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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 Place Jesus in the Manger

Place Jesus in the Manger Game - a twist on the class Pin the Tail on the Donkey Game.

Christmas Game
All Access A Letter From a Friend

Puppet gets a letter from a friend, is excited, but doesn't open it. Silly huh? Kinda like Christians who are excited about their Bibles, but don't read them. Silly huh?

Bible is Like a Letter from God
All Access Asking God

Open your service with this great and simple lesson, as the kids learn to go to God.

Need, Ask, Prayer
All Access Attitude Check

Small group activity that helps your kids check thier attitude

Attitude, Small Group
All Access Balloon Feet Guest Resource

These super fun balloon feet are a fun way to celebrate guests. Kids love them!

Welcoming Guests
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 Bed Head

Teach your kids about acceptance and get the volunteers involved with this fun activity or theme.

Acceptance, Crazy Hair
All Access Bible Basics

LOTS of ideas for teaching about the Bible. This is the chapter I wrote for Group's Ulitimate Bible Guide for Kids!

The Bible
All Access Bible Formulas

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

Bible books, Games, Science VBS
All Access Bible Numbers and Facts

This is a fun activity for helping kids learn some amazing facts about the Bible!

Bible Facts
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
All Access BIBLE-O-RAMA Bible Game Day

For a 5th Sunday after a series on the Bible, we did a Bible-O-Rama day with several fun games to help kids review the Books of the Bible.

Fun Bible Games w/ Needed Materials
All Access Birthday Party for Jesus

Host a Birthday Party for Jesus, here are some ideas for what to do.

Christmas
All Access Candy Auction

Using children's love of candy to demonstrate that worship is a show of worth!

Worship
All Access Charades Talent Show

Put on an INSTANT Talent Show as you talk about the gifts God gives us.

Gifts and Talents
All Access Choose Your Lesson Order!

Let the kids choose the lesson order to learn about choices!

Choices
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 Da Bible Feet - Paul

A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction on “Running the Race” for a lesson on Paul.

Race of Life, Paul
All Access Easy Game Raffle Tickets

This is a tool to save you time when you need to draw kids names throughout class or club to participate in activities.  

Drawing Slips Made Easy
All Access Encouragement via Lego!

A Lesson on Encouragement from Legos! (Features a point by point PowerPoint)

Encouragement
All Access Every Day in Every Way (CHANT/SONG)

This fun rap/chant/song will be a powerful worship tool in your ministry  

Cool Chant
All Access Faith-Opoly

Everything you need from Game board, money and cards to create and play your own version of Faith-Opoly!

A Version of Monopoly to Own your Faith
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 FUN Choices Opening Game

This is a fun interactive game that gets kids moving and trying to solve a fun but easy puzzle. It's all about choices!

Choices
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
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 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
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 - 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 Never Ending Ticket!

A SUPER COOL Gospel Presentation that the kids will love - lots of audience participation!

Gospel Presentation
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!
All Access 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 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 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
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