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 resurrection of Christ

Here is a close up object lesson on the resurrection that is certain to amaze your class.

The resurrection
All Access Unbreakable Egg Contest

Fun with eggs for older kids .

Easter
All Access Valentine's Day Origin

Food for Thought on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
All Access Wash Cloth Bunny Basket

Great Easter craft

Easter
All Access We Are Love Lights

We are the light of the world.

Craft
All Access What's In Your Basket (lesson for older kids)

What is in your basket that you can share?

Easter
All Access Why is Christmas a Party?

Want a great idea to use in kids church or at a Christmas outreach for kids?

Christmas Fun
All Access You can't keep Jesus Down!

A simple (cheap!) object lesson illustrating the resurrection.

Ressurection
Starter Easter Family Pack

A Fun Family Easter Kit to send home.  

Easter Family Home Kit
All Access A LEGO Nativity

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

Christmas
All Access Bible Character Monologues

These are four monologues that can been done separately or in succession. Judas, Mary (once at the cross and another at the empty tomb), and Thomas.

Easter
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 CSI Jerusalem

Play looking at the evidence of Jesus' resurrection

Easter resurrection
All Access Easter Links: Countdown to Easter

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

Easter
All Access Freedom: A Fourth of July PowerPoint

A Patriotic lesson on Freedom

4th of July, Freedom, Independence Day, & Romans 6
All Access Mother's Day Rap

We wrote and performed this rap because we wanted to do something special yet different for all our moms. It was a huge success and the kids LOVED it!

Mother's Day Presentation
All Access Old Stuff Roadshow

Using a format similar to PBS' Antiques Roadshow, this script will look at the Easter Story in a unique, creative way. It could be preformed as a drama, puppet show, or prerecorded videotape presentation.

Easter
All Access Personalized Easter Seek and Find

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

Easter Seek and Find
All Access Stuck on Christmas

The Sandwich Shop & Stuck on Christmas are two skits designed to introduce Awana T&T clubbers to all of the verses in T&T's Start Zone. Stuck on Christmas is is a wacky Christmas special, which is designed to be performed at any time of the year.  

Evangelism
All Access Three Hearts One Love

Proposition: Because our heart is wicked, Jesus changes our hearts Big Idea: Our Hearts are yucky and empty without Jesus

Valentines Day
All Access Crazy Christmas Countdown 47

Karl's Classic Toybox Tales Christmas videos have been converted to Crazy Countdowns! In this first episode Zechariah learns his wife will have a son who will be named John who will announce the arrival of the Savior of the World!

Christmas Countdown!
All Access Crazy Christmas Countdown 48

Karl's Classic Toybox Tales Christmas videos have been converted to Crazy Countdowns! In this second episode, Joseph proposes to Mary with his Donkey 4000, just before both learn that God has a very special plan for their first baby!

Christmas Countdown!
All Access Crazy Christmas Countdown 49

Karl's Classic Toybox Tales Christmas videos have been converted to Crazy Countdowns! In this third episode, the shepherds learn that a very special baby has been born!

Christmas Countdown!
All Access Crazy Christmas Countdown 50

Karl's Classic Toybox Tales Christmas videos have been converted to Crazy Countdowns! In this fourth episode, Mary and Joseph arrive in Bethlehem, and after struggling to find a place to stay, Baby Jesus is finally born!

Christmas Countdown!
All Access Crazy Christmas Countdown 51

Karl's Classic Toybox Tales Christmas videos have been converted to Crazy Countdowns! In this fifth and final episode, the Wisemen see a sign in the sky and begin their journey to meet a little boy named Jesus!

Christmas Countdown!
Free The Polar Express Movie Review

The Polar Express promises to be a true family movie and a Christmastime classic.

Movie Review
All Access A Kernel of Thanks

Meal or class idea using a kernel of corn as a reminder to be thankful for what we have.

Thankgiving
All Access A Mother's Dream

This funny puppet show is the exact opposite of how most kids fight. A lesson is on accepting responsibility for mistakes.  

Taking Responsibility
All Access A Thanksgiving Lesson

This is a complete Thanksgiving lesson including an Ice Breaker, a skit, and a puppet script.

Thanksgiving
Starter Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Not many people realize that Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving and made it an official holiday. Here is the speech from when he did it.

Thanksgiving
All Access Advent Family Materials

Worship the King Advent Materials

Advent
All Access After Thanksgiving Cookbook

Children submit recipes explaining how their mothers cooked Thanksgiving dishes. Comical.

Thanksgiving
All Access Balloon Turkey

Make a turkey craft using a rubber glove.

Thanksgiving
All Access Be Thankful

Poem about being thankful for every situation you're facing.

Gratitude
All Access Bring an Umbongo!

Umbongo is an African word which means a present which we give to another person to express our thanks to them. Why not bring an Umbongo this Sunday as you come to Sunday School?

Thanksgiving
All Access Candy Cane Christmas

A single puppet skit to teach children how a candy cane reminds us of Jesus.

Christmas
All Access Cards For the Troops

Send kid-created cards to servicemen & women

Patriotic, Armed Forces
All Access Celebrate a little early

An idea for an early Thanksgiving service at church.

Giving Thanks
All Access Cemetery Night

A clever way to present the Gospel on Halloween night. Biblical references are used to disprove the lies Satan and his demons tell us.

Gospel message
All Access Chaplain's Assistant

Using a Army Chaplain in your kid's church

4th of July Service
All Access Christians Are Like Pumpkins

Christians are really like pumpkins.

Christian Life
All Access Christmas Monologues

Monologues of the Magi, Mary, and a Shepherd about Jesus' birth.

Christmas
All Access Cleansing Heart

Kids will learn that when they confess their sins and "bring it to the cross" that Jesus wipes away their sins.

God's Awesome Love
All Access Cornucopia of Thanks

A cornucopia made out of paper plates which has a pocket full of thanks.

Thanksgiving
All Access Donuts for Dads / Tie Craft

A Father's Day craft that can be used as a way to reach out to Dads who normally will not come to church.

Father's Day
All Access Easter Children's Message

Use cleaning supplies to talk about making things clean, and "justification" being the lesson of Easter.

Justification
All Access Easter Egg Verse Relay

The kids will gain a greater knowledge of Easter Bible verses while playing a fun game related to Easter.

Easter
All Access Easter PowerPoint Game

This is a simple matching game reviewing the symbols of Easter, similar to the “Resurrection Eggs”.

Easter
All Access Easter Songs

Here are some fun and easy Easter songs written for children that are easy to sing using familiar tunes.  

Easter
All Access Easter Treasure Hunt

Instead of hunting for meaningless bunnies and eggs, kids hunt for items related to the true story of Jesus and His resurrection.

Easter Story
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