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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 Spy Kids

This idea came from one of our older kids and it has been a great success! It got the kids involved in the community, serving others and working together.

Kid's Serving the Community
All Access Summer Themes Build Excitment

Using unifying themes help children remember what they have been taught.

Planning
All Access Super Hero Song

A simple song sung to the tune of "If You're Happy and You know It"  

Heroes, Patriotism
All Access Super Slime LIVE

Using your church to bring the Gospel to kids on October 31st in such an awesome way that they don't miss going trick or treating.

Halloween Alternative
All Access Superhero Liturgy

A call to worship based on the superheros.

Superheros
All Access Teaching he Trinity Concept to Children

It is interesting the many ways we can illustrate the Trinity to children. Here are several creative ways that present this doctrine in simplicity.

Trinity
All Access The Assumption Test

The world is constantly judging everything on the way it looks and it is easy for kids to fall in this same pattern. This object lesson is a good reminder that God looks at the heart and we need to do the same.

God Looks at the Heart
All Access The Bubble Game

This is a good game to help get preschoolers (ages 3-5) quiet and ready for the next activity.

Quiet Game
All Access The Death of Salsa

This is a great object lesson idea that I heard from Rob Bell once. The main point is to illustrate how death in so many cases actually brings us life.

Fear of Death
All Access The Magician & the Sparrows

Use this power point story to illustrate why God sent Jesus to earth for us. A great launch to a salvation message.

A retelling of why Jesus came to Earth
All Access The Quest

A quest through different rooms (reminiscent of the Indiana Jones adventures) to find the answer to Eternal Life.

Halloween Outreach
All Access The Real Thing

Object lesson for teaching kids about having an authentic relationship with God. Can also be used for discussing false prophets, the one true God, and such.

Being Real
All Access The Red, White, and True

Based on an anecdote I read in an email, this lesson shows how God is the tie that binds us all together in this country and that He is the true power behind our nation.

Memorial Day, Patriotic
All Access The Steadfast Action Figure

This is an entry level skit which requires three adults and very few props. While it was written for Valentine's Day, it can be performed at any time of the year. The skit is about what toys do after everyone leaves a toy store, but it's also about abstinence, i.e. waiting until you're married to have sex. It's done in a very innocent way - there is nothing sexual or romantic in this skit.

Abstinence & Sexual Purity
Starter Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

These simple thumbs up, or thumbs down cards can be used in any number of contexts to help visualize good ideas from bad ones.

Helping kids figure out good ideas, from bad ones
All Access Time Machine

In our children's church we designed a "time machine" that we use to bring Bible characters forward to teach the kids.

Bible Characters Come to Llife
All Access Trunk or Treat

This is a fun Halloween outreach idea.

Halloween Outreach
All Access Ugly Tie Contest

Kids collect Ugly Ties & Votes are money Necktie voted "Ugliest" is worn by Pastor

Fun Contest
All Access Using Any TV Show to Raise Money for Missions

Here is a fun and off-the-wall way to use popular television shows to raise money for missions.

Missions/Fundraising
All Access Valentine Liturgy for Small Children

This is a short liturgy for small children to present in a worship service in February or any time of the year. It is simple enough that they can easily learn and present well.

Jesus' Love
All Access Valentine Program for Kid's Worship

This is a short Valentine program that may be implemented into a Church Worship service on a Sunday morning. This may be used with a small or large group of children.

Love, Valentine's Day
All Access Volunteer Appreciation - Camp

A cute idea to show your children's ministry camp volunteers that you appreciate them, using s'mores!

Volunteer Appreciation
Starter Volunteer Appreciation for Valentine's Day

Valentine's activity for children to show appreciation for kid-min workers

Volunteer Appreciation
All Access Weekday Worship Ideas

Creative ideas my church uses that allows kids to worship God in a variety of ways.

Ideas for Kids Worship
All Access Weekly Ministry Tasks

Weekly list of tasks that must be accomplished on a weekly basis.

Organization / Time Managment
Starter What does it mean to be poor?

3-5 year olds will understand the concept of being "poor" as an introduction to 1 Kings 17, God's provision for the widow.

Poverty, generosity, God's provision
All Access What's In My Stocking

A set of Christmas-themed rebus puzzles.

Christmas PowerPoint Game
All Access Who Wants to Be a Volunteer

A fun skit to recruit volunteers

Volunteer recruitment
All Access Wii ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Using the current Wii games for a family oriented outreach event.

Family Fun Night
All Access Book Report - The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School by Aaron Reynolds

The Kidology Report reviews Aaron Reynolds' book, The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School, and provides ideas on how to transform your children's ministry.

Reinventing Children's Ministry
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