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 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 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 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
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
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
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
All Access The M&M Nativity Legend

We wanted to complete our Advent study, and with a fifth Sunday, it seemed like a great idea to do something unique.  That’s where the M&M Nativity Legend comes in.

Nativity Object Lesson
All Access The Messenger of Advent

The Messenger of Advent Text: Luke 2:8-20

Advent
All Access The Mother's Day Gift

Here is a skit on what children can get their moms for Mother's Day. Hint: the gift will last all year long!

Skit, Puppet Skit, Mother's Day
All Access The Reason For The Season

There are many things that may take our focus off of what is most important at Christmas time, but there is only one true reason for the season. The reason to celebrate, is Jesus!

Children's Ministry, Gospel Magic
All Access The Reason for the Season Object Lesson

Kids learn the real meaning of Christmas and where traditions came from.

Christmas,
All Access The Very Best Father

Who's the best dad, and how much does He love us? Use this skit to tell children about the very best Father!

Father's Day, Skit, Puppet Skit
All Access Three Last Minute Christmas Lesson Ideas

Since the holidays are such a busy time, we all get behind in something. For this Christmas season, I wanted to provide you with three last minute Christmas lesson ideas to help you, if you are in need of a quick children’s ministry lesson!

Children's Ministry, Christmas Lessons
All Access What Are You Thankful For?

Here is an object lesson for Thanksgiving to remind us how much we have to be thankful for!

Thankfulness
Free What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What does Jesus want for Christmas?” What do you buy for God, who has everything?

Christmas
All Access Wise Kids Still Seek Him

Here is a Christmas devotional on helping kids make "wise" choices about following Christ and seeking the treasure He gives.

Christmas Devotional
All Access Dead Sea Audio Files

Easter Scripture Readings in a whole new way!

Easter Audio Files
All Access Family Easter Ideas

The following ideas are intended to help families make the celebration of Easter more meaningful. We believe that Christians are in the best position to proclaim the “real” meaning of holiday, beyond Easter eggs, candy baskets and new clothes.

Easter
All Access Fifty Nifty Parenting Ideas for Dads

50 every day simply and practical ideas for dads - little things that can make a BIG difference!

Fathering
All Access Ressurection Celebration 2003

Easter Sunday is a special day for God’s children. In this children’s church program, the children look BACK at what Christ has done. They look AHEAD at what is prepared for them in Heaven. They look IN at their heart and make sure that Jesus is there. They look OUT at others who need to hear the message of God’s great love!

Easter
All Access Friendship Cards

I wanted another alternative to Valentine's Day cards. I just don't like encouraging mature ideas of love or relationships. That's why I call these friendship cards.

Friendship, Love, Valentine's Day
All Access Batty Fears

A game to help kids address the fears they face.

Fear
All Access Christmas Pile

A great object lesson about all the stuff that gets 'piled' on top of the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Clutter
All Access Easter / Palm Sunday Jokes

A variety of Easter related jokes.

Easter
Free Father's Day Ideas

The following are 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 A Christmas Chronology

This is a summary of the historical events that helped to shape Christmas as we know it today.

Christmas
All Access A Christmas Elimination Quiz

An elimination quiz about Christmas.

Christmas
All Access A Chronology of the Resurrection

This is a tool to help you prepare for your Easter lesson. It is a chronology of Christ's Resurrection. (Can be modified into a lesson for kids)

Easter
All Access After Quiet Time Message

A neat simple story for kids about spreading God's message. Can be used with a puppet or a vent.

Easter Message
All Access Baby Jesus in a Manger

This is a creative craft where the kids make a manger to look just like the one would have that Jesus laid in!

CHRISTmas craft
All Access Candy Cane Contest

A fun and easy game that kids love!

Christmas Game
All Access Christmas Crackers

A fast, easy, fun activity that teaches kids to think of others during the holidays

Christmas Activities
All Access Christmas Gift of Appreciation

Seeing how important volunteers are in ministry, but having limited resources, we came apon this idea that many went "head over heels"about.

Inexpensive Gift for Volunteers
All Access Christmas Story Facts and Story

This Power Point starts with facts, and how we know from the Bible that Jesus is the true Son of God. It ends with the Christmas story.

Christmas Facts/Story
All Access Christmas Voices

Here are some Christmas monologues that we have used at different times with our puppet team and our drama group. They are short but significant. Add a couple of your favorite Christmas songs and you have a small puppet musical! I hope someone can use them! They can be a lot of fun!

Christmas
All Access Christmas Worker Appreciation Event

Christmas time is a great time to express appreciation to the people you work with through the year

Taking care of volunteers
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