Holiday Ideas Zone

While we have several Zones specifically for various holidays, they are only 'live' during the appropriate season. However, ALL the holiday ideas are placed here so that they are available year around, since many holiday ideas have applications through out the year.

(After all, we should be thankful all year, and love our moms all year, right?)




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All Access The World's Best Dad Story

A story contest for kids to write about their dads to give to him on Father's Day.

Father's Day
All Access Things Kids Can Do For Their Dad

There are lots of things kids can do to make Father's Day special for their dad.

Making Father's Day Special
All Access Video for dad

Make a memory with your video camera

Father's Day
All Access What I Thought of Dad

We can learn a lot from our fathers

Father's Day
All Access EGGstravaganza Show

Overview of Karl's Easter Outreach Family Game Show

Easter Show
All Access 22 Great Family Thanksgiving Ideas

A mom and dad share 22 of their favorite Thanksgiving family traditions.

Thanksgiving
Starter 3 Paper Craft Ideas for Thanksgiving

Paper Crafts for Teaching Thankfulness to Kids  

Crafts, Thanksgiving
Free 4 Cool Father's Day Craft Ideas

Keep little hands busy with these four cool Father’s Day craft ideas.

Father's Day Craft Ideas
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
All Access 5 Things to Remember During a KidMin Christmas

Discover ways to stay sane during the holidays and throughout the year. 

Christmas, Events, Family
All Access 7 Ways to Welcome Guests for the Holidays

How you welcome your holiday guests is a powerful tool in your arsenal of customer service offerings. Keep in mind: you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Welcome, Guests, Holidays
All Access A Better Christmas

The message of this Christmas skit is clear: giving is better than receiving!

Christmas, Children's Skit
All Access A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie Devotional

Thanksgiving Sunday PJ Day. Using A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie, explain that God keeps His P-romises and remind them that no matter what life throws our way, He brings J-oy to our life!

Thanksgiving Lesson Idea
All Access A Christmas Reinactment

One of the most special things we did with our elementary children this Christmas was a reinactment of the Christmas story.

Christmas Drama
All Access A Few Things About Gratitude

What are you grateful for today?

Thanksgiving, Gratitude
All Access A Gift for Dad

What does Dad want for Father's Day? Here is a great puppet skit to illustrate this to children.

Skit, Puppet Skit, Father's Day
All Access Christmas Devotional: A Time of Giving or Receiving?

 Teach your children that receiving is better than giving...

Christmas, Devotional, Gift Giving, Receiving
All Access Christmas I-Spy Printable Worksheets

Looking for a last minute activity for Christmas Eve Children's Service? Here is a fun printable worksheet you can use this week. 

Christmas Printables
Free Christmas Object Lesson: The Wrapping Paper

Use this object lesson to illustrate how Jesus is the best gift that we can receive, at Christmas or any time. 

Christmas, Object Lessons
All Access Christmas Play: The Birth of Jesus

Need a Christmas skit that the children in your ministry can perform? This narrative skit on the birth of Jesus is written directly from the Bible and is very powerful. Teach your children the Christmas story through this skit and let them share the good news with others!

Christmas, Children's Skit
Free Christmas Potpourri

Here is an assortment of ideas to make Christmas more meaningful for your family. Select the ideas that seem appropriate to your family’s needs and interests. Trying one new idea could start a family tradition for your family.

Christmas Ideas
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 Easy Easter Song

This is a great Easter song sung to the tune of Jesus Loves Me.

Easter
All Access Easy Patriotic Craft

Use these patterns to create several easy crafts for July 4th or Memorial Day.

Patriotic Craft
All Access Family Advent boxes

4 Week Family Advent Devotions and activities to help your families keep Christ at the center of the month of December.

Christmas Curriculum
All Access Family Valentine's Day Ideas

A variety of ideas for families to celebrate the true meaning of Valentine's Day

LOVE
All Access Father's Day Concentration Game

This is a fun game to make! Then kids can take it home and play it with Dad - anytime they please!

Father's Day
All Access Father's Day Fun Facts Activity Sheet!

This fun children's activity sheet will give children the chance to tell Dad what they really think of him!

Father's Day
All Access Father's Day Fun Sticks

A great way to honor dads this Father's Day.

Father's Day, craft
All Access Father's Day Ideas

A collection of ideas that you might try in your family Maybe just one of these ideas will help someone in your family better celebrate “Father’s Day.”

Father's Day
All Access Father's Day Poem

A Father's Day Poem about how a dad can be one of your very best friends!

Father's Day
All Access Flatman and Bobbin - The Grinch who stole Easter

Flatman and Bobbin rediscover Jesus' death and resurrection

Easter
All Access Freedom and Hot Dogs

What does the 4th of July have to do with God?

Fourth of July, Skit
All Access Gift Exchange Game

At Christmas time, when you want to spice up the ornament exchange or the white elephant exchange, try this fun game!

Gift Exchange
Free Giving Hope To Broken Families

How can you give hope to others during this season?

Hope, Christmas, Broken Families
All Access Halloween Movie Outreach Kit

This time of year is notorious for its association with darkness, but Jesus says we are the light of the world! So, let's get out there and shine with Operation Flashlight!

Outreach, Halloween
Starter Happy Holidays? Does it Really Matter?

Does it matter if we say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas? Perhaps the bigger issue is how we, who know Jesus, celebrate every day of our lives! Use this handy guide to help you do just that!

Christmas, Holiday
All Access Helping Kids to Honor Their Dads

As children's ministers, we must help kids honor their fathers. Here are some ways that kids can honor their dads, and ways that they don't honor their dads.

Father's Day
All Access His Shoes Don't Fit

How do children view their dads? Use this skit to explain a bad example of a dad, and what the Bible says about being a father!

Skit, Puppet Skit, Father's Day
All Access Honor is Honorable

This lesson is about honor and the importance of having a good name and reputation.

Honor, Patriotism
All Access How Do I Show Mama I Love Her?

Here is a great puppet skit about what children should give their mothers for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day
All Access Jesus Gives Us Life Science Object Lesson

Here's an easy-to-do science experiment using only a balloon and a hex nut to illustrate the abundant life Jesus can give us.

Science, Object Lesson, Abundant Life
All Access Jesus' Two Big Sticks

Jesus as our good shepherd and King using a staff and Scepter to clarify why we celebrate advent.

Advent
All Access Kidmin Leadership by Santa Claus

Here are six things that I have learned from Santa about leading in children's ministry!

Leadership, Children's Ministry, Christmas
Free Make Your Easter Egg Hunt a Family Event

Involve the parents with your next Easter egg hunt!

Easter, Family
All Access Match the Ties

A tie matching game for your class

Father's Day Game
All Access Matching Bible Moms

This is a PowerPoint matching game featuring mothers to use on Mother's Day.  

Mother's Day Game
All Access Mom's Cookie Jar

This is a skit that demonstrates how important Mothers are, and how we can help them! Editor's Note: The skit is dated but can be updated by substituting an iPad and videoconferencing for the phone call.

Mother's Day, Puppet Skit
All Access More Than Just a Chocolate Bunny

Kids travel through four different rooms to meet important people in Jesus' life and to experience the reality of what Easter is really about.

Easter
Hark from the Herald Christmas Play KidCheck Check-In System Give Your Kidmin a Boost! Protect My Ministry Andy and the Ants DiscipleTown Old Testament/New Testament Combo The Great Adventure Cards Kidmin Talk Podcast
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