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All Access The Lord's prayer

How to teach children the real meaning of the Lord's prayer.

Prayer
All Access The More You Get, The More You Give

God has blessed some of us with a lot of things. God wants us to give some of it back, in proportion to what we get.

Giving
All Access Use of Balloon modelling in Children's ministry

Some ideas are shared on the use of balloon modelling with children's groups.

Ballooning
All Access Valentine magnet

Valentines Day Gift
All Access VOTE YES!

To show our appreciation for our teachers and volunteers in ministry we used the theme VOTE YES! (since it is election year). Use red, white and blue for all decorations.

Volunteer Appreciation
All Access Warm Your Heart Sunday

A Sunday School Empahsis to get kids excited about attending and bringing their friends.

All Access We Are Love Lights

We are the light of the world.

Craft
All Access What Do I Do When I Mess Up?

This interactive lesson helps kids understand that God's mercy shows us his love!

Sin
All Access What is love?

Some amusing answers given by children to the question "What is love?" are used as a basis in explaining the difference between human love and God's love.

Love
All Access What is Your Spirit?

About what your Spirit is, and where your treasure should be....

Spirit
All Access What's in a name?

Helping to build up a child's self-esteem by sharing the meaning of their name with them.

Name meanings
All Access What's In A Name?

Give each child a slip of paper and have them quietly reflect on a name they would like to be called by God that would reflect the kind of person they want to be.

Names from God
All Access Where is Your Heart?

God wants our heart to be focused on good things, not the things of the world!

Salvation or Giving
All Access Witness Bracelets

This is the Wordless Book To Go! Kids can wear the wordless book and share Jesus when friends ask about their bracelet!

Wordless Book
All Access Wordless Book Bookmark

These are instructions on how to make a bookmark.

Craft
All Access A Day in Heaven

We spent a summer learning about what heaven was like and what it took to get there. Here's how we visualized the experience

Heaven
All Access A LEGO Nativity

LEGO people, one and all, come to worship the newborne babe...

Christmas
All Access A Pie in the Face

A funny fudraiser that will involve the whole church. The objective is to put money in a jar to keep a pie out of your face or put money in to make sure someone else does get the pie.

Fundraising
All Access A thank you idea for volunteers

Struggling for an idea to thank your volunteers? Read on....

Thank You idea
All Access Animal Puzzles

Psalm 16:1 Keep us safe, O God, for in you I take refuge. God helps keep us safe.

Safety
All Access Beautiful Feet Missions Sunday

Ideas for missions-oriented activities when you have missionaries visiting your church.

Missions Sunday
All Access Bible Booths for Christian carnival

Creative booth ideas

Carnivals
All Access Bible Reading Plan for Kids

This is a daily Bible Reading Plan with several options for kids to follow.

Bible Reading Plan
All Access Big Screen

How to make a big screen for a video projector

Video Projection
All Access Books of the Bible Bookshelf

I created a fun tool for the children to use in learning the books of the Bible.

Learn the Book of the Bible!
All Access Bread of Life Diner

We recently renovated our children's church room into the "Bread Of Life Diner". It's an awesome place for children to get their spiritual food.

Children's Church theme
All Access Cafe Poetry

This event is a creative twist for kids where children are guided into different literature stations to explore and celebrate creative literature kids-style.

Exploring literature with God
All Access Christmas Through The Years

Christmas Through The Years is a skit about the emptiness of chasing our own dreams. Molly Richards becomes the Queen of Rock and Roll, only to find that inside she's the Queen of Emptiness. After running from God for years, when she reaches rock bottom she final gets saved.  

Evangelism
All Access Concentration

Review the memory verse with a game of Concentration.

Memory Verse Review
All Access Creation Cupcakes

Easy way for a hands on activity about creation.

Creation
All Access Cupcake Surprise

The children will have a snack and be given a question to answer at the same time.

Review lesson or topic discussion starter
All Access Dive In Movie

Great summer community outreach idea!

Outreach
All Access Dora the Explorer & Forgiveness

This highly interactive skit uses familiar characters from Dora the Explorer to teach about forgiveness and the plan of salvation.  

Forgiveness, Gospel
All Access Drive-In

A fun way to spend the evening with children.

Night of Fun
All Access Easter Links: Countdown to Easter

Use these Easter jokes, thoughts and activites to help your kids focus on Easter.

Easter
All Access Egg Hunt Quick Tip

For the past two years, we have added two new ideas which work really well for our Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt Tips
All Access Eli and Samuel Rap

Fun Rap to go with an Eli and Samuel lesson. We put this on an overhead and played a rap beat

Eli and Samuel
All Access Escape from your Boxes

Creative idea to illustrate "escaping" from sin

Sin
All Access Evangicube Rap

This is a rap song that goes along with the Evangecube or can stand alone.

Salvation Message
All Access Extra Extra Read All About It: A KIDS Church Musical

"Extra Extra Read All About It" is a musical that takes place in a high energy Advice Column (The I Witness News Team) office.  

Christian living: evangelism
All Access Fear Not Rap

Rap to go with a lesson on Fear

Fear
All Access Fireworks

This activity can be used for the 4th of July or any celebration.

Celebration
All Access God's Power

A humorous rendition of the story from II Kings 6 teaching that even when we can't see him, God's power is greater than anything that threatens us.

Fear, God's Power, Elisha
All Access God's Word Reveals God's Character

Chronological overview of Scripture, needs-based approach of basic doctrines. Four-sessions of morning chapel lessons given at camp suitable for kids' church lessons.

Bible overview
All Access If You Bring a Friend You Can Pick My Nose

I offer prizes to all of the kids who bring guests and to their guests using a giant foam nose. Both the guest and the child who brings the guest get to pick from prizes that I've inserted in the giant foam nose.

Incentives
All Access Jesus on the Throne

This activity will give children a visual memory of keeping Jesus first in their lives. "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

Keeping Jesus first
Free Kids Ministry VIP room

Create a room for your kids ministry volunteers to get a few refreshments before or after their scheduled time to serve. This not only gives them a place to get to know other volunteers in the kids ministry, gives them natural things like food and drinks, but it shows them that you're thinking about them. I guarantee it'll be the talk of the church.

Volunteer Appreciation
All Access Mannequin for $25

To illustrate the Armor of God, we needed a mannequin. Here's how to build one for $25 (sorta)!

Armor of God
Free National Enpuppeter

This is a prop that I spent too much time on...

Puppets
All Access Personalized Easter Seek and Find

Find the words for verse Romans 5:8 in the seek and find.

Easter Seek and Find
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