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Starter Bible Character Museum

Bible Character Museum is a simple way to bring Bible characters to life, using either adult/teen volunteers, or older children. This can be used for just about any context, so read on!

Live Action Theater
All Access Dosango Kids Church Unit

A spin-off of the paper bag commercials for Fandango.com this Dosango Unit is a fun unit that updates the WWJD concept with a fun beach theme!

DO-SAY-GO as Jesus Would
All Access Easy, Fun Interactive Bible Quizzes for Children's Church

A "high-tech" way to do reviews, quizzes, etc. in children's church, that brings kids and adult leaders together in a fun competition.  

Review Game Tool
All Access Lessons from Philippians

These are basic bible lessons that were used for a 5-day VBS, based on Philippians.

Philippians
Starter The Disappearance of King Jesus

As our eyes focus on King Jesus the door of our heart will open to Him with understanding.

Salvation
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 The Greatest Book Ever Written

The Bible is more than just an old religious book. It is direct communication from God on how we are to live, a history of our world, and a guide to how we can live the life our Creator intended for us to live. Every story in the Bible, no matter how short, seemingly insignificant, or even boring – is there for a reason and we can learn something valuable from it. The purpose of this lesson is to stir up a fresh curiosity in children as to how the Bible can help them in their daily lives. They should go home more eager to read the Bible for themselves.

The Bible
All Access Seeing God in the Mirror

God created us to be like Him. We daily must choose: God's way, or our own? Part of the "Kids in the Word" Kids Church Series by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist.

Image of God
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 Operation: Thanks Thanksgiving Single Lesson

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

Thanksgiving
All Access Adam and Eve: The Biggest Boo-Boo Ever

This lesson introduces children to the origin of sin into our world, but also touches on the appeal of sin that remains even today. The creation lesson laid the foundation for our creation and our being made ‘free’ and the last lesson on being made in the image of God that is stained, this lesson will bring them together with Adam and Eve’s fall with a two-fold application. First, that Jesus has provided salvation, and secondly, that we need to fight temptation daily so that we don’t also make mistakes (sin) that can have long lasting consequences.

Origin of Sin
All Access Andy and the Ants Companion Lesson

A parable of the incarnation of Christ, Andy becomes an ant to warn his ant friends that a bulldozer is going to destroy them. He offers a way for them to escape. Some listen and others don't believe. A powerful story that makes the incarnation of God into a man understandable to children.

Incarnation; Parables
All Access Ask, Seek, Knock

Have son or daughters asking for a certain need of theirs. Then give them the complete opposite. Teaching that God would not do this to anyone of us.

Needing God
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 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 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 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 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
All Access Jesus in My Neighborhood? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 3 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for All Access members) on JESUS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. The video features Jesus visiting a boy for his bedtime prayers and giving him a surprise answer to prayer!

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (3 of 3)
All Access Kid's Praise Service - Grade School

Grade school lesson with songs that can be made into overhead graphics.  

Praise
All Access Kid's Praise Service - Preschool

Preschool service complete with songs you can make as overhead graphics.

Praise
All Access Let's Learn About WORSHIP

Lesson on Worship, including a collection of verses about worship

Worship
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 Teaching Faithfulness in the Little Things

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.

Object Lesson
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 The Heaven Express

This draft of Scott Phillips adaptations of my lessons is available for you to use/edit/change as needed.

Heaven / Polar Express
All Access The Salt Lesson

Lesson on how we are the salt of the earth

Witnessing
All Access We Know This Story Already!

How can you teach the standard Bible stories and still engage those kids who "already know this one"?

Bringing Stories to Life
All Access Who is Jesus? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 1 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for All Access Members) on WHO IS JESUS. The video has puppets answering the question, "Who is Jesus?"

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (1 of 3)
All Access Who is My Neighbor? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 2 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for All Access members) on WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR. The video has puppets answering the question, "Who is Your Neighbor?"

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (2 of 3)
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 Wise Kids Still Seek Him (3 lesson unit)

This unit is PACKED with lesson ideas, skits, puppet routines, crafts, puzzles, and much more! A great download to teach or supplement ANY Christmas unit!

Christmas Unit
All Access Your Salvation Story

This is a guide on how to prepare a written salvation testimony with the Kidologist's as a sample. Written for kids, but good for all ages. See the PDF for printing and the sample.

How To Write a Testimony
All Access

Here is a great lesson for children on the story of Balaam's talking donkey. Through this story, kids will learn that they need to listen for God's guidance.

Children's Lesson
Free 3 Reasons Why Kids Need Systematic Theology

Times have changed. As children's pastors and parents, we need to realize that our kids need more than what we're teaching.

Theology, Teaching, Culture
All Access 3 Steps for Taking Ownership of Your Curriculum

The curriculum we use should not set the direction of our children's ministry. As a #kidmin leader, you should tell the curriculum the direction of your ministry.

Curriculum, Planning, Leadership
All Access 5 Exciting New Ways To Teach The Nativity Story

It’s almost Christmas time, aka one of the two times of the year where what you’ll be teaching in Sunday School is firmly locked in place. Of course, therein lies the problem. How do you make a story that all the little ones know by heart exciting again? Fret not, Kid Mins. I have scoured the big ol’ interwebs and found 5 ridiculously awesome (and inexpensive) ways to liven up your nativity teaching.

Nativity Lesson Plans
Starter A Fidget Spinner Bible Lesson

Fidget Spinners: What's the Big Deal? If you've never heard of a fidget spinner, then chances are, you've never made contact with someone between the ages of 6 and 16 in the past two months. Here is a fun devotional to tap into that fad! (While it lasts)

Pursue What Lasts!
All Access Applying God's Word to Our Lives

Take the DIY project you've been working on and use it to teach a valuable lesson in applying God's Word.

Application, Obedience
All Access As Unique As a Snowflake

This simple Bible lesson for preschoolers is perfect for those Sundays when you have snow on the ground. It could be used in Sunday School or Kids church. Some families could also use it as an outline for a family devotion.

Individuality
All Access Baskets for Jesus!

He drives, he shoots, he scores! The Lord wants us to be active, working for Him in this lost world, serving others and sharing the Gospel to win souls. When we put our hands to God's work, the rewards are great. We are on the winning team!

Christian Life
Free Bible Lesson: Putting God First

Here is a Bible Lesson from Haggai about putting God first.

Lesson about Putting God First
All Access Bitterness, Loyalty, and Family Drama in the Story of Ruth

God wants us to be loyal and faithful to our friends and family; even when things seem challenging, He will work things out for good.

Lessons, Ruth, Loyalty
All Access Blessed are the Losers

Lesson on Unexpected Heroes (Matthew 5:1-12) 

Beatitudes
Free Children's Lesson Plan Template

Here is a great lesson planning worksheet for children's lessons, which includes both a blank template and an explanation for how to use it!

Lesson Plan Template
All Access Christmas Worship Stations

 A four station journey to search for, discover, follow and share the Light this Christmas.

Christmas, Evangelism, Gospel Message
All Access Easter Sunday

What is the purpose of Easter Sunday? Use this skit to explain it to children.

Skit, Puppet Skit
All Access Engaging Your Audience

Whether you're preaching to kids or adults, @kidsconsultant Melissa MacDonald has these powerful tips to help you engage your audience. 

Preaching, Teaching, Planning
All Access Five Questions Every Communicator Must Ask Before They Teach

Everytime someone teaches, there are questions they must answer as they prepare their lesson. To those who teach children, these questions are even more crucial, because children will readily believe what you teach them.

Teaching
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