Holiday Ideas Zone

We have several Zones specifically for various holidays, but we've compiled ALL the holiday ideas in one place so they can be found year round, since many holiday ideas have applications throughout the year.

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




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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
Free Five Easter Games for the Classroom

Celebrating Easter is an essential part of Christian ministry and when you do it “kids’ style” you will need Easter games for the classroom. Holiday Easter games maintain the flow of the theme and add excitement to your sessions. Since I have kids ages 6 to 11 usually, I like to keep things as uncomplicated as possible. Take a crack at these Easter-themed games and let the fun begin!

Easter Games
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
All Access 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 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
All Access Mother's Day Funny Quotes

What mothers in history may have said to their children. (fictional but humorous)

Mother's Day
All Access Mother's Day Skit

A skit about the best gift you can give Mom for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day, Puppet Skit, Skit
All Access Names of Christ ADVENTure for the Family

A fun family ADVENTure that takes families on a journey through the names of Christ with scripture and fun activities.

Christmas, Family
All Access New Years Lesson

A complete lesson with MANY activities on the theme of the "New Year." Use the whole lesson or just parts of it. Teach children how to make realistic New Year's Resolutions.

Starting Over
All Access New Year's Revolution!

Here is a New Year's Salvation Lesson illustrating that Jesus came to make a Revolution in our hearts!

Jesus, new year, new heart, salvation
Starter Oh! You'd Better Watch Out! (Jesus Christ is Coming Again!)

My version of a Christmas Classic. Instead of watching out for Santa, kids ought to be watching out for Jesus... He's coming again!

FUN Christmas Song
All Access Paper Gospel Illusion for Easter

This is a great Gospel Illusion and Object Lesson for Easter to show how Jesus was killed and rose three days later! It uses a paper and pen to visually demonstrate this important truth.

Easter Object Lesson
All Access Preparing for Special Needs Kids

Are you prepared for special needs kids in your ministry? Here are 10 tips to help you!

Special Needs
All Access Proof!

Did you know Paul used a legal argument to prove Jesus rose from the dead?

Evidence for Jesus Resurrection
All Access Putting Christ into Every Holiday

All of this got me wondering, does it really make any difference? Perhaps the bigger issue is how we, who know Jesus, celebrate every day of our lives! In fact, instead of watching the world take Christ out of Christmas, what if we put Jesus into every holiday? Why not try celebrating a bit differently in 2013!

Holidays
All Access Redneck Olympics

Here is a fun summer activity to do with the kids, especially during Olympic years!

Games/ Activities
Free Retaining Visitors Who Attend Your Children's Ministry Christmas Event

How do you plan to retain the visitors to your church during this holiday season?

Christmas, Retention
All Access Seeking the Messiah

Compare and contrast the circumstances surrounding the birth of an earthly king with the birth of the King of Kings. 

Christmas Experience
All Access Snowball Brigade

"Just for fun" game to open/close your service. Teams with the most snowballs in their bucket at the end of 1 minute wins. Play the game 3-4 times with 5-6 kids on each team.

Winter crowdbreaker game
Starter Snowman Jokes

Here is a collection of Snowman jokes

Christmas Jokes
Starter Summer is Here, Now What?

Here is some practical biblical help to support you in getting your kids to help with chores over the summer - even providing a FREE downloadable "Summer Chores Chart!"

Kids and Chores
All Access Thankfulness No Matter What: A Bible Lesson about Jehoshaphat

Want to teach the children in your ministry about thankfulness? This lesson on Jehoshaphat from 2 Chronicles 20 will help them learn the importance of being thankful, no matter what!

Thankfulness, Children's Ministry
Starter Thanksgiving Jokes

Some Thanksgiving themed jokes to help with your teaching, skits or puppet routines.

Thanksgiving Jokes
All Access Thanksgiving Lesson for Children's Church

This Bible lesson from Psalm 100:4-5 about Thanksgiving was first used in our Sunday morning children’s church with Kindergarten – 6th grade students. It could also work as a Thanksgiving Sunday School lesson or any other children’s ministry teaching time.

Thankfulness, Children's Ministry
All Access The Best Christmas

Here is a great Christmas skit for children on how to give Jesus a present for Christmas!

Christmas, Children's Skit
All Access THE BEST DOZEN EVER

Easter eggs are a great way to tell the Easter story. This is a game that leads into a powerful lesson.

Easter
All Access The Birthday Message

Need a children's skit or a puppet script for your children's ministry? This week's script helps teach children that Christmas isn't about Santa Claus and presents, but it's about the birth of Jesus!

Christmas, Children's Skit
All Access The Dad in the Daniel's Den

Daniel and the Lion's Den? Father's Day? Time for a skit from Creative Ministry Solutions!

Skit, Puppet Skit, Father's Day
All Access The Egg, er, the Tomb is Empty!

A hollowed out egg is smashed, to the surprise of the children, to illustrate the surprise of Mary when she found the empty tomb.

Resurrection
Free The Enemy's Victory: Darkened Homes and Harvest Parties

The biggest trick played on Halloween is Christian kids and adults being bottled up inside churches or homes all night.

Halloween Hiding?
All Access The Greatest Gift

In this power point with a Christmas story, a town is all worked up to present a special gift to give to Jesus, but one little boy, who thinks he has nothing to give, discovers he has the most valuable gift to give... himself!

Christmas Story
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