! You can use it too!

Recruiting Flyer
All Access Listening to God

This is an Object Talk Video created by Karl Bastian that teaches and illustrates the importance of listening carefully to God. Features the Bop-It electronic game.

Listening to God
All Access Freedom from Sin

This is an Object Talk Video created by Karl Bastian that teaches and illustrates what it means to be Free from the bondage of sin.

Freedom from Sin
All Access Magnify the Lord

This is an Object Talk Video created by Karl Bastian to teach about what it means to Magnify the Lord. Features several fun magnifying tools.  

Praising God
All Access Teen Training Session

Here is everything you need to hold a Teen Training Volunteer Session to inspire, instruct and instill confidence in your youth volunteers.

Teen Volunteer Training
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 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 Vote with Your Feet

This opening lesson activity helps to illustrate that while we have many things that make us different... there are some things we can all agree on.  

Fun Lesson Intro
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 No more Sinner's Prayer in Kidmin?

While we may have valid concerns to many of the practices associated with inviting children to receive Jesus into their hearts, Jesus' imperative to bring kids to him must be a priority for children's ministry.

Evangelism, Spiritual Formation
All Access How to be an AWESOME Small Group Leader

Many churches today use a Large Group / Small Group format. For small group leaders, here are FIVE TIPS to make your time as effective as possible.

Small Group Training
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 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 Who's Missing?

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.

Scripture memory
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
All Access Bible Formulas

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

Bible books, Games, Science VBS
All Access Playing on God's Team Unit Overview

This is an overview of the GOD'S TEAM series with links to all the lessons.  

Spiritual Disciplines
Starter Thanksgiving Jokes

Some Thanksgiving themed jokes to help with your teaching, skits or puppet routines.

Thanksgiving Jokes
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
Starter My Awesome Adventure: Lesson 1

This is a sample lesson from the Awesome Adventure Children's Discipleship Series. If you have 3D glasses, you can view the awesome background! This lesson introduces children to the character of God and the trinity.

How to Know What God is Like
All Access Dealing with Personal Criticism

Originally published in Children's Ministry Magazine Professional Edition, Karl Bastian shares insights on how to deal with criticism in leadership.  

Critism in Leadership
All Access Foretold Easter Single Lesson

Easter lesson by Karl Bastian & Stanley Mearse exploring the fulfilled prophesies that prove Jesus IS the Messiah.

Easter
All Access Gospel Rubik's Cube

A Rubik's Cube that explains the Gospel message!  

Gospel
All Access Feeding 5000 with Big Macs!

Karl reveals one of his favorite methods of telling this popular story, but pulling TONS of Big Macs and Apple Pies out of a single bag!  

Jesus Will Provide
All Access How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit (4 Videos)

Using balloon sculting as an illustration, Karl presents four steps to being filled with the Holy Spirit: Thristing, Repenting, Trusting and Obeying.  

Holy Spirit
All Access Hold on to Jesus' Teaching

Two gloves are out for some spiritual climbing, but it seems only one is a true disciple who is holding on to the Truth! Based on John 8:31-32      

True Disciples
All Access Video Professor on the Trinity

The Trinity is one of the most difficult to understand concepts of the Christian Faith. Professor Lufrednow Lrak reviews some of the traditional illustrations for understanding the Trinity as well as why all such illustrations fall short. Using props, magic and even a humidifier the Professor helps kids understand what the Trinity is and is not!  

The Trinity
All Access NoDuh the Wise One on Light vs. Darkness

NoDuh the Wise One is back, this time with some insight on what it means to walk in the Light and why we should never choose the Darkness.  

Light vs. Darkness
Starter Scope and Seekwhat?

Educators have long called it a Scope and Sequence. Every thoughtful Bible curriculum has one. If it doesn’t, you might want to re-evaluate the quality of the material or the intentionality of its creators. If there is no scope and sequence, then it is a haphazard approach to education, and that is dangerous.

Curricululm Writing
All Access Beyond the Classroom

If you minister to kids you have a powerful opportunity to impact lives in dramatic ways, and the small amount of effort it takes may surprise you.

Relational Ministry
All Access Resolute in the New Year

I think because New Year’s Resolutions often don’t last or are forgotten after several months, some people give up even making them. Others even encourage people not to for this very reason. I disagree. I think they are fantastic!

New Year's Resolutions
All Access Galactic Christmas Carol Downloads

Download Karl's Galactic Christmas Carol Muppet Parody, available only to All Access Members.

Christmas ToyBox Tale Downloads
Free Operation: Thanks Thanksgiving Super Sunday

A Thanksgiving lesson by Karl Bastian & Tom Bump that challenges kids to show thanks in creative ways. 

Thanksgiving
All Access Teaching Responsibility

A fun and interactive way to teach on the parable of the talents. This was originally taught in a school chapel on responsibility.  

Responsibility & Talents
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 A Revolutionary Ministry Strategy

A document once thought lost forever in the archives of the Kidologist’s vast children’s ministry vault of hand written resources from before the dawn of the computer has recently been uncovered. Could it reveal a ministry strategy that will revolutionize your ministry today?

Ministry Strategy
All Access Draw the Church

Can you draw the church?

Creative Idea, Object Lesson
All Access God's Team Unit Overview

This unit is an overview of the Spiritual Disciplines that uses a baseball "team" theme. Features the popular "NoDuh the Wise One" videos by Karl Bastian.

Spiritual Disciplines
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 Ticket to Heaven Game

A FUN interactive game by Karl Bastian that visually illustrates the eternal impact of sharing your faith. Includes a complete video of the game in action!

The Gospel
All Access Be Different - Be An Alien!

A preteen lesson from Karl Bastian featuring David and Goliath and what it means to be an alien in this world! Small Group hand out included.

The Power of the Gospel
All Access Thankful for Kidology Customers

Karl says "Thanks" while giving a rare glimpse at the history of Kidology.org

History of Kidology
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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